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Welcome from the County Board of Supervisors

JOHN CARRIER
2016 Chairman

On behalf of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors, I would like to welcome you to one of the most beautiful counties in California. We hope you enjoy your visit and return soon.

As probably the most diverse district in Mariposa County, District 5 consists of several subdivision and organized residential communities including Lush Meadows, Bronco Hollow, Ponderosa Basin, Fish Camp and Wawona. While Lush Meadows is a community with an HOA, all of the residential properties are on private wells, where most Ponderosa Basin residents utilize the local public water system.

Most notable in this district is the fact that it encompasses portions of Yosemite National Park (Wawona), including the historic Big Trees Lodge and golf course, as well as the Mariposa Grove of giant sequoia trees. The district is also home to a large portion of the Sierra Nation Forest with various camp grounds and riding trails for both livestock and motorized vehicles. The Tenaya Lodge, a five-star resort in Fish Camp, is also located in District 5, giving this district a well-rounded combination of residential and tourist-based income.

Rosemarie Smallcombe
District 1

Welcome to Mariposa and to the wonderful, varied communities that make up our county! Because most of Yosemite National Park is contained within Mariposa County, we’re used to greeting people from all over the world. Wherever you came from, you’re sure to enjoy your stay in Mariposa.

Yosemite National Park offers many different types of activities and options for lodging: From rock climbing to lying by the beautiful Merced River as it meanders through Yosemite Valley, to bicycling, boating and hiking, as well as skiing in the winter at Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area.

The beautiful, iconic Majestic Yosemite Hotel, which opened in 1927, is a premier example of National Park Service rustic architecture. There are great campsites throughout the park. Or, if you prefer to backpack, the High Sierra Camps may be just for you.

There are many other places visitors can enjoy recreation and rest in District 1. There’s a wide variety of vacation rentals, bed and breakfasts, hotels and motels as well as RV parks and campgrounds in the communities in District 1 – Yosemite West, Midpines, Jerseydale and El Portal, home to wineries, artisans and residents waiting to greet you and ensure you enjoy your stay!

Merlin Jones
District 2

District 2 is the northernmost district in Mariposa County, bordered by Tuolumne, Merced and Stanislaus counties. The communities of Lake Don Pedro, Coulterville, Greeley Hill and Buck Meadows, near Yosemite, stretch through the district.

There is a lot of history in this area, particularly dating back to the mining era and the Gold Rush days. Its natural resources include timber, water and grasslands. Lake McClure and Exchequer Dam are in the western part of this district. Some say it is the “hidden gem” of Mariposa County.

Marshall Long
District 3

Welcome to beautiful District 3 of Mariposa County! We have the best of all worlds right here in the western side of the county. We have the most open space, the most cattle range and the most open people you would ever want to meet.

Our cowboy mentality has kept District 3 welcoming and friendly. From the most authentic Mexican plaza town of Hornitos to John Charles Fremont’s headquarters in Bear Valley, from Mount Bullion to Catheys Valley, we have beautiful vistas and historic cattle ranches to historic wanderings throughout.

Join us for the annual Hornitos Enchilada feed, October flea market and other events throughout the year for fun, entertainment and education. Hope to see you soon.

Kevin Cann
District 4

Welcome to Mariposa County, home of Yosemite and so much more. Leave the city and interstate highways behind and immerse yourself in this beautiful place and its culture. We host more than 4 million visitors each year and want each one to carry home memories and experiences that bring you back again and again. Please say “hi” and talk to the folks on the street. We are all very proud of our county and very happy you are here.

The town of Mariposa is the heart of our county and the jewel of Yosemite’s gateway communities. Here you can experience California’s rich Gold Rush era history and unique “Made in Mariposa” items ranging from art to beef, wine, beer, olive oil and much more. Our eclectic collection of family-owned restaurants will tempt you to stay an extra day and come back soon.

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