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Yosemite Mariposa County Tourism Bureau Press Releases

Mariposa Named Finalist for USA Today 10Best Travel Award for Best Small-Town Cultural Scene

The charming town of Mariposa, Ca. is in the national spotlight for a cultural scene that residents and returning visitors alike know is among the best in the United States.

11 May, 2022
Walk with Giants in Yosemite Mariposa County

Yosemite Mariposa County has the arboreal honor of being home to two designated giant sequoia groves (and two more just to its north and south), making it a great place to “branch out” for a grove-hopping itinerary. Prepare to be awestruck.

30 April, 2022
Get Hands on With Yosemite Mariposa County's History

It's hard to walk through Yosemite Mariposa County without thinking of the past. Exploring that history is made easy by more than half a dozen museums in the rural county.

5 January, 2022
Yosemite Mariposa County Tourism Bureau launches "The Journal", a media tailored newsletter

The Journal offers insight into Yosemite and Mariposa County for updates, new business info and travel inspiration through articles and videos that are free to be re-shared by journalists and media outlets alike.

6 August, 2021
Yosemite Mariposa County COVID-19 Recovery Campaign Receives Top Recognition

The campaign, called “Forever Yours”, was created and launched by YMCTB's digital partners, Noble Studios once it was safe for tourists and visitors to return to Mariposa County and Yosemite. The campaign won a Platinum Hermes Award in the Video Series category and won a Gold Hermes Award in the Digital Ad Campaign category. The concept grew out of an unprecedented video and messaging from YMCTB that asked visitors to stay safe and stay home early in the Pandemic.

5 May, 2021
Yosemite Mariposa County Tourism Bureau wins 2 ADDYs

The Yosemite Mariposa County Tourism Bureau and its Digital Agency, Noble Studios, took home two prizes from the 2021 American Advertising Awards, affectionately known as the Addys.

7 April, 2021
Yosemite Mariposa County Tourism Bureau Announces Sponsorships and Donations to Local Events and Businesses for 2021.

In total, the tourism bureau is donating to 11 local events, businesses and non-profit organizations.

18 March, 2021
Exploring California's Sierra National Forest

One of the largest natural tracts in California, the Sierra National Forest flanks the southern and western edges of Yosemite National Park and Mariposa County. Abundant recreational opportunities earn the Sierra National Forest's rep as an outdoor lover's paradise.

3 September, 2020
NatureBridge Launches New Yosemite Family Camp

This fall, NatureBridge invites cohorts of families to learn together, laugh together and safely build a lifetime of memories as part of Yosemite Family Camp.

1 September, 2020
The Essential Yosemite Mariposa County Hikes

With soaring 13,000 foot peaks, historical oak-studded river valleys, and thundering waterfalls, Yosemite Mariposa offers what could be the widest variety of hikes in California.

30 August, 2020
Three Days in Yosemite in John Muir's Footsteps

John Muir was a famous naturalist, writer and conservationist. But, most importantly, he was a protector of Yosemite. Here's how you can experience Yosemite National Park through his own footsteps on his first trip to Mariposa County.

15 April, 2020
Yosemite Gateway Counties and Yosemite National Park Honored with Inaugural Visit California Poppy Award for Excellence in Destination Stewardship

Yosemite National Park along with Yosemite Gateway Counties- Mono, Tuolumne, Mariposa, and Madera are proud to announce that they were selected as the winner in a surprise inaugural category. The Excellence in Destination Stewardship recognized the destinations for their collaborative digital influencer campaign.

25 February, 2020
$4.3 million Federal Grant funds six YARTS Electric Buses

These zero-emission vehicles will operate on Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System routes by the end of 2020, making YARTS the first public transit agency to utilize battery-operated vehicles for service into a National Park.

3 December, 2019
Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite Welcomes Dan Lyle as General Manager

Lyle joins resort from Grand Canyon National Park where he served in the same role

12 November, 2019
AutoCamp Breaks Ground at New Yosemite Property, Prepares for National Expansion and Launches Fire Relief Program

AutoCamp, a modern and stylish outdoor hotel experience that makes connecting with the great outdoors easy for everyone, today announced the company has broken ground for its newest property near California's Yosemite National Park. AutoCamp ( will continue to partner with Ohio-based Airstream, Inc. ( as it begins its national expansion. The AutoCamp team also announced a fire relief program.

13 September, 2018
Yosemite Songwriting Retreat Brings Laura Love, David Jacobs-Strain and Joe Craven to Midpines

The Yosemite Songwriting Retreat is scheduled for October 5 through 8 at the Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort in Midpines, California. Tuition fees for the retreat are $400.00. Accommodation prices start at $226 per person. All retreat accommodation packages include taxes and eight meals from The Bug's gourmet café, which features fresh, organic and local foods with an emphasis on vegan and vegetarian offerings. Retreat participants also receive special discounts on spa services, including yoga classes, hot tubbing and sauna. The retreat is open to anyone 18 years and over. Register online at

31 August, 2018
Yosemite Gateway Partners Show the Way with #YosemiteNOW

California's summer fire season has turned a corner for Yosemite National Park with the reopening of the park's most popular attraction, Yosemite Valley. Yosemite's Gateway communities have come together with #YosemiteNOW on social media to show the world Yosemite's current conditions and encourage visitation that is vital to the region's economic recovery. #YosemiteNOW has quickly gained momentum among thousands of Yosemite fans.

18 August, 2018
The Old West Returns to Mariposa!

The second annual Mariposa Go West Festival is set for Saturday, Oct. 14 in downtown Mariposa, just outside Yosemite National Park, in California.

26 September, 2017
Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite Paves the Way for Green-Friendly Road Trips

Eight Tesla Supercharging Stations are the newest addition to existing green and sustainability programs.

2 May, 2017
The 13th Annual Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club Art and Wine Festival Kicks Off Memorial Day Weekend

Experience a weekend of delicious regional wines and gourmet food tastings on the grounds of the bucolic Mariposa Courthouse in the historic town of Marposa in the Sierra Foothills near Yosemite National Park.

28 March, 2017