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Coarsegold is a small town located in the Sierra Nevada foothills west of Yosemite National Park. During the California Gold Rush of 1849, miners heading north would stop overnight in the beautiful valley nestled along the banks of the Fresno River. The discovery of gold here, which was in the form of heavy, coarse gold nuggets, lead to the formation of the town, which eventually became one of California's largest mining centers. When the wagon road to Yosemite Valley was completed in 1876, Coarsegold became the overnight stage stop for travelers to Yosemite. Today, it remains the same - a charming stop for visitors on their way to Yosemite National Park along Highway 41. There are unlimited opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts in the Coarsegold area, which is near the Stanislaus National Forest, Eastman Lake, Hensley Lake and Bass Lake and the Sierra National Forest. Back road exploration, camping, hiking, backpacking, fishing, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing are just a few of the activities to enjoy in this scenic area of the state. Coarsegold, like many of the small towns of the area, focuses on tourism and so there are plenty of shops and restaurants here that cater to visitors. Coarsegold is also home to several festivals throughout the year, including their annual Peddlers Fair, Art in the Park, the Coarsegold Rodeo and the Annual Christmas Fair.

Surrounding areas: Ahwahnee, California (7.3 mi), Fish Camp, California (17.9 mi), Wawona, California (19.1 mi), Bridgeport, California (20.4 mi), Mariposa, California (21.2 mi), Shaver Lake, California (23.9 mi), Huntington Lake, California (25.7 mi)

Coarsegold Vacation Rentals

Coarsegold Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Black Hawk Lodge28536 Hwy 41Coarsegold, CA (559) 868-3596
Chateau Du Sureau48688 Victoria LnOakhurst, CA5.0 mi.(209) 683-6860
Ramada Limited And Suites48800 Royal Oaks DrOakhurst, CA5.1 mi.(800) 658-2888
Best Western Yosemite Gateway Inn40530 Hwy 41Oakhurst, CA5.4 mi.(559) 683-2378
Comfort Inn40489 Hwy 41Oakhurst, CA5.4 mi.(559) 683-8282
Days Inn-oakhurst40662 Hwy 41Oakhurst, CA5.4 mi.(559) 642-2525
Shilo Inn Oakhurst40644 Hwy 41Oakhurst, CA5.4 mi.(559) 683-3555
The Homestead41110 Rd 600Ahwahnee, CA7.3 mi.(209) 683-0495
Marriott's Tenaya Lodge At Yosemite1122 Hwy 41Fishcamp, CA14.2 mi.(209) 683-6555
Apple Tree InnFish Camp, CA15.3 mi.(209) 683-5111
Wawona HotelYosemite National ParkWawona, CA19.1 mi.(209) 375-6437
Comfort Inn Mariposa4994 Bullion StMariposa, CA21.1 mi.(209) 966-4344
Best Western Yosemite Way Station Motel4999 Hwy 140Mariposa, CA21.2 mi.(209) 966-7545
Holiday Inn Express5059 Hwy 140Mariposa, CA21.2 mi.(800) 966-9746
Mariposa Lodge1052 Hwy 140Mariposa, CA21.2 mi.(209) 966-3607
Sierra View SuitesMariposa, CA21.2 mi.(209) 966-5793
The Miners Inn Motel5155 Hwy 140Mariposa, CA21.2 mi.(209) 742-7777
Shaver Lake Lodge44185 Hwy 168Shaver Lake, CA23.8 mi.(559) 841-3538
Extended Stay America7135 N Fresno StFresno, CA28.7 mi.(559) 438-7105
Towneplace Suites By Marriott Fresno7127 Fresno StFresno, CA28.7 mi.(800) 247-3000
Days Inn25327 Ave 16Madera, CA28.7 mi.(559) 674-8817
Holiday Inn Express2290 Market PL DrMadera, CA28.7 mi.(559) 661-7400
Super 8 Motel-madera1855 W Cleveland AveMadera, CA28.8 mi.(559) 661-1131
Cedar Lodge9966 Hwy 140El Portal, CA28.9 mi.(209) 742-7106
Yosemite View Lodge11156 Hwy 140El Portal, CA28.9 mi.(209) 379-2681
Best Western Clovis Cole415 Clovis AveClovis, CA29.3 mi.(800) 528-1234
Comfort Suites Clovis143 Clovis AveClovis, CA29.6 mi.(559) 299-9992
Holiday Inn Express & Suites-River Park7115 N Howard StFresno, CA29.6 mi.(559) 577-1350
Comfort Suites102 E Herndon AveFresno, CA29.8 mi.(559) 435-5650
Rodeway Inn6730 N BlackstoneFresno, CA29.9 mi.(559) 431-3557

Coarsegold Weather & Climate

Central California located on the western slopes and foothills of the central Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, generally enjoys a pleasant year round climate with warm, dry summers and mild winters. This region has a slogan that says it is "Below the Snow and Above the Fog." However, the 10,000 foot peaks in the area's eastern region attest to a wide diversity of terrain and climate. Average rainfall is between 40-50 inches, with October through April generally being the rainy months. Snow is rare in the lower elevations, but as you move higher into Yosemite and the Mammoth Lakes region, all of that changes. Winters in the mountains are snowy and cold, although sunny and chilly days are not uncommon. Visitors must be aware that conditions can change rapidly in the mountains in the wintertime.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 56°F 36°F 5.30 in. -
February 59°F 39°F 5.09 in. -
March 62°F 41°F 5.03 in. -
April 69°F 45°F 1.81 in. -
May 79°F 51°F 0.75 in. -
June 89°F 60°F 0.23 in. -
July 95°F 67°F 0.07 in. -
August 94°F 66°F 0.06 in. -
September 88°F 61°F 0.34 in. -
October 77°F 52°F 1.29 in. -
November 63°F 41°F 3.19 in. -
December 56°F 36°F 3.50 in. -

Coarsegold Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Fresno Yosemite International airport (FAT) located about 33 miles south of Coarsegold in Fresno, California, the Castle airport (MER) located approximately 48 miles west of Coarsegold in Merced, California, the Mammoth Yosemite airport (MMH) located roughly 53 miles east of Coarsegold in Mammoth Lakes, California, and finally the Eastern Sierra Regional airport (BIH) located around 73 miles east of Coarsegold in Bishop, California.

Coarsegold Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Blackbeard's Family Entertainment CenterFresnoCA35.8 mi.
Rotary PlaylandFresnoCA35.8 mi.
Water Parks
Wild Water AdventuresClovisCA30.2 mi.
The Island Waterpark and Family Fun VillageFresnoCA35.8 mi.
Big Bear ParkWaterfordCA63.8 mi.
Golf Courses
River Creek Golf CourseAhwahneeCA7.3 mi.
Brighton Crest Country ClubFriantCA19.5 mi.
Madera Municipal Golf CourseMaderaCA28.4 mi.
Riverbend Golf ClubMaderaCA28.4 mi.
Fig Garden Golf CourseFresnoCA29.4 mi.
Ski Areas
Mammoth MountainMammoth LakesCA48.1 mi.
June MountainJune LakeCA49.5 mi.
Dodge RidgePinecrestCA73.4 mi.
Bear ValleyBear ValleyCA85.1 mi.
Kirkwood Ski ResortKirkwoodCA101.6 mi.
Sierra-at-TahoeTwin BridgesCA109.5 mi.
Heavenly Ski ResortSouth Lake TahoeCA116.3 mi.
Bonita Museum & Cultural CenterBonitaCA34.9 mi.(History)
Fresno Metropolitan MuseumFresnoCA35.8 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Fresno Art MuseumFresnoCA35.8 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Chaffee Zoological GardensFresnoCA35.8 mi.
Micke Grove ZooLodiCA104.8 mi.

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