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Groveland is a historic small town located just 23 miles from Yosemite National Park. This sleepy little town began as a gold rush town, then was the headquarters for the Hetch Hetchy water project before becoming the gateway to the treasured national landmark of Yosemite. Nestled in the hills of Tuolumne County, Groveland is also home to the Pine Mountain Lake community. Although this is a gated community, many of the facilities are open to the public, including an 18-hole, first class golf course, and a lake, restaurant, horseback riding center and campgrounds. Groveland is also known as the home of the Iron Door Saloon, the oldest continuously operating saloon in California, and the Sugar Pine Railroad, which is a great day trip for anyone who loves historic railroads. At an elevation of 2800 feet, Groveland is above the fog and smog, but below the snow and cold. Wildlife is abundant in the area, and the air is crisp and clean. The very scenic Tuolumne River has white water rafting, and nearby Stanislaus National Forest has miles of trails through tall pines and meadows that are perfect for hiking and biking. The Tuolumne River is a designated part of the National Wild and Scenic River System. Other nearby points of interest include Columbia's State Historic Park, which is considered the best preserved Gold Rush town in California, and the Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown.

Surrounding areas: Twain Harte, California (14.0 mi), Sonora, California (14.3 mi), Mi-Wuk Village, California (15.2 mi), Long Barn, California (17.7 mi), Angels Camp, California (25.1 mi), Murphys, California (25.1 mi), Hathaway Pines, California (26.0 mi)

Groveland Vacation Rentals

Groveland Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Buck Meadows Lodge Yosemite Westgate Motel7647 Hwy 120Groveland, CA (209) 962-5281
Lee's Middle Fork Resort Motel11399 Cherry Oil RdGroveland, CA (209) 962-7408
The Groveland Hotel18767 Main StGroveland, CA (209) 962-4000
Sonora Aladdin Motor Inn14260 Mono WaySonora, CA12.2 mi.(209) 533-4971
Best Western Sonora Oaks19551 Hess AveSonora, CA12.3 mi.(209) 533-4400
Chinese Camp Store13750 Hwy 120 & 49Chinese Camp, CA13.3 mi.(209) 984-3117
Wildwood Inn22960 MDW DrTwain Harte, CA13.9 mi.(209) 586-2900
Sonora Inn160 S Washington StSonora, CA14.3 mi.(209) 532-2400
Sonora Gold Lodge480 W Stockton StSonora, CA14.4 mi.(209) 532-3952
Historic National Hotel18183 Main StJamestown, CA14.8 mi.(209) 984-3446
Historic National HotelJamestown, CA14.8 mi.(209) 984-3446
Quality Inn-sonora18730 Hwy 108Jamestown, CA14.8 mi.(209) 984-0315
Columbia Inn Motel22646 Broadway StColumbia, CA17.6 mi.(209) 533-0446
Cedar Lodge9966 Hwy 140El Portal, CA25.1 mi.(209) 742-7106
Yosemite View Lodge11156 Hwy 140El Portal, CA25.1 mi.(209) 379-2681
Angels Inn Motel600 N MainAngels Camp, CA25.5 mi.(209) 736-4192
Avery Hotel4573 Moran RdAvery, CA27.0 mi.(209) 795-9935
Best Western Yosemite Way Station Motel4999 Hwy 140Mariposa, CA27.5 mi.(209) 966-7545
Holiday Inn Express5059 Hwy 140Mariposa, CA27.5 mi.(800) 966-9746
Mariposa Lodge1052 Hwy 140Mariposa, CA27.5 mi.(209) 966-3607
Sierra View SuitesMariposa, CA27.5 mi.(209) 966-5793
The Miners Inn Motel5155 Hwy 140Mariposa, CA27.5 mi.(209) 742-7777
Comfort Inn Mariposa4994 Bullion StMariposa, CA27.6 mi.(209) 966-4344
Wehe's Meadowmont Lodge2011 Hwy #4Arnold, CA29.9 mi.(209) 795-1394
Yellow Dog Inn1320 Pne Dr Pob 504Arnold, CA29.9 mi.(209) 795-1980
Ahwahnee Hotel1 Ahwahnee WayYosemite, CA29.9 mi.(559) 252-4848

Groveland Weather & Climate

The foothills region of the central Sierra Nevada Mountains, known as "The Gold Country," or "The Mother Lode," has four seasons, with mild winters and hot, dry summers. In the fall, the leaves change and temperatures begin to drop, with rains beginning in November and continuing through March. In the wintertime, it's cold enough at night for a fire in the fireplace, but rarely does it ever snow in the foothills. On the rare occasion that it does snow, it usually doesn't stay on the ground for long. Spring is very pleasant with showers sometimes continuing through April and May. Summers are hot, dry and sunny, although temperatures are usually a few degrees cooler than the lower valley regions. Fog, which is often a problem at lower elevations in winter, occurs less frequently here. Many people from the Valley travel "above the fog" in the wintertime for a much-needed sunshine break.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 55°F 32°F 7.21 in. -
February 59°F 33°F 7.16 in. -
March 61°F 36°F 6.30 in. -
April 68°F 39°F 2.84 in. -
May 76°F 45°F 1.09 in. -
June 86°F 50°F 0.40 in. -
July 94°F 56°F 0.12 in. -
August 93°F 55°F 0.09 in. -
September 87°F 50°F 0.67 in. -
October 77°F 42°F 1.76 in. -
November 63°F 35°F 4.33 in. -
December 56°F 31°F 5.20 in. -

Groveland Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Castle airport (MER) located about 37 miles southwest of Groveland in Merced, California, Merced Municipal Macready Field (MCE) located approximately 42 miles southwest of Groveland in Merced, California, the Modesto City County Harry Sham airport (MOD) located roughly 44 miles west of Groveland in Modesto, California, the Stockton Metropolitan airport (SCK) located around 57 miles west of Groveland in Stockton, California, and finally the Madera Municipal airport (MAE) located about 59 miles south of Groveland in Madera, California.

Groveland Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
FunderwoodsLodiCA62.1 mi.
Tahoe Amusement ParkSouth Lake TahoeCA76.3 mi.
Blackbeard's Family Entertainment CenterFresnoCA79.0 mi.
Rotary PlaylandFresnoCA79.0 mi.
FunderlandSacramentoCA87.3 mi.
Water Parks
Big Bear ParkWaterfordCA33.9 mi.
Wild Water AdventuresClovisCA75.2 mi.
The Island Waterpark and Family Fun VillageFresnoCA79.0 mi.
Waterworld USASacramentoCA87.3 mi.
Raging WatersSan JoseCA99.4 mi.
Waterworld USAConcordCA100.7 mi.
Wild Island Family Adventure ParkSparksNV119.5 mi.
Golf Courses
Pine Mountain Lake Country ClubGrovelandCA 
Phoenix Lake Golf CourseSonoraCA13.1 mi.
Twain Harte Golf ClubTwain HarteCA14.0 mi.
Mountain Springs Golf & Country ClubSonoraCA14.3 mi.
Pine Meadow Public Golf CourseMartinezCA15.7 mi.
Mission Hill of HaywardHaywardCA17.0 mi.
Mather Golf CourseMatherCA18.8 mi.
Greenhorn Creek Resort Golf CourseAngels CampCA25.1 mi.
Forest Meadows Golf CourseMurphysCA25.2 mi.
Saddle Creek Golf ClubCopperopolisCA26.3 mi.
Meadowmont Golf CourseArnoldCA29.8 mi.
Ski Areas
Dodge RidgePinecrestCA38.8 mi.
Bear ValleyBear ValleyCA43.9 mi.
Kirkwood Ski ResortKirkwoodCA59.9 mi.
June MountainJune LakeCA61.1 mi.
Sierra-at-TahoeTwin BridgesCA67.2 mi.
Mammoth MountainMammoth LakesCA68.0 mi.
Heavenly Ski ResortSouth Lake TahoeCA76.1 mi.
Ski HomewoodHomewoodCA86.1 mi.
Alpine MeadowsTahoe CityCA92.0 mi.
Squaw ValleyOlympic ValleyCA92.2 mi.
Diamond PeakIncline VillageNV98.2 mi.
Donner Ski RanchNordenCA102.5 mi.
Sugar Bowl TahoeNordenCA102.5 mi.
Northstar-at-TahoeTruckeeCA102.8 mi.
Tahoe DonnerTruckeeCA102.8 mi.
Mount Rose Ski AreaRenoNV118.5 mi.
State Parks
Columbia Historic State ParkCA16.9 mi. 
Turlock Lake State ParkCA26.1 mi. 
Calaveras Big Trees State ParkCA30.0 mi. 
Great Valley Museum of Natural HistoryModestoCA46.1 mi.(Science)
Zoos and Aquariums
Micke Grove ZooLodiCA62.1 mi.
Chaffee Zoological GardensFresnoCA79.0 mi.
Sacramento ZooSacramentoCA87.3 mi.
Happy Hollow Park and ZooSan JoseCA99.4 mi.
The Oakland ZooOaklandCA113.4 mi.
Six Flags Marine WorldVallejoCA113.9 mi.

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