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It's not hard to picture Yosemite National Park in your mind's eye. It's easy to imagine a place of thundering waterfalls, granite crags, towering trees and beautiful wildlife, hundreds of acres wide thanks to the millions of photos taken of this beautiful place; however, it's not until you find yourself there, in the valley or on a trail, taking it all in, that you can really experience Yosemite.
From Modesto, Yosemite is only...more»
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The Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park is open year round for day use and May through November for overnight camping.
For those looking to learn more about traditional Mi-wok and other Sierra Nevada Native American groups, the onsite Chaw'se Regional Indian Museum is open Friday through Monday, 11am - 3pm. Exhibits include tools used and crafts made by the natives. A ceremonial roundhouse reconstructed in the middle of the smal...more»
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Just a short 60 mile drive north gets you to Lake Camanche Recreation Area. Choose from North Shore for boating, fishing, water recreation and tent camping, or head to South Shore for hiking trails, a trout pond, RV camping with full hook-ups, tent camping, boat launch and much more. There are also cottages and motel units available for those not wanting to rough it. Reservations can be made online or by phone.
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The US National Parks in Northern California — including Lassen Volcanic National Park, and Yosemite National Park — are participating in fee-free days, so the fees normally charged for admission are waived.
Here are the fee-free dates for 2013:
- January 21st (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
- April 22-26 (National Park Week)
- August 25 (National Park Service Birthday)
- September 28 (National Public Lands Day)
- November 9-11 (Veterans Day weekend)...
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