Old Town Mariposa

The town of Mariposa was founded, in 1849, as a mining camp on the banks of a seasonal stream known as the “Mariposa River”, as depicted on early maps of the region, the southern Mother Load region of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Mariposa, as a town, occupies and unique place in American history. The discovery […]

Welcome to Yosemite Gold Country

Yosemite Gold Country Network has created this website to provide visitors to the greater Yosemite National Park area with a guide to the area. Yosemite Gold Country natives are a resilient but friendly folk who are very pleased to share our love of the environment with you. Our culture runs deep; thousands of years with […]


Exploring Yosemite Gold Country Can Be and Adventure. Many visitors to this region regret NOT planning more time to see all that Yosemite Gold Country offers! Historic Gold Mining Communities, Mariposa, Coulterville, Bear Valley, Hornitos, etc. History Museums and the World Class California State Mining and Mineral Museum. The Grand Merced River Canyon and the […]