Dog-friendly Yosemite Region

Yosemite Region

Is Yosemite dog-friendly?" That's one of the questions most commonly asked by DogTrekker readers. The answer depends on how "Yosemite" is defined. The famous national park comes immediately to mind, but the rugged Sierra Nevada landscapes that define it don't suddenly end at its borders.

The Yosemite Region, encompassing the three counties (Mariposa, Tuolumne and Madera) that converge in the park, harbors many other places to see and things to do—and it's definitely dog-friendly!

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Winter in Yosemite, the Tenaya Lodge way

Winter evening at Tenaya Lodge
Winter evening at Tenaya Lodge

Winter officially begins on December 21, but you wouldn’t know it by the snowflakes piling up throughout the Yosemite region. This beautiful region is home to a DogTrekker favorite, Tenaya Lodge. more »

Cozy winter lodging in Yosemite

This winter, treat yourself to a family and dog-friendly California experience that lets everyone feel like a kid again. Offering mountain adventures, family fun, unforgettable dining and spa options, and evening conversations around the cozy fireplace, Tenaya Lodge makes seasonal getaways seamless.
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Tenaya Lodge for couples

Photo by Tenaya Lodge.
Photo by Tenaya Lodge.

After spending an active day skiing, snowboarding, exploring Badger Pass on a guided cross-country tour, or snowshoeing near Tenaya Lodge, you’ll be ready to relax at the Ascent Spa at Tenaya Lodge. more »

Tenaya Lodge with the dog

Tenaya Lodge loves snow dogs!
Tenaya Lodge loves snow dogs!

If you're planning to visit Yosemite Park, including Badger Pass and other areas in the park that have restrictions on dogs, you have the option of reserving a limited spot at Tenaya Lodge’s indoor dog kennel.  more »

Tenaya Lodge with the kids

Tenaya Lodge ice rink now open for day and evening sessions.
Tenaya Lodge ice rink now open for day and evening sessions.

Yosemite’s Badger Pass Ski Area is set to open this weekend, and you’ll find plenty of outdoor and indoor activities for children of all ages. Embark on downhill skiing and snowboarding adventures (or set beginners up with some lessons!), slide down the rugged hills by snow tube, or explore the scenery on snowshoes. more »

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SPCA of Mariposa County
5599 State Highway 49 North
Mariposa, California
Phone: (209) 966-5275

Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital
40799 Highway 41
Oakhurst, California 93644
Phone: (559) 683-2135

Animal Medical Center
3765 E. Yosemite Ave.
Merced, California 95340
Phone: (209) 381-0911


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