Tail-waggin’ times outside the park

By: DogTrekker Staff
Golden Retriever enjoying the wind outside a car window

Yosemite National Park is a small (but mighty) part of Mariposa County. The rest of the Yosemite Mariposa realm is all-in with doggo-loving culture. From historic Gold Country towns to the surrounding national forest lands, furry comrades are abundantly welcomed. Dog-friendly lodging, hikes, water activities and more will fill your days with vacation rewards.

Revved-up dogs can go APD (all-paw-drive) in the Sierra National Forest, featuring five designated wilderness areas within its expansive boundary. Dogs should be either leashed or under direct voice command and control at all times. Nearby Stanislaus National Forest features similar status. Abundant recreational opportunities earn each forest their reps as dog-and-outdoor-lover’s places.

Yosemite Mariposa’s man-made environment is every bit as dog-friendly. Walk the historic small-town avenues of Mariposa, Coulterville, Fish Camp, Midpines and El Portal, Catheys Valley and more, and you’re bound to see happy dogs and water bowls outside many of the unique local establishments.

Find more information about Yosemite National Park on Yosemite.com.


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