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Travel Info

Getting to Oakhurst and Bass Lake | Lodging | Restaurants | Activities

On this page we’ll post information about travel and tourism in Oakhurst and Bass Lake for your Yosemite Half Marathon vacation. We can’t wait to see you there!

Getting to Oakhurst and Bass Lake


id_fyiFresno Yosemite International Airport is going to be your best option for flying as you travel to the Bass Lake area. It’s serviced by most major airlines and has plenty of in-terminal car rental options. Once you land and pick up your car rental, you’ll have an hour drive up CA-41 to Oakhurst and Bass Lake.

sacramento airportIf you can’t find a flight into Fresno, you can also fly into Sacramento International Airport. This will mean a three and a half hour drive once you land. Take CA-99 South until you hit Merced. From there, you’ll take CA-140 East to to Mariposa where you’ll jump onto CA-49. That will take you to Oakhurst and Bass Lake.


welcom to bass lakeComing from the South
Take the I-5 (or I-15 to the I-5) North and merge onto CA-99. Once you get to Fresno take CA-41 North to Oakhurst and Bass Lake.

Coming from the North
Take the 1-5 South to Sacramento, then take CA-99 South until you hit Merced. From there, you’ll take CA-140 East to to Mariposa where you’ll jump onto CA-49. That will take you to Oakhurst and Bass Lake.

Coming from the East
Take the I-70 West until you hit I-15. Take the I-15 South until you get to Barstow. Just past Barstow you’ll take CA-58 to Bakersfield, where you’ll connect with CA-99 North. Take CA-99 to Fresno. Then you’ll get on CA-41 North to Oakhurst and Bass Lake.

Skedaddle to Yosemite
Looking for a car-free way to travel to Yosemite? Skedaddle is an easy and eco-friendly way to reach any destination in North America! Using the Skedaddle site or app, you can create your own, professionally driven, van or bus ride directly to the park. Plus, Skedaddle is donating $1 to the National Park Foundation for each ride to a park this summer! Learn more at Letskedaddle.com or click here to explore routes already started.


PrintThe Redwoods In Yosemite offers stays in over 125 vacation homes located inside Yosemite National Park in the town of Wawona. The homes are individually owned and range in size from studios to 6 bedrooms, rating bronze, silver, gold and platinum. We are excited to offer runners discounts for booking with us! Mention this Yosemite Half Marathon special to receive 20% off of your stay in a fully equipped vacation home inside Yosemite National Park! We also have many pet friendly cabins if you want to take your furry friends with you! Call 1-844-821-8336 to book or use REDWOODSYHM17 coupon at checkout on our website to receive your discount. Offer is valid on stays between May 10-17, 2017 and is not valid on existing reservations or with any other discount.

Logo Tenaya LodgeTenaya Lodge at Yosemite is an all-season, AAA Four-diamond, resort framed by noble evergreen forest and a rich range of Sierra recreation. The lodge, set two miles from Yosemite National Park’s South Gate at an elevation of 5,288 feet, offers 302 rooms, suites and mountain cottage accommodations. We are a family and pet friendly resort with several on-site resort activities. Our dining options for race weekend are Sierra Restaurant, Jackalope’s Bar & Grill and a special Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch on May 14, 2017. Now offering Yosemite Half Marathon participants an exclusive discount on rates at Tenaya Lodge! To book your stay online at TenayaLodge.com or call 888-514-2167 and mention promo code RUNNERS. Offer is valid May 12 – 14, 2017. Book by March 28, 2017 to receive the group rate. Rooms are based on availability, restrictions and minimum length of stay may apply.


Logo Millers LandingAlthough the famous Miller Burger is a crowd favorite, Miller’s Landing Restaurant offers a variety of delicious menu items to re-energize you! Our Maui Melt, Fish & Chips, BBQ Chicken Salad or Baja Fish Tacos will make your appetite happy! Don’t forget to reward yourself after the race with a Fudge Bucket! It’s a Giant Hot Fudge Sundae served in a bucket and yes, the shovel’s included. It’s enough to share but you certainly don’t have to…you’ve earned it! Bring your race bib with you and receive 15% off of your entire check, family and all!


Logo Ascent SpasEnter into a world of relaxation and transform yourself at the world-class Ascent Spa at Tenaya Lodge. Just for the Yosemite Half Marathon participants, we are offering a specialized 60-minute Deep Tissue Massage, with a complimentary foot revitalizer, for only $145! The full body massage is a perfect treatment for those looking to unlock tension and relieve pain while the foot revitalizer helps sooth your tired feet. A perfect match after the half marathon! Call 559-692-8954 to book now and be sure to provide the special promo code: MarathonSpecial17.

Logo Millers LandingMiller’s Landing offers the best selection of Boat Rentals on Bass Lake! So you can enjoy the lake at your own pace, our rental fleet includes wakeboarding boats, patio boats, waverunners, paddleboards, kayaks, canoes and more. It’s a perfect way to enjoy the day! Show us your race bib and receive 15% off of any boat rental during race weekend. Reservations are recommended and can be done by calling 559-642-3633.

Logo Bass Lake WatersportsBass Lake Boat Rentals and Watersports offers pontoon boats, wake board and wakesurf boats, jet skis, stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, and canoes at our lakefront marina located in the Pines Village. You’ll run right past our marina! We’re happy to offer race participants 20% off rentals for May 13th and 14th. To redeem your discount, give us a call at 559-642-3200 or just walk in and just mention you’re a participant of the Yosemite half. We are a full service marina with boat rentals, a full restaurant and bar and a great fire show and DJ every Saturday evening from 7-10. We look forward to seeing you! Yosemite Half Marathon and Bass Lake Watersports…..what a weekend!

yc_cmyk_coatedYosemite Conservancy inspires people to support projects and programs that preserve Yosemite and enrich the visitor experience. Join a YC lead experience to deepen your connection to the park. Learn and hike with an expert naturalist guide, join an immersive half day plein air art class, and relax at the end of the day and enjoy live theater. For more information on YC programs visit yosemiteconservancy.org.