Sierra National Forest

Merced River

Located just west of Yosemite National Park, the Merced River Canyon area provides campgrounds, picnic sites, fishing, swimming and whitewater rafting. To get there take Hwy 41 north of Fresno to Oakhurst. At Oakhurst take Hwy 49 west to Mariposa. At Mariposa take Hwy 140 north towards Yosemite National Park. Dirt Flat and Dry Gulch Campgrounds offer accessible facilities as to McClendons Beach and Cranberry Launch. The Indian Flat Day Use area is also equipped with accessible toilets.