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In a Partnership with The Yosemite Conservancy, The Redwoods in Yosemite is pleased to present the following 2019 Yosemite Ranger Programs in Wawona! Each interpretive program covers variety of topics, including the Park’s geology, early people, wildflowers and trees, astronomy and bird watching. (And don’t forget to ask about the history of the Park Rangers’ famous hat!) These exciting Yosemite talks & walks are offered in all areas of the Park depending on the season and access. In the Wawona area the following 2019 schedule applies:

The Evening Ranger Program (1 hour)

Every Tuesday starting on June 11, 2019 through August 27, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

The Park Ranger Nature Walk  (2 hours)

Every Saturday starting on June 15, 2019 through August 31, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

For both programs the meeting spot is at The Redwoods Weddings and Event Center located on 8038 Chilnualna Falls Road in Wawona, Yosemite National Park, California.

For any questions related to the Wawona Ranger Programs please call (855) 290-3499 (NPS)

Looking for some more things to do?

You can enjoy Historic Wawona on your own too: The Wawona Museum and History Center, horseback riding at The Big Trees Stables, Wagon Train Rides, incredible hikes to Chilnualna Falls (the second highest vertical fall in Yosemite) the historic swinging bridge or the pet friendly Wawona Meadow Loop! All of our homes are situated on or near the banks of the Wild and Scenic South Fork of the Merced River where you easily spend hours of swimming or fishing (activities are seasonal and weather dependent)! Golf at the nearby Wawona Golf Course, relax at a nearby full service luxury spa or ride an historic steam train! We have many pet friendly cabins! Our Wedding Garden and Event Center are perfect for a wedding, family reunion or group retreat.

Having an extended stay? Yosemite has plenty to offer and a sample itinerary could include:

A two night minimum stay (3 nights during peak season) is required:
Day One – Get to know Wawona! Our Front Desk staff will be happy to assist you with planning your day!
Day Two – pack a picnic lunch and hike the amazing Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias just few miles away (a FREE shuttle leaves from the Wawona General Store every 1/2 hour – seasonal) then go for a ride on the historic Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad (we have discount coupons at the Registration office available to our guests)!
Day Three – Spend the day at Glacier Point! Stop on the way to take two (1/2 mile each way) short hikes to Taft Point (Fissures into Yosemite Valley) and Sentinel Dome (Spectacular 360 degree views)!
Day Four – Head into Yosemite Valley (stop at the famous tunnel view and the spectacular Bridalveil Falls on the way) for history, waterfall hiking, dining and shopping and, of course El Capitan, the granite monolith that extend 3,000 feet from base to summit and one of the world’s favorite challenges for rock climbers.
Day Five – Relax with a round of golf or take a spa day! Dine out in one of many fabulous area restaurants!
Day Six – Head up to the high country and picnic in beautiful Tuolumne Meadows or at Tenaya Lake (Weather/Season permitting)!
Day Seven – Enjoy that last cup of coffee or spa time on your private deck before you, sadly, must leave Yosemite and The Redwoods. But we know that you’ll be back again soon!