Oakhurst is a classic California gold country town set on the Fresno River and just down Highway 41 from Tenaya Lodge. In and around Oakhurst, discover:

Oakhurst’s Talking Bear

A world-famous bear with something to say. This larger-than-life replica of a California Grizzly promotes forest and wildlife ecology.

Little Church on the Hill

A California Historical Landmark, the church was built in 1892 of sugar pine boards and battens from local mills. Carefully restored, the church now presides at Oakhill Cemetery. For more information, call (559) 683-6832.

Fresno Flats Historical Park

Relive a bygone era in this historic village, and travel back in time with a visit to one-room schoolhouses or the jail to experience the history of Eastern Madera County. 

Children’s Museum of the Sierra

Known as the “fascination station,” this 4,000-square-foot fun and interactive museum has something for kids of all ages. Explore, imagine and create at this hands-on discovery center. 

Yosemite Gateway Gallery Row

A hive of five outstanding galleries, there is plenty of art and creativity here to appreciate (and acquire). A perfect spot for visitors interested in seeing authentic local art inspired by the grandeur of Yosemite National Park. 

Golden Chain Theatre

If you like melodramas come boo and hiss at the villain or cheer and sigh for the heroine at this old-fashioned theater where you’re part of the show. What you like in live theatre you won’t be disappointed!

Idle Hour Winery

Idle Hour Winery is Oakhurst’s first winery located at 41139 Highway 41. Their wine tasting room is open year-round Wednesday – Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. They focus is on single-vineyard designated wines and use sustainably grown grapes and make the wine gently, using native yeasts, gravity flow and other traditional methods.

South Gate Brewing Company and Pub

South Gate Brewing Company is Oakhurst’s first craft brewery and Pub located at 40233 Enterprise Drive in Oakhurst. At South Gate their beer is thoughtfully handcrafted and they offer American Food and fine Pub Far. Their kitchen takes full advantage of their premier geographic location to obtain the very best meats, cheeses and local produce. They are committed in starting with the very best ingredients and handcrafting food with love.

Yosemite Sierra Wine Road

Take the highways or the scenic byways to experience the artisan wineries of eastern Madera County’s Yosemite Sierra Wine Road. Taste authentic craft wines of quality and diversity as you meet local vintners. 

If you prefer shopping, Oakhurst has many unique stores you'll enjoy visiting. To name a few:

41 Trading Post


Branches Books & Gifts

Dorsey’s Hallmark Shop

Oakhurst Giftworks

Purple Cow Mall

Sierra Mercantile

Simple to Superb Boutique

Southgate Station

Western Sierra Nursery & Gift Shop

Yosemite Gateway Gallery Row

And a plethora of thrift shops;

Tokens Gift & Thrift

New Life Gift Store

New Community United Methodist Thrift Store

Cause for Paws Thrift Store