Recreation Nearby Wawona

Wawona Hotel Nearby Activities & Services

Golf Course

Wawona features a nine-hole, 3,035-yard, par-35 golf course that is seamlessly integrated into the surrounding landscape. It has been in operation since 1918 and is the oldest in the Sierra. The course is open daily from spring to fall (weather permitting) and offers electric and caddie carts. Golf club rentals, plus snack and beverage service daily are available in our Pro Shop when the course is open.

Stable Rides (1/2 mile)

Our wranglers guide your trip with stories and information about Yosemite's history, folklore, flora and fauna. No previous riding experience necessary for the 2- and 4-hour guided trips. Full-day and multi-day trips are also available. Late Spring thorough early Fall, conditions permitting.

Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias (4 miles)

See the famous Grizzly Giant, believed to be the oldest tree currently living, walk through the California Tunnel Tree and explore the unique grove on foot or via open-air tram with our new audio tour available in multiple languages. Late Spring through early Fall, conditions permitting.

Pioneer History Center (1/2 mile)

Travel back in Yosemite's history in the blacksmith shop, bakery, Wells Fargo bank, jail and covered bridge. The center comes alive during the summer with programs presented by rangers/naturalists. And select Summer Saturday nights come alive with barn dances and stagecoach rides.

Yosemite's Badger Pass Ski Area (18 miles)

California's original ski area, Badger Pass, is located on the road to Glacier Point – just a short drive from Wawona Hotel. Gentle slopes, friendly staff and the beauty of Yosemite in winter have made this a traditional vacation spot for generations of Californians.

Pioneer Gift & Grocery (1/4 mile)

Sundries, newspapers, gift items, magazines, books, posters, snacks, seasonal clothing, jewelry and apparel items are all available.

Post Office (1/4 mile)

A full-service post office, including parcel post, is located down the hill from the hotel.

Gas Station (1/4 mile)

This is one of the few places in Yosemite National Park where visitors may purchase gasoline as the only other gas in the Park is at Crane Flat (year-round) and Tuolumne Meadows (Summer only).

Shuttle Service

To the Mariposa Grove
During the Summer, a free shuttle provides service to Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias from the parking lot of Pioneer Gift & Grocery.

To Yosemite Valley
During the summer a second shuttle bus takes guests to Yosemite Valley. That shuttle departs from in front of the hotel, in the morning and returns mid-afternooon. Please see the front desk for current schedules.