Oakhurst is a census-designated place in Madera County, California, 14 miles south of the entrance to Yosemite National Park, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. It is part of the Madera, California Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population, according to the green sign at the bottom of Deadwood, is around 13,000.
Oakhurst is the Gateway to the most beautiful park in the world.... Yosemite. Oakhurst, formerly Fresno Flats in the 1850's is only 12 miles from the southern entrance of Yosemite.
Once the Mi Wok, Mono and Chuckchansi people graciously lived and flourished, surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of the rolling Sierra Foothills peppered with oak and pine trees. In the 1850's it became known as Fresno Flats providing supplies to mines and lumber companies in the surrounding area. Today Oakhurst, the southern most starting point of Historic Hwy 49, is a town of 18,000 people.
There is recreation for everyone at every level in and around Oakhurst in Madera County. Skiing at Badger Pass, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, great watersports at Bass Lake, fishing, camping, golf, or take a train ride on the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad.
Learn more about this city
City of OAKHURST, CA chamber of commerce
City of OAKHURST, CA general information
City of OAKHURST, CA yellow pages
City of OAKHURST, CA newspaper
County of MADERA, CA official site
State of California official site