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Fish Camp

 

Fish Camp is a small community 2 miles south of Yosemite National Park on Highway 41.  The early residents consisted mainly of loggers who worked in the Sierra National Forest.  Water was diverted in the 1870’s from White Chief Mountain, creating Lewis Creek.   Lewis Creek was used by the loggers to transport lumber to Madera.

 

Fish Camp resides at approximately 5,000 feet in elevation and enjoys cool summers and peaceful white winters. 

 

Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

 

On your way to Yosemite National Park, don’t miss the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad.  The Madera Sugar Pine Lumber Company was in operation from 1899 to 1931.   During their years in business, over a billion board feet of lumber was logged from the forests. Five wood-burning locomotives hauled massive log shipments to the mill over the rail.

Today, the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad is a restoration of the original Madera Sugar Pine Lumber Company Railroad. A portion of the original track has been reconstructed utilizing techniques commonly used over a century ago. Two vintage Shay locomotives have been obtained from the Westside Lumber Co. and restored to provide authentic steam power for the trains.  Shay #15, constructed in 1913, weighs 120,000 lbs (60 tons). Shay Number 10, constructed in 1928, weighs in at 166,000 lbs (83 tons) and is by far the heaviest narrow gauge Shay locomotive in use today. Railcars once used for transporting logging and track crews have been refurbished for passenger adventures.

For a current schedule and more information on the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad visit www.ymsprr.com or phone 559-683-7273.

The Narrow Gauge Inn

Located just north of the Sugar Pine Railroad is the
Narrow Gauge Inn, a small romantic getaway.  The Narrow Gauge offers 26 non-smoking guest rooms with private decks and beautiful mountain views.  Enjoy an excellent meal while admiring the views from the Dining Hall.  The stone fireplace, candlelight and antiques make this a truly unique dining experience.


The Tenaya Lodge


Fish Camp is home to the spectacular
Tenaya Lodge, a classic mountain resort offering vistors beautiful accommodations and exceptional guest services.  Guests may enjoy fine dining in the Sierra Restaurant or casual dining in Jackalope’s Bar & Grill.   Picnic lunches may be ordered for trips into Yosemite National Park.  The Tenaya offers full conference facilities with nine meeting rooms and the Grand Ballroom.  Wireless internet access is available.

 

Fish Camp Business Directory 

Service

Business Name

Phone #

Bed & Breakfast Accommodations

Big Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast

641-2828

 

Owl's Nest Lodging

683-3484

 

Tin Lizzie Inn

641-7731

 

 

 

Horses

Yosemite Trails Pack Station

683-7611

 

 

 

Hotels

The Narrow Guage Inn

683-7720

 

 

 

Restaurants

The Narrow Gauge Inn Restaurant

683-6446

 

 

 

Camps-Youth/Bible/Summer

Green Meadows

642-0122

 

 

 

Area Attractions

Yosemite Sugar Pine Railroad

683-7273

 

 

 

Fire Department

Emergency

683-7223

 

 

 

Post Office

Fish Camp Post Office

683-4815

 

 

 

Groceries

Fish Camp General Store

683-7962

 

 

 

Hotels/Motels

Narrow Gauge Inn

683-7720

 

The Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite

683-6555

 

White Chief Mountain Lodge

683-5444

 

 

 

Restaurants

The Narrow Gauge Restaurant

683-6446

 

The Tenaya Lodge

683-6555