North Fork CA City Guide

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North Fork-The Exact Center of California

North Fork was born by accident. Milton Brown, a businessman, saw the north fork of Willow Creek as the ideal drop off place for cattle and other livestock on their trek to high sierra pastures in the spring. Lumber mills and roads soon followed.  In no time, North Fork achieved distinction in the logging industry.  The National Forest discontinued logging in the early 1980’s.

Today, its population of 3,892 residents is focusing on plans for the town's future as an historic tourist site. North Fork is a gateway to the Sierra National Forest, a major stopping point on the Sierra Vista National Scenic Byway and the Scenic Route to Yosemite.

A majority of the population are Mono Indians.  The Sierra Mono Museum in North Fork showcases beautiful Mono Indian basketry as a peek into the town’s past.

The town hosts the annual North Fork Logger’s Jamboree as well as the Annual Indian Fair Days and Pow Wow.

Sierra Vista Scenic Byway

 

The Sierra Vista Scenic Byway is located in the Sierra National Forest.  The route begins in North Fork and meanders through the Sierra Nevada Mountains, ending in Oakhurst off of Highway 41.  It takes about 5 hours to drive the complete route, although photo opportunities, a picnic lunch and other rest stops will make this a full day excursion.  The Byway is a seasonal adventure.  The high country roads can become blocked with snow as early as September, depending on the weather, so be sure to call ahead and check on road conditions before heading out.  Information on the Scenic Byway can be obtained from the North Fork Ranger Station 559-877-2218.

North Fork Business Directory

Service

Business Name

Phone #

Antiques

Stage Stop Antiques

877-2448

 

 

 

Art Galleries

Burning Brush

877-4195

 

 

 

Automotive

Napa Auto Parts

877-2831

 

K & B Auto Parts

877-4919

 

 

 

Barbers/Beauty Salons/Spas

North Fork Barber Shop

877-6250

 

Dorothy's Hair To Please

877-2767

 

Hair Care Plus

877-7750

 

 

 

Churches

Calvary Chapel of the Sierras

877-4917

 

Our Lady of the Sierras-St. Joseph Mission

642-3452

 

Grace Community Church

877-2812

 

Seventh Day Adventist Church

877-2968

 

Jehovah's Witnesses North Fork Kingdom Hall

877-7036

 

Hillside Baptist Church

877-7771

 

 

 

Electrical Contractors

Carpenter Electric

877-8695

 

Offline Independent Energy Systems

877-7080

 

 

 

Fire Department

North Fork Fire Department

877-2600

 

 

 

Glass-Auto & Home

Ponderosa Glass

877-7252

 

 

 

Gardeners/Landscaping

Leaves of Grass Landscape Design

877-2089

 

Home Maintenance & Landscaping

877-7667

 

 

 

Government-State/Fed

Bass Lake Ranger District Headquarters

877-2218

 

 

 

Groceries

North Fork Market

877-2527

 

Bass Fork Mini Mart

877-7799

 

 

 

Hardware

Ace Hardware

877-2332

 

B & B Builders Supply

877-2512

 

 

 

Hotels/Motels

South Fork Motel

877-2237

 

 

 

Insurance

North Fork Insurance

877-3733

 

 

 

Library

North Fork Branch-Madera County Library

877-2387

 

 

 

Mini Storage

Affordable Moving & Storage

877-7696

 

Bass Fork Mini Storage

877-7799

 

North Fork Mini Storage

877-2314

 

 

 

Painters

Fuchs & Co Painting & Wallpapering

877-7087

 

 

 

Pet Services

Best Friends Pet Grooming

877-4678

 

 

 

Pest Control

Central Sierra Pest Control

877-2072

 

 

 

Plumbers

Ed The Plumber

877-2257

 

 

 

Post Office

North Fork Post Office

877-2220

 

 

 

Restaurants

Buckhorn Saloon & Restaurant

877-8700

 

The Pizza Factory

877-7777

 

 

 

Roadside Service

Bass Fork Towing

877-4343

 

 

 

Service Stations-Gas

Bass Fork Mini Mart

877-7799

 

 

 

Schools-Public

North Fork Elementary

877-2215

 

Sierra High School

855-8311

 

 

 

Waste Management

North Fork Transfer Station

877-4226

 

 

 

Water Systems/Wells

A & G Windmiller Pump

877-4889