Oakhurst CA City Guide

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Oakhurst (AKA Fresno Flats)

Fresno Flats was not born as a gold mining town. It began as a quiet community of schools, churches and homes to provide a stable atmosphere for the areas loggers, miners, farmers and ranchers in the 1850s. Fresno Flats stems from the Spanish word “freszo” which means ash trees.

From the very start, Fresno Flats thrived. In 1893, the small town boasted a post office, restaurant, a hotel and saloon, a Chinese store and laundry, stage stop, a blacksmith and a livery stable. Unfortunately the railroad and Highway 140 bypassed Fresno Flats as tourists sought the most convenient route to Yosemite National Park. Abandonment seemed certain when the Sugar Pine Mill closed at the beginning of the Great Depression.

Fortunately, Highway 41, also known as the Discovery Highway, was completed by the late 1800’s to entice visitors from Fresno, Clovis and other cities of the San Joaquin Valley.  The Discovery Highway made it’s way to Yosemite National Park right through Fresno Flats, helping to revitalize the area. Soon after, the residents renamed the town Oakhurst.

Today, Oakhurst claims a population of almost 14,000 residents.  The community is small enough to retain a friendly atmosphere and large enough to host retail and modern industry. The town of Oakhurst and it’s surrounding areas is home to the highest number of artists per capita of area in the United States.

The town of Oakhurst is always hopping with the Golden Chain Theater, the Met Cinema, art galleries, numerous museums, Fresno Flats Historical Park, abundant historical markers, hiking, biking, swimming, skiing, horseriding trails, Sierra Meadows Ranch and River Creek golf courses, Sierra Lanes Bowling Alley, antique shopping, hiking, biking, hunting and fishing, horseback riding, swimming, skiing, bluegrass festivals, the Oakhurst Grand Prix and Automotive Film Festival, Run for the Gold Classic Car Show, concerts in the Oakhurst Community Park, a wide variety of restaurants and much more.  For more information on the Oakhurst area and local events visit the Oakhurst Chamber website.

 

“The Talking Bear”

The “Talking Bear” is located on the corner of Road 426 and Highway 41, at the Victorian Village.  He is Oakhurst’s most famous landmark.  The “Talking Bear” has been the focal point of thousands of photos throughout the years since his installation in 1965.  The Talking Bears message is a brief history of the California Grizzly and a reminder to respect and preserve the National Forest and it’s wildlife.

Every Christmas the “Talking Bear” plays guardian to the Oakhurst Community Christmas Tree.  His beautiful surroundings are maintained by his owner, Brad Ditton of CENTURY 21 Ditton Realty, whose offices are located in the Victorian Village. 

Fresno Flats Historical Park

The Fresno Flats Historical Park is located on Road 427 (School Road) and is supported by thousands of volunteer hours.  The Sierra Historic Sites Association is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization.

Fresno Flats hosts numerous family-friendly events including Mountain Heritage Days in September, Christmas at Fresno Flats, and many more.

The gift shop and museum are open Tuesday through Friday 10 am to 3 pm and weekends 12 pm to 4 pm.  The park is always open for self-guided tours and picnic facilities are available at no charge.  Guided tours and group tours are available by appointment.  The park may also be rented for special events such as weddings and private parties.  For more information contact the Sierra Historic Sites Association 559) 683-6570 or visit their web site www.fresnoflatsmuseum.org.

Children’s Museum of the Sierra

The Children’s Museum of the Sierra is a special museum especially for children and their families.  The museum is located on Golden Oak Drive off of Road 426.  Children can explore a variety of hands-on exhibits, exploring science and the arts.  There is a miniature Yosemite Bank, pirate ship, medical office, fossil dig, costume corner and communication area.  Hours vary seasonally.  For more information please call 559-658-5656.

Wild Wonderful King Museum

The Wild Wonderful King Museum displays the vintage clothing collection of the King family of Ahwahnee, CA.  The collection boasts over 10,000 clothing and accessory items dating back to the 1700’s.  Exhibits vary throughout the year.  For more information call 559-658-6999.

 Oakhurst Branch Library

The Oakhurst Branch Library is located next to the beautiful Oakhurst Community Park.  The library offers a vast selection of magazines, books, videos, CD’s and DVD’s.  There is an Internet workstation available for public use, as well as computer catalog terminals to search and request items throughout the San Joaquin Valley.  The Oakhurst Library offers a Summer Reading Program for children grades K through 8.   Friends of the Oakhurst Branch Library hold book sales on the first Saturday of every month.  Proceeds from the book sales are being earmarked for the libraries expansion project.

Oakhurst Community Center

 

The Oakhurst Community Center has been the meeting place for Oakhurst and the surrounding areas for many years.   The Oakhurst Community Center has hosted school plays, concerts, square dances, town meetings, the Sierra Sunrise Rotary Cajun Fest, the Oakhurst Sierra Rotary Crab Feed, numerous fund raising events and meetings for various service clubs in the mountain area.  The center is also available to rent for private functions such as weddings and receptions, birthdays, anniversaries and special events.

 

For information please call 559-683-2290.

 

Oakhurst Community Park

 

The Oakhurst Community Park is located just off of Highway 41 in downtown Oakhurst, behind the Oakhurst Branch Library.  It is the perfect place for a family picnic, a walk with the dog, flying a kite, a quiet stroll or jog, or just a nice place to sit in the sun.  China Creek runs along the East boundary of the park and a large family of ducks and a few geese can usually be enticed closer with some bread crumbs.  The park offers covered picnic tables, a playground for the children, restroom facilities and a gazebo.  The Oakhurst Community Park hosts the Run for the Gold Classic Car Show the weekend after Labor Day, the EMCSPCA Animal Fair, Chocolate Festival and Oakhurst Fall Festival in October and many other events throughout the year.  For a schedule of events in the park visit the Oakhurst Chamber website.

Oakhurst Business Directory

Service

Business Name

Phone #

Accountants-CPA's

Heath, Claiborne & Associates

683-4224

 

Miller & Smith

683-3440

 

 

 

A/C/Heat Installation & Repair

Oakhurst Air

658-3214

 

Oakhurst Refrigeration

683-5332

 

B & H Mechanical

683-7144

 

Ponderosa Air

683-5627

 

 

 

Accupuncture

Gloria Garland Acupuncuturist

683-4434

 

 

 

Ambulance Service

Sierra Ambulance Service

642-0650

 

 

 

Appliance Dealers

Sears

683-0007

 

Fullmers Appliance

683-8778

 

G A S S  Appliance

683-8716

 

 

 

Appliance Repair

Fullmer's Appliance

683-8778

 

G A S S Appliance

683-8716

 

 

 

Art Galleries

David Ashcraft Gallery

683-3375

 

Grimmer Gallery

658-2104

 

Oakhurst Frameworks & Gallery

683-7941

 

Stavast Studio

683-0611

 

Stellar Gallery

658-8844

 

Timberline Art Gallery

683-3345

 

Vetter Picture Framing

683-8155

 

Williams Gallery West

683-5551

 

The Yosemite Gallery

692-2444

 

 

 

Assisted Living/Nursing Homes

Community Living Center

683-2244

 

Oakhurst Board & Care For the Elderly

683-3605

 

 

 

Asphalt/Paving Contractors

California Paving

683-3000

 

 

 

Automotive Repair & Service

Advanced Automotive

642-4277

 

Big Pops

658-7766

 

Dans Auto Center

683-6006

 

Eagle Quick Lube

658-2300

 

Big O Tires

683-5999

 

Sam's Transmission

683-6411

 

 

 

Automobile Dealers

Oakhurst Auto Center

683-2277

 

 

 

Barbers/Beauty Salons/Spas

Clips Family Hair Care

683-2100

 

Hair Scene

683-2004

 

Mug & Brush

658-5469

 

Pat's Hairworks

683-4247

 

Rumors Studio

683-0989

 

Tangles Beauty Salon

683-7177

 

Revive Day Spa

658-5086

 

The Beauty Spot

658-8740

 

Bonnie's Cutting Edge Salon

683-5566

 

Hairway 41

683-4110

 

Junya's

683-8879

 

Leaping Lotus Salon

658-5464

 

 

 

Bed & Breakfast Accommodations

A Bed of Roses Bed & Breakfast

642-6975

 

Hounds Tooth Inn Bed & Breakfast

642-6600

 

Oak Cottage Bed & Breakfast

683-8988

 

Pine Rose Inn Bed & Breakfast

642-2800

 

Sierra Woods Bed & Breakfast

642-6248

 

Stagestop Bed & Breakfast

641-7979

 

Yosemite's A Haven of Rest Bed & Breakfast

642-2617

 

Yosemite's Vulture's View Bed & Breakfast

683-8470

 

 

 

Business Forms & Systems

Sierra Tel Business Center

642-4444

 

 

 

Campgrounds/RV Resorts

Elks Lodge

683-2717

 

High Sierra RV

683-7662

 

 

 

Camps-Youth/Bible/Summer

Calvin Crest

683-5440

 

Camp Oakhurst

683-6563

 

Sugar Pine Christian Camps

683-4938

 

Yosemite Bible Camp

683-7006

 

 

 

Carpet & Rug Cleaners

Absolute Carpet Care

877-2247

 

Aloha Carpet Cleaning

642-5570

 

Five Step Carpet Care

683-2093

 

Western Restoration & Carpet Care

683-0481

 

 

 

Carpet & Rug Dealers

American Floor Covering

683-5565

 

Carolyn's Floors to Go

683-5630

 

Kerr Rug Co.

641-6464

 

Sierra Floor Covering & Interiors

683-8838

 

 

 

Catering

Crab Cakes

641-7667

 

Elks Lodge

683-2717

 

Todd's Cookhouse

642-4900

 

 

 

Cellular Telephone Service

El Dorado Cellular

641-2002

 

Radioshack

642-6404

 

Sierra Cellular

658-2355

 

Sierra Tel Business Center

642-4444

 

 

 

Chamber of Commerce

Eastern Madera County Chamber of Commerce

683-7766

 

 

 

Child Care Centers

Angels Daycare

642-0070

 

Indian Springs Children's Center

683-7654

 

Joyful Noise Pre-School

683-8663

 

 

 

Chiropractors-D.C.

Matthew Armas

683-5115

 

Baker Chiropractic

683-3770

 

James Clark

683-4448

 

J. W. Smith

642-2225

 

Patrick McClure

641-7400

 

Oakhurst Family Chiropractic

683-5115

 

Oakhurst Physical Therapy

683-0974

 

Nathan Oehlschlaeger

683-5001

 

San Juaquin Valley Rehabilitation

658-6490

 

 

 

Churches

Christ Church-Episcopal

683-7374

 

Church of Christ

683-2569

 

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

683-2930

 

First Babtist Church

683-6101

 

First Church of Christ, Scientist

683-7447

 

Journey Vineyard Fellowship

683-5800

 

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses

683-6260

 

Landmark Missionary Babtist Church

683-3707

 

Living Way Foursquare Church

683-6968

 

Mountain Christian Center

683-7332

 

New Community United Methodist Church

683-2652

 

New Life Fellowship

642-4707

 

Oakhurst Evangelical Free Church

683-2254

 

Our Lady of the Sierra Catholic Church

642-3452

 

Seventh Day Adventist Church

683-7312

 

Sierra Pines Church

683-2882

 

Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church

683-6742

 

 

 

Clinics

Community Medical Center

683-2992

 

Rural Health Clinic

683-2711

 

Urgent Care Center

683-2992

 

Primary Care Consultants

642-1500

 

Oakhurst Physical Therapy

683-0974

 

 

 

Clothing/Shoes-Retail

The Kids Connection

683-5808

 

Clothing Outlet of Oakhurst

641-6767

 

Gottschalks

642-4220

 

Miller's Mountain Sports

683-7946

 

Mystical Fire

658-5900

 

North Shore Board Shop

642-3898

 

Oakhurst Boot & Shoe

683-5838

 

Pants-N-Things

683-7220

 

Payless Shoe Source

642-2726

 

Westside Boardshop

683-3383

 

 

 

Collectibles/Antiques

Cedar Valley Antiques

683-3651

 

Comstock Creek Antiques

658-7830

 

41 Trading Post

683-6116

 

Haddon Hall Art & Antiques

658-5995

 

Oakhurst Giftworks

683-7845

 

Oh Grow Up

642-4769

 

Peddlers Corner of Oakhurst

658-7557

 

The Purple Cow Mall

683-2112

 

Remember When Consignments & Collectibles

692-2500

 

Yosemite Sierra Trading Post

642-6750

 

 

 

Copying & Duplicating Service

Nelson Press

683-4595

 

Oakhurst Office Supply

683-3775

 

Pak & Page

692-2200

 

Sierra Tel Business Center

642-4444

 

 

 

Dentists

Robert Brosi DDS

683-4694

 

Adrian Buca DDS

683-6200

 

Kenneth Castle DDS

683-7900

 

David Essex DDS

683-4662

 

Michael Horasanian DDS

683-4691

 

Dennis Jones DDS

683-4544

 

Rodney Peter DDS

683-4544

 

Walter Randall DDS

683-4544

 

Christopher Rose DDS

658-2166

 

 

 

Electrical Contractors

Andrew's Electric

683-8760

 

Chris Smith Electrical & Construction

683-3423

 

Gallagher Electric

642-2635

 

Northwestern Electric

642-4300

 

Oakhurst Electric

658-1252

 

REDA Electric

658-2100

 

Rick Lyon Electric

642-4650

 

Zion Electric

658-5120

 

 

 

Electrical Service

Pacific Gas & Electric

800-743-5000

 

 

 

Excavation Contractors

Hudson Fisk's Tree & Excavating Service

642-6868

 

Earthworks

683-2616

 

Nilmeier Excavating

683-2132

 

Ralph Gordon Trenching & Excavating

683-7851

 

Catskinner

683-7504

 

Kelton Escavating & Trucking

692-2240

 

 

 

Fencing & Gates

Design Technologies

760-0106

 

Dunhams Classic Gates

642-4283

 

Earthworks

683-2616

 

Mountain Fence Co.

683-8383

 

Sierra Fence & Construction

683-6605

 

Simon's Home Automation

642-0066

 

 

 

Fire Department

Non-Emergency #

683-4808

 

 

 

Florists

Oakhurst Floral & Gifts

683-5455

 

Sweet Pickins'

642-3656

 

 

 

Furniture

Matthews Fine Furniture

683-3998

 

 

 

Garbage Collection

EMADCO Disposal

683-4680

 

 

 

Gardeners/Landscaping

Cornerstone Gardening

658-3807

 

Kelly's Yard Clean Up

683-4433

 

Pete the English Gardener

683-2270

 

Victory Services

683-6334

 

 

 

Gas/Propane Suppliers

Campora Propane Service

683-4648

 

Proflame Gas

683-2323

 

Suburban Propane

683-5634

 

 

 

Gift Shops

Adrianne's

658-6300

 

Always & Forever Gifts

683-2552

 

Companies Coming

683-2999

 

Dorsey's Hallmark

683-3006

 

41 Trading Post

683-6116

 

Gifts With An Edge

658-6060

 

Mountain Candies & Flowers

683-3773

 

Mystical Fire

658-5900

 

Nearly Natural Wonders

658-2626

 

Oakhurst Floral & Gifts

683-5455

 

Oakhurst Giftworks

683-7845

 

The Purple Cow Mall

683-2112

 

 

 

Glass-Auto & Home

All American Glass

642-6080

 

The Glass Hut

683-4459

 

Oakhurst Glass & Mirror

683-8866

 

 

 

Government-County

Ag Commissioner

675-7876

 

Animal Control

642-3173

 

Assessor

675-7710

 

Auditor

675-7707

 

Board of Supervisors

675-7700

 

Building Department

642-3203

 

County Clerk

675-7721

 

County Counsel

675-7717

 

Environmental Health

675-7823

 

Health Department

675-7893

 

Planning Department

675-7821

 

Road Department

675-7811

 

Sheriff's Office

675-7770

 

Superior Court

675-7944

 

Tax Collector-Treasurer

675-7713

 

 

 

Government-State/Fed

Franchise Tax Board

800-852-5711

 

Department of Motor Vehicles

800-777-0133

 

Public Utilities Commission

445-5081

 

 

 

Groceries

Day N Nite Market & Liquor

683-7737

 

Grocery Outlet

683-5429

 

Old Corral

683-7414

 

Raley's Supermarket

683-8300

 

Vons

642-4250

 

 

 

Hardware

Capital Pipe & Supply

683-7850

 

H & L Lumber

683-7655

 

True Value Home Center

683-7117

 

Yosemite Lumber Company

642-6210

 

 

 

Horses

Sierra Horse Connection

683-7667

 

 

 

Hospitals

Children's Hospital-Madera

353-3000

 

St. Agnes Medical Center-Fresno

450-3000

 

 

 

Hot Tubs & Spas-Dealers/Service

Mountain Comforts

683-7205

 

Tripptree Pool & Spa Service

683-5806

 

 

 

Hotels/Motels

The Best Western Yosemite Gateway Inn

683-2378

 

Chateau Due Sureau

683-6860

 

Comfort Inn

683-8282

 

Days Inn

642-2525

 

Oakhurst Lodge

683-4417

 

Shilo Inn

683-3555

 

Sierra Sky Ranch Resort

683-8040

 

 

 

Internet

Northland Cable Television

683-7388

 

Oakhurst Internet

641-6706

 

Sierra Tel Internet

683-7600

 

Yosemite Network Internet

658-8100

 

 

 

Jewelry

Adrianne's

658-6300

 

Goldmine Jewelry Design & Repair

683-8818

 

 

 

Library

Oakhurst Branch-Madera County Library

683-4838

 

 

 

Locksmiths

Half Dome Lock and Safe

683-5700

 

Mountain Locksmith

683-8222

 

Oakhurst Lock & Safe

658-7314

 

 

 

Mini Storage

A-1 Mini Storage

683-8993

 

Art's Mini Storage

683-2951

 

Ben's Mini Storage

683-7480

 

Leslie's Mini Storage

683-8370

 

Oakhurst Self Storage

683-7675

 

 

 

Newspapers

The Sierra Star

683-4464

 

 

 

Nurseries

Western Sierra Nursery

683-8476

 

 

 

Office Supplies

Oakhurst Office Equipment

683-2229

 

Oakhurst Office Solutions

683-2601

 

Sierra Tel Business Center

642-4444

 

 

 

Opthamology

Fogg Maxwell Lanier & Remington Eyecare

658-6488

 

 

 

Painting Contractors

Daniels Painting

683-6679

 

Tri County Painting

642-6650

 

 

 

Pest Control

Arsenal Pest Control

683-6299

 

Castech

683-3630

 

Strike Pest Control

683-7770

 

Terminix

658-7740

 

Yosemite Pest Control

683-6840

 

 

 

Pet Services & Supplies

Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital

683-2135

 

Hoof N Paw Veterinary Hospital

683-3313

 

Oakhurst Feed & Supply

683-7977

 

SPCA of Eastern Madera County

683-1266

 

Barking Lot Groomers

683-2275

 

Mutt Hutt

683-2222

 

 

 

Pharmacies

Longs Drugs

642-4222

 

Raley's

683-8360

 

Rite Aid

683-8882

 

Vons

642-4255

 

 

 

Physical Fitness Facilities

Curves for Women

683-8288

 

The Fitness Zone

641-7255

 

 

 

Plumbers

Action Plumbing

760-1346

 

A Rooter Man

683-6063

 

Nickels Plumbing

683-2636

 

Oakhurst Plumbing

683-2232

 

 

 

Post Office

Oakhurst Post Office

800-275-8777

 

 

 

Printing Services

Nelson Press

683-4595

 

Ponderosa Printing

683-5610

 

 

 

Restaurants

The Pizza Factory

683-2700

 

Roundtable Pizza

683-7472

 

El Cid Mexican Cuisine

683-6668

 

Crab Cakes

641-7667

 

Erna's Elderberry House

683-6800

 

Yosemite Forks Mountain House

683-5191

 

Jade Gazebo Chinese Restaurant

683-8600

 

Oka Japanese Restaurant

642-4850

 

Ol' Kettle

683-7505

 

Pete's Place

683-0772

 

The Branding Iron Restaurant & Saloon

658-2644

 

Three Sisters Café

642-2253

 

Todd's Cookhouse & BBQ

642-4900

 

 

 

Roadside Service

Doc's Towing & Transport

683-7676

 

Bulldog Towing

683-3990

 

Technique Towing

683-6808

 

 

 

Schools-Pre

Indian Springs Children's Center

683-7654

 

Joyful Noise Pre-School

683-8663

 

 

 

Schools-Public

Oakhurst Elementary

642-1580

 

Oak Creek Intermediate

642-1570

 

Yosemite High School District

683-4667

 

State Center Community College

683-3940

 

 

 

Senior Services

Oakhurst Senior Services

658-7604

 

 

 

Septic Services

Biotech

642-0490

 

Palmberg Septic

683-4484

 

 

 

Service Stations-Gas

ARCO AM/PM

658-6333

 

Beacon

683-6450

 

Chevron

683-5511

 

 

 

Stoves-Wood, Gas, Pellet

Climate Control Systems

683-8367

 

Mountain Comforts

683-7205

 

 

 

Telephone

Sierra Telephone

683-4611

 

 

 

Television-Cable

Northland Cable Co.

683-7388

 

 

 

Theaters

Golden Chain Theater-Live Theater

683-7112

 

Met Cinema

683-1234

 

 

 

Tourist Information

Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau

683-4636

 

 

 

Travel Agencies

Cruise Adventures

683-6868

 

Oakhurst Cruise & Travel Center

683-6300

 

 

 

Tree Service

Richard's Tree Service

683-2616

 

Tip Top Tree Service

683-1746

 

 

 

Water Systems/Wells

Walt Bannon Drilling

683-5670

 

H & B Drilling

683-4086

 

 

 

Water Treatment

Joe Stern Water Condioning

683-7876