Mariposa County

With a population of approximately 10,000, the historic mining town of Mariposa maintains a small town atmosphere, and offers a lifestyle that is unique. Visit the following sites for more information on life in Mariposa. You won’t be disappointed.

Home of Yosemite

East Gate Entrance to Yosemite

East gate entrance to Yosemite National Park is approximately 45 minutes from Mariposa, following the scenic Merced River on Highway 140. Learn more about Yosemite at

Never Too Far From Water

Mariposa is also a short drive to a number of recreational lakes. Lake McClure, Lake McSwain, and Lake Don Pedro are all ideal for swimming, fishing, and other water recreation activities. Visit for more information

University of Merced

The University of California at Merced is less than an hour’s drive from Mariposa. The 10th campus in the prestigious UC system, UC Merced offers opportunities for high quality education and provides a wonderful resource for the community. For more information, visit