CA EAST CENTRAL
District No. 0720

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Great News!  Yosemite National Park will Re-Open TUESDAY, AUGUST 14TH.  Our RV sites and lodge are OPEN for business!!!  Please click on our RV Park tab for reservations and or information.

Please check the following link for the Yosemite Conversancy for live video of the parks air conditions and views at:   https://www.yosemiteconservancy.org/webcams

A special meeting has been called 10 days prior to the meeting date for members of the Oakhurst Lodge. This meeting has been approved by the DD as our Lodge has suffered financially in an emergency manner due to the fires.  

 

Our Lodge has its formal meetings on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the Month, Bar open at 4:30 and the meeting is at 7:00 PM.

About Oakhurst:

Historic Development

Western settlement and development of Fresno Flats and Grub Gulch began with mining and hunting activities more than 150 years ago.  The California Gold Rush of 1849 did not directly create the community now known as Oakhurst.  Rather, the area functioned as a service center along the areas transportation routes.  In the early 1900's, lumber became the economic base of the area's Easteran Madera County.   The agricultural valley portion of Madera County was the focus of most population growth and urban development until post World War II, when mountain recreation and resort developments began the rediscovery of the "foothills."

During the 30 years  plus years since 1970 (when the population of Madera County was 31,500). County population growth has continued at rates exceeding the Statewide average to nearly triple, resulting in a 2000 census count of 123, 019.  Unincorporated areas in the County comprise approximantely  56% of the of total county population, whereas the 1990 census showed that unicorporated areas made up approximately 60% of the population.

Rural residential and urban development is concentrated in a portion of the Fresno river watershed formely known as "Fresno Flats." and now called Oakhurst.   Rural residential development extends primaily to the east and southeast of the intersection of Highways 41 and 49 in central Oakhurst.  However, outlying development in the northern portion of the planning area is also prevalent, including the Yosemite Forks, Cedar Valley and Sugar Pine communities. 

 

 

 

 

 


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