About this area:
Mariposa County is located in the central Sierra Nevada foothills. Surrounding counties include Merced on the west, Madera on the south, Tuolumne on the north, and Mono on the east. The wide variety of recreational opportunities available in Mariposa make the county one of California’s popular year-round vacation destinations. Mariposa County is home to Yosemite National Park, a primary tourist attraction. Tourism is the county’s main industry and the area’s largest employer; nearly four million people visit Yosemite National Park annually.