World Famous Establishment Nestled in the Sierra Nevada Foothills
At an elevation just above 2,600 feet, the town of North Fork, a community of approximately 3,600 area residents, sits six miles from Bass Lake and 40 minutes from the southern entrance to Yosemite National Park. It is the gateway to the historic Sierra Vista Scenic Byway, a road that offers stunning panoramic views of the central Sierra Nevada Mountains. Nestled in a small valley at 2,600 feet, North Fork is located at the exact center of California, a point finally settled with the help of modern technology a decade ago.
North Fork -- named for its position on Willow Creek -- was the original territory of Mono Indians, hunter-gatherers who traded with other American Indians in Central California. North Fork riches stem from its mining history during the gold rush, then the bustling lumber industry now is a best kept secret for great outdoor vacations.