Location & Transportation

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Eastern Madera County boasts the distinction of being the official geographical center of California. It extends from the base of the foothills at Highway 145 in Madera County into the High Sierra Mountains. We’re just minutes away from international attractions like Yosemite National Park and the San Joaquin Valley.

Oakhurst has the second largest population in the county. ACTION (Action Committee To Incorporate Oakhurst Now) is working toward incorporation, a move endorsed by the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce as the right response for effective business and residential growth.

But our location in these gorgeous foothills does not isolate Eastern Madera County from transportation hubs. Fresno, 45 minutes away, is the heart of transportation for the center of California. Recent improvements along two key traffic arteries – highways 49 and 41 – include signals at Highway 41/49, Highway 41/Road 426 and on Highway 49 between the Vons and Raley's Shopping centers; and a new two-lane bridge with turn lane on Road 426.

Other transportation options also offer fast service and modern conveniences:

• Rail: Southern Pacific and Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe (AT&SF) main lines pass through Madera and Fresno, each with frequent and expanding Amtrak service.

• Air: Fresno Yosemite International (FYI) Airport, about an hour from Oakhurst, provides major airport access for both freight and passenger service. There are also general aviation airports in Madera and in Mariposa, 45 miles and 35 miles away respectively.

• Bus: Madera Gray Line provides year-round passenger service twice daily to Fresno, Oakhurst and Yosemite, and Greyhound serves Fresno. Madera County Connection provides round-trip services twice daily from Bass Lake and Oakhurst to Madera and the Children’s Hospital Central California.



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