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
• 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.