Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

Basic Information

Address: 56001 HWY 41 Fish Camp, CA 93623
Phone Number: (559) 683-7273
Person of Contact: Reservations

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Additional Information

4th Grade Field Trip!!!
The Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad (YMSPRR) is a fun-filled excursion for the entire class, located only 10 minutes from the southern entrance of Yosemite National Park off of Highway 41. The historic railroad offers train rides, gold panning, an on-site rail museum, and a fun gifts & collectibles store. Open April through November.

YMSPRR's experience and historical focus fit perfectly into the California Dept of Education's History-Social Science Framework. See https://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/hs/cf/documents/hssfwchapter7.pdf

Student Experience
With a tremendous focus on historical preservation and interpretation, YMSPRR offers students a unique view into California's logging and railroading past. They will get to experience the sights, sounds and smells of the logging operations which took place on the very tracks that hauled lumber from the Sierras and shipped off to a worldwide market between the late 1800's and 1930's.

  • Train Ride - Ride behind an authentic "Shay" steam locomotive, a unique design which specialized in logging and mining operations. You'll be riding in an open-air car while the conductor teaches the history of the Madera Sugar Pine Lumber Company, of the railroad, and of the natural history of the Sierra Naitonal Forest.
  • Gold Panning - Students dip their hands into history and relive the excitement of the California Gold Rush when they pan for gold in our authentic sluice boxes. The prospector will teach them the proper techniques just like the 49ers used so they, too, will be yelling, "Eureka!"
  • Thornberry Museum - The Thornberry Museum offers a rich look into the history of the Sugar Pine Railroad, and the logging industry in Oakhurst and Yosemite including artifacts and detailed stories.

Monday-Friday on regularly scheduled trains (check date before booking at http://ymsprr.com).

***Email info@ymsprr.com or call (559)683-7273 to confirm pricing below***

TRAIN RIDE ONLY: $17 adults, $9 child (3-12), $11 high school students

TRAIN RIDE + GOLD PANNING: $25 adults, $17 child (3-12), $19 high school students