Location & TravelEcco Yosemite

Think Mountains! The Evergreen Conference Center, Oakhurst (ECCO) is located on the north side of the beautiful mountain village of Oakhurst, California. This is in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in eastern central California just south of Yosemite National Park. The air is clear and clean, the streams and lakes sparkle in the sun, and winters are mild, summers cool. Is it any wonder, with this atmosphere, that we have so many organizations returning again and again to our scenic conference center?

The ECCO area brings the peace and quiet you desire for successful focus on your conference information, and yet the mountain area is abuzz with things to do, sites to see, and all sorts of year 'round recreational opportunities. Even here at home, we have many activities. See our Recreation page for a few starter ideas!

Traveling to ECCO

Flying

The nearest major airport is Fresno-Yosemite International Airport. Fresno is one hour's drive from ECCO. Rental cars are available from most major companies.

Driving

From Southern California:
Take Interstate 5 north to Hwy 99. Take Hwy 99 north to Fresno. In Fresno take Hwy 41 north toward Yosemite. You will go up into the Sierra foothills and then drop down into the valley where Oakhurst is located. Although you will stay on Hwy 41, your first landmark will be the traffic signal at Hwy 41 and Hwy 49. Continue north, toward Yosemite, approximately 4 miles. ECCO will be on the right-hand side of the road and is the first driveway after the big Sierra Sky Ranch neon sign. (We share the driveway with Christ Church.) Follow the signs one mile back to the conference center.

From Northern California (Sacramento, etc):
Take Hwy 99 south to Merced. Exit on Hwy 140 eastbound, toward Mariposa/Yosemite. Stay on Hwy 140 until you come to the intersection of Hwy 49 (approximately 50 miles). Turn right on Hwy 49. Turn left on Hwy 41 in Oakhurst. Continue north, toward Yosemite, approximately 4 miles. ECCO will be on the right-hand side of the road and is the first driveway after the big Sierra Sky Ranch neon sign. (We share the driveway with Christ Church.) Follow the signs one mile back to the conference center.

From San Francisco International Airport (Option 1):
Take Hwy 101 south toward San Jose. Exit on Hwy 152 eastbound toward Gilroy. Stay on Hwy 152 until it merges with Hwy 99 southbound. In Madera, exit on Cleveland Avenue. Turn left at the end of the offramp, then turn right on Cleveland. Turn left on Hwy 145 (about 2 miles). Go about 15 miles to Hwy 41. Turn left and go approximately 26 miles. Although you will stay on Hwy 41, your first landmark will be the traffic signal at Hwy 41 and Hwy 49. Continue north on Hwy 41, toward Yosemite, approximately 4 miles. ECCO will be on the right-hand side of the road and is the first driveway after the big Sierra Sky Ranch neon sign. (We share the driveway with Christ Church.) Follow the signs one mile back to the conference center.

From San Francisco International Airport (Option 2):
From SFO go either to Oakland or across the Hayward Bridge (92) to Hwy 580. Travel 580 east (toward Stockton) to Hwy 205 (toward Stockton) east to Hwy 120 (Manteca) to Hwy 99 (Fresno/LA). Travel south on 99 to Merced, exit Hwy 140 east to Mariposa. Turn right onto Hwy 49, follow Hwy 49 to Hwy 41 at Oakhurst. Turn left onto Hwy 41 and travel north about 4 miles. Sign/entrance to ECCO is on the right side of Hwy 41, just after the big Sierra Sky Ranch neon sign. Drive 1 mile back to the conference center.

From Fresno-Yosemite International Airport to ECCO:
From FYI turn left on Clinton Avenue. Clinton becomes Peach Avenue at McKinley. Continue straight on Peach to Fwy 180 onramp. Turn right at the onramp to Fwy 180 headed westbound. Merge onto Hwy 41 northbound (toward Yosemite). Stay on Hwy 41 for approximately 45 miles. You will drop down into a valley where the town of Oakhurst is located. At the traffic signal at the intersection of Hwy 41 and Hwy 49, YOU WILL NOT TURN. This is just for identification purposes. Stay on Hwy 41 approximately 4 miles. ECCO is on the right. Look for the large "Sierra Sky Ranch" neon sign. Ours is the first driveway after the SSR sign.

From the Eastern Sierra over Tioga Road
(Open only part of the year — be sure to check ahead for road closures from October through June.)
From Hwy 395 take Hwy 120 westbound. You will travel through some of the most beautiful parts of Yosemite, dropping down into Yosemite Valley. Watch the signs for Hwy 41 southbound. Take Hwy 41 southbound toward Oakhurst. (It will be 1 to 1-1/2 hours’ driving time from Yosemite Valley.) After exiting the park’s south gate, travel approximately 12 miles. ECCO will be on the left, after the turn to Cedar Valley Road. Watch carefully because the signs are a little hard to see from this direction. Keep an eye out for the Christ Church sign, since we share a parking lot with them. Once you’ve turned into the Christ Church parking lot, follow the signs one mile back to ECCO.

 

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