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Wassama Round House | State Historic Park - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

42877 Round House Rd, Ahwahnee, CA 93601, USA

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About Wassama Round House | State Historic Park

The Wassama Round House State Historic Park is in the Sierra Nevada foothills, in Madera County of central California. It preserves the traditional meeting place of the Southern Sierra Miwok people. Here, ancient customs of local Native California Indians are honored and passed down to younger generations.The Wassama Roundhouse is a reconstruction built in 1985 upon the location of four previous such houses.


Attractions Near Wassama Round House | State Historic Park

Lewis Creek National Recreation Trail
Lewis Creek National Recreation Trail9km from Wassama Round House | State Historic Park
Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad
Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad11.08km from Wassama Round House | State Historic Park

The Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad is a historic 3 ft narrow gauge railroad with two operating steam train locomotives located near Fish Camp, California. you can climb aboard covered or open-air cars pulled by a vintage Shay steam engine to experience the sights and sounds of a bygone era. Afterward, see if you can strike it rich by panning for gold in an authentic sluice box. A prospector is on-site to show you how.

Bass Lake
Bass Lake13.21km from Wassama Round House | State Historic Park

Bass Lake is one of California's premier boating, swimming and sailing lakes. It is nearly five miles long and is surrounded by beautiful pine trees. Boat launching facilities, mooring and rentals are available at several Bass Lake marinas.Most of the land around the lake is part of the Sierra National Forest. The U.S. Forest Service designated the lake an official Recreation Area and has developed campgrounds and picnic areas on the south shore of the lake.

Nelder Grove
Nelder Grove13.26km from Wassama Round House | State Historic Park

A Giant sequoia grove located in the western Sierra Nevada within the Sierra National Forest, in Madera County, California. It contains a number of sequoia stumps, remaining from when the grove's ancient trees were logged in the late 1870s to 1890s.

Willow Creek Trailhead
Willow Creek Trailhead14.12km from Wassama Round House | State Historic Park

The Willow Creek Trailhead is a signed site with a restroom and registration box. It provides access to the 300 trails of the Danskin Trail System. This trail is great for birding, hiking, and walking, and it's unlikely you'll encounter many other people while exploring.

Fresno Dome
Fresno Dome18.55km from Wassama Round House | State Historic Park

Fresno Dome is better defined by the Mono Indians as "the greeting place". The dome as known to the Mono Indians as "the greeting place". John Muir encountered Fresno Dome, calling it "Wamello", in the 1870s, and used its summit to locate Fresno Grove.The campground is a favorite spot for deer hunters and is largely empty other than during deer season.

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Madera is the Spanish term for wood. The county derives its name from the town of Madera, named when the California Lumber Company built a log flume to carry lumber to the Central Pacific Railroad there in 1876.

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