Outdoor Fun

Coyote Hill

Rope Spider Web

Nature Trail

Sunset Point

Hanging Out at the Evergreen

It’s time to get outside and play, so we’ve sprinkled all sorts of surprises throughout the Evergreen.  From bocce ball to Geocaching, horseshoes to hammocks, you can dream up all sorts of ways to play.

  • Coyote Hill – Coyote Hill is a 3,000 square foot outdoor event area used for nightly guest activities including barbecues, campfires, s’mores and sing-alongs. It is also home to our outdoor movie theater. Coyote Hill is also available for private group functions such as reunions, rehearsal dinners, and meetings.
  • Kids Playground – Located in Lupine village is our nature-oriented playground designed by Ron Holthuysen of Scientific Art Studio[TM1]. This unique kid’s area was hand constructed with material from fallen trees on our property and features a two-level tree fort, 15′ climb-on spider web, tree swings and more.
  • Horseshoes & Bocce – Test your skills with these classic outdoor games designed for adults and kids alike. Our horseshoe pits and bocce court are located in Cedar Village.
  • Nature Trail – Our onsite nature trail meanders through the forest surrounding the lodge. The ¾ mile long trail provides a great way to explore the property while learning about the area’s nature, wildlife, and natural history.
  • Forest Disc Golf Course – A nine hole course (well, baskets really) that’s beginner friendly and easy to navigate. There’s both an expert and a novice level of play to choose from conveniently located just across the road from the Main Lodge Restaurant and Tavern. The entire course takes under an hour to play lending itself perfectly for a quick and easy game to bring the entire family together!
  • Sunset Point – Along the western edge of the property is Sunset Point, which provides a serene, beautiful setting for sunset viewing and stargazing, complete with seating and a great view.
  • Swimming Pool Area with a hot tub and a pool bar.
  • Campfire area located outside the Recreation Center in the Main Plaza and in the Custom Camping campground
  • Kids’ Zipline, life-size chess set, bag toss, and other games sprinkled throughout the property.
  • Hammocks hung between trees throughout the property
  • Benches, picnic tables and other cozy outdoor spaces
  • At neighboring Camp Mather, swimming, tennis and other activities are also available.
  • In addition, the Evergreen offers a variety of Evening Activities and Recreation Programs.
  • GPS Guided Recreation / Geocaching
    Geocaching is a fun adventure game that combines nature exploration and high technology. Simply defined, geocaching is a GPS navigated treasure hunt! For those interested in staying “close to home”, we’ve created the Evergreen Geocaching Course. Those looking to enhance their exploration of the Park can take advantage of Yosemite Area Geocaching.  We also have Garmin GPS devices available for rent.

Evergreen Geocaching Course

Explore the Evergreen’s 20-acre property by tackling our very own geocaching course. It’s a great way to spend an hour after a day in Yosemite. We’ve hidden a number of unique caches throughout our 20-acre property. Each cache (hidden container) has a cool little prize as well as nature, history and other interesting information inside. We’ll assist you with a short tutorial so you understand the basics of using a GPS. You then use the GPS as your guide to find each cache and investigate its contents. The course takes 45-90 minutes to complete and is a great way for kids, families or couples to have fun, learn how to use a GPS device and get to know the history and nature of the property.

Yosemite Area Geocaching

Grab a GPS device and become your own guide on a geocaching adventure to different parts of the Yosemite area. Geocaching allows you to find specific destinations or follow pre-determined courses created by other ‘Geocachers’ to both familiar and secret spots in the area. Caches often include clues, hints and educational information to make your experience more fun and rewarding.

We can assist you with a short tutorial so you understand the basics of using a GPS and are ready to begin your virtual treasure hunt and discovery of Yosemite. You choose which area caches you will pursue, which can include visits to waterfalls, swimming holes, vista, and other unique locales.

Note: always carry a map with you as a GPS does not replace the need for this item.

If you would like more information, please call our Recreation Department at (209)­ 379-2606 x3, email us, or send a Recreation Request.