The Famous Talking Bear, a historic landmark located in Oakhurst, California near Yosemite National Park, is a stone replica of a bear and "talks" about the California Grizzly while promoting respect for the forest and wildlife and making a plea for conservation of the forest and forest creatures.

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Away Travel Expert: Emily Kaufman
FamilyExpert Rating 3.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children of all ages
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  • Since 1923, Oakhurst's famed fiberglass bear has provided a fun photo op and waxed poetic about the long-gone California Grizzly
  • This is a perfect stop on your way to the southern entrance to Yosemite; pick up camping supplies and provisions in Oakhurst
  • At nearby Bass Lake, 14 miles from Yosemite, the water reaches 80 degrees in summer and there's great family camping

The intersection of Highway 41 and Road 426
Oakhurst, California 93644
Price: free

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