Fern Spring – Yosemite National Park CA

Description

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) landscaped Fern Spring, creating an attractive, naturalistic rock garden and planting a variety of ferns, wildflowers, and ground covers.

A log guardrail was installed to define the parking area and log seats were placed in the woods around the spring to improve the popular spot. The original wooden structures have been replaced or disappeared over time.

Fern Spring had been a sacred site for the native people of Yosemite Valley, long before the park was created in 1863.

To this day, Fern Spring is a favorite stopping point for Yosemite visitors. It is located just beyond the Pohono Bridge on the way into Yosemite Valley toward Bridalveil Falls.

Source notes

Lois Orr, THE CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS (CCC) IN YOSEMITE.   

Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on October 23, 2017.
Additional contributions by Richard Walker.

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Location Info


Fern Spring
Yosemite National Park , CA 94389

Coordinates: 37.7152048, -119.665723

2 comments on “Fern Spring – Yosemite National Park CA

  1. Rosemary MacCallum

    Does fern spring run above ground anywhere?
    Where is the source of fern spring?

  2. Andrew laverdiere

    Hi Rosemary, the source of the spring is right there at the pool.

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