Groveland, California

Groveland was first established in 1848 and was originally known as “Garrote,” the Spanish word for “death by strangulation.” It was one of three mining camps in the area, along with Big Oak Flat and Second Garrote. After the Gold Rush, residents decided to give their town a more respectable image with a new name. They named the town Groveland, because it was the Massachusetts hometown of one of the town’s prominent citizens.

Groveland is home to the Iron Door Saloon, the oldest continuously operating saloon in California, the historic Groveland Hotel, and just 26 miles away, Yosemite National Park.

Iron Door Saloon

Groveland Restaurants

Cocina Michoacana

Iron Door Saloon

Groveland Hotel

Hotel Charlotte

Two Guys Pizza Pies

Pine Mountain Lake Grill

Other Area Restaurants

Priest Station

Lucky Buck Café

Evergreen Lodge

Rush Creek Lodge

Charlotte Tavern
Ranch Revived Decor

Local Shops & Attractions

Groveland Museum

Mary Lavaroni Park

Rainbow Pools

Ranch Revived Decor

Serendipity Gifts & Antiques

Mountain Sage Nursery & Gallery

Tuolumne River Rafting

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