Merced River Recreation Management Area, Near Midpines, California
Briceburg Visitor Center does not offer reservations through Recreation.gov. Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!
This historic stone building was built in 1926 as Highway 140 (the All-Weather Highway) into Yosemite was being built. Originally it was a general store for locals and tourist. Gasoline pumps were later added, and it served as a lodging inn and soda fountain over the years.
The BLM acquired the property in the 1980's and refurbished the building to its near-original condition to be used as a visitor center. So please stop by for information about the BLM, Merced River Recreation Management Area and campgrounds, maps, books, and local history. This small visitor center is relaxed and inviting. Come on in for a conversation with local staff about Briceburg and the Greater Yosemite Area.
This Visitor Center is only open seasonally in spring and summer (first week of May through Labor Day).
Emergency phone available.
LOCATION: Where the highway meets the river ... Hwy 140 at the Merced Wild & Scenic River. Twelve (12) miles east on Highway 140 from the Mariposa Visitor Bureau stop sign.
The Briceburg Day-Use Area and Put-in and/or Take-out is located just north of the Visitor Center and offers access to the Wild & Scenic Merced River (Class III-IV).
Return To: BLM, Mother Lode Field Office