Chuckchansi Casino

Chuckchansi Casino is the closest Indian gambling casino to Yosemite National Park. Also known as Chuckchansi Gold Resort. It is right on the way to Yosemite National Park if you are coming through the south entrance on Highway 41.

Located in the city of Coarsegold, California, it is just a 45 minute drive north of Fresno and a 1 hour and 15 minute drive to Yosemite Valley. From Chuckchansi, driving for 40 minutes will get you to the gate of Yosemite National Park and 5 minutes farther will take you to the beautiful Mariposa Grove of trees.

The grove of giant Mariposa trees is home to some of the tallest trees in the world. If you are coming this route, take the time to see the big trees in Mariposa Grove. A good number of these trees are more than 2,000 years old.

After seeing the big trees in Mariposa Grove, you'll enter Yosemite Valley through the tunnel, which is a stunning first view of Yosemite National Park. Let me just say to you to do your best to go arrive at the tunnel during day light hours. You'll miss the great view if you come at night :) And, if you can get here before 10 am, there is typically no crowds. This allows for great pictures and a quite moment to take the scenery in.

Chuckchansi is a beautiful California Casino and Hotel. They have 2,000 of the latest and greatest slot machines and 42 table games. All of the rooms are modern, up to date, clean and have flat screen televisions.

When we stay a week at a time in Yosemite, we usually take one evening and drive to the casino for a nice dinner and a little bit of gambling and then drive back into Yosemite. It's a nice quiet drive and the food here is excellent :)

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Chuckchansi casino is a very nice hotel with several excellent restaurants inside. I have stayed here many times and I have never been disappointed :) The food is outstanding. There is a day spa and an indoor/outdoor swimming pool for rest and relaxation.

Just like most casinos, several times a year they have some well known singers, comedians and entertainment shows on the premises. Summer months bring in some well known entertainment. I figure the entertainers don't mind coming to work because they'll take a day or two and go see Yosemite before they leave:)

Like all other casinos, once you are here, you can sign up for your free players card. You can use the player card while gambling and earn points. Points can be exchanged for free gifts, meals and future hotel stays.

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