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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to El Portal.

This page contains seven sections:

Around El Portal ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Merced. It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the southwest of El Portal. Merced has a population of 83,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Atwater. It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the southwest of El Portal and has a population of 29,400 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from El Portal and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Angels City   [Map]   ---   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Angels   [Map]   3,807   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Chowchilla   [Map]   18,558   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Mammoth Lakes   [Map]   8,132   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Sonora   [Map]   4,857   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirDistance
Ahwahnee   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Bear Valley   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bootjack   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Coulterville   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Curry Village   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Darrah   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Fish Camp   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Jerseydale   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Mariposa   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Mather   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Midpines   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Mount Bullion   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
Wawona   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Yosemite Valley   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Yosemite Village   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]

For more communities neighboring El Portal, please visit our County-by-County Page for El Portal.

Mariposa County ...

El Portal is located in Mariposa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Mariposa County: Madera, Merced, Mono, Stanislaus & Tuolumne. The eastern boundary of the county is defined by the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Curious and Interesting Names Near El Portal ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for El Portal.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for El Portal ...

Looking for more information about El Portal? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for El Portal, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for El Portal.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around El Portal. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of El Portal. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of California

    California Tourism
    Parks for California

    Fishing in California
    Hunting in California

TripAdvisor Link for:

    California Statewide Tourism
    El Portal Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for El Portal


National Park Service (NPS) sites in California

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in California

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in California

Airports Near El Portal ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to El Portal.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Mariposa - Yosemite Airport (FAA ID: MPI)   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Pine Mountain Lake Airport (FAA ID: E45)   [Map]   WNW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Lee Vining Airport (FAA ID: O24)   [Map]   ENE   41 miles [66 km]
Columbia Airport (FAA ID: O22)   [Map]   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to El Portal.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from El Portal. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Fresno Yosemite Intl.  (FAT/KFAT)   [Map]   S   62 miles [99.8 km]
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.  (SJC/KSJC)   [Map]   W   119 miles [191.5 km]
Sacramento Intl.  (SMF/KSMF)   [Map]   NW   120 miles [193.1 km]
Reno / Tahoe Intl.  (RNO/KRNO)   [Map]   N   125 miles [201.2 km]
Metro Oakland Intl.  (OAK/KOAK)   [Map]   W   133 miles [214 km]
San Francisco Intl.  (SFO/KSFO)   [Map]   W   141 miles [226.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Merced Muni.  (MCE/KMCE)   [Map]   WSW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Mammoth Yosemite Airport  (ICAO: KMMH)   [Map]   E   51 miles [82.1 km]
Modesto City - Co. Airport  (MOD/KMOD)   [Map]   W   64 miles [103 km]
Stockton Metro Airport  (SCK/KSCK)   [Map]   WNW   80 miles [128.7 km]
Visalia Muni.  (VIS/KVIS)   [Map]   SSE   96 miles [154.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Mariposa - Yosemite Airport (FAA ID: MPI)   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Pine Mountain Lake Airport (FAA ID: E45)   [Map]   WNW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Lee Vining Airport (FAA ID: O24)   [Map]   ENE   41 miles [66 km]
Columbia Airport (FAA ID: O22)   [Map]   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Fresno Yosemite Intl.   (FAT/KFAT)   [Map]
  Website for Fresno Yosemite International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.   (SJC/KSJC)   [Map]
  Website for Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Visalia Muni.   (VIS/KVIS)   [Map]
  Website for Visalia Municipal Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sacramento Mather Airport   (ICAO: KMHR)   [Map]
  Website for Sacramento Mather Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sacramento Exec.   (SAC/KSAC)   [Map]
  Website for Sacramento Executive Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Castle Airport   (ICAO: KMER)   [Map]
  Website for Castle Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sacramento Intl.   (SMF/KSMF)   [Map]
  Website for Sacramento International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Madera Muni.   (ICAO: KMAE)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Reno / Tahoe Intl.   (RNO/KRNO)   [Map]
  Website for Reno / Tahoe International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Metro Oakland Intl.   (OAK/KOAK)   [Map]
  Website for Metropolitan Oakland International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
San Francisco Intl.   (SFO/KSFO)   [Map]
  Website for San Francisco International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Merced Muni.   (MCE/KMCE)   [Map]
  Website for Merced Municipal Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mammoth Yosemite Airport   (ICAO: KMMH)   [Map]
  Website for Mammoth Yosemite Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Modesto City - Co. Airport   (MOD/KMOD)   [Map]
  Website for Modesto City - County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Stockton Metro Airport   (SCK/KSCK)   [Map]
  Website for Stockton Metropolitan Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for El Portal. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Mariposa County: www.mariposacounty.org/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for El Portal.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- El Portal) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for El Portal. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from El Portal

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in El Portal. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6755, Longitude: -119.7825     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>When we are planning a trip (for example, to El Portal), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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