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Description - Wassama Round House State Historic Park is located in the Sierra foothills. The site is used by local Native Americans as a ceremonial meeting place.

Attractions - Wassama Round House State Historic Park is located in the Sierra foothills. The site is used by local Native Americans as a ceremonial meeting place.

Recreation - Operated by the Wassama Association, the park features special events and tours. Gathering Day, held the second Saturday in July, includes demonstrations of dancing, crafts and basket weaving. Call the park for more information.

Climate - The High Sierra generally experiences warm, dry summers and cold, wet winters. Weather can change rapidly during all seasons of the year. Elevation plays a major role in temperature and precipitation. This precipitation falls mainly from October through April. At higher elevations, it comes mostly in the form of snow. A snowpack from 5-10 feet or more is usually present from December to May at elevations above 6,500 feet. Winter temperatures below zero and summer temperatures above 100 degrees indicate the normal seasonal spread. Clouds can build up during the summer to produce spectacular thunderstorm activity. It is wise to pack for any season with clothing that can be "layered", ready to peel off or add on as the thermometer dictates. Always include some kind of rain gear.

Location - The park is five miles northwest of Oakhurst off Highway 49.


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Contact Information:
San Joaquin District Headquarters, P.O. Box 205, 5290 Millerton Road , Friant, CA, 93626, Phone: 559-822-2332, Fax: 209-822-2319

Additional Information:
California's Historic Sites - This section includes the major historic sites within California. California's rich history is showcased in its many historic sites and monuments.
High Sierra State Parks and Recreation Areas - The High Sierra Region, located in central California, stretches westward from Nevada to Yosemite National Park. Lake Tahoe, eight state parks, two state historic parks, three state recreational areas, and a state reserve.

Links:
California State Parks - Official agency website.

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