El Portal Community Profile - PMZ Real Estate

About El Portal

Located along State Route 140 by the Merced River, El Portal, lies in the western boundary of Yosemite National Park and is partly under the administrative jurisdiction of the park.

The community buildings in El Portal consists of a post office, a small school, and a community center. It has town businesses, which includes two hotels, a gas station, and a small general store.

El Portal has been added to the National Register of Historic Places and is the terminus of the Yosemite Valley Railroad and the entrance to the park.