Coarsegold is a former Gold Rush community with homes for rent that are perfect for families who want small town charm. The closest large city is Madera, which is over 30 miles away. Coarsegold has plenty of family-friendly fun to offer far from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Facts for Renters About Coarsegold
Coarsegold has gone through many name changes since it began. Some of the names it used to hold were: Texas Flat, Oro Grosso, Michaels and Gold Clutch. The current name comes from the nearby Coarse Gold Creek.
The community was part of the California Gold Rush after large nuggets were found in the creek. One of the earliest gold nuggets found was worth $15,000, and over $1.5 million worth of gold has been mined in the region.
The Chukchansi Indians have lived in the area for over 12,000 years. They have their own reservation in Coarsegold called the Picayune Rancheria. The Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino has both table games and slots, and offers amenities like spas, bars and luxury suites. There residents can play, catch a show or relax and get pampered.
The region is perfect for camping and hiking, with Yosemite north of the community and the Yosemite South/Coarsegold KOA within the community itself. Bass Lake is about a 30 minute drive away and is ideal for those who want to go fishing.
Resources for Renters
The Coarsegold website has information for renters on local events, services and recreational opportunities.
This community has a rich history. Those interested in learning more can check the Historic Coarsegold Village Web page, which has locations of the village as well as articles and videos.