How to Visit
For day or overnight visits, please email:
Are you interested in volunteering at Meherana during your visit? Come join us at one of our Service Weekends, which are usually held during the 3rd weekend of every month.
For more information about the Service Weekends and the various other service projects available at Meherana, please send an email to our Volunteer Coordinator.
Meherana Guidelines on Covid-19
For those of you eager to visit, the Meherana Board of Directors has established guidelines to safely move forward and ease the COVID-19 protocols for overnight guests. Individual retreat will be allowed on a limited basis and Baba's Cabin will be open to one family/group bubble at a time.
What are the restrictions?
Face masks are now optional in most areas of California for those who are fully vaccinated. Please review the CDPH guidelines:
What's the Covid situation?
The Mariposa Public Health Department announced last week that there are now a few cases of the Delta variant in Mariposa with concern that it might spread. It is being closely monitored and the following guidance has been given: CDPH https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/guidance-for-face-coverings.aspx
What can visitors to Meherana expect?
Although we are easing restrictions, please be aware that COVID-19 is still spreading in this country and around the world, especially the new variants. Travel increases the spread of the virus and your chances of contracting it.
Please understand that Meherana cannot be responsible if you contract Covid-19 while visiting and please do not travel if you are sick!
If you do plan to travel to Meherana...
Continue to wash your hands. with soap, especially before handling or preparing food. Also, if other guests feel it is safer to wear a mask and socially distance, please do respect their decision. Thank you!
In His love and service,
Meherana Board of Directors
From the South: Take Hwy. 99 North to the Plainsburg Road exit (about 7 miles north of Chowchilla, and 1 mile past the Harvey Pettit Road exit as you travel north). Follow Plainsburg Road into the town of Planada and turn right on Hwy. 140…
From the North: Take Hwy. 99 South to Merced, and take the turnoff for Hwy. 140 East (to Yosemite), this is the second Hwy. 140 exit…
…then, from either direction:
Travel east on Hwy. 140 about 25 miles, through Cathey’s Valley and up a steep hill. Just past Mt. Bullion Cutoff Road, look for a small building on the left side of the road. Meherana is 2 miles past this building, on the right side. About 100 feet before the Meherana entrance, on the right side, there is a blue “Adopt a Highway” sign. Slow down quickly when you see this sign and look for the Meherana entrance on your right.
Prior to visiting Meherana, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Once your visit is confirmed, arrangements will be made for one of our volunteers to meet you on your arrival at Meherana. Further information about your visit — including contact information — will be emailed to you prior to your visit.