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Carlon Meadow

Carlon Meadow

Carlon Meadow is located off the Hetch Hetchy Road, just inside the park’s western boundary. It was once part of an extensive lodging complex that included the Carl Inn. All that remained of the inn were bits of foundation, eroding asphalt and extensive earthworks that interrupted the natural drainage of what was once a beautiful meadow. With Conservancy support, old asphalt roads, parking pads, and exposed pipes and concrete footings were removed, and natural contours were re-established. As a result, the river can move more within its natural floodplain, allowing for the expansion of sensitive wetland habitat. Visitors to Carlon Meadow now enjoy a more natural, flourishing ecosystem.

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