Yucaipa in San Bernardino County is one of California's newest cities with one of the county's oldest structure, the Yucaipa Adobe. Founded in November 27, 1989. It is located in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains, home to Southern California's mountain resort lake and winter snow ski vacations at Big Bear Lake and Lake Arrowhead. 80 miles east of Los Angeles and 10 miles east of San Bernardino
The residents feel their city is a hidden gem, experiencing cooler temperatures than the nearby valley areas. 14 City Parks, an equestrian arena and a municipal pool, as well as a state park and a 200-acre regional park with 3 lakes for swimming, boating, and fishing, plus campgrounds and playgrounds provide a healthy outdoor environment for visitors and residents.
The I-10, a major east-west interstate highway, bisects the City with three interchanges in Yucaipa.
Places to Visit:
Mousley Museum of Natural History 35308 Panorama Drive, Yucaipa 909/790-3163
Yucaipa Adobe was built in 1842 and is marked by California Historical Landmark #528. It is possibly the oldest house in San Bernardino County. Diego Sepúlveda, nephew of Antonio María Lugo, built the structure on part of the Rancho San Bernardino (granted to the Lugos in 1842). It formerly was under the land control of San Gabriel Mission. The Rancho suffered losses of cattle and horses from raids by Native Americans coming through Cajon Pass and Banning Pass from the deserts.
Eventually, they sold the Rancho to Mormon settlers in September 1851. The Adobe's later owners included John Brown, Sr., James W. Waters, and the Dunlap family; it was acquired by San Bernardino County in 1955. 32183 Kentucky Street, Yucaipa, CA. sbcounty.gov
Yucaipa Regional Park 33900 Oak Glen Road, Yucaipa 909/790-3127
Yucaipa Valley Golf Club 33725 Chapman Heights Rd., Yucaipa 909/790-6522
Wildwood Canyon State Park