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A new attraction adds to the joy of visiting and living in the gateway to Yosemite National Park. The warm scent of cedar and pine welcomes visitors through the doors of Yosemite Axe Throwing. The target lanes and countertops are built from reclaimed wood from a local fire scar. The effect brings the outdoors inside and the enjoyment of timber sports to a brand new audience. If you enjoy hiking and the outdoors, you are going to love this!

“Nervous to try this? Don’t worry about it,” laughs Nate Hodges, owner of Yosemite Axe Throwing. “Throwing axes has been a passion of mine since I was young. My goal is to create a space where others have the chance to get involved in axe throwing and experience the fun of competition. My daughters have a blast doing this, and their school friends are excited to try.”

The club is open for ages eight and older, seven days a week.  This experience is perfect for family outings, corporate parties, birthday parties, bachelor and bachelorette parties.

Nate Hodges and his team are happy to help coach newcomers to the experience. All skill levels are welcome. Nate knows a thing or two about competing in timber sports. You can watch him attracting new fans to the competition at the STIHL Regional Timber Sports finals, where he is a member of the U.S. National Team. Nate currently holds the U.S. record in the Springboard Chop competition. His excitement for timber sports shines bright. Once again this July, the mountain town of North Fork, California hosts the 61st annual Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree. Watch as Nate defends his consecutive wins on a national stage. The highly entertaining, two-day event celebrates all things lumberjack.

After winning two championships with the World Axe Throwing League (W.A.T.L.), Nate has decided to expand access to the sport to more people from all walks of life. Yosemite Axe Throwing is open now. No experience is necessary to join the league. The new season for the W.A.T.L. begins at 6 P.M. Tuesday, January 14. Learn a new skill and have fun competing for a cash prize.

General admission is $30 for one hour of unlimited throwing. Groups of up to 50 are welcome for private events. Enjoy delicious soul food at Smokehouse 41 BBQ, next door. Then chop it up at Yosemite Axe Throwing.

Locals, visitors to Yosemite National Park and Bass Lake should not miss this authentic new attraction. It will have you calling, “Timber!” Then calling your friends to recommend they give axe throwing a try, too.