Your official guide to Calaveras County
The Butte Fire is now 100% contained. If you plan on visiting this week, smile, wave or give a thumbs up to any fire or emergency personnel you see ... they have done an amazing job for Calaveras!
All tourism destinations are back open for business and looking forward to your visit! We have a large number and variety of events on our current events calendar and many have a Butte Fire fundraising element. Look for this graphic if you'd like to attend a fun event that also helps the recovery effort.
For those wishing to donate funds toward relief efforts for the Butte Fire, the Calaveras Community Foundation has set up a Disaster Relief Fund focusing on post-event recovery. On their home page, click the PayPal button to make a donation, and indicate "DRF" in the PayPal comment box.
The Resource Connection is also accepting financial donations for Butte Fire victims. For small/individual donations, please call 916-993-7080. For large, group or corporate donations, please call Laura Thompson at 916-993-7082.
The Calaveras County Association of Realtors is working on finding temporary housing for those who've lost their homes and are also looking for donations. Visit their facebook page for more information: facebook.com/calaverasrealtors.
For those seeking additional information visit Calaveras County Government's Butte Fire Recovery Facebook page.
Editors Note: Although part of California Cavern’s above ground landscape was burned by the recent Butte Fire, the underground environment in this enchanting cavern is completely unaffected and guided tours have reopened. Calaveras County draws people for many reasons. For me the area is my gateway to the High Sierra. I’m what you might call a mountain nerd. […]
As the grape harvest wraps up, we received some great news from Vina Moda that their 2012 Barbera has been awarded a gold medal and Best in Class in the 2015 Sunset International Wine Competition (see the full list of winners). The Value of Wine Contests We asked wine maker Nathan Vader about the competition […]
Disasters have a way of bringing out the best in people. This month, as Calaveras and Amador counties were hammered by the Butte Fire, the people of these communities rallied and rolled up their sleeves to help out in any way they could. Many of you who were not here sent your support and prayers […]
This video by Lanee Lee Neil and Lindsey Taub, featuring a trip to Calaveras County is part of an ongoing adventure travel series on the Youtube travel site “Video Vixens”. Twinned with their Voyage Vixens website designed to inspire women to travel, you can find read more of their inspiring travel stories here: voyagevixens.com Full […]
The Washington Post ran an article on August 17th, 2015 citing a USDA study of all 3,111 counties in the contiguous United States ranking them in scenic beauty and climate. The purpose of this study was to predict the movement of rural populations across the nation based on desirability of location. Calaveras County ranked […]