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San Andreas Area: California Cavern, State Historic Landmark

Originally called Mammoth Cave, California Cavern was California’s first show cave and is its longest cavern system. Depending on the season, the guided cavern walk tour can be 45 minutes to 80 minutes long featuring an enchanting trail with beautiful crystalline cave formations in historical and recently discovered pristine areas. The cavern walking tour takes you through several passageways into …

Calaveras County Scavenger Hunt

We partnered with a company called Let’s Roam to develop a scavenger hunt smart phone app at no cost to us with the goal of driving more pedestrian visits to downtown Angels Camp to help support historic downtown businesses and give visitors more to see and do. In exchange, Let’s Roam charges a fee to players. What’s surprising is that …

San Andreas Area: California Cavern Gift Shop

The California Cavern gift shop and visitors center offers lots of fun, interesting and educational merchandise for adults and children. Choose from rocks, fossils, games, puzzles and books and Gold Rush history items. You can also purchase an unopened geode, and crack it right here at the shop where you will be the first person to see what crystals it …

Vallecito Area: Caroling in the Cave

Caroling in the Cave is a unique event that takes place annually in Moaning Cavern’s massive main chamber.  Imagine multi-part harmony Christmas carols being sung in this acoustically rich environment. It’s captivating. Descend to the bottom of the cave chamber with your cushion to sit on, enjoy the beautiful environment while these lovely carols are sung. There are usually opportunities …

Vallecito Area: Moaning Caverns Adventure Park

Moaning Caverns holds California’s deepest cave chamber, where you can descend deep underground on a guided walk tour, or reserve a challenging, 3-hour caving Adventure Trip. Above ground, race 1/4 mile on thrilling twin zip lines or climb their 32-ft custom climbing tower. For the little ones, gemstone mining at their custom flume system is always fun and cracking geodes …

Murphys: Mercer Caverns

Mercer Caverns, one of three caves in Calaveras County, is open for guided tours, year round. See deep underground in this cavern filled with a large array of cave formations like stalactities, stalagmites and flowstones. This cavern also won the Paris World’s Fair for its display of the rare cavern formation: flos feri. An early local newspaper, The Calaveras Weekly …

Black Chasm Cavern, National Natural Landmark

Explore beautiful trails and chambers in this enchanting National Natural Landmark cave on 50-minute guided walk tours. See sparkling flowstones, stalactites and hugh clusters of rare, crystalline helictite formations.

Calaveras County PSPS FAQ – Know Before You Go

Ready to learn about traveling through Calaveras County during Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event? Traveling throughout northern and central California during the fall means preparing for Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) planned Public Safety Power Shutoffs. The public (including residents, visitors, information centers, hotels and businesses) receive notice from PG&E at the same time. Since PSPS events are influenced …

Your Guide to the Biggest September Events in Calaveras County

Looking for the biggest events Calaveras has on offer in September? You’ve come to the right place! Read on for the rest of our biggest September Events in Calaveras County, listed in chronological order below. (Featured image above: Ironstone Concours d’Elegance Amphicar I Courtesy of Ironstone Concours Foundation – photographer Ron Kimball) If you want to learn how to save …

2019 Labor Day Weekend Events

What better way to say goodbye to the end of summer than to take advantage of one last chance to get outside and celebrate? This is just one of the reasons why each Labor Day weekend in Calaveras is chock full of fun things to do. Read on for this Labor Day Weekend’s top events by town (with some bonus …