Outdoor recreation in Angels Camp and the surrounding area is abundant, making Angels Camp an ideal mountain sports basecamp.

Outdoor Recreation in Angels Camp

New Melones Lake Marina

Fun times on New Melones Lake

Enjoy California’s 4th largest reservoir, New Melones Lake – located off Highway 49. This beautiful environment offers endless gorgeous days of swimming, boating, kayaking, fishing, camping, hiking, biking and equestrian trails. It’s also a great spot for birding, wildlife and wildflower viewing.

Golf at Greenhorn Creek Resort | Rick E Martin

Golf at Greenhorn Creek Resort | Rick E Martin

Nearby at Greenhorn Creek Resort, enjoy 18-holes of golfing year-round at this Robert Trent Jones designed golf course which gets rave reviews. Here in Calaveras, as the saying goes:

“You can golf in the morning and ski in the afternoon”

Outdoor Recreation close to Angels Camp

Bear Valley Mountain | Jason Smith

Skiing Bear Valley Mountain | Jason Smith

Skiing downhill or cross-country locally takes place at Bear Valley Mountain, just one hours’ drive from Greenhorn Creek Resort, in the spectacular Sierras. Here you can also enjoy inner-tubing, sledding, snowboarding, even snow biking. And unique to tour corner of California, you can rent snowmobiles for hours of wilderness exploration without a guide, for spectacular views and epic thrills.

Bear Valley Snowmobile | Sandy Price

Bear Valley Snowmobile | Sandy Price

Closer to Angels Camp is Arnold – home to magnificent hiking trails at Calaveras Big Trees State Park, the stunning Arnold Rim Trail and White Pines Lake.

Arnold Rim Trail | Lisa Boulton

Arnold Rim Trail | Lisa Boulton

Just 10 minutes from Vallecito, and 15 minutes from Murphys, Angels Camp is very close to all of the outdoor recreation also available in and around those two towns. You are also within easy driving distance of California Cavern and its outstanding wild caving expeditions.

California Cavern Mammoth Cave Expedition by Dave Bunnell

California Cavern’s Mammoth Cave Expedition

There are lots of pretty country roads to take a bike ride along – and one of our local cyclists regularly takes his camera along to capture views like this:

Angels Camp is also just over half an hour to the Tri Lakes Area in Valley Springs, making New Hogan, Pardee and Lake Camanche easy destinations for a day’s outing.

New Hogan Lake

Picnic tables overlooking beautiful New Hogan Lake

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