Goldrush Originals – Gold Panning & Prospectin

Go prospecting for gold on an outdoor adventure tour with Goldrush Original’s guide, Mike Darby. A local character, Mike is part artist, musician, historian, raconteur, author and gold panning expert.  Goldrush Originals will lead you and your group to one of their favorite spots to find gold. Yes! There is still gold in them thar hills! All … Continued

Roaring Camp Mining Company

Located in the Mokelumne River Canyon, a 49er gold camp with prospecting cabins and camping, gold panning, gold prospecting, fishing, swimming, adventure tours and cookout tours. Open May through September.

Sugar Pine Cabin

Welcome to the “Sugar Pine House”. Enjoy a peaceful getaway in this secluded mountain atmosphere. This house is located in the middle of a 60-acre Christmas tree farm in West Point, CA. Relax on the porch while taking in the views and listening to the sounds of the Mokelumne River. Check out the various hiking … Continued

Where to Cool Off in Calaveras County

California summers can get hot! Find fun and adventurous ways to cool off in Calaveras County this summer whether by walking among giants, exploring underground secrets, or taking a cool dip in a pristine alpine lake.

A Kid’s Summer Vacation in Calaveras

Looking for great activities for kids on your Calaveras summer vacation?  Hot summer temperatures inspire us to find the coolest activities currently available, complete with recommended restaurants and lodging.  Read on for our picks on where to take the kids for summer adventures. Explore Underground Probably one of the absolute coolest adventures your kids will … Continued

Fun Things to do in Summer in Calaveras County

Summer in Calaveras County means High Sierra wildflowers, perfect temperatures, cooling off lake side, camping, fishing by the rivers, wine tasting at family owned vineyards, discovering and exploring charming Gold Rush era towns, cave exploration and much much more. Read on for fun things to do in the summer in Calaveras County. 1. Things to … Continued

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 … Continued

Happy Kids on Vacation

Kid’s Caving Expedition Probably one of the absolute coolest adventures your kids will never forget, is the Mammoth Cave Expedition at California Cavern. Available for ages 8 and up, the trip takes you and your kids on a thrilling wild cave exploration with only cave helmet lights to light the way. Climb, crawl and squirm … Continued

Mokelumne River – a California Wild and Scenic River

Public access to the Mokelumne River is available at the Electra Powerhouse on Electra Road a couple of miles outside of town. Bring a chair, maybe even your fishing pole, and watch the river ripple by. Plan a summer trip, and you could raft the whitewater, or  float away your Sunday down the river. Spectacular views are … Continued

Calaveras Visitors Center

Calaveras Visitors Bureau is located inside the Angels Camp Museum and is your go-to for information about all there is to see and do in Angels Camp, Calaveras County, the Gold Country and High Sierra. We are here to help you have an amazing time in this beautiful region, creating memories to last a lifetime. … Continued

Best Western Cedar Inn & Suites

Opportunities abound for those wanting to ski, golf, raft, go boating, fishing or gold panning. Our warm and inviting hotel is a jewel in California’s Gold Country. For that romantic touch to your stay, add a soothing whirlpool or flickering fireplace suite. Best Western Cedar Inn and Suites’ additional amenities include: deluxe continental breakfast, year … Continued

Moaning Caverns Adventure Park

Moaning Caverns Adventure Park holds California’s deepest cave chamber, where you can descend deep underground on a guided walk tour.  Gemstone mining at the custom flume system is always fun for the whole family and cracking geodes is a big hit with rock hounds of all ages. Reservations are strongly recommended for all activities. The … Continued