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Goldrush Originals

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.

Stay in Angels Camp

Perfectly centralized in Calaveras County, Angels Camp delivers on the romance, family-fun, history, outdoor adventures, and the world-famous, one-and-only Jumping Frog Jubilee. Angels Camp is easily located an hour and a half from Sacramento Airport or Yosemite or a little over two hours from San Francisco, San Jose, or South Lake Tahoe. Ideally situated above … Continued

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

Where to Cool Off in Calaveras County

California summers can get hotter than heck out there, between trips to the high country and hunting down hidden swimming holes throughout the area find quick ways to cool off in Calaveras County this summer. 1. Cool Off in Calaveras – Head Underground with Calaveras Caves Did you know Calaveras has more caves than any … Continued

Mark Twain Wild West Fest

The Mark Twain Wild West Fest celebrates Angels Camp’s essential connection to Mark Twain and California’s historic Gold Rush in a full day of fun for the entire family in picturesque, historic downtown with its wild west architecture. Did you know that Mark Twain made his way here to Angels Camp in 1865 and overheard … 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

Angels Camp City Museum

The Angels Camp Museum, gift shop, and Calaveras Visitors Bureau are all three located right inside the entrance to the museum. Here you’ll find Calaveras-made honey, olive oil, coffee, ceramics, and snacks, Gold Rush era souvenirs, one-of-a-kind hats and shirts, books on local history, and much more. Visit us to purchase great mementos of your … 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

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