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Discover Calaveras County

Calaveras County is home to four seasons of outdoor activities, world-renowned wineries, historical landmarks, and spectacular concerts and events. Located just a few hours from the Bay Area in California’s scenic Gold Country. Calaveras County provides residents breathtaking views and year-round recreational opportunities like hiking, lake life, fishing, skiing, wine tasting, and so much more. Rich in history, culture, and tradition, Calaveras County really does have it all. A great place to start a career, play, and raise a family.

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Outdoor Activities

The Gold Country and High Sierra regions of California come together in Calaveras County bringing with them a plethora of outdoor activities. Get fresh air and try new hobbies.

  • Fly Fishing in Big Trees Creek
  • Boating at New Melones Lake
  • Snowboarding at Bear Valley
  • Hiking the Arnold Rim Trail

Day Trips

Got a hankering for a fun day trip with the kids? Sacramento is an easy hour and a half drive, with San Francisco, Yosemite, Napa Valley, and Lake Tahoe all less than 3 hours away.

  • Yosemite: 73.2 Miles
  • Napa Valley: 108 Miles
  • Lake Tahoe: 111 Miles


World-class vineyards, mysterious caves, gorgeous lakes, and historic villages dot the landscape. Spend days off with the family enjoying top-flight, local attractions.

  • Wine tasting in Historic Murphys
  • Walk through history at Angels Camp Museum & Carriage House
  • Explore Moaning Caverns Adventure Park
  • Have lunch and spend the afternoon on the water at one of many lakes

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