At a Glance

Calaveras County is a four-season travel destination located in California’s beautiful Gold Country and spectacular High Sierra between Yosemite and Lake Tahoe. Just 2 to 3 hours from San Francisco or San Jose (depending on traffic). Calaveras is your affordable weekend getaway with award-winning Sierra Foothills wineries, unlimited recreational opportunities, picturesque Gold Rush towns steeped in wild west history and a friendly, welcoming culture with unique year-round events.

Calaveras County

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Angels Camp

A charming main street full of intriguing little shops and cafe restaurants, a farmers market in the summer and a vintage movie theatre. Inset into the sidewalk are the names of frogs who have jumped the furthest in the annual Jumping Frog Jubilee.
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Murphys is a charming gold rush town with many ‘up scale’ shops and art galleries as well as restaurants and shady parks along the strong flowing mill chase. This charismatic town is at the center of the Calaveras Wine Country with many award winning vineyards to choose from.


Over the past 50 years the town of Arnold has grown from serving loggers to those seeking a quiet sanctuary. With today’s conveniences and yesterdays classic mountain lifestyle, Arnold offers the best of both worlds. Just up the road is Calaveras Big Trees State Park, where visitors can explore groves of massive, ancient trees.
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San Andreas

Named after the Catholic parish St. Andres, the town has been a noted mining camp since early days. Gold from the surrounding ancient river channels and placer mines contributed greatly to the success of the Union during the Civil War. The downtown Museum features the restored courthouse, a hall of records, and restored parts of what was once the county jail.


“Copper” is where you will find one of the top ten PGA golf courses in Northern California, Saddle Creek. Just outside of town is Lake Tulloch with 55 miles of shoreline and the Lake Tulloch Resort. Copperopolis is the perfect place stay while you enjoy boating and water sports. Copperopolis has a variety of shops and dining destinations in the town square with more to come.