Calaveras County Links - Weather and Road Report
Calaveras County is located to the southwest of Lake Tahoe, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. It is a County which is world famous for its Big Trees State Park, a giant Sequoia redwood grove and the author Mark Twain's story of the "Jumping Frog of Calaveras County". Many historic mines in the California Mother Lode were located in Calaveras County, and a great deal of gold and copper were mined there. The County seat is located in the city of San Andreas.
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Calaveras County Attractions
Valley Music Festival -
Scenic Hwy 4 to Bear Valley, then just across the County Line to Bear Valley Road [Alpine Co.]
Calaveras Big Trees State Park - Hwy 4 Near Arnold. Giant redwoods, walk-through tree, discovery tree. Camping, hiking, biking, snowshoeing, museum.
Black Sheep Winery - Main Street, Murphys. Wine Tasting.
Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee - Old time County Fair, not to be missed. Jumping Frog contest.
California Cavern - Near San Andreas, off Mt. Ranch Road. State Historic Landmark, large cave system, spectacular formations, special tours.
Chatom Vineyards - Hwy 4 between Angels Camp and Murphys. Wine tasting.
Ironstone Vineyards - Murphys. Tasting room, lakeside gardens, museum with 44 pound crystalline gold specimen, antiques, gold mining artifacts, gold panning.
Mercer Caverns - Murphys - 45 minute tours.
Milliaire Winery - - in Murphys. Wine tasting.
Moaning Cavern Park - Murphys. 45 min. to 3 hr. adventure tours. Walk, rappel, zip lines, climbing tower.
Stevenot Winery - Murphys. Wine tasting.
Calaveras County RecreationForest Meadows Golf Course - Hwy 4, Murphys.
Greenhorn Creek Golf Course - Hwy 49 near Angles Camp.
Copper Valley Golf Club - Formerly Saddle Creek Golf Resort - in Copperopolis.
Lake Comanche South - Take South Comanche Parkway at Wallace. Fishing, boating, water skiing
Lake Tulloch - South of Copperopolis on the Calaveras and Tuolumne Co. border. Fishing, boating, sailing, swimming, camping.
Mokelumne River North Fork - Hwy 26, Hwy 49. Northern border of Calaveras County. Fishing, kayaking.
New Hogan Lake - Hwy 26 to S. Petersburg Rd. Valley Springs. Boating, waterskiing, swimming, fishing, camping. Public boat ramps.
New Melones Lake - Hwy 49, S of Angels Camp. Fishing, camping, boating.
Salt Springs Valley Reservoir - Farmington. Camping, fishing, boating, jet skiing.
Stanislaus National Forest - Hwy 4. Eastern Calaveras Co. Hiking, camping, fishing.
Stanislaus River - Hwy 4. Southern border of Calaveras County. Fishing, hiking, camping.
Calaveras County Information For Visitors
Calaveras Chamber of
Commerce - 29 N. Main St. San Andreas
Calaveras County Map - printable simple map
Calaveras County Map - Interactive centered on San Andreas. Pan & zoom, get driving directions.
Angels Camp - Hwy 49. CA Historic Landmark #287
Arnold - Hwy 4
Copperopolis - Hwy 4. CA Historic Landmark #296
Mokelumne Hill - Hwy 49. CA Historic Landmark #269
Murphys - Murphys Grade Road off hwy 4. CA Historic Landmark #275
San Andreas - Hwy 49. County Seat. CA Historic Landmark #252
Valley Springs - Hwy 12. CA Historic Landmark #251
West Point - Hwy 26. CA Historic Landmark #268
Calaveras County HistoryCalaveras Big Trees State Park Visitor Center - Hwy 4 east of Arnold. Natural history.
Calaveras County Museum - Main St. San Andreas. Black Barts' jail cell, outlaws, sheriffs, mining, more.
Mines of the Sierras
Red Barn Museum - San Andreas. Former Dairy Barn covering agriculture, mining, logging and ranching
Murphy's Old Timers Museum - Hwy 4, Murphys at Ironstone Vineyards. 44 pound crystalline gold specimen, antiques, gold mining artifacts.
Sierra Nevada Logging Museum - Hwy 4, at White Pines near Arnold. On White Pines Lake,
Wildcat Mines of the Mother Lode
Calaveras County Services