Calaveras County, in California’s charming Gold Country and spectacular High Sierra, is an incredible wine and 4-season recreation region with a passion for culinary excellence.


Calaveras delights in exceeding your expectations for authentic cultural experiences, welcoming hospitality and providing unlimited outdoor recreation.

Known for:

Delicious wines, culinary excellence, spectacular outdoor recreation, friendly locals, charming, picturesque downtowns and Mark Twain’s story of the jumping frog

Don’t miss:

Giant sequoias at Big Trees State Park, Ironstone Vineyards, caving expeditions, the Jumping Frog Jubilee, Arnold Rim Trail, local museums

Area Summary:

Calaveras County’s Gold Country region is characterized by rolling foothills dotted with gold mining settlements, featuring the Victorian architecture of the Old West. Visit the charming Main Streets of Angels Camp, Murphys, San Andreas and Mokelumne Hill, to experience the unique character and fun events offered by each of these historic communities and don’t forget to check out their fascinating museums.

Calaveras produces some of the best wine grapes in California from small-batch boutique wineries. Enjoy world-class wines in a snob-free zone where friendly winemakers are happy to share their knowledge. Visit 30 tasting rooms in Murphys or tour the vineyards for the full wine country experience.

Outdoor enthusiasts find plenty of recreation on five beautiful reservoirs fed by snowmelt originating in the high sierra. Enjoy water sports, camping, fishing and gorgeous hiking, biking and equestrian trails. When the weather gets hot, head underground for guided tours or expeditions in 3 beautiful show caves. Two spectacular wild and scenic rivers, the Mokelumne and the Stanislaus offer more amazing recreation, with unbeatable views and no trip to Calaveras is complete without driving the Ebbetts Pass National Scenic Byway to Big Trees State Park to see the giant sequoia trees.

Want to learn more?


Calaveras Visitor Center
753 S. Main Street
Angels Camp, CA 95222


Media Contact:

Martin Huberty
Executive Director