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Welcome to Calaveras County!
Historic charm. Inspiring adventures. California wine tasting.
Friendly folks and dog-friendly accommodations make Calaveras a premier destination for traveling with your furry family member. Many hotels, motels, vacation rentals and bed and breakfasts invite pets to be their guests. Wide open spaces, scenic hiking trails and cool water features throughout the county offer dogs an environment in which to play and exercise.
Some restaurants and wineries warmly welcome pets to their businesses. The Calaveras Visitors Center located in historic downtown Angels Camp gladly welcomes your dogs and provides water for thirsty pets. Call the Calaveras Visitors Bureau at 800-225-3764 for your free travel planner complete with dog-friendly icons throughout.
Home of the California Gold Rush and Celebrated Jumping Frog, Mark Twain made Calaveras County in Northern California famous, worldwide, when he wrote of the “Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” in 1865. The treasures of this enchanting Gold Country area in California continue to enrich the lives of all who visit Calaveras County today. To find out more, go here.
You might pass it by while traveling from the Bay Area to Murphys and Angels Camp via Highway 4, but don’t. That new development rising like an 1880s-themed movie set from an otherwise agricultural landscape is Copperopolis Town Square, the 27-acre, dog-friendly core of an ambitious new-town development connected to nearby golf mecca Saddle Creek Resort. more »
If you’re visiting Angels Camp, Murphys, Columbia †or other Gold Country destinations in the vicinity of the Highway 4 corridor, you owe it to yourself to explore the Ebbetts Pass National Scenic Byway at least as far as its 8,730-foot summit. more »
When it comes to history and charm overlaid with low-key sophistication, Murphys has everything going for it—except, alas, dog-friendly hotels. But no worries. more »
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