Welcome to Calaveras County!
Friendly folks and dog-friendly accommodations make Calaveras a premier destination for traveling with your furry family member. Many hotels, motels and vacation rentals invite pets to be their guests. Wide open spaces, scenic hiking trails and water features throughout the county offer dogs an environment in which to play.
The Calaveras Visitors Center located in historic downtown Angels Camp gladly welcomes your dogs.
Call the Calaveras Visitors Bureau at 800-225-3764 for your free travel planner.
Visit partner lodging properties outside of Calaveras County.
Arnold Rim Trail. Photo Credit: Lisa Boulton
Highway 4 in Calaveras and Alpine counties is one of our favorite routes for a summer road trip, offering way too many attractions and diversions for a mere weekend. A better bet: settle in for a week at a pet-friendly vacation rental. They’re plentiful around Angel’s Camp, Murphys and Arnold, and you’ll find dog-welcoming hotels, B&Bs and other lodging in the area, too. more »
Penny and Kona, Mono Lake, CA. Photo Credit: @pianogin
There are many ways to get to the High Sierra, all of them scenic, some a little more leisurely and winding than others. If time permits and you like lots of diversion on a road trip, follow the Golden Chain Highway (aka Highway 49) south through Amador, Calaveras, Tuolumne and Mariposa counties before cutting east through Yosemite National Park and taking Highway 20 (the Tioga Road) up and over 9,943-foot Tioga Pass. more »
The Butte Fire may be history, but it will take many years and lots of resources for residents of the affected areas to get their lives back. Along with our travel partners in Amador
Counties, we'd like to send heartfelt thanks to all the firefighters, first responders, and volunteers whose efforts accomplished so much to save lives and homes during this year's horrific fire season. more »
Camping! Photo BIlly Goodman
Rise above the summer heat at these high-elevation campgrounds. more »
Lou in Calaveras. Photo by DK (CC)
Mark Twain slept here. So did Western adventure writer Bret Harte. You’ll see their names plastered on b usinesses, schools and street signs all over Calaveras County, where dog-friendly communities like Angels Camp
don’t hesitate to play up their Gold Rush-era legacies. more »