Links to Our Community Websites


All Outdoors Whitewater Rafting
Guiding people on California rivers for over 40 years.

Lake New Melones Marina
This large reservoir offers a multitude of recreational opportunities - boating, swimming, fishing, water skiing and shoreline camping.

O.A.R.S Outdoor Adventure River Specialists
O.A.R.S strives to enrich people's lives by providing outstanding adventure experiences.

Sierra Nevada Adventure Company
At SNAC, you'll find affordable clothing and gear to outfit yourself for every outdoor adventure. Recreational kayaking, canoeing, backpacking, camping, climbing ... in the winter, layer up for snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding, and more.

Business Associations

Arnold Business Association
We invite you to become acquainted with "The Ebbetts Pass Wonderland" in the gold country's Calaveras County. 1-800-225-3764, ext. 29 or 209-795-0904.

Calaveras Visitors Bureau
Calaveras Visitors Bureau promotes tourism in Calaveras County and markets this premiere travel destination.

Murphys Business Association
The Murphys Business Association is comprised of retail, service, professional, lodging, restaurant and other businesses of the greater Murphys area.


Calaveras Big Trees State Park
The Park houses two main campgrounds with a total of 129 campsites, six picnic areas and hundreds of miles of established trails.

Lake Alpine
There are three campgrounds located around Lake Alpine and one Silvertip located about one mile west of the lake on highway 4. The U.S. Forest Service operates all of the campgrounds and they are on a first come bases.

Stanislaus National Forest
Camping is one of the most popular recreation activities in the Stanislaus National Forest. Situated in the Central Sierra Nevada, the Forest has several campgrounds located in a variety of settings.


California Caverns
Sierra Nevada Recreation Corporation runs five "underground adventure" locations: Black Chasm, National Natural Landmark Boyden Cavern California Cavern, State Historic Landmark Moaning Cavern Sutter Gold Mine Tours

Mercer Caverns
Mercer Caverns is located in Calaveras County just outside Murphys, California and about five miles from Angels Camp. The tours are approximately 45 minutes long and are guided. You descend the equivalent of about a 16 story building by way of stairs.

Moaning Caverns
Moaning Cavern holds the largest vertical chamber in a public cavern that you can see in California. Guided Walk Tours are suitable for the entire family.

County & City Government

Calaveras County Sheriff Department
Calaveras County Sheriff Department Phone Numbers

Calaveras County Water District
The District is a public non-profit agency. As a special district, CCWD’s powers include provision of public water service, water supply development and planning, wastewater treatment and disposal, and recycling.


Calaveras Arts Council
"The Arts are Alive in Calaveras County!" Indeed, creativity finds a comfortable home within our rugged river canyon borders and secluded historic villages. An astonishing number of writers, artists, and musicians call Calaveras County home.

Calaveras County Events Calendar
Check out the calendar of events to find out what’s happening in Calaveras County!

Calaveras County Frog Jumping Jubilee
The Jumping Frog Jubilee is held the 3rd weekend of every May. The Jubilee starts with a children’s parade in downtown Angels Camp and ends with a Destruction Derby on Sunday evening. The Calaveras County Fair has a unique history and a bright future.

Murphys Creek Theatre
Dedicated to bringing the highest quality theatrical events to California's Mother Lode region, featuring the acclaimed "Theatre Under the Stars" outdoor summer theatre festival at the Cornelia B. Stevenot Performing Arts Center at Stevenot Winery.

Sierra Railroad Dinner Train
The Sierra Railroad Dinner Train, launched in 1999, provides visitors an opportunity to travel on the historic Sierra Railroad while enjoying a delicious meal, beautiful countryside, and a wide range of entertainment.

Fire Protection

California Department of Forestry
The Department of Forestry and Fire Protection protects the people of California from fires, responds to emergencies, and protects and enhances forest, range, and watershed values.

Ebbetts Pass Fire District
The Ebbetts Pass Fire District provides service to the Central Sierra communities of Forest Meadows, Hathaway Pines, Avery/Love Creek, Arnold, Dorrington, Camp Connell and Tamarack along California State Route Highway 4.


Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Attractions in the Park include the Stanislaus River, Beaver Creek, the Lava Bluff Trail and Bradley Trail.

California Department of Fish and Game
Fresh Water Fishing Information

Stanislaus National Forest Fishing Guide
The Stanislaus National Forest is home to a multitude of lakes and reservoirs, as well as 811 miles of rivers and streams and 18 fish species. Common species include rainbow, Eastern brook and German Brown trout, and salmon.


Forest Meadows Golf Course
An 18 hole, par 60, ROBERT TRENT JONES II designed public course.

Greenhorn Creek Golf Course
Greenhorn Creek Resort, located just outside historic Angels Camp welcomes guests to private villas and cottages tucked among heritage oak trees overlooking the 18-hole Robert Trent Jones II redesigned golf course.

Meadowmont Golf Course
Meadowmont Golf Course is situated in the heart of the Sierra's. Ppen to the public and welcome Groups, Leagues, and Outside Tournaments.Individual & Group Lessons, a fully stocked Pro Shop, Yearly Memberships, Golf Cars, Hand Carts.

Saddle Creek Golf Course
Saddle Creek Resort energizes all your senses. Our gated entry leads to a country world of fresh air and rolling hills, where you’ll discover "One of America's Top-40 Residential Courses" with the Sierra as a backdrop.

Sequoia Woods Country Club
Sequoia Woods, a private country club and elegant public restaurant located in the Sierra foothills, offers you unparalleled quality, gracious service and a year-round 18-hole, par 70 course which challenges players from scratch to the high handicapper.

Limousine Services

Stagecoach Limosine Service
Stagecoach Limousine proudly serving Calaveras, Tuolumne and Amador Counties offers 10 passenger limousines (depending upon which car used) equipped with TV, VCR, CD player and Sirius Satellite radio. Gary & Bonnie Thomas 209-736-9226

Local News

Calaveras Enterprise
The Calaveras Enterprise is a locally written newspaper that can trace its roots to central California's Mother Lode region back to the 1850s. The Calaveras Enterprise is published on Tuesday and Friday mornings.

My Mother Lode features news and information for residents and visitors to the heart of the Mother Lode region-- Tuolumne and Calaveras Counties.

The PineTree
The Celebrated News of Calaveras County.

The Union Democrat
The Union Democrat Online features news and information for residents and visitors to The Mother Lode, Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada. For the weekend visitor or the resident looking for great happenings, there is The Union Democrat calendar.


Bear Valley Lodge
Bear Valley Lodge 3 Bear Valley Road P.O. Box 5440 Bear Valley, CA 95223 209.753.2325 Fax: 209.753.6218

Black Bear Inn
The Black Bear Inn is a 5,200 square foot timber frame constructed inn on 1.3 acres in a park-like setting that was completed in 2002. Our five guest rooms have private baths, king beds, fireplaces, radiant heating and cooling, satellite television.

Dunbar House Murphys
Dunbar House, 1880, in Murphys, CA., is a historic bed and breakfast inn that offers guests fine accommodations, hospitality, and unforgettable cuisine for travelers headed to California’s historic gold rush countryside.

Murphys Inn & Suites
134 Highway 4 Murphys, California 95247 One block West of Main Street and Highway 4 Office & Guests: 209-728-2121 Fax: 209-728-9442 For reservations, call toll-free 1-877-728-2121 24-hour front desk

The Yellow Dog Inn
Built in 1995 in the heart of Arnold, the Inn overlooks Meadowmont Golf Course, with its backdrop of towering pines and cedars.

Timberline Lodge
Timberline Lodge offers surprisingly affordable rates and still maintains the comfort, cleanliness, and rustic charm.

Victoria Inn Murphys
Located in the town of Murphys, California, on historic Main Street, the Victoria Inn, formerly Redbud Inn, was built in the "Miner's Exchange" style, the first new inn to be built in Murphys in 136 years.


Century 21 Mortgage
View current mortgage rates, apply for a home equity loan, crunch numbers with home mortgage calculators and more

Main Street Mortgage
Main Street Mortgage offers a wide range of residential and commercial loan programs including, adjustable loans, fixed loans, first time home buyer loans, debt consolidation loans up to 125% of your home’s value, convertible loans and more.


Bear Valley Adventure Company
The Bear Valley Adventure Company is your complete mountain adventure center. We outfit, guide, rent, sell or provide information on the following activities: Mountain & Road Biking, Flatwater Kayaking, Fishing, Camping, Hiking, Rock Climbing.

Calaveras Big Trees State Park
In addition to the popular North Grove, the Park features South Grove, a five mile hiking trip through a spectacular grove of giant sequoias in their natural setting.

Stanislaus National Forest
Stanislaus National Forest, where you can fish in over 800 miles of rivers and streams, stay in a campground, or hike into the backcountry seeking pristine solitude.

Road Conditions

CHP Traffic Incident Information Page

Hwy 4 Road Conditions


Bear Valley Cross Country
Bear Valley Cross Country and Adventure Company P.O. Box 5120 • Bear Valley • CA • 95223 Phone: 209-753-2834 • Fax: 209-753-2669

Bear Valley Mountain Resort
Bear Valley • Highway 4 @ Highway 207 • PO Box 5038 • Bear Valley, California • 95223 • Phone 209.753.2301 • Fax 209.753.6421 Bear Valley Mountain Resort is operated under special use permit on the Stanislaus National Forest.


Arnold Live Weather Station

Bear Valley Live Weather Station

Intellicast Radar Loop

National Weather Service Forecast


Arnold Realty World-Tim Muetterties

Bear Valley: Live Webcams

Dorrington: BigTreesTech


Black Sheep Winery
Black Sheep Winery opened in 1986, featuring small releases of wine handcrafted from high quality grapes grown in Calaveras, and Amador Counties. We produce about 2,500 cases of wine per year, specializing in zinfandel.

Broll Mountain Vineyards
Established in 1998, Broll Mountain Vineyards produces, on its Murphys California vineyard, small lots of world class ultra premium grapes consisting of Merlot, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Rousanne.

Calaveras Wine Association
The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance was established in 1988 to represent and market the wine industry of Calaveras County.

Chatom Vineyards
Chatom Vineyards is nestled in the breathtaking Esmeralda Valley of the Sierra Foothills in Calaveras County. the vineyard boasts 14 varietals on 65 acres of the ranch, including Chardonnay, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel

French Hill Winery
Located in the historic gold rush town of Mokelumne Hill on Highway 49Specializing in Cal-Italia varietals, Winemaker Rod Ruthel sources grapes from the Sierra Foothills to make wines of distinction: Barbera, Sangiovese, Zinfandel, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet

Gerber Vineyards
Gerber Vineyards began as a small family-owned vineyard in 1989. Working in the Los Angeles entertainment industry, the Gerbers first saw the vineyard as their retreat from a busy life. They began making Chardonnay in 1993.

Hatcher Winery
Located in the Sierra Foothills with the winery and tasting room in Murphys, and estate vineyard in Angels Camp.

Indian Rock Vineyards
Indian Rock Vineyards is located in Historical Murphys, Heart of the Sierra Nevada’s Gold Country. Indian Rock Vineyards is comprised of approximately 40 acres of premium vines, including 9 different varietals, making it one the most diverse vineyards.

Irish Vineyards
Join us to experience the finest in Calaveras Wines. Here at Irish Vineyards, we hand-craft outstanding and award-winning wines; an assortment of reds and whites (one of which is green!). Our tasting room is open M,T, Fri, Sat and Sunday

Ironstone Vineyards
The story of Ironstone Vineyards started in the hands of John Kautz, a young row crop farmer from Lodi who saw the future in growing wine grapes in Lodi. With 12 acres in 1948, John quickly built an excellent reputation as a premium wine grape supplier.

Lavendar Ridge Vineyard
Lavender Ridge Vineyard Office Address: P.O. Box 329 Altaville, CA 95221 Office Phone/Fax: 209-736-2305

Stevenot Winery
Stevenot Winery, one of California’s premier boutique wineries, is located in the Sierra foothills in Calaveras County in the heart of California’s Gold Country, an area which has been a respected wine grape growing region since the mid 1800s.

Twisted Oak Winery
Twisted Oak Winery produces fine handcrafted wines from varietals that are native to the Rhône Valley, Spain, and Portugal; white varietals like Viognier, Verdelho, and Marsanne; red varietals like Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Petite Sirah, and Tempranillo

Zucca Mountain Vineyards
Visit their unique grotto-like tasting room in the cellar of a 150 year old historic building located at 425E Main St. in Murphys, CA (209-728-1623). They are open daily from 12-5 PM. The Zuccas are not only the owners but the winemakers as well.

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