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With the splendor of the rolling Sierra Foothills as it's natural backdrop, Calaveras County offers some of the most breathtaking and challenging courses in Northern California. From the highly ranked championship course at Saddle Creek Resort to fun for the entire family at Calaveras County's oldest course, Forest Meadows Golf Course, there is something for novices and masters alike.

Whether it is the feel of fresh powder or the sun and water that get your adrenaline going, Calaveras County has recreation for all seasons. Skiers and snowboarders will find a Winter Wonderland at Bear Valley Ski Resort, while boating enthusiasts have a variety of lakes to choose from on warm summer days.

Calaveras County is home to some of the best camping in central California. Stay at one of the local RV Parks or in Columbia State Park, Big Tree State Park, or Stanislaus National Forest, which offers endless miles of hiking, biking, fishing and whitewater rafting.

Indulge your aesthetic palate in any number of the eclectic art galleries with small town hospitality that line the main street of Murphys or try your luck at blackjack at the Black Oak Casino. The arts and entertainment opportunities continue to expand in Calaveras County, providing culture and fun whatever your passion or tastes may be.

From antiques and eclectic furnishings to weekly staples from the market, all of your shopping needs can be met at any number of local shops or markets.

Calaveras County is gold country. Home to the California gold rush, historic gold rush towns and some of the best panning for gold in California. It is the place to go for a step back into time.

Calaveras County's calendar is chalked full of annual events and festivals as well as new happenings throughout the County.

It has been said, "there is no love sincerer than the love of food", and such is the case in Calaveras County where an array of restaurants await you for many memorable dining experiences. Whether you are in the mood for down home cooking or cuisine with a French flair, it's all here.