The Gold Country ~ Amador, Calaveras & Tuolumne counties

Recreation & Outdoor Adventures

In California’s Gold Country there are spectacular vistas to enjoy and photograph in the national forests and public lands, whitewater for rafting, lakes for fishing, forests to hike, mountains to bike and ski, birds and wildlife to watch, caves to explore and, of course, streams to pan for gold. Here are the Gold Country’s best, followed by a list of spa recommendations and great restaurants.

Amador County

(209) 295-4251
Amador County. Forest Service
(209) 245-6660
Amador Flower Farm
public gardens ,picnics and nursery
(209) 223-2411
Argonaut HS Tennis Courts
located in Jackson
(209) 295-4868
Bear River Lake Resort
fishing, boating, waterskiing, snowmobiling
(866) 762-2837
Black Chasm
historic caverns, guided tours, gifts
(209) 763-5121
Camanche North Shore
canoeing, hunting, picnics
(209) 274-0167
Castle Oaks Golf Course
18 hole, par 71 championship golf course
(209) 785-9801
Copper Valley Trail Company
high country trail rides and pack trips
(209) 295-4251
El Dorado National Forest
(209) 296-3106
Gabby’s Gold Rush Tours
tours and panning
(209) 223-3890
Jackson Family Sports
bicycle rentals
(209) 223-1677
Jackson Rancheria
gaming, shows, dining jacksoncasino.com
(209) 223-9542
Kennedy Gold Mine
one of the deepest gold mines in the world
(877) 547-5966
Kirkwood
ski area and summer resort
(209) 274-4739
Lake Amador Resort
fishing and boating
(209) 295-7020
Mace Meadow Golf Course
“Best in Amador County
(209) 296-4100
Roaring Camp Mining Co.
swim and hike the Mokelumne River
(209) 267-5909
Sierra Mountain Outdoor
Eveyrthing for winter & summer sports

Calaveras County

(209) 753-2834
Bear Valley Cross Country and Adventure Company
Summer & Winter Outdoor Adventures
(209) 753-2301
Bear Valley Mountain Resort
PremierFamily Resort w/World Class Terrain
(209) 728-4045
Bear Valley Snowmobile
Scenic & Adventurous Self Guided Trips – Family Fun
(209) 785-9801
Copper Valley Trail Company
high country trail rides and pack trips
(209) 728-8471
Ebbets Scenic Byway Association
Stay Play Dine
(209) 736-4333
Glory Hole Sports
Everything you need to catch fish
(209) 728-9333
Horse & Barrel
Saddle up with Horse and Barrel for a rural adventure in California’s premier wine and gold country. A wonderful family destination, we invite you to relax in our beautiful vineyard landscapes - and why not enjoy Northern California’s award winning wines when your trail is done?
(209) 785-8200
Lake Tulloch Marina
water sports and fishing
(209) 536-9094
New Melones Lake
water sports, houseboats
(209) 736-4677
OARS River Rafting
white water adventures
(209) 785-3700
Saddle Creek Golf Resort
“base camp to the foothills”
(209) 795-9310
Sierra Nevada Adventure Co.
winter and summer fun
(866) 762-2837
Sierra Nevada Recreation Co.
cavern and mine tours
(209) 736-2708
Sierra Nevada Recreation Corp.
Cave and Mine Adventures

Tuolumne County

(209) 965-3502
Aspen Meadow
pack trips and riding
(209) 928-9300
Black Oak Casino
family fun, casino, bowling
(209) 984-4914
California Gold Co.
authentic gold mining trips
(209) 984-3000
Chicken Ranch Casino
“The Little Casino Where the Big Winners Play!”
(209) 928-4689
Covers Apple Ranch
An excellent place for a field trip, with a miniature train, tree houses and many barnyard animals. There's home-style food from the deli, delicious homemade baked goods, and fresh-pressed, 100% natural cider, plus a gift shop with unique gifts and many locally made items.
(209) 928-4689
Covers Apple Ranch
An excellent place for a field trip, with a miniature train, tree houses and many barnyard animals. There's home-style food from the deli, delicious homemade baked goods, and fresh-pressed, 100% natural cider, plus a gift shop with unique gifts and many locally made items.
(209) 962-8620
Dodge Ridge Winter Sports
a winter wonderland
(209) 852-2369
Don Pedro Lake
outdoor family fun
(209) 852-2369
Forever Resorts
water sports and houseboats
(209) 532-9693
Hidden Treasures
gold mining tours
(209) 588-0776
High Country Sports Arena
ice hockey and ice skating
(209) 965-4719
High Sierra Snowplay at Leland Meadows
(209) 532-4861
Kamice's Photographic Establishment
21st century photographs in 19th century costumes.
(209) 586-3533
Longbarn Lodge
ice skating
(866) 677-8464
Marble Quarry RV Park
RV Sites/Tents/Cabins
(209) 962-4686
Mountain Sage
Located just outside Yosemite National Park, in the Sierra foothill community of Groveland California, Mountain Sage is a unique combination of art gallery, plant nursery and gardens, coffee and teahouse and retail store on family heirloom grounds. Several rooms of the historic house are dedicated as gallery space displaying a selection of large framed images. Robb began selling fine art prints out of Mountain Sage in 2002 to a very receptive audience and has experienced consistent growth ever since.
(209) 965-3411
Pinecrest Lake Resort
Year Round Fun from swimming to skiing
(209) 984-3125
Quartz Mountain Stage Line
Go back to the past and enjoy an authentic stagecoach ride all year long.
(209) 588-0808
Quartz Mountain Stageline
authentic stagecoach rides
(209) 296-4100
Roaring Camp Mining Tours
fishing, swimming, adventure
(209) 532-2534
Sierra Glen Apple Ranch
farm, hay rides, bakery
(209) 962-0367
Sierra Mac River Trips
guided river raft trips
(209) 532-4103
Springfield Flying Service
biplane rides and tours
(209) 532-6249
Zepher Whitewater Expeditions
river rafting