Tourism Business


It is no surprise that people love to visit Calaveras County. It offers the best in wine tasting, a full range of outdoor activities including hiking, water sports, camping, winter activities, and golf. Calaveras also draws tourists from all over the globe to its cultural events and to treasure the small town ambiance. Because of its attraction to visitors, the tourism business is thriving, and it is one of the major growth industries in the County.

Tourism is Calaveras County’s largest industry by far, exceeding second place agriculture by seven times. Calaveras County is well positioned to capture visitor-related business. Several million visitors travel throughout the region each year and Calaveras County is in the center of this Central Sierra Regional location. Visitors seeking outdoor adventure featuring wilderness, rivers, lakes, activities and gold country towns find our region a very attractive place to spend their leisure time and money. One of the more exciting outdoor activities that is special to our County is the natural river water slides on both the Stanislaus and Mokelumne Rivers.

The Calaveras County Visitors Bureau actively promotes tourism and offers helpful information on their website, through their promotional materials, and at the Angels Camp office.

Riding Rapids on the Mokelumne River