On The Water

Fly Fishing on the Stanislaus River

Water sports

Canoeing Family

Calaveras boasts many pristine streams, and two major rivers—the Mokelumne on the northern boarder and the Stanislaus on the southern border. Numerous public access lakes offer hundreds of miles of scenic shoreline. Some of the best white water rafting anywhere is found in Calaveras and its neighboring counties.

From mild to wild, water sports include:

  • House-Boating
  • Flatwater or River Kayaking and Canoeing
  • High-Speed Boating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Water Skiing
  • Wake Boarding
  • Class IV White Water Rafting


Excellent bass fishing is found in low-elevation lakes and remote mountain streams. Alpine lakes and steams are abundant with rainbow, brown and brook trout offering enjoyable adventures for bait and fly fishing alike.