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Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau
P.O. Box 4020
Sonora, CA 95370
(209) 533-4420
Toll Free:
(800) 446-1333
Fax: (209) 533-0956

Activities abound in every season in the Sierra Foothills. In fact, the weather provides for comfortable swimming in the summer, snowy winter sports, and adventure on land and water.

Biking Gold Panning Golf Riding Rafting Boating Skiing


Gold Country Bicycle Tours
(866) 280-TOUR (8687)
P.O. Box 1382 Angels Camp, CA 95222
Provides scenic cycling experiences in Tuolumne and Calaveras counties. Many rides are geared for beginning cyclists, while others will pleasantly challenge intermediate-level riders. All tours feature a fine midday meal, experienced guides, and a support vehicle.

Gold Prospecting

California Gold Camp
(209) 694-8358, (866) GOLD CAMP (465-3226)
14833 Mono Way, Sonora, CA 95370. Mailing: P.O. Box 1850, Columbia, CA 95310
Exciting and educational 1-day and overnight programs for 4th- and 5th-grade classes focusing on the California Gold Rush and westward pioneer migration in the central Sierra Nevada foothills!
California Gold Panning
(209) 984-4914
11551 Yankee Hill Rd. (Marble Quarry Park), Columbia, CA 95310
Exciting gold-panning tours at the beautiful Marble Quarry Park in Columbia. Geologist Joshua J. Vick teaches the techniques of goldpanning while sharing his knowledge of gold's interesting history, uses, and properties. A-1 references. Schools, groups, and tour buses welcome.
Gold Prospecting Expeditions and Store
(209) 984-4653, (800) 596-0009
18170 Main St., P.O. Box 974, Jamestown, CA 95327
World-famous gold prospecting expeditions. 27-year local business. Visit gold camp JIMTOWN 1849. Keep all the gold you find. Custom adventures from family trips to school groups to helicoptering into the back country. Mining supplies.


Greenhorn Creek
(888) 736-5900
711 McCauley Ranch Road, Angels Camp, CA 95222
18-hole Robert Trent Jones II Golf Course. Par 72. Fully equipped golf shop, PGA professionals, a 30-stall practice facility, snack bar, Camps fine dining restaurant, and accommodations amidst a spectacular natural setting. $60 weekdays, $75 weekends, includes cart with GPS. Reservations 10 to 90 days in advance.
Mountain Springs Golf Club
(209) 532-1000
17566 Lime Kiln Road, Sonora CA 95370
Championship 18-hole golf course, pro shop, practice range, and instruction by PGA professional. Open to the public 7 days a week. Varied terrain, superb condition. Stay and Play Packages available.
Phoenix Lake Golf Course
(209) 532-0111
21448 Paseo De Los Portales, Sonora, CA 95370
9 holes, pro shop, driving range, snack shop, golf instruction, tournament groups welcome. Panoramic views with Sullivan Creek coming into play on numerous holes. Open 7 days a week.
Pine Mountain Lake
(209) 962-8638
19928 Pine Mountain Dr., Groveland, CA 95321
Unique private community nestled in the mountains of Tuolumne County. 18-hole championship golf course, restaurant, lounge, equestrian center, and campgrounds open to the public.
Saddle Creek Golf Community
(209) 785-8550, Golf Shop: 785-3700, (888) 852-5787
1001 Saddle Creek Dr., Copperopolis, CA 95228
Open to the public, 18-hole championship course. Golf Shop and food service. Ranked in the top five public access courses in Northern California and Northern Nevada by Golf Today. Special rates for locals, open 7 a.m. daily.
Twain Harte Golf Club
(209) 586-3131
22909 Meadow Lane, Twain Harte, CA 95383
9 holes, full-service bar, restaurant, pro shop, and practice putting green. Tournaments and banquets welcome.

Horseback Riding

A.N. Fisher & Co. Stage Line and Livery Stable
(209) 588-0808
Wells Fargo Building, Main Street, P.O. Box 2106, Columbia, CA 95310
1856 horse-drawn stage, saddlehorse, and pony rides through historic mining and wildland area. Open all year. Group, senior, and off-season discounts available.
Aspen Meadows Pack Station
(209) 965-3402
Aspen Meadows off Crabtree Road. Summer: P.O. Box 1326, Pinecrest, CA 95364. Winter: P.O. Box 3403, Sonora, CA 95370
Pack trip (drop, spot, or extended) of Day Ride (by the hour, half-day or all-day), novice or seasoned rider. Reservations suggested.
Kennedy Meadows Resort Pack Station, Store, and Restaurant
(209) 965-3900, (209) 532-9663 (Winter)
Highway 108 at Kennedy Meadows, P.O. Box 4010, Sonora, CA 95370
58 miles east of Sonora, off Highway 108. Country store, gas, fishing gear, day licenses, liquor. Pack trips to the high country. Day and hourly horseback riding. Open May 10 - October 10.
Pine Mountain Lake Equestrian Center
(209) 962-8666
13309 Clifton Way, Groveland, CA 95321
Open all year for guided trail rides, lessons, boarding, stalls, paddocks, pastures, and two arenas. Reservations recommended.
Stepping Stone Guest Ranch
(209) 586-7980
22444 N. Knox Rd., Twain Harte, CA 95383
Private horse ranch with family atmosphere. Riding lessons in 10,000 sq.-ft. covered arena, or trail ride along historical railroad. Stay overnight in luxurious private cabin. Beautiful grounds and views. 1 mile from downtown Twain Harte.

Rafting & Canoeing

Beyond Limits Adventures
(209) 869-6060 (800) 234-RAFT (7238)
P.O. Box 215, Riverbank, CA 95367
Whitewater rafting trips on the Stanislaus, American, Yuba, and Kaweah Rivers. Packages for overnight trips at riverfront resort, 1- or 1/2-day trips on all rivers. Group and family discount coupons available.
Sierra Mac River Trips
(209) 532-1327, (800) 457-2580
22890 Schoolhouse Road, P.O. Box 366, Sonora, CA 95370
Over 25 years on the Tuolumne River. Specializes in the class V Cherry Creek/Upper Tuolumne and the class IV Main Tuolumne. Deluxe meals, group & youth rates. March-October. Call for brochure.
River Journey
(209) 847-4671, (209) 847-1300, (800) 292-2938
14842 Orange Blossom Rd., Oakdale, CA 95361
Float 8 miles down the Stanislaus River. Enjoy the picturesque scenery, exciting riffles, and the challenge of Class II Russian Rapid.
Whitewater Voyages
(510) 222-5994 or (800) 488-7238
5225 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante, CA 94803
Offering California's largest variety of professionally guided river adventures including the Tuolumne, Merced, North Fork Stanislaus, and 14 other fantastic rivers spanning the spectrum from mild to wild (class II to class V).
Zephyr River Expeditions, Inc.
(209) 532-6249 or (800) 431-3636
22517 Parrotts Ferry Rd., P.O. Box 510, Columbia, CA 95310
1/2- to 3-day rafting on the Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Kings, Merced, and American rivers. Family rates, group discounts, great food.

Lakes: Fishing, Swimming, Boating...

Lake Don Pedro Marina at Fleming Meadows
(209) 852-2369, (800) 255-5561
81 Bonds Flat Road, La Grange, CA 95327
Full-service marina with cafe; stores; motor repair shop; houseboat, small boat, and PWC rentals; repair yard; and seasonal swimming lagoon. Launch ramps and campgrounds are nearby. Open year 'round, closed on Christmas Day. Hours vary seasonally.
Lake Tulloch Marina
(209) 881-0107, (800) 894-CAMP (2267)
14448 Tulloch Road, Jamestown, CA 95327
Approximately 15 miles west of Jamestown, off Highway 108/120. Take Tulloch Dam Road to the Lake. Launch ramp, gas, jet ski, fishing, and ski and pontoon boat rentals. Store, camping, restaurant, cabins, beach front hook-ups.
Moccasin Point Marina
(209) 989-2206, (800) 255-5561
11405 Jacksonville Road, Jamestown, CA 95327
On the shore of Lake Don Pedro, offering luxury houseboat, ski boat, jet ski, and deck boat rentals. Full-service marina with fuel, launch ramp, snack bar, and store. Open year 'round.
New Melones Dam Recreation Area
(209) 536-9094
6850 Studhorse Flat Road, Sonora, CA 95370
The Tuttletown Recreation Area is located on Highway 49 north of Sonora proper. Facilities include 2 public campgrounds with 320 campsites plus a private marina with boat rentals. Houseboat rentals are available for weekend, midweek, and weekly vacations. There are 6 launch ramps with 24 lanes.
New Melones Lake Marina
(209) 785-3300
6503 Glory Hole Road (P.O. Box 1389), Angels Camp, CA 95222
Full-service marina at the Glory Hole Recreation Area on Highway 49, south of Angels Camp. Houseboat and boat rentals, fuel, boat storage, snack bar, and store.


Dodge Ridge Wintersports Area
(209) 965-3474
Dodge Ridge Rd., P.O. Box 1188, Pinecrest, CA 95364
30 miles east of Sonora on all-weather Highway 108. A complete winter sports area featuring downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. 60 runs, 12 lifts, 1,600-foot vertical, 11 km groomed track, two restaurants, adult and children programs, and rentals.
Leland High Sierra Snow Play, Inc.
(209) 965-4719
P.O. Box 152, Strawberry, CA 95375 (4 miles above Strawberry)
Groomed snowplay hills offer over 12 acres of tubing terrain for every age. Large lodge with snack bar, fireplace, restrooms, TV, and a huge sundeck. Free parking! Rentals available and group rates with reservations.
Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau
P.O. Box 4020
Sonora, California 95370
(209) 533-4420 Toll Free: (800) 446-1333 Fax: (209) 533-0956
Email: tcvb@mlode.com Sonora, California Website

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