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Mark Twain

A young and adventuresome Mark Twain overheard a story in a hotel bar he frequented. That fall of 1865, Mark Twain penned the now famous "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County". It was the literary piece that made Mark Twain a household name. It was not however, until 1928 that the Angels Camp Boosters Club held the first celebration in honor of the first paving of Main Street. Today Angels Camp is known world wide for its annual Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee held the third week in May at "Frogtown". Not the only fair to be enjoyed, Calaveras County is home to a myriad of festivals including the Celtic Faire, Murphys' Irish Days, Living History Day, and Snyder's Pow Wow

Angels Camp, the only incorporated city in Calaveras County boasts a population today of about 3,000. Set in the rolling foothills, surrounded by oak trees is a quaint town that has maintained its historic charm as evident when you first roll into town. The well maintained architecture is classic, early Californian. Take a day and stroll through this enchanting, historic town exploring unique shops, art galleries great restaurants, winery tasting rooms, microbreweries, antique shops, museums and much, much more. Close by in Murphys, you can visit the Ironstone Heritage Museum which houses artifacts from the Gold Rush era as well as the incredible 44 lb. crystalline gold piece found locally. If your the adventuresome type, spend the day visiting the areas three world famous caverns, where you can be transported hundreds of feet beneath the surface. But, be sure you don't miss the Calaveras Big Tree State Park, where towering Giant Sequoias have stood for thousands of years.

AntiquesAngels Camp and Calaveras County are a recreational dream, with hiking, biking, horseback riding, rafting, waterskiing, boating, fishing, golfing, A short drive up Hwy 4, brings you to the sierra forests and a multitude of winter activities like snowmobiling, alpine and nordic skiing and ice skating.

This is one stop along Historic Hwy 49 you won't want to miss!

Points of Interest

Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee
Caverns:Black Chasm Cavern, Boyden Caver, California Caverns at Cave City, Mercer Caverns, Moaning Caverns
Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Gold Mines
Columbia State Park


Things to Do
Whitewater Rafting, Fishing, Water Skiing, Houseboat Weekends, Camping, Horseback Riding, Gold Panning, Hiking, Biking, Wineries, Golfing, Caverns, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Museums, Historic Landmarks, County Fair, Jumping Frog Jubilee, Skiing, Snowmobiling, Ice Skating, Snow Shoeing, Bird Watching, Boating, Swimming,Tennis, Backpacking, OHV, Rock Climbing, Camelot Park, Columbia State Park




Calaveras Ledger Dispatch


Calaveras Californian


Radio Station

KKBN 93.5 FM



Calaveras County Airport


Stockton Metropolitan Airport


Sacramento International Airport



Santa Fe Railway


Southern Pacific







Local Transportation

Calaveras Transit


Connecting - Angeles Camp, Arnold, Avery, Columbia College, Copperopolis, Jackson, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Vallecito, Valley Springs, West Point, Tuolumne and Amador County and Sacramento transit services.

Highway Conditions



California Highway Patrol


Facts & Stats




1,379 feet


Calaveras County


Winter: 30 - 50 degrees
Summer: 55 - 104 degrees
Rainfall: 30 inches annually
Snowfall: 0 

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