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Calaveras County offers look back at Gold Rush
If you're looking for the Wild West, you could do no better than to go to a place that was once the home of Mark Twain and even memorialized in one of his short stories. Lucky for California residents, Calaveras County is a reasonable drive from both north and south and puts a lot of Gold Rush history all within a few square miles.

Students of Mark Twain will remember The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, a short story that was actually Twain's first published work and what eventually made him famous. Today, the Angels Camp community reminds us about Twain and his story every May, drawing more than 2,000 "frog jockeys" who compete to see whose frog can jump the farthest.
Gold Country Lodging
(For recommended restaurants and activities, please see below)
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Lazy Z Resort
22732 Middle Camp Road
Twain Harte, CA  95383
Ph: 209-586-1214   
Email: Info@LazyZ.com
High TripAdvisor Ranking
The Lazy Z Resort, is located in its own private valley and minutes from the town of Twain Harte. This hideaway is nestled in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains in California's Gold Country. As one of the finest resorts in the area, the Lazy Z Resort offers exceptional recreational opportunities and first-class accommodations in a serene setting. Enjoy a true mountain retreat with breath-taking surroundings and consider the Lazy Z Resort for a truly special wedding, group retreat, business conference or family vacation.
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Resort at Angels Camp
123 Selkirk Ranch Rd
Angels Camp, CA  95222
Ph: 800-438-6493   
High TripAdvisor Ranking
Home to everything from the popular Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee to museums, rodeos, wineries and more, this is the heart of the Sierra Nevada gold rush country. Hike, bike, golf (were located on the 10th fairway), ride a horse or pan for gold. You might also try spelunking in one of the caves near the resort. However you fill your days here, you'll agree that it's a vacation spot fit for angels. Resort Amenities include: Outdoor pool, spa and children's pool; Indoor and outdoor children's play areas; Tennis and Sport courts; Fitness room; Game room and 18-hole
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Moccasin Point Marina - Don Pedro Lake
11405 Jacksonville Road
Jamestown, CA  95327
Ph: 800-255-5561   
Launch some serious fun from the full service marina at Mocassin Point Marina. Take out a ski boat, fishing boat, PWC, or deck cruiser for a few hours or a few days. The fun is waiting for you and your crew as you fish, swim, boat, or ski on the 13,000 surface-acres of glassy blue water of Don Pedro lake.
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Hotel Leger
8304 Main Street
Mokelumne Hill, CA  95245
Ph: 209-286-1401   
Email: hotelleger@gmail.com
High TripAdvisor Ranking
No matter what you're interest, The Historic Hotel Leger in Mokelumne Hill is the place to start your getaway! We can create a custom "stay-n-play" package to your exact specifications! Relax by the pool, go fishing and boating on nearby lakes, take a winery tour, hike, golf, explore old mining sites, caverns and more. We look forward to creating the perfect package for you!
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Fairfield Inn & Suites Sacramento Airport -
Natomas
2730 El Centro Road
Sacramento, CA  95833
Ph: 916-923-7472   Fx: 916-923-7482
Welcome to the Fairfield Inn & Suites Sacramento Airport Natomas hotel, with the convenience of a 24-hour airport shuttle. Our guests also enjoy convenient access to historic Old Town Sacramento, Sutter's Fort, Arco Arena, the State Capitol, restraunts, shopping, Sacramento State and U.C. Davis. Enjoy comfortable rooms, an "Early Eats" breakfast, including free Jimmy Dean Egg & Bacon Sandwiches, and superior service unrivaled by other West Sacramento hotels. After a day spent doing business or touring you can relax poolside or grab a snack at our 24-hour lobby market.
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Citizen Hotel, A Joie De Vivre Hotel
926 J Street
Sacramento, CA  95814
Ph: 916-447-2700   Fx: 916-447-2701
Just moments from California's State Capitol, The Citizen is where the elite come to meet. Embedded in the urban fabric of downtown Sacramento, the Citizen Hotel is a luxury, boutique hotel in the heart of the city. The Citizen is a full-service hotel with 198 boutique-style guestrooms and suites, and is within walking distance to the California State Capitol, the Sacramento Convention Center, historic Old Sacramento and a wide range of museums, shops, restaurants, and nightlife. The Citizen also boasts 11,000 square feet of meeting space, and an extraordinary outdoor terrace with an view of the State Capitol.
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Comfort Inn and Suites Sacramento
21 Howe Avenue
Sacramento, CA  95826
Ph: 916-379-0400   Fx: 916-379-0700
Email: frontdesk@comfortinnsacramento.com
Discover Comfort Inn & Suites Sacramento the affordable choice in Sacramento, CA hotels. Business travelers, vacationers and those simply passing through appreciate our prime location only minutes from the Sacramento Airport, Sacramento State University and countless other area attractions. Busy guests stay connected with complimentary Wi-Fi access while our leisure travelers can relax by the indoor heated pool and hot tub, no matter the season. Small events are perfectly suited to our well-appointed event space and complimentary Your Morning hot breakfast buffet is the perfect start to any day.
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Delta King
1000 Front Street
Sacramento, CA  95814
Ph: 800-825-5464   Fx: 916-444-5314
Email: mkuykendall@deltaking.com
Come aboard the historic Delta King floating riverboat. This Sacramento hotel lodging & restaurant in Old Town is one of the must see area attractions. Located on the Sacramento River, the unique atmosphere and amenities make this extraordinary lodging perfect for meetings, weddings and banquets. Offering queen beds, high speed wireless internet, a gourmet restaurant, lounge and two dinner theaters, this Sacramento hotel lodging and restaurant is an ideal home base for exploring Old Town attractions, downtown Sacramento and beyond. Come, be pampered at our riverboat hideaway. At the Delta King lodging, your extraordinary Old Town Sacramento adventure awaits.
Recommended Activities
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Whitewater Excitement, Inc.
PO Box 5992
Auburn, CA  95604
Ph: 800-750-2386   Fx: 530-888-0634
Email: fun@whitewaterexcitement.com
High TripAdvisor Ranking
Since 1978 we've been river rafting California through our American River white water rafting adventures. Your enjoyment and safety are our top priority. We offer 1/2 day to 3-day river rafting trips in California, for beginners to experienced rafters. Our group and alumni discounts are the best in the business! We will even match any competitor's publicized or written quote for American River or Merced white water river rafting in California. Gift certificates available!
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Tributary Whitewater Tours
6400 Hwy 49
Lotus, CA  95651
Ph: 800-672-3846   Fx: 530-346-6499
Email: rafting@whitewatertours.com
High TripAdvisor Ranking
Guiding California white water rafting trips for more than 35 years! Tributary Whitewater Tours has been guiding California whitewater rafting trips since 1978 and offers something for all levels, from family California rafting vacation trips suitable for kids, to extreme California white water rafting adventures for the expert. With so many rivers to choose from, we know we have the right California whitewater rafting trip for you. A Tributary Whitewater Tours California rafting trip combines all the elements of a memorable river rafting adventure.
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O.A.R.S. - Sacramento
PO Box 67
Angels Camp, CA  95222
Ph: 800-346-6277   
High TripAdvisor Ranking
Discover an exciting California whitewater rafting adventure within an easy drive of both Sacramento and Lake Tahoe! With three forks of the American River located in the heart of Californias Gold Country, there is an exciting adventure vacation option for everyone. The family-friendly South Fork, with its splashy Class III rapids make this the most popular California rafting adventure; perfect for first-timers and groups. The Class IV Middle and North Forks of the American River are ideal for more experienced rafters or first-timers with a yearning for some heart pumping thrills.
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O.A.R.S. - Yosemite National Park
P.O. Box 67
Angels Camp, CA  95222
Ph: 800-346-6277   
High TripAdvisor Ranking
As the Merced River thunders out of Yosemite National Park, a wildly exciting one-day California whitewater rafting adventure takes form. The rapids are rated Class III-IV with some reaching adrenaline-pumping Class V levels as the warm California sunshine begins to melt the high-country snow pack. Yosemite also lies within close proximity to the exciting Class IV Tuolumne River−easily considered the best whitewater rafting trip in California. With one, two, three-day and Wine on the River trip options available, this trip fits easily into any California adventure vacation itinerary.
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