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2021 TUOLUMNE COUNTY INSPIRATION TRAVEL GUIDE VISITTUOLUMNE.COM

Tuolumne County,

FIND THE ESCAPE YOU’VE BEEN MISSING!


Welcome to Tuolumne County! Wander Freely in Tuolumne County, California where you can...

✓ Experience uncrowded Yosemite ✓ Discover authentic Gold Country ✓ Explore scenic High Sierra

Embrace every moment in wide-open spaces and fresh air with endless outdoor recreation opportunities for every type of nature enthusiast. Explore historic towns with unique shopping, dining, wine and cider tasting options. See the arts come alive in quaint galleries and live entertainment venues. It’s all just 2½ hours east of the San Francisco Bay Area. All-season roads allow for yearround access to fun adventure and selfie-taking, memorymaking moments! Rest your head in a variety of lodging options, from campgrounds to modern lodges and resorts or anything in between. Lodging for any budget is available throughout the County near Yosemite National Park, next to scenic High Sierra lakes, and in the heart of historic Gold Rush towns. Find and reserve lodging at VisitTuolumne.com. Thank you for adventuring safely and responsibly in Tuolumne County. We invite you to be part of our social media family: Facebook.com/TuolumneCounty Instagram.com/TravelTuolumneCounty Twitter.com/VisitTuolumneCo #VisitTuolumneCounty #MyTuolumneCounty Pinterest.com/tuolumnecounty

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TUOLUMNE COUNTY VISITORS CENTERS*

Our friendly staff is here to help plan your visit and provide area information, maps, directions, brochures and souvenirs. Main Visitors Center: Sonora, CA 193 S Washington St 209-533-4420 ◆ 1-800-446-1333 Call or go online for hours. Groveland, CA 18990 Highway 120 Open daily May-October

VisitTuolumne.com *Call ahead for hours of operation as these change often depending on California State guidelines.

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CONTENTS Explore Local Towns Parks & Public Lands Get Adventurous Tours Shopping & Farmers’ Markets Wineries & Distilleries Arts & Entertainment Museums & Libraries Relocation Places to Eat & Drink Where to Stay Special Event Venues & Services Services & Resources Film Commission Transportation & Charging Stations Tuolumne County Healthy Pledge Look for the Tuolumne County Healthy Pledge icon as you travel through Tuolumne County. These businesses have taken a voluntary pledge to ensure guests and customers that they are meeting or exceeding the COVID-19 safety guidelines set by the State of California and Tuolumne County.

On the cover: Trail of the Gargoyles, Stanislaus National Forest by Zachary Holback. Instagram: @zholback.photography

The 2021 Tuolumne County Vacation Planner is copyright ©2021 by Visit Tuolumne County, which has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information contained herein, but assumes no responsibility for errors, changes or omissions. Note: Due to State of California guidelines, business operations may change over time. Call ahead. Design & Production: Heather Jing Design, heatherjing.com VisitTuolumne.com

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Explore Local Towns Stand in a Place Where Time Stands Still.

Credit: Menka Belgal

Tuolumne County is rich with colorful and authentic Gold Rush and nostalgic Main Street towns where friendly folks are full of information and tips. Your treasure, new or old, is waiting to be discovered in unique specialty shops or fine art galleries that line historic sidewalks. Enjoy a meal in a quaint historic inn and take in a top-notch live theatre performance in a venue where shows have entertained guests for over a century. Dance or laugh the night away to the sounds of favorite local bands or nationallyknown acts. Find locally-produced food and goods at farmers’ markets throughout the summer months. Credit: Menka Belgal

JAMESTOWN

SONORA Sonora has a charming historic downtown with an energetic vibe. Rich in Gold Rush history, it has been touted “Queen of the Southern Mines.” Today, visitors enjoy one-of-a-kind boutiques and eateries, locally produced products, live theatre, seasonal farmers’ markets, along with hiking, golfing, and other fun activities in and around town. Sonora is accessible year-round and is a great, centralized place to stay with many options for lodging. Annual events like the Mother Lode Round-Up Parade and Rodeo, the Sonora Christmas Parade, 2nd Saturday Art Nights, Summer Concerts in Coffill Park, and Friday Flix movie nights bring visitors back time and time again. -Sonora Chamber of Commerce. See page 40

Downtown Jamestown is home to specialty and antique shops, a cigar bar, restaurants and historic hotels. Woods Creek attracts modern-day gold prospectors while the newly expanded Chicken Ranch Casino offers table games, slot machines and Bingo. Rocca Park features a replica blacksmith shop, historic jail, playground and year-round events with live music, artists and craft vendors. Railtown 1897 State Historic Park is just a few blocks from Main Street and is a must-see! Take a stroll along the Walk of Fame, and see how many movies you recognize that were filmed in Tuolumne County! Credit: Sarah Spoljaric

TUOLUMNE COLUMBIA Columbia was founded as a Gold Rush boom town in 1850. Today, the town’s past is preserved at Columbia State Historic Park – an authentic living history town. Columbia traditionally celebrates its history with re-enactments, a statehood parade, holiday events and many more year-round festivities. Historic hotels, restaurants, a 4th generation handmade candy store, blacksmith shop, stagecoach, old-fashioned bowling alley, theatre, modernly-appointed mercantile grocery store and shops supplied with treats and trinkets add to the ambiance of the town where a new historic surprise is around every corner. -Columbia Chamber of Commerce. See page 40 4 ◆ 2021 Tuolumne County Vacation Planner

Tuolumne is steeped in logging history. Remnants of logging days gone by can best be seen on the West Side Trail. Perfect for all skill levels of hikers and mountain bikers, this local-favorite trail is well-known for its spring and summer wildflowers and Tuolumne River canyon vistas. Black Oak Casino Resort offers exciting nightlife, restaurants, a family floor with bowling alley and arcade, plus hotel and RV park. Cover’s Apple Ranch is a delightful family stop with a petting zoo, train rides and restaurant (Mile High Apple Pie is a must!). Visitors can now pay tribute and honor veterans at the new 9/11 and War on Terrorism Memorial at the Tuolumne Memorial Hall. Annual events include the Tuolumne Lumber Jubilee and the Me-Wuk Acorn Festival. The Westside Pavilion hosts nationally-acclaimed singers, bands and comedians.


Explore Local Towns Credit: Khiry Cummings

TWAIN HARTE Twain Harte–the “Harte” of the Sierra–is tucked away in the pines and is the closest “Four Season Resort Community” to the Bay Area. Wander through the charming downtown to experience wine tasting, boutiques, and art galleries. The bocce ball court, playground, skate park, mini-golf, and executive golf course offer activities for the entire family and are a short stroll from restaurants and cafes. Indulge in snowy winters at Dodge Ridge Ski Area, experience bountiful wildflowers and dogwood blooms in spring, fish and swim in numerous lakes and streams in summer, and explore abundant hiking and biking trails during fall. See you soon! -Twain Harte Area Chamber of Commerce. See page 40 Twain Harte Miniature Golf Credit: Jennifer Rapoza

PINECREST

Indigeny Reserve, Sonora Credit: Jennifer Rapoza

A destination all its own, Pinecrest has been offering iconic family vacations for generations. Located just off Highway 108, this picturesque destination offers summer fun on the water and the trails. In winter, Dodge Ridge Ski Area provides ski runs, snowboarding and lessons for beginners to experts, while nearby Leland High Sierra Snowplay offers tubing fun for all ages. Vacation cabins, resorts and campgrounds are plentiful and conveniently located near fascinating High Country destinations like Columns of the Giants, the Trail of the Gargoyles, Donnell Vista, the Bennett Juniper, Kennedy Meadows and scenic Sonora Pass. Hike, bike, horseback ride, fish, swim and stargaze. Here, the outdoors is yours to explore. Credit: Mason Trinca, Visit California

GROVELAND Pine Mountain Lake

Cover's Apple Ranch, Tuolumne Credit: Jennifer Rapoza

Groveland, “The North Gateway to Yosemite”, is located on Highway 120, the most direct route to Yosemite National Park from San Francisco and Northern California. In the 1800s, Groveland was a booming gold miners’ town. You can still find the oldest Saloon in California, the Iron Door Saloon and Jailhouse Museum here. Attractions include local Friendly Ghosts, Yosemite Gateway Museum, and Pine Mountain Lake where visitors can golf, camp, dine, fish, and enjoy water activities including swimming, sailboat/paddle board rentals, and Groveland is just a short drive from Lake Don Pedro and Dodge Ridge Ski Area. Annual events include the 49er Festival and Chili Cook-off (49erfestival.org) and the “Where the Hell is Groveland?” Car Show. -Yosemite Highway 120 Chamber of Commerce. See page 40 VisitTuolumne.com

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Parks & Public Lands Pinecrest Lake

Credit: Jesse Jones, U.S. Forest Service

STANISLAUS NATIONAL FOREST FOREST SUPERVISOR’S OFFICE 209-459-9238 19777 Greenley Rd, Sonora

SUMMIT RANGER DISTRICT (HWY 108)

209-459-9238 ◆ TDD Device for the Deaf: 209-965-0488 1 Pinecrest Lake Rd, Pinecrest

GROVELAND RANGER DISTRICT (HWY 120)

209-962-7825 ◆ TDD Device for the Deaf: 209-962-6406 24545 Hwy 120, Groveland

CALAVERAS RANGER DISTRICT (HWY 4)

209-795-1381 ◆ TDD Device for the Deaf: 209-795-2854 5519 Hwy 4, PO Box 500, Hathaway Pines Note: Phone numbers valid during virtual operations. Check website for office openings and updates.

Kennedy Meadows Credit: Jennifer Rapoza

Stanislaus National Forest offers magnificent vistas, trails, lakes, rivers and streams that create endless opportunities for camping, hiking, biking, boating and rafting, fishing, horseback riding and winter sports featuring breathtaking scenery and fresh mountain air. fs.usda.gov/stanislaus Ask for informational guides: ◆ Wilderness Permits and Tips ◆ Camping in the National Forest ◆ Accessible Recreation Opportunities

Credit: Kim Carroll

◆ Fuel Wood Cutting ◆ Hiking Trails ◆ Horseback Riding ◆ Whitewater Rafting ◆ OHV Use ◆ Hunting Tips

Please—

PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT!

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Credit: Jennifer Rapoza


Parks & Public Lands

TOP FIVE TIPS FOR VISITING

Lower Yosemite Falls Credit: Kim Carroll Photography/Evergreen Lodge

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK 95% of visitors only see 5% of Yosemite. Explore the less visited and uncrowded areas outside the Valley Floor – like Hetch Hetchy and the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

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Go early in the morning (avoid park entrance traffic between 10am and 12pm).

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In the busy summer months, take alternate transportation like Y.A.R.T.S., local transportation, or tour guide providers (see page 20).

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From Memorial Day through Labor Day purchase your Park Pass ahead of time in Groveland on Highway 120. Call the Tuolumne County Visitors Center for location: 209-533-4420 or purchase online at yourpassnow.com/parkpass/park/yose

Visit the park October through April when it is much less crowded, and you’ll get the best of fall colors and beautiful winter scenes.

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK Park Information & Roads: 209-372-0200 Lodging Reservations: 888-413-8869 Camping Reservations: 877-444-6777 TDD Device for the Deaf: 877-833-6777 PO Box 577, Yosemite nps.gov/yose

Tuolumne Meadows Credit: Daimian Riley

Over half of Yosemite National Park is located in Tuolumne County—it’s the least crowded half too. Walk amongst majestic towering trees in the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias or explore the unmatched scenery of Tuolumne Meadows and Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. Highway 120 leading into the park is designated by the State of California as the Northern Yosemite Highway and is the shortest and most direct route to Yosemite from the San Francisco Bay Area and all points north. The route is open year-round into Yosemite Valley. As you head towards Yosemite, be sure to stop in Groveland at the Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum, where Yosemite National Park staff provides park information and sells park passes while Visit Tuolumne County staff provides area information May-October. Open year-round, the museum is a great place to learn about the area's cultural and natural history and to pick up some souvenirs. Accommodations are available along Highway 120 in Groveland and beyond.

YARTS (YOSEMITE AREA REGIONAL TRANSIT SYSTEM) 877-989-2787 369 W 18th St, Merced yarts.com

YOSEMITE GATEWAYS

Find out about traveling to Yosemite National Park through Yosemite’s four spectacular gateways. yosemitegateways.com Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias

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Parks & Public Lands Credit: Jennifer Rapoza

Credit: Marielena Smith

COLUMBIA STATE HISTORIC PARK Tours & Information: 209-588-9128 Columbia Museum: Main & State Streets parks.ca.gov/columbia

Credit: Jennifer Rapoza

Known as the best-preserved Gold Rush town in California, Columbia is a place where visitors are truly immersed in authentic California history. Gold was discovered in Columbia on March 27, 1850. By 1870, the “Gem of the Southern Mines” produced more than $1 billion (in today’s figures). Today the town still bustles with shops, exhibits and the lively activity of the 1850’s. You’ll know you’ve arrived when you hear the clang of a hammer at the blacksmith shop, smell the candles and soap at the candle store, visit authentic brick buildings and taste treats from the candy store, bakery or tea house. Embrace your pioneer spirit! Pan for gold, sip a sarsaparilla, pick up provisions or supplies. Take an adventurous ride on the stagecoach. Enjoy live theatre at the Fallon House. See the house that Grace Kelly called home during the filming of High Noon.

Wilson McConnell House Credit: Menka Belgal

Docents staff the park museum, dressed circa 1850-1870. Columbia hosts many events throughout the year that celebrate the Gold Rush era including a Victorian Easter Egg Hunt, Glorious 4th of July, lamplight tours at Christmastime and many more! Admission to the park is free and there are plenty of dining and lodging options both inside and outside the park. Nearby RV parks and the Columbia Airport are within walking distance to Columbia State Historic Park. Note: Some park operations, activities, and events may be contingent on Covid-19 guidelines. Call ahead for specific information. 8 ◆ 2021 Tuolumne County Vacation Planner

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Parks & Public Lands Credit: Menka Belgal

RAILTOWN 1897 STATE HISTORIC PARK 209-984-3953 5th Ave & Reservoir Rd, PO Box 1250, Jamestown railtown1897.org ◆ railtowninfo@parks.ca.gov The “Southern Mines” of Tuolumne County hit their second heyday in 1897 with the completion of the Sierra Railway tracks to Jamestown, Sonora and eventually, in 1900, to Tuolumne City. This meant boom times for the lumber, hard rock and cattle industries. Later, the railroad was key to building dams that created Lake Tulloch, Don Pedro and Hetch Hetchy Reservoirs.

Credit: Preethi Chandrasekhar

Railtown 1897 brings this era to life. The 26-acre park is open daily for tours featuring the active roundhouse complex, belt driven machine shop, historic locomotives, passenger cars and movie props like smokestacks, headlights and station signs. Railtown 1897 is known as “The Movie Railroad” and its trains, including the famous Sierra No. 3®, have been featured in over 300 films, television shows and commercials since its first movie in 1919. Steam and vintage diesel train rides are available on weekends April – October, holidays and for special events. The Depot Store is well-appointed with toys, souvenirs, books and more about railroads and the California Gold Rush. The park is operated by California State Parks and supported by the California State Railroad Museum Foundation. Note: Some park operations, activities, and events may be contingent on Covid-19 guidelines. Call ahead for specific information. Credit: Calaveras Big Trees State Park

Credit: Preethi Chandrasekhar

CALAVERAS BIG TREES STATE PARK 209-795-1196 ◆ Visitors Center: 209-795-3840 PO Box 120, Arnold parks.ca.gov/bigtrees ◆ bigtrees.org Visitors get an up close look at giant sequoias at two groves within the park. See the largest living things on Earth and the “Big Stump!” Hike, camp and picnic. Credit: The Taste Edit

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Get Adventurous

Ferretti Trails, Groveland Credit: Jennifer Rapoza

Where Fresh Air Comes with a Fresh Perspective. Mother Nature shows off her best in Tuolumne County and Yosemite. Outdoor enthusiasts of all types are drawn here year-round to sight-see and recreate on extensive public lands featuring hundreds of miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails, crystal clear lakes, rivers and streams for boating, fishing and swimming, campgrounds for RVs or roughing it in a tent. Winter brings bright white snow, perfect for skiing, snowboarding, tubing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Biking Tuolumne County offers up some of the most fun on two wheels around. Road and mountain biking is evolving fast in Tuolumne County, and whether you’re just starting out or are a seasoned veteran of the cycling world, there’s a trail with your name on it. From meandering railroad grades to single track downhills, find your favorite in Tuolumne County!

GROVELAND TRAIL HEADS grovelandtrailheads.org

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STANISLAUS NATIONAL FOREST *See page 6

Boating & Fishing Whether you’re a boater, an angler or both, you’ll find the waters of Tuolumne County are clear and cool. Going after the “Big One” is fun and relaxing and is available year-round in Tuolumne County. All you need is a little bait, a rod and reel, and a love of the great outdoors to fish for crappies, bluegills, catfish, kokanee, salmon, bass or trout. Need some lessons and tips? Let one of our local fishing guides take you on a half-day or full-day trip to a spectacular spot. Whether you prefer paddling or going a bit faster on the water, there’s a lake or river waiting for you. Bring your own boat or rent boats at Pinecrest Lake, Lake Don Pedro, and New Melones Reservoir.

ECHO ADVENTURE COOPERATIVE *See page 11

HEIDI'S SKI AND PADDLE 209-965-3450 29870 Hwy 108, Cold Springs heidisskishop.com

LAKE DON PEDRO MARINA 209-852-2369 11500 Bonds Flat Rd, La Grange lakedonpedromarina.com

MOCCASIN POINT MARINA

209-989-2206 11405 Jacksonville Rd, Jamestown moccasinpointmarina.com

PINECREST LAKE RESORT *See page 35

YOSEMITE ADVENTURE SUPPLIES 209-962-0923 18911 Ferretti Rd, Bldg A, Groveland yosemiteadventuresupplies.com

REGIONAL: NEW MELONES LAKE MARINA 209-785-3300 6503 Glory Hole Rd, Angels Camp newmeloneslakemarina.com

Camping Camping is one of the most popular outdoor recreational activities in Tuolumne County. With over 1,500 campsites throughout the County’s public lands and in privately-owned parks, there


Get Adventurous is a perfect spot under the stars for you to pitch your tent or park your RV. See listings for campgrounds and RV parks beginning on page 37.

Gold Panning

Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, Yosemite Credit: Marielena Smith

There is gold in them thar hills! Although the Fandango Halls and gun fights are but an eerie presence found in the ghost towns the miners abandoned, the boom of the 1849 Gold Rush left nuggets and frontier adventures behind. In Tuolumne County there are several gold panning adventure companies that teach prospecting courses for adventurous miners who seek a true Gold Country experience.

COLUMBIA INN MOTEL & 49ER MINING SUPPLY *See page 30

GOLD PROSPECTING ADVENTURES Pine Mountain Lake Golf Course, Groveland

209-984-4653 18170 Main St, Jamestown goldprospecting.com

MATELOT GULCH MINING CO. & HIDDEN TREASURE GOLD MINE 209-532-9693 22675 Main St, Columbia matelotgulchmining@gmail.com

Golfing Lake Don Pedro Credit: Visit California/Stephen Lam

The rolling hills of the Mother Lode are as picturesque as they are challenging. Whether you prefer the challenge of championship 18 holes or a delightful day at a course in the pines, our local golf courses cover a variety of landscapes and views from the lower foothills to the High Country.

PINE MOUNTAIN LAKE GOLF COURSE

209-962-8620 12765 Mueller Dr, Groveland pinemountainlake.com

TELELI GOLF CLUB

209-532-1000 17566 Lime Kiln Rd, Sonora teleligolfclub.com

TWAIN HARTE MINIATURE GOLF 209-586-5569 23098 Fuller Rd, Twain Harte Aspen Meadow Pack Station Credit: Emily Taylor

REGIONAL: GREENHORN CREEK RESORT

209-729-8111 ◆ 888-736-5900 711 McCauley Ranch Rd, Angels Camp greenhorncreek.com

THE GOLF CLUB AT COPPER VALLEY 209-785-3700 1001 Saddle Creek Dr, Copperopolis coppervalleygolf.com

Guided Hiking Hiking is the number one outdoor activity in Tuolumne County! Hundreds of miles of trails lead to spectacular vistas and unique geologic formations like Highway 108’s Columns of the Giants or Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. Sonora’s urban escape trail, Dragoon Gulch is expanded yearly and provides a bird’s eye view of historic downtown. Local outfitters are standing by to take you on an epic photography hike, a multi-day backpacking trip and everything in between if you would like a guided adventure.

ECHO ADVENTURE COOPERATIVE 209-732-5161 11892 Ponderosa Lane, Groveland echocoop.com

LASTING ADVENTURES 800-513-8651 PO Box 1078, Groveland lastingadventures.com

STANISLAUS NATIONAL FOREST *See page 6

YEXPLORE YOSEMITE ADVENTURES

209-532-7014 ◆ 800-886-8009 PO Box 4951, Sonora yexplore.com

Horseback Riding Experience the High Sierra the way the settlers first saw it--on horseback! From a leisurely half-hour ride to an adventuresome week-long pack trip into the Emigrant Wilderness, you’ll see the best of the Sierra from the best seat in the house—your saddle.

ASPEN MEADOW PACK STATION 209-965-3402 Off Crabtree Rd, Pinecrest aspenmeadowpackstation.com VisitTuolumne.com

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Get Adventurous KENNEDY MEADOWS PACK STATION 209-965-3900 Kennedy Meadows kennedymeadows.com

QUARTZ MOUNTAIN STAGE LINE

209-588-0808 Wells Fargo Building on Main St, Columbia qmcarriage.com

Underground Adventure Immerse yourself in a stunning underground world. Regional caverns feature spectacular crystalline formations along winding passageways. Enjoy several guided tour options at each location.

BLACK CHASM CAVERN

888-488-1960 15701 Pioneer Volcano Rd, Volcano cavetouring.com

CALIFORNIA CAVERN

888-488-1960 9565 Cave City Rd, Mountain Ranch cavetouring.com

MERCER CAVERNS

209-728-2101 1665 Sheep Ranch Rd, Murphys mercercaverns.net

MOANING CAVERN ADVENTURE PARK

209-736-2708 5350 Moaning Cave Rd, Vallecito moaningcaverns.com

Whitewater Rafting World-famous whitewater rafting offers everything from float boats to Class 5 runs on the Tuolumne and Stanislaus Rivers. The wild and scenic Tuolumne, named #1 rafting river by the San Francisco Chronicle, is California’s premier wilderness whitewater. Check out a local outfitter to set up your exciting rafting adventure.

ARTA RIVER TRIPS

209-962-7873 24000 Casa Loma Rd, Groveland arta.org

SIERRA MAC RIVER TRIPS 209-591-8027 ◆ 800-457-2580 27890 Hwy 120, Groveland sierramac.com

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ZEPHYR RIVER EXPEDITIONS 209-532-6249 ◆ 800-431-3636 22517 Parrotts Ferry Rd, Columbia zrafting.com

REGIONAL: ALL-OUTDOORS CALIFORNIA WHITEWATER RAFTING

925-932-8993 ◆ 800-24RAFTS 1250 Pine St, Ste.103, Walnut Creek aorafting.com

Tuolumne River Credit: OARS

OARS

209-736-4677 ◆ 800-346-6277 PO Box 67, Angels Camp oars.com

Winter Fun Experience winter in Tuolumne County’s High Country where you have easy access to classic winter fun and a host of new adventures waiting for you!

Dodge Ridge Ski Area Credit: Dodge Ridge Ski Area

ADRIENNE ANDERSON SCHOOL OF ICE SKATING 209-743-4038 Long Barn Lodge

DODGE RIDGE SKI AREA 209-965-3474 1 Dodge Ridge Rd, Pinecrest dodgeridge.com

HEIDI'S SKI AND PADDLE 209-965-3450 29870 Hwy 108, Cold Springs heidisskishop.com

Yosemite Pines RV Resort Credit: Barry Hoy

LELAND HIGH SIERRA SNOW PLAY 209-965-4719 34033 Leland Meadow Rd, Strawberry snowplay.com

LONG BARN LODGE ICE SKATING RINK & EVENT CENTER 209-586-3533 ◆ 800-310-3533 25957 Long Barn Rd, Long Barn longbarn.com

Leland High Sierra Snowplay

More Adventures YOSEMITE MOUNTAIN SUGAR PINE RAILROAD 559-683-7273 56001 Hwy 41, Fish Camp ymsprr.com

Matelot Gulch Mining Co. Credit: Emily Taylor


Tours

Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park Credit: Echo Adventure Cooperative

Take A Moment to Realize You're in the Moment. Do you want to enjoy the outdoors, but need the gear and someone to show you the way? Or, do you just want a custom experience without the planning? Local tour companies of all types can take you to just about anywhere in Tuolumne County you’d like to go. Explore Yosemite National Park, local historical areas and wineries, or go on a guided adventure in the High Sierra. Enjoy a hassle-free vacation, and let one of the area’s experts show you the sights. Some can even pick you up at airports in San Francisco, Oakland or Sacramento.

ASPEN MEADOW PACK STATION *See page 11

ECHO ADVENTURE COOPERATIVE *See page 11

KENNEDY MEADOWS PACK STATION *See page 11

LASTING ADVENTURES *See page 11

MOTHER LODE ADVENTURES CHARTER SERVICES, LLC 209-677-3183 ◆ 888-963-6235 mlacharters.com ◆ info@mlacharters.com

YEXPLORE YOSEMITE ADVENTURES *See page 11

YOSEMITE FLIGHT TOURS 209-532-2345 10747 Airport Rd, Columbia yosemiteflighttours.com

Regional BACKROADS

800-462-2848 801 Cedar St, Berkeley backroads.com

EXTRANOMICAL TOURS 260 Monterey St, Brisbane 415-357-0700 extranomical.com

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Shopping & Farmers’ Markets

Wildbud Creative, Sonora Credit: Jennifer Rapoza

Discover Unexpected Treasures.

Shopping is so fun in Tuolumne County because you never know what treasures you'll find! Charming small-town streets are lined with eclectic stores offering everything from the latest clothing trends and outdoor gear to antiques, and local goods and handmade crafts.

Highway 120/Groveland ECHO ADVENTURE COOPERATIVE

*See page 11

RANCH REVIVED

209-962-0740 18687 Main St, Ste A, Groveland

YOSEMITE ADVENTURE SUPPLIES

209-962-0923 18911 Ferretti Rd, Bldg A, Groveland yosemiteadventuresupplies.com

Columbia COLUMBIA CANDY KITCHEN, INC.

209-532-7886 22726 Main St, Columbia columbiacandykitchen.com

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COLUMBIA CLOTHIERS & EMPORIUM

GIANELLI VINEYARDS WINERY & TASTING ROOM

209-770-2540 22711 Main St, Columbia

*See page 16

COLUMBIA MERCANTILE 1855

209-782-5111 18205 Main St, Jamestown

209-288-7885 11245 Jackson St, Columbia columbiamercantile1855.com

EBLER’S LEATHER

209-532-1811 22751 Main St, Columbia eblersleather.com

INNER SANCTUM CELLARS BASECAMP AT COLUMBIA

*See page 16

SEVEN SISTERS SOAP & CANDLE CO.

209-536-9047 22719 Broadway St, Columbia sevensisterssoapandcandle.net

Jamestown THE BRIDAL VAULT

209-984-9099 18281 Main St, Jamestown thebridalvault.com

JIMTOWN SOCK CO.

STOGIES GOLD COUNTRY LOUNGE

*See page 16

Sonora ALOFT ART GALLERY AT BAER'S

209-588-8604 105 S Washington St, Sonora aloftartgallery.com

BARRON'S FURNITURE

209-536-9834 37 S Stewart St, Sonora barronsfurniture.com

BODY BANDIT

209-206-8979 mybodybandit.com

COLLIER'S CONFECTIONS

209-768-3595

DOWNTOWN SHOES

209-532-2500 4 S Washington St, Sonora 4downtownshoes.com


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FITTIN' PRETTY BRAS AND BOUTIQUE

209-532-6149 54 S Washington St, Sonora fittinprettybtq.com

GOOD STUFF

209-588-0550 10 Pesce Way, Sonora watchresources.org

JUNCTION SHOPPING CENTER

209-533-3548 13775 Mono Way, Sonora

RUNWAY XCHANGE

209-532-9990 115 S Washington St, Sonora facebook.com/runwayxchange

SIERRA NEVADA ADVENTURE COMPANY

209-532-5621 173 S Washington St, Sonora snacattack.com

SONORA TRADING POST

LITTLE ROOTS TOY SHOP

209-532-4700 730 S Washington St, Sonora sonoratradingpost.com

LOCAL COLLECTIVE

209-288-2051 59 South Washington St, Sonora wildbud.co

209-454-0106 106 S Washington St, Sonora littleroots.toys 209-694-7030 189 S Washington St, Sonora locogoods.com

MOTHERLODE GROWN

209-694-3113 37 Theall St, Sonora motherlodegrown.com

MOUNTAIN HOME GIFTS

209-533-5319 87 S Washington St, Sonora

WILDBUD CO

Twain Harte THE HARTE OF THE KITCHEN

209-586-5631 22966 Joaquin Gully Rd, Twain Harte

TWAIN HARTE MARKET

209-586-6100 18711 Tiffeni Dr, Twain Harte twainhartemarket.com

THE WALK-IN CLOSET

209-586-3839 22920 Twain Harte Dr, Twain Harte facebook.com/thewalkinclosetboutique

Regional REWINED DESIGNS

408-438-3792 202 Main St, Murphys rewineddesigns.com

FARMERS’ MARKETS Tuolumne County’s friendly farmers, food producers and artisans are excited to share the bounty of Tuolumne County with you at one year-round and three seasonal farmers’ markets. Stop by and experience fresh sustainable produce and other food products, plus shop for locally-created souvenirs and gifts. See all farmers' markets at VisitTuolumne.com/farmers-markets

FARMS OF TUOLUMNE COUNTY

209-928-3775 PO Box 315, Soulsbyville tcfarms.org

PEACEFUL VALLEY FARMERS MARKET 209-770-7147 14888 Peaceful Valley Rd, Sonora peacefulvalleyfarmersmarket.com VisitTuolumne.com

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Wineries & Distilleries

Inner Sanctum Cellars Basecamp, Sonora Credit: Jennifer Rapoza

Local Varietals and Exciting Adventure Pair Perfectly. The varietals of Tuolumne County and the surrounding region fit tastefully into the ranks of California wines. Great outdoor adventures in Yosemite, Gold Country and the High Sierra complement your visit to boutique tasting rooms, where friendly ambiance is paired with unique, awardwinning Sierra foothill varietals.

INDIGENY RESERVE

209-533-9463 14679 Summers Ln, Sonora indigenyreserve.com

INNER SANCTUM CELLARS BASECAMP

800-750-5919 22004 Parrotts Ferry Rd, Sonora innersanctumcellars.com

NATIONAL HOTEL & RESTAURANT

In addition to wineries, Tuolumne County is home to an award-winning, family-owned and operated hard cider distillery set amongst beautiful organic apple orchards.

209-984-3446 18183 Main St, Jamestown national-hotel.com

GIANELLI VINEYARDS WINERY & TASTING ROOM

RAWHIDE SALOON

209-984-1500 12581 Algerine Rd, Jamestown gianellivineyards.com

HURST RANCH

209-984-3016 17415 Hwy 108, Jamestown hurstranchjamestown.com 16 ◆ 2021 Tuolumne County Vacation Planner

YOSEMITE CELLARS

209-770-3381 12282 Punch Bowl Rd, Groveland yosemitecellars.com

Regional CALAVERAS WINEGRAPE ALLIANCE

209-728-9467 202 Main St, Murphys calaveraswines.org

THE CELLAR ROOM

888-736-5900 711 McCauley Ranch Rd, Angels Camp greenhorncreek.com

IRONSTONE VINEYARDS

209-984-5110 18260 Highway 108, Jamestown therawhidesaloon.com

209-728-1251 1894 Six Mile Rd, Murphys ironstonevineyards.com

STOGIES GOLD COUNTRY LOUNGE

TWISTED OAK

209-984-0584 18202 Main St, Ste C, Jamestown stogiesgoldcountry.com

209-736-9080 4280 Red Hill Rd, Vallecito twistedoak.com


Arts & Entertainment

Sierra Repertory Theatre

Embellish Your Creative Side. Tuolumne County has it all when it comes to arts and entertainment. From quaint art galleries and fun painting parties to local artisan craft fairs and superior live performances and concerts, there’s something to please the artistic creativity, tastes and amusement of everyone.

ALOFT ART GALLERY

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BRADFORD STUDIO B

209-743-3582 19 W Bradford St, Sonora

THE BRIGHT ORANGE POPPY

209-432-9096 Twain Harte thebop209.com

BROTHERS PROMOTIONS 831-345-2006 brotherspromotions.com

BRUSH & CORK ON THE ROAD

209-533-4542 brushandcork.com

Casinos A jackpot is ready to happen in Gold Country! Find 24-hour full gaming action at Black Oak Casino Resort in the town of Tuolumne and table games, slots and Bingo at the newly expanded Chicken Ranch Casino in Jamestown.

BLACK OAK CASINO RESORT

877-747-8777 19400 Tuolumne Rd N, Tuolumne blackoakcasino.com

CHICKEN RANCH CASINO

209-984-3000 16929 Chicken Ranch Rd, Jamestown chickenranchcasino.com

REGIONAL: JACKSON RANCHERIA CASINO RESORT

209-223-1677 ◆ 800-822-WINN 12222 New York Ranch Rd, Jackson jacksoncasino.com

Music Festivals

SONORA BACH FESTIVAL 209-536-6330 PO Box 4583, Sonora sonorabach.org

REGIONAL: BEAR VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL 209-813-0554 ◆ 800-458-1618 PO Box 5068, Bear Valley bearvalleymusicfestival.org

CELTIC FAIRE PRODUCTIONS 209-532-8375 Angels Camp calaverascelticfaire.com

Theatre Tuolumne County is one of the most popular regional theatre destinations in California. In addition to incredible local talent and crew, many actors and directors come from major cities like New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco to perform.

HISTORIC FALLON HOUSE THEATRE

209-532-ARTS (2787) 21 N Washington St, Sonora mytuolumnecountyarts.org

From the classic Sonora Bach Festival to the funky Strawberry Music Festival, several annual music festivals and concert series in historic venues and beautiful outdoor amphitheaters delight all ages.

209-532-3120 11175 Washington St, Columbia sierrarep.org

THE WILD ROSE

STRAWBERRY MUSIC FESTIVAL

SIERRA REPERTORY THEATRE

TUOLUMNE COUNTY ARTS

209-984-9382 18141 Main St, Jamestown thewildroseshop.com

209-984-8630 PO Box 664, Jamestown strawberrymusic.com

209-532-3120 13891 Mono Way, Sonora sierrarep.org VisitTuolumne.com

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Museums & Libraries

Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum and Library, Groveland Credit: Menka Belgal

Step Out and Step Back in Time. Tuolumne County has a rich Native American history and Gold Rush heritage, with fascinating stories of the past preserved in abundantly-curated collections in museums, historic towns, and state historic parks. Call ahead of time for updated hours.

COLUMBIA STATE HISTORIC PARK MUSEUM 209-532-3184 22747 Main St, Columbia

GROVELAND BRANCH LIBRARY 209-962-6144 18990 Hwy 120, Groveland tuolcolib.org

GROVELAND YOSEMITE GATEWAY MUSEUM

TUOLUMNE COUNTY MUSEUM & HISTORY CENTER

SONORA VOLUNTEER FIRE MUSEUM

TUOLUMNE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

209-532-7890/209-288-2482 125 N Washington St, Sonora sonoraca.com/visitsonora/museums.htm

209-533-5507 480 Greenley Rd, Sonora tuolcolib.org

TUOLUMNE CITY BRANCH LIBRARY

TWAIN HARTE BRANCH LIBRARY

209-928-3612 18636 Main St, Tuolumne tuolcolib.org

209-586-4501 18701 Tiffeni Dr, Ste 1F, Twain Harte tuolcolib.org

TUOLUMNE CITY MEMORIAL MUSEUM

VETERANS MEMORIAL HALL & MILITARY MUSEUM

209-962-0300 18990 Hwy 120, Groveland grovelandmuseum.org

209-928-3516 18663 Carter St, Tuolumne tuolumnemuseum.wordpress.com

HISTORY OF TUOLUMNE COUNTY

209-532-1317 158 W Bradford St, Sonora tchistory.org

209-533-0923 9 N Washington St, Sonora sonoraca.com/visitsonora/museums.htm

Explore the rich history of Tuolumne County as you travel through the towns and regions in the community. From the Me-Wuk roots of the County, to the Gold Rush that built it to fame, to the railroad that brought people (and movies) to the area, there’s something for everyone!

gold in the area was extracted during the Gold Rush—meaning there is still a rich vein of gold and gems! Dig into mining history at local museums, or get your hands dirty with mining companies located in Sonora, Jamestown, and Columbia.

The Me-Wuk Native American Indians have lived in this area for thousands of years, with “Tuolumne” (like Follow Me) coming from the Me-Wuk word for “many stone dwellings.” The Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Native American Indians hold traditional events throughout the year including the Annual Acorn Festival, which celebrates the harvest of black oak acorns and features ceremonial dances, games and native crafts. Visit mewuk.com for information about their history, traditions and events.

Decades after the Gold Rush, Tuolumne County saw the arrival of the railroad in 1897 and a steady rise in population. Immerse yourself in the history of the railroad and the movies that it brought with it at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park.

Tuolumne County saw an influx of people during the Gold Rush when mines were established in the hills. It’s estimated that only 30% of the

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Visit the Tuolumne County Historical Society’s website tchistory.org or visit one of the museums where you can learn about important County figures, why downtown Sonora is structured the way it is and see artifacts firsthand.


Relocation

Table Mountain, Jamestown Credit: Sarah Spoljaric

Sonora

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES CALIFORNIA REALTY

DRE# 01916850 209-533-7888 133 Old Wards Ferry Rd, Ste E, Sonora bhhscr.com

COLDWELL BANKER MOTHER LODE REAL ESTATE DRE# 01013957 209-532-6993 14255 Mono Way, Sonora coldwellbankermotherlode.com

COLDWELL BANKER SEGERSTROM REAL ESTATE DRE# 01013957 209-532-7400 84 N Washington St, Sonora coldwellbankersonora.com

KW SIERRA FOOTHILLS

DRE# 02090838 209-694-8077 8 S Washington St, Sonora kellerwilliamsrealtysierrafoothills.com

THE MILNIK TEAM

DRE# 01956378 209-588-3778 8 S Washington St, Sonora milnikrealestate.com

RE/MAX GOLD

DRE# 01215931 209-536-8400 207 S Washington St, Sonora remaxgold.com

YOSEMITE TITLE COMPANY 209-532-8174 208 S Washington St, Sonora yotitle.com

Twain Harte CENTURY 21 WILDWOOD BETSY HURST-YOUNGER, REALTOR DRE# 01229794 209-604-2609 direct PO Box 1398, Twain Harte

COLDWELL BANKER TWAIN HARTE REALTY

DRE# 01013957 209-586-5200 23003 Joaquin Gully Rd, Twain Harte coldwellbankertwainharte.com

LAURA JENNINGS CENTURY 21 WILDWOOD DRE# 01909786 209-591-3444 22910 Twain Harte Dr, Twain Harte laurajennings.c21.com

Regional COLDWELL BANKER LAKE TULLOCH REAL ESTATE DRE# 01013957 209-785-2543 ◆ 800-527-1173 14 O’Byrnes Ferry Rd, Copperopolis coldwellbankerlaketulloch.com VisitTuolumne.com

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HEALTHY TRAVELS

For the latest travel advisories from the California Department of Public Health, visit: cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Travel-Advisory.aspx

PREVENT WILDFIRES

ON THE ROAD Make sure that nothing is dragging from your vehicle, particularly when towing and never pull onto dry grass or vegetation. AT YOUR CAMPSITE OR AROUND YOUR CABIN

Awareness Follow posted fire prevention signs regarding fireworks and campfires and other regulations. Learn the area you are visiting and know two ways out of every room, every building and every community you are in. Campfires • Get a campfire permit online at www.permit.preventwildfireca.org or from a CAL FIRE, U.S. Forest Service or BLM station. • Keep your campfire small, have a 10-foot clearance around it and don’t leave it unattended. • Make sure you completely extinguish your fire using the “drown, stir and feel” method. BBQ/Fireplace • Ensure there is 10-foot of clearance around your BBQ. • Dispose of ash in a metal container with lid away from any flammable materials. • Ashes may take several days to cool completely in the can. Do not discard them until they are cool to the touch. Equipment • Ensure your equipment is in good working order and that you are using it correctly. Mow before 10 am, and never on windy days. • All gas-powered equipment (ATV's, generators, motocross bikes, weedeaters, lawn mowers, etc.) require a spark arrestor. Check your equipment prior to use to ensure your spark arrestor is installed and is clean and serviceable. GENERAL RECREATION

Target Shooting • Shoot in areas free of vegetation. • Use safe targets, such as paper or clay pigeons, as steel targets or rocks may throw sparks into nearby vegetation. • Have a shovel and fire extinguisher on hand in case a fire does spark.

Experiencing the spectacular outdoors and authentic California history are the main reasons visitors make their way to Tuolumne County. Enjoying all that the area has to offer comes with the responsibility to be safe and to be good stewards.

STAY SAFE

Safety Tips for Exploring the Back Country • Don’t ever go alone. • Stay on marked trails. • Take a communication device with you. • Always check the weather before you head out. High Country weather can and does change quickly. • Be prepared! Carry extra water, food and appropriate survival supplies.

BE A GOOD STEWARD

• Tuolumne County is Too Cool to Trash! Always leave a place better than when you arrived, pack out your litter and recycling and dispose of it properly. • Respect wildlife. ° Please don’t feed wildlife ° Watch wildlife from a distance ° Use bear-proof lockers where they’re available or bear-proof canisters when backpacking • Stick to marked trails to avoid harming plants, and consider taking a bag to pick up trash along your hike. • Dogs should be on a leash while on trails and streets and picked up after. • Please don’t disturb cultural artifacts.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

• In an emergency, call 9-1-1 • Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Dept. 209-533-5855 • City of Sonora Police Dept. 209-532-8143 • Sign Up for Tuolumne County Citizen Alerts while you’re in the area: tuolumnecounty.ca.gov/AlertCenter.aspx?AID=30 • Should a fire or other emergency occur, tune your radio to a local station (FM 92.7, FM 93.5, FM 102.7 or AM 1450) for updates.

Using GPS We do not recommend using GPS to get around Tuolumne County, especially in the mountains. Use maps or stop by a Visitors Center or ranger station for directions. Using a GPS in a rural area can send you on the wrong roads or roads not suitable for regular vehicles.

For more safety and stewardship information, go to VisitTuolumne.com/safety-and-stewardship

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Winter Driving

Highway 120 is open year-round to Yosemite National Park and into Yosemite Valley. Tioga Pass over the Sierra is closed for the winter and opens around the first of June. Highway 108 is closed over the Sierra after the first major snowfall but is kept plowed to Leland Meadows. Sonora Pass usually reopens in mid-May. It is always advisable to carry chains in the mountains during the winter. Snow rarely falls as low as downtown Sonora.

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Kennedy Meadows

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Twain Harte

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18

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62

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65

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33

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186

54

112

85

57

61

67

41

Death Valley

341

Lake Tahoe

137

Las Vegas

451

Los Angeles

331

Columbia

15

Groveland

14

27

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50

65

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7

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66

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38

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151

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95

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450

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132

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189

30

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18

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20

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Weather-wise

With lower elevations around 500 feet and reaching to nearly 10,000 feet above sea level, Tuolumne County has a vast diversity of landscapes to enjoy and full beauty is evident over four distinct seasons. In the spring, the lower altitudes and foothills turn a rich green, with many of the native grasses becoming golden during the summer. In the fall, intense colors line picturesque roads and dapple the foothills and mountainsides as native flora gives way to winter. Above 5,000 feet, snow remains on the ground from late November through April, but any accumulation is rare below 3,000 feet, where many of the County’s main towns are located.

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68°F/20°C

40°F/4°C

3.3in/8.3cm

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90°F/32°C

54°F/12°C

0.15in/0cm

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74°F/23°C

42°F/6°C

2in/5cm

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56°F/13°C

33°F/1°C

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YOSEMITE AREA/HWY 120 Yosemite National Park:

Long Barn, California/High Sierra:

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65°F/18°C

38°F/3°C

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88°F/31°C

53°F/12°C

0.5in/1cm

40°F/4°C

3.5in/9cm

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71°F/22°C

41°F/5°C

2.5in/6cm

28°F/-2°C

9.5in/24cm +snow

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49°F/9°C

28°F/-2°C

6.5in/17cm +some snow

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56°F/13°C

34°F/1°C

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79°F/26°C

50°F/10°C

FALL

63°F/17°C

WINTER

45°F/7°C

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Caltrans Highway Conditions 800-427-7623 dot.ca.gov

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Chinese Camp

DISTANCES BETWEEN POINTS IN TUOLUMNE COUNTY (IN MILES)

*Average per month


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Calendar of Events

Adventure Responsibly & Safely

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Thank you for traveling safely and respectfully in Tuolumne County. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the California Department of Public Health, and the Tuolumne County Public Health Department advise travelers to follow best health practices when traveling, including: Maintain Physical Distancing

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Wash or Sanitize Your Hands Often Cover Your Coughs and Sneezes Wear Face Coverings in Public

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Places to Eat & Drink

The Rock of Twain Harte Credit: Jennifer Rapoza

Find the Escape You’ve Been Craving. Tuolumne County residents and visitors alike celebrate local cuisine, chefs, and the bounty of the area. The County as a destination features endless adventures for every outdoor enthusiast and the diverse food options and culinary experiences blend perfectly with the main draws to the County.

Highway 120/Groveland CHARLOTTE'S TAVERN

209-962-6455 18736 Main St, Groveland hotelcharlotte.com

COCINA MICHOACANA

209-962-6651 18730 State Hwy 120, Groveland

EVERGREEN LODGE

209-379-2606 33160 Evergreen Rd, Groveland evergreenlodge.com

THE GRILL AT PINE MOUNTAIN LAKE

209-962-8638 12765 Mueller Dr, Groveland pinemountainlake.com 26 ◆ 2021 Tuolumne County Vacation Planner

MOUNTAIN SAGE COFFEE & NURSERY

209-962-4686 18653 Main St, Groveland mtsage.com

PROVISIONS TAPROOM

209-962-4000 18767 Main St, Groveland groveland.com

RUSH CREEK LODGE

209-379-2373 34001 Hwy 120, Groveland rushcreeklodge.com

Columbia BROWN’S COFFEE HOUSE & SWEETS SALOON 209-532-1850 22760 Main St, Columbia brownscoffeehouse.com

COLUMBIA KATE’S TEAHOUSE

209-532-1885 22727 Columbia St, Columbia columbiakates.com

FALLON HOUSE ICE CREAM PARLOR

209-532-2876 11175 Washington St, Columbia

MANDY'S BREAKFAST HOUSE

209-588-8020 22277 Parrotts Ferry Rd, Columbia mandysbreakfast.com

ST CHARLES SALOON

209-288-2258 22801 Main St, Columbia

Jamestown NATIONAL HOTEL & RESTAURANT

209-984-3446 ◆ 800-894-3446 18183 Main St, Jamestown national-hotel.com

C C TAQUERIA

209-984-0000 18181 Hwy 108, Jamestown

MOMMA PEGGS PANTRY

209-768-1812 14450 Jacksonville Rd, Jamestown

THE SERVICE STATION

209-782-5122 18242 Main St, Jamestown jamestownservicestation.com

SUBWAY JAMESTOWN #3

209-984-4051 18141 Hwy 108, Jamestown


THE WILD ROAST

209-984-9382 18141 Main St, Jamestown thewildroseshop.com

Sonora APPLEBEE’S NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR 209-533-9670 851 Sanguinetti Rd, Sonora

THE BAGEL BIN

209-822-8042 140 S Washington St & 83 N Washington St, Sonora

DIAMONDBACK GRILL

209-532-6661 93 S Washingtion St, Sonora diamondbackgrillsonora.com

EL JARDIN MEXICAN RESTAURANT

209-588-0770 76 N Washington St, Sonora

EMBERZ

209-532-2272 177 S Washington St, Sonora emberzzz.com

GUS’S STEAK HOUSE

209-532-5190 1183 Mono Way, Sonora

THE INDEPENDENT WINE CO

209-588-6248 13 S Washington St, Sonora independentwineco.com

INDUSTRIAL FOOD WORKS

209-743-3235 18851 Microtronics Way A2, Sonora industrialfoodworks.com

SERVENTES SALOON

209-743-2131 64 S Washington St, Sonora

THE SONORA CREAMERY

209-532-7221 728 Mono Way, Sonora

THE SPORTSMAN

209-532-1716 90 S Washington St, Sonora thesportsmansonora.com

SUBWAY DOWNTOWN #2

209-586-5400 24191 Hwy 108, Twain Harte facebook.com/aliciassugarshack

BEAN AROUND THE BLOCK

209-743-4341 22890 Twain Harte Dr, Twain Harte

THE EPROSON HOUSE

209-586-3700 22930 Twain Harte Dr, Twain Harte eprosonhouse.com

SUBWAY JUNCTION # 1

THE ROCK OF TWAIN HARTE

209-533-2011 13757 Mono Way, Ste B, Sonora

THE STANDARD POUR

209-532-7687 19040 Standard Rd, Sonora standard-pour.com

TAQUERIA SONORA

209-694-7047 74 S Washington St, Sonora

VINEY'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT

209-396-1192 83 S Stewart St, Sonora vineysitaliankitchen.com

THE WEST WIND GRILL

209-532-1000 17566 Lime Kiln Rd, Sonora teleligolfclub.com

Tuolumne BLACK OAK CAFE

IT'S YO GOOD YOGURT

THE PEPPERY

COVER’S APPLE RANCH

209-533-9033 13494 Mono Way, Sonora thepeppery.com

209-928-4689 19211 Cherokee Rd, Tuolumne coversappleranch.com

PINOCCHIO'S

THE MILL SPORTS BAR & GRILL

209-533-1996 736 Mono Way, Sonora pinocchiositalianrestaurant.com

209-928-9300 x6501 19400 Tuolumne Rd N, Tuolumne blackoakcasino.com

SALT OF THE EARTH PERSONAL CHEF

SEVEN SISTERS

209-770-6332 saltoftheearthpersonalchef.com

ALICIA'S SUGAR SHACK

209-694-0307 665 S Washington St, Sonora

209-928-9352 19400 Tuolumne Rd N, Tuolumne blackoakcasino.com

209-532-6403 11 S Washington St, Sonora

Twain Harte

209-928-9363 19400 Tuolumne Rd N, Tuolumne blackoakcasino.com

209-586-2080 23068 Fuller Rd, Twain Harte rockoftwainharte.com

THE SPORTSMAN COFFEE SHOP 209-586-5448 22978 Joaquin Gully Rd, Twain Harte

Upper Highway 108 DODGE RIDGE SKI AREA

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KENNEDY MEADOWS RESORT

209-965-3900 ◆ 209-965-3911 58 Miles east of Sonora, Hwy 108 kennedymeadows.com

MIA’S RESTAURANT

209-965-4591 30040 Hwy 108, Cold Springs mias.com

Regional CAMPS RESTAURANT & BOCCE

209-729-8181 711 McCauley Ranch Rd, Angels Camp greenhorncreek.com

IRONSTONE VINEYARDS

209-728-1251 1894 Six Mile Rd, Murphys ironstonevineyards.com

VINE18 AT THE GOLF CLUB AT COPPER VALLEY

209-785-7400 coppervalleygolf.com VisitTuolumne.com

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Bed & Breakfast

209-962-7823 21250 Hwy 120 sugarpineranch.com

INN AT SUGAR PINE RANCH

209-962-6455 18736 Main St, Groveland hotelcharlotte.com

HOTEL CHARLOTTE

209-962-4000 18767 Main St groveland.com

GROVELAND HOTEL

209-379-2606 33160 Evergreen Rd evergreenlodge.com

EVERGREEN LODGE

209-962-4663 7567 Hamilton Station Loop blackberry-inn.com

BLACKBERRY INN BED & BREAKFAST

209-962-6744 19950 Hwy 120 berkshireinn.net

BERKSHIRE INN B&B

209-962-0232 18656 Main St allseasonsgrovelandinn.com

ALL SEASONS GROVELAND INN

Highway 120/Groveland

LODGING GUIDE

Cabins/Vacation Homes

Hotel/Motel/Resort

Rates: Low - High Rates subject to change $159-499

$99-325

$99-325

$190-550

$210-305

$170-215

$125-175

Number of Units 13

13

18

88

10

6

5

Disabled Access

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Breakfast Included

Pool/Swimming

Spa/Sauna

TV

Telephones

VISITTUOLUMNE.COM/PLACES-TO-STAY

Fireplace

Where to Stay Guest Laundry

Kitchen/Fridge/Micro

Banquet/Meeting Facility

WiFi/High Speed Internet

Restaurant On-Site

Packages-Ski/Theatre/Etc

Commissionable Rates

Type of Accommodation


Bed & Breakfast

VisitTuolumne.com

209-962-7408 11399 Cherry Lake Rd yosemiteriversideinn.com

YOSEMITE RIVERSIDE INN

209-962-6877 7589 Hwy 120, Groveland yosemiteridge.com

YOSEMITE RIDGE RESORT

209-962-7690 20450 Old Hwy 120 yosemitepinesrv.com

YOSEMITE PINES RV RESORT & FAMILY LODGING

209-962-0365 18605 Hwy 120 yosemitehostels.com

YOSEMITE INTERNATIONAL HOSTEL

209-962-4360 33569 Hardin Flat Rd sunsetinn-yosemitecabins.com

SUNSET INN-YOSEMITE CABIN

209-379-2373 34001 Hwy 120 rushcreeklodge.com

RUSH CREEK LODGE

209-962-0863 22307 Ferretti Rd red-tail-ranch.com

RED TAIL RANCH BED & BREAKFAST

209-962-1818 27557 Packard Canyon Rd lillaskogyosemite.com

LILLASKOG

Highway 120/Groveland continued

LODGING GUIDE

Cabins/Vacation Homes

Hotel/Motel/Resort

Rates: Low - High Rates subject to change $159-350

$100-175

$79-429

$30-100

$295-395

$265-625

$179-239

Call

Number of Units 20

16

39

6

1

143

4

1

Disabled Access

Pets Allowed

Breakfast Included

Pool/Swimming

Spa/Sauna

TV

Telephones

Fireplace

Guest Laundry

Kitchen/Fridge/Micro

Banquet/Meeting Facility

WiFi/High Speed Internet

Restaurant On-Site

Commissionable Rates

Where to Stay

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Packages-Ski/Theatre/Etc

Type of Accommodation


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Jamestown

Columbia

Bed & Breakfast

209-984-3902 18153 Main St thejamestownhotel.com

THE JAMESTOWN HOTEL

209-984-0315 18730 Hwy 108 countryinnsonora.com

COUNTRY INN SONORA

209-984-5271 18239 Main St redlion.com

AMERICA’S BEST VALUE INN ROYAL CARRIAGE

209-984-3446 18183 Main St national-hotel.com

NATIONAL HOTEL & RESTAURANT

209-533-0446 22646 Broadway St

COLUMBIA INN MOTEL & 49ER MINING SUPPLY

209-532-1479 22768 Main St parks.ca.gov/columbia

COLUMBIA STATE HISTORIC PARK HOTELS & COTTAGES

209-962-5281 7633 Hwy 120 yosemitewestgate.com

YOSEMITE WESTGATE LODGE

Highway 120/Groveland continued

LODGING GUIDE

Cabins/Vacation Homes

Hotel/Motel/Resort

Rates: Low - High Rates subject to change $125-165

$69-295

$49-199

$110-200

$79-119

$75-180

$95-495

Number of Units 8

61

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24

26

58

Disabled Access

Pets Allowed

Breakfast Included

Pool/Swimming

Spa/Sauna

TV

Telephones

Fireplace

Guest Laundry

Kitchen/Fridge/Micro

Banquet/Meeting Facility

WiFi/High Speed Internet

Restaurant On-Site

Packages-Ski/Theatre/Etc

Commissionable Rates

Where to Stay

Type of Accommodation


Sonora

Jamestown continued

VisitTuolumne.com

209-533-4400 19551 Hess Ave bwsonoraoaks.com

BEST WESTERN PLUS SONORA OAKS HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER

209-532-6039 700 S Barretta St barrettagardens.com

BARRETTA GARDENS INN B&B

airbnb.com/rooms/24937627

APPLE VALLEY CABIN

209-533-4971 14260 Mono Way aladdininn.com

ALADDIN INN

209-782-5099 10382 Willow St thepalmbb.com

THE PALM HOTEL

209-532-7850 18740 Hwy 108/49

MINERS MOTEL

209-984-3332 10301 Willow St jamestownrailtownmotel.us

Bed & Breakfast

JAMESTOWN RAILTOWN MOTEL

LODGING GUIDE

Cabins/Vacation Homes

Hotel/Motel/Resort

Rates: Low - High Rates subject to change $109-299

$159-259

$125-150

$78-145

$99-249

$70-180

$70-180

Number of Units 100

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8

18

20

Disabled Access

Breakfast Included

Pool/Swimming

Pets Allowed

Spa/Sauna

TV

Telephones

Fireplace

Guest Laundry

Kitchen/Fridge/Micro

Banquet/Meeting Facility

WiFi/High Speed Internet

Restaurant On-Site

Packages-Ski/Theatre/Etc

Commissionable Rates

Where to Stay

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Type of Accommodation


Sonora continued

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209-536-4694 128 S Green St thesonorainn.com

RODEWAY INN SONORA

209-533-1310 20230 Grouse Way quailhollowone.com

QUAIL HOLLOW ONE

209-352-4333 253 Knowles Hill Dr knowleshill.com

THE INN ON KNOWLES HILL B&B

209-532-3633 350 S Washington St heritageinnyosemitesonora.com

HERITAGE INN YOSEMITE/SONORA

209-532-3421 286 S Washington St gunnhousehotel.com

GUNN HOUSE HOTEL

415-264-7693 335 Shepherd St

GABLES ON GOLD

209-988-4600 airbnb.com/h/carriagehouseonbarretta

THE CARRIAGE HOUSE ON BARRETTA

209-536-6075 56 Bradford St bradfordplaceinn.com

Bed & Breakfast

BRADFORD PLACE INN & GARDENS

LODGING GUIDE

Cabins/Vacation Homes

Hotel/Motel/Resort

Rates: Low - High Rates subject to change $69-169

Call

$219-334

$79-169

$99-199

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$80-200

$130-265

Number of Units 31

21

8

111

24

1

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Pets Allowed

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Breakfast Included

Pool/Swimming

TV

Telephones

Fireplace

Guest Laundry

Kitchen/Fridge/Micro

Banquet/Meeting Facility

WiFi/High Speed Internet

Packages-Ski/Theatre/Etc

Commissionable Rates

Where to Stay

Restaurant On-Site

Spa/Sauna

Type of Accommodation


Twain Harte

Tuolumne

Sonora continued

VisitTuolumne.com

209-586-1214 22732 Middle Camp Rd lazyzresort.com

LAZY Z RESORT

925-963-2857 22743 Bret Harte Dr funcabinrentals.com

FUN CABIN RENTALS

877-747-8777 19398 Tuolumne Rd N blackoakcasino.com

THE HOTEL AT BLACK OAK CASINO RESORT

209-533-1494 ◆ 888-533-4667 21645 Parrotts Ferry Rd unionhillinn.com

UNION HILL INN

209-532-2400 160 S Washington St thesonorainn.com

SONORA INN

510-229-9564 17200 Nile River Dr, Sonora airbnb.com/h/hyggehaus

SIERRA HYGGE HAUS

209-273-2209 574 S Washington St, Sonora royalolivemanor.com

Bed & Breakfast

ROYAL OLIVE MANOR

LODGING GUIDE

Cabins/Vacation Homes

Hotel/Motel/Resort

Rates: Low - High Rates subject to change $140-295

$130-215

$109-359

$195-250

$69-239

$185-285

Number of Units 12

1

148

9

30

Pets Allowed

Disabled Access

Breakfast Included

Pool/Swimming

Spa/Sauna

TV

Telephones

Fireplace

Guest Laundry

Kitchen/Fridge/Micro

Banquet/Meeting Facility

WiFi/High Speed Internet

Restaurant On-Site

Commissionable Rates

Packages-Ski/Theatre/Etc

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209-586-5204 22910 Twain Harte Dr, Ste 101 twainharterentals.com

TWAIN HARTE RENTALS

800-382-0334 shadowridge.com

SHADOW RIDGE VACATION RENTALS

209-586-0757 23251 Hwy 108 mccaffreyhouse.com

Bed & Breakfast

MCCAFFREY HOUSE B&B

209-965-3900 kennedymeadows.com

KENNEDY MEADOWS RESORT & PACK STATION

209-262-8567 22018 Sunrise Dr, MiWuk Village dogwooddigs.com

DOGWOOD DIGS

209-965-0885 31888 Hwy 108, Strawberry cabinsatstrawberry.com

CABINS AT STRAWBERRY

Upper Highway 108

Twain Harte continued

LODGING GUIDE

Cabins/Vacation Homes

Hotel/Motel/Resort

Rates: Low - High Rates subject to change $85-200

$159-269

$135-325

$160-350

$160-259

Number of Units 22

10

30

25

7

Disabled Access

Pets Allowed

Breakfast Included

Pool/Swimming

Spa/Sauna

TV

Telephones

Fireplace

Guest Laundry

Kitchen/Fridge/Micro

Banquet/Meeting Facility

WiFi/High Speed Internet

Restaurant On-Site

Packages-Ski/Theatre/Etc

Where to Stay

Commissionable Rates

Type of Accommodation


Regional

Bed & Breakfast

VisitTuolumne.com

209-785-7415 1001 Saddle Creek Dr, Copperopolis coppervalleygolf.com

THE LODGE BUNGALOWS AT THE GOLF CLUB AT COPPER VALLEY

209-729-8111 711 McCauley Ranch Rd, Angels Camp greenhorncreek.com

GREENHORN CREEK GOLF RESORT

209-965-3278 28635 Herring Creek Ln, Strawberry riversresortrentals.com

RIVERS RESORT RENTALS

209-965-3411 421 Pinecrest Lake Rd, Pinecrest pinecrestlakeresort.com

PINECREST LAKE RESORT

209-965-3276 500 Dodge Ridge Rd, Pinecrest pinecrestchalet.com

$85-360

$125-475

$150-310

$70-200

$119-579

PINECREST CHALET

Type of Accommodation $ 170-500

$99-329

Call

Rates: Low - High Rates subject to change

PINECRESTAREAVACATIONRENTALS.COM 209-352-0161 24272 Hwy 108, Sugar Pine pinecrestareavacationrentals.com

209-586-3533 25957 Long Barn Rd, Long Barn longbarn.com

LONG BARN LODGE

209-586-7008 24680 Hwy 108, MiWuk miwuklodge.com

THE LODGE– CHRISTIAN RETREAT CENTER

Upper Highway 108 continued

LODGING GUIDE

Cabins/Vacation Homes

Hotel/Motel/Resort Number of Units 34

4

10

27

23

28

28

20

Disabled Access

Pets Allowed in one

Pool/Swimming

Spa/Sauna

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Telephones

Fireplace

TV

Guest Laundry

Kitchen/Fridge/Micro

Banquet/Meeting Facility

WiFi/High Speed Internet

Restaurant On-Site

Packages-Ski/Theatre/Etc

Where to Stay

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Sonora Pass/Highway 108

Regional continued

888-304-8993 Yosemite National Park travelyosemite.com

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK LODGING

559-683-3555 40644 Hwy 41, Oakhurst yosemitesouthgate.com

Bed & Breakfast

Cabins/Vacation Homes

Hotel/Motel/Resort

YOSEMITE SOUTHGATE HOTEL & SUITES

LODGING GUIDE

Fleming Meadows, Don Pedro Lake 49er RV Ranch, Columbia

Type of Accommodation

Number of Units

81

1k+

Rates: Low - High Rates subject to change

$109-499

$80-600

Disabled Access Pets Allowed

Yosemite Lakes RV Resort, Highway 120

Breakfast Included Pool/Swimming

TV

Spa/Sauna

Telephones

Fireplace

Guest Laundry

Kitchen/Fridge/Micro

Banquet/Meeting Facility

WiFi/High Speed Internet

Restaurant On-Site Packages-Ski/Theatre/Etc

Commissionable Rates

Where to Stay


AMERICAN LAND & LEISURE / STANISLAUS NATIONAL FOREST 800-342-2267 CHERRY VALLEY

$22-44

46

DIMOND O CAMPGROUND

$26-52

40

LOST CLAIM (no RVs)

$21

10

PINES CAMPGROUND

$21

13

SWEETWATER CAMPGROUND

$24

12

STANISLAUS NATIONAL FOREST 209-962-7825 ◆ www.fs.usda.gov/stanislaus LUMSDEN CAMPGROUND (no RVs)

$0

10

SOUTH FORK CAMPGROUND (no RVs)

$0

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FLEMING MEADOWS

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Potable Water

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Fire Pits

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Boating Nearby

$40-275

7589 Hwy 120 ◆ yosemiteridge.com

BBQ/Picnic Area

YOSEMITE RIDGE RESORT 209-962-6877

Banquet/Meeting Facility

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Convenience Store

200

Guest Laundry

$24-429

209-962-7690 ◆ 20450 Old Hwy 120 ◆ yosemitepinesrv.com

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YOSEMITE PINES RV RESORT & FAMILY LODGING

PINE MOUNTAIN LAKE CAMPGROUND 209-962-8615 ◆ 13500 Rocky Point Dr ◆ pinemountainlake.com

Toilets

65

Highway 120/Groveland

Hookups

$45-200

Tent

Showers

YOSEMITE LAKES RV RESORT 209-962-0108 877-570-2267 ◆ 31191 Hardin Flat Rd ◆ rvonthego.com/yosemitelakes

Cabins

Pool/Beach/River

44

Listings allow RVs unless otherwise noted.

Credit Cards Accepted

Number of Spaces

$29-42

CAMPING & RV PARKS GUIDE

Tent/Cabin Available

Rates: Low - High Rates subject to change

Starry Skies over 108 Credit: Kyle McLaurin

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Columbia/Highway 49 49ER RV RANCH 209-532-49RV 23223 Italian Bar Rd ◆ 49rv.com

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$30-55

85

$35-50

60

$5-40

60

$60-70

85

BAKER/DEADMAN CAMPGROUND 209-965-3900

$20-40

61

PINECREST CHALET 209-965-3276 500 Dodge Ridge Rd, Pinecrest ◆ pinecrestchalet.com

$39-119

10 RV

THREE LINKS CAMP (groups & individual campers) 209-586-5500 ◆ 21950 Three Links Rd, MiWuk

$15-35

50

MARBLE QUARRY RV PARK 209-532-9539 866-677-8464 ◆ 11551 Yankee Hill Rd ◆ marblequarryrvpark.com

Highway 108 MOTHER LODE FAIRGROUNDS & FAMILY RV PARK 209-532-7428

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RIVER RANCH CAMPGROUND 209-928-3708 ◆ 20900 Fish Hatchery Rd, Tuolumne THE RV PARK AT BLACK OAK CASINO RESORT 209-928-9300 ◆ 209-928-9556 ◆ 19380 Tuolumne Rd N, Tuolumne

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21

$15

31

CLARK FORK

$22-42

88

DARDANELLE

$19-38

28

BRIGHTMAN FLAT

EUREKA VALLEY

$18

28

$19-38

38

MEADOWVIEW

$28

200

PIGEON FLAT (no RVs)

$11

9

PINECREST (max RV length 40ft)

$30

300

FRASER FLAT

PIONEER GROUP CAMP SAND FLAT

$100-140 $20

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STANISLAUS NATIONAL FOREST 209-965-3434 ◆ www.fs.usda.gov/stanislaus

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12

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HERRING CREEK

Donation

7

HERRING RESERVOIR

Donation

9

$12-24

23

MILL CREEK

$8

17

NIAGARA CREEK

$8

10

NIAGARA CREEK O.H.V.

$8

10

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$20-50

22

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$30-170

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Regional ANGELS CAMP RV RESORT 209-736-0404 3069 Hwy 49 S, Angels Camp ◆ angelscamprv.com

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Potable Water

Fire Pits

Disabled Access

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HULLCREEK/SANDBAR FLAT

Hiking Trails Nearby

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Boating Nearby

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BEARDSLEY DAM CLARK FORK HORSE CAMP (no RVs)

BBQ/Picnic Area

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DODGE RIDGE CAMPGROUNDS 209-965-3116 / 209-965-3474 ◆ Pinecrest ◆ dodgeridge.com/campgrounds (continued) BOULDER FLAT

Banquet/Meeting Facility

Convenience Store

Guest Laundry

Dump Stations

Toilets

Hookups

Showers

Pool/Beach/River

Tent

Credit Cards Accepted

Cabins

Number of Spaces

Listings allow RVs unless otherwise noted.

Rates: Low - High Rates subject to change

CAMPING & RV PARKS GUIDE

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Where to Stay

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Special Event Venues & Services

Credit: Jennifer Rapoza

Floral SONORA FLORIST/ BEAR'S GARDEN FLORIST

209-532-9533 ◆ 209-588-2727 Downtown Sonora & The Junction sonoraflorist.com

WILDBUD CO

209-288-2051 59 South Washington St, Sonora wildbud.co

Locations BARRETTA GARDENS INN B&B *See page 31

DODGE RIDGE SKI AREA (year-round event venue) *See page 12

EVERGREEN LODGE *See page 28

GIANELLI VINEYARDS WINERY & TASTING ROOM

LAZY Z RESORT

209-586-1214 ◆ 800-585-1238 22732 Middle Camp Rd, Twain Harte lazyz.com

LILLASKOG *See page 29

MOUNTAIN SAGE COFFEE & NURSERY

RILEE PHOTOGRAPHY

*See page 26

PINECREST CHALET

209-965-3276 500 Dodge Ridge Rd, Pinecrest pinecrestchalet.com

PINECREST LAKE RESORT *See page 35

THE HOTEL AT BLACK OAK CASINO

RUSH CREEK LODGE

*See page 16

HURST RANCH *See page 16

INDIGENY RESERVE *See page 16

Photography JENNIFER RAPOZA PHOTOGRAPHY

209-694-3113 37 Theall St, Sonora motherlodegrown.com

*See page 16

INNER SANCTUM CELLARS BASECAMP

209-533-1494 21645 Parrotts Ferry Rd, Sonora unionhillinn.com

MOTHERLODE GROWN

RAILTOWN 1897 STATE HISTORIC PARK

209-928-9348 ◆ 877-747-8777 19398 Tuolumne Rd N, Tuolumne blackoakcasino.com

UNION HILL INN

*See page 9

*See page 29

209-613-4476 Sonora jenniferrapozaphotography.com 209-489-0987 PO Box 302, Twain Harte rileephotography.com

Services AMALA DETOX & TEA LOUNGE *See page 41

THE BRIDAL VAULT *See page 14

Regional IRONSTONE VINEYARDS *See page 16

SILVER SPUR CHRISTIAN CAMP AND RETREAT CENTER

GREENHORN CREEK RESORT

209-928-4248 17301 Silver Spur Dr, Tuolumne silverspur.com

209-729-8111 711 McCauley Ranch Rd, Angels Camp greenhorncreek.com

TUOLUMNE TRAILS

THE GOLF CLUB AT COPPER VALLEY

209-962-7534 22988 Ferretti Rd, Groveland tuolumnetrails.org

209-785-3444 1001 Saddle Creek Dr, Copperopolis coppervalleygolf.com VisitTuolumne.com

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Services & Resources

Rush Creek Spa, Groveland Credit: Rush Creek Lodge at Yosemite

Associations & Organizations COLUMBIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 209-536-1672 PO Box 1824, Columbia columbiacalifornia.com

FARMS OF TUOLUMNE COUNTY

209-928-3775 PO Box 315, Soulsbyville tcfarms.org

FRIENDS OF COLUMBIA STATE HISTORIC PARK

209-588-8411 PO Box 367, Columbia friendsofcolumbiashp.org

JAMESTOWN PROMOTION CLUB 209-984-0888 PO Box 677, Jamestown jamestownpromotionclub.com

SONORA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

209-694-4008 PO Box 3084, Sonora sonorachamber.org

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TUOLUMNE BAND OF CHEROKEE INDIANS 209-532-1902 tuolumnecherokees.com

TUOLUMNE COUNTY ARTS 209-694-3198 21 N Washington St, Sonora mytuolumnecountyarts.org

TUOLUMNE COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS

209-532-3432 14195 Tuolumne Rd, Sonora tcrealtors.org

TUOLUMNE COUNTY BUSINESS COUNCIL 209-743-6193 PO Box 3718, Sonora tcbusinesscouncil.com

TUOLUMNE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

209-532-4212 197-B Mono Way, Sonora tcchamber.com

TUOLUMNE COUNTY FILM COMMISSION

209-533-4420 193 S Washington St, Sonora filmtuolumne.org

TUOLUMNE COUNTY SHERIFF’S POSSE 209-984-4881 PO Box 4490, Sonora

TUOLUMNE ME-WUK TRIBAL COUNCIL

209-928-5300 19595 MiWu St, Tuolumne mewuk.com

TWAIN HARTE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 209-586-4482 PO Box 404 23000 Meadow Ln, Twain Harte twainhartecc.com

VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA CHAPTER 391 vietnamveterans391.org


YOSEMITE HIGHWAY 120 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 209-962-0429 PO Box 1263, Groveland groveland.org

REGIONAL: CALAVERAS BIG TREES ASSOCIATION 209-795-1196 PO Box 1196, Arnold bigtrees.org

CALAVERAS VISITORS BUREAU AND FILM COMMISSION

209-736-0049 753 S Main St, Angels Camp gocalaveras.com

Automotive/Gas/Petrol ARCO AM PM

15 Pesce Way, Sonora

CHIP’S CHEVRON

209-984-5245 18151 Hwy 108, Jamestown

SONORA FORD/ SUBARU OF SONORA

209-532-5593 13254 Mono Way, Sonora mysonoraford.com ◆ subaruofsonora.com

Business Support GJF ENGINEERING

209-532-1867 188 W Bradford Ave, Sonora

WORKPLACE SONORA

209-213-5301 320 W Stockton St, Sonora workplacesonora.com

Insurance CALDWELL INSURANCE

209-532-5102 14566 Mono Way, Sonora caldwell-insurance.com

CUTLER-SEGERSTROM INSURANCE AGENCY/LEAVITT UNITED INSURANCE SERVICES 209-532-6951 301 S Shepherd St, Sonora cutseg.com

SONORA INSURANCE AGENCY, INC

209-533-0234 124 N Washington St, Sonora sonorainsurance.com

Media/Marketing CLARKE BROADCASTING CORPORATION

209-533-1450 342 S Washington St, Sonora mymotherlode.com

EFFECTV

916-571-2400 6505 Tam O'Shanter Dr, Stockton comcastspotlight.com/sacramento

SABRE DESIGN

209-962-0613 PO Box 605, Groveland sabredesign.net

THE UNION DEMOCRAT 209-532-7151 84 S Washington St, Sonora uniondemocrat.com

Municipalities & Government CITY OF SONORA

209-532-4541 or 209-532-3508 94 N Washington St, Sonora sonoraca.com

TUOLUMNE PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT

209-928-1214 18603 Pine St, Tuolumne tuolumnerecreation.com

U.S. BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

916-941-3101 blm.gov/ca

Places of Worship FIRST PRESBYTERIAN “CHURCH OF THE 49ERS” 209-532-2441 11155 Jackson St, Columbia churchofthe49ers.com

MOUNT CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH

209-586-3616 24176 Pine Lake Dr, Sugar Pine mtcalvarysugarpine.org

Rejuvenation & Wellness AMALA DETOX & TEA LOUNGE 209-694-7241 31 S Washington St, Sonora amaladetox.com

ADVENTIST HEALTH SONORA

209-536-5000 1000 Greenley Rd, Sonora adventisthealthsonora.org

HAZY BULLDOG FARMS

209-536-4208 1243 Mono Way, Sonora

weedmaps.com/dispensaries/hazy-bulldog-farms

HEAVEN ON EARTH–BODYWORK & MASSAGE 209-432-9042 Downtown Sonora, Sonora

makingheavenonearth.com/bodywork-and-massage

RAPID CARE INDIAN ROCK

209-536-6680 14540 Mono Way, Sonora adventisthealthsonora.org

RUSH CREEK SPA

209-379-2425 34001 Hwy 120, Groveland rushcreeklodge.com/spa

Services MONO VILLAGE LAUNDROMAT

209-288-2953 or 209-206-3819 14797 Mono Way, Sonora facebook.com/Monovillagelaundry

Schools SIERRA WALDORF SCHOOL

209-984-0454 19234 Rawhide Rd, Jamestown sierrawaldorf.org

Utilities JS WEST PROPANE GAS

209-532-7475 ◆ 800-540-4484 564 W Stockton St, Sonora jswest.com VisitTuolumne.com

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Film Commission Tuolumne County has a film history that dates back to the early 1900’s. Throughout the years the area has remained a popular filming location with over 300 movies, television shows, documentaries and commercials being filmed here with more added every year. Visit filmtuolumne.org for more information on filming opportunities in Tuolumne County, and take your film on an adventure. In historic downtown Jamestown, the Walk of Fame takes visitors on a sidewalk tour of many of the movies filmed in Tuolumne County. The Walk of Fame connects downtown Jamestown to Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, the site of many movie scenes. filmtuolumne.org

TUOLUMNE COUNTY FILM COMMISSION

209-533-4420 193 S Washington St, Sonora filmtuolumne.org

Railtown 1897 State Historic Park Credit: Austin Banks

Transportation TUOLUMNE COUNTY TRANSIT tuolumnecountytransit.com

Airports

Charging Stations The Groveland Hotel, Groveland: Tesla

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Two airports in Tuolumne County accommodate light aircraft up to medium twins and small jets. An additional well-maintained grass runway and fly-in campgrounds at Columbia Airport make it a perfect destination for adventure-seeking pilots. Their Annual Father’s Day Fly-In with fly-bys, flour bombings and a barbecue is a must see event.

STORER TRANSPORTATION

COLUMBIA AIRPORT

209-521-8250 ◆ 800-621-3383 3519 McDonald Ave, Modesto

Black Oak Casino Resort, Tuolumne: Universal and Tesla

PINE MOUNTAIN LAKE AIRPORT

YARTS

877-989-2787 yarts.com for schedule.

MOTHER LODE ADVENTURES CHARTER SERVICES, LLC

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209-533-5685 209-962-5559

Hwy 120 & Ponderosa Park & Ride, Groveland: Tesla Supercharger

Mary Laveroni Park, Groveland: Universal Evergreen Lodge, Yosemite: Universal and Tesla Rush Creek, Yosemite: Universal and Tesla

Chicken Ranch Casino, Jamestown: Tesla Jamestown Hotel, Jamestown: Tesla

McCaffrey House B&B, Twain Harte: Universal and Tesla Sugar Pine RV Park, Twain Harte: Universal


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