Yosemite/Tuolumne County Vacation Planner

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Tuolumne County

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elcome to Tuolumne County, home of California’s Gold Country, spectacular High Sierra and Yosemite National Park. Where else can you find so much vacation in one destination? Enjoy history, recreation, shopping, wine and cider tasting, gallery hopping and enjoyable dining venues. With lodging options from camping to first-rate resorts and everything in between, visitors will find lodging for every budget along with excellent hospitality. Lodging is available throughout the County near Yosemite National Park, next to scenic High Sierra lakes, and in the heart of historic Gold Rush towns. Just 2½ hours east of the San Francisco Bay Area, Tuolumne County is accessible from all points on the compass. All-season roads allow for year-round access to fun, adventure and selfie-taking, memory-making moments! We invite you to be part of our social media family: Facebook.com/TuolumneCounty Twitter.com/TuolumneCounty

On the Cover Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias — Courtesy of Evergreen Lodge, Kim Carroll Photography

Instagram.com/YosemiteGoldCountry @yosemitegoldcountry #lovetc or #tcvacationland Photos: (Upper) Pinecrest Theater at night, (Upper left) SUP Yoga, (Lower left) Celtic Faire, Tracy Barbutes Tuolumne County Travel Planner 2016 is copyright ©2016 by the Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau which has made every effort to insure the accuracy of the information contained herein, but assumes no responsibility for errors, changes or omissions. Design & Production: Linda Gough Design, P.O. Box 84, Jamestown, California 95327


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Photo: Highway 108, Tracy Barbutes


Meetings & Conferences. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

History, Me-Wuk Culture, Gold Fever . . . .4

Libraries & Museums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Casinos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Transportation & Associations. . . . . . . . . . 25

Columbia State Historic Park. . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Farmers Markets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Railtown 1897 State Historic Park. . . . . . . . 7

Rejuvenation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Golf. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Health & Wellness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27


River Rafting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Shopping Fun. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28


Lakes/Biking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Itineraries & Map. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Centerfold

Hiking & Horses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Motorcycles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Stanislaus National Forest, Hiking. . . . . . . 12

Real Estate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Yosemite National Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34



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Lodging Assistance • Maps • Souvenirs Sonora, Main Office: 542 Stockton Street Sonora, CA 95370 (209) 533-4420

Fishing & Caverns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Calendar of Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Chinese Camp 13785 Highway 49/120, Chinese Camp, CA 95309 (209) 984-4636

Snowshoe, Snowplay, Ice Skating . . . . . . 14

Associations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Arts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16


Groveland Mountain Leisure Center, Highway 120 - Groveland (seasonal)

Theatre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Dining Out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Wineries/Cider Distillery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Hotels, B&Bs, Cabins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 & 48

Movie Making. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Campgrounds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 & 50

Ski & Snowboard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Weddings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Download the Explore the Mother Lode App!

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Travel Through History

Step back in time as you explore the historic towns of Tuolumne County. Many towns provide self-guided walking tour maps that highlight historic homes and landmarks. The Tuolumne County Historical Society’s website, tchistory.org, provides an in-depth look at significant historic events and landmarks. History maps are available at the Tuolumne County Visitor Information Center in Sonora.

Me-Wuk Culture

In the language of the Me-Wuk Native American Indians, Tuolumne (sounds like “follow me”) translate from the Me-Wuk meaning “rushing river.” The Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk holds special traditional events like the Annual Acorn Festival which features native crafts and food and ceremonial dancing. Held in September, the event celebrates the annual harvest of black oak acorns, a staple of the Me-Wuk.

There’s Gold in Them ’Thar Hills

It has been said that during the Gold Rush only 30% of the Mother Lode’s gold riches were actually extracted. No wonder gold prospecting remains a popular activity in Tuolumne County! Authentic panning adventures and lessons are available at Columbia State Historic Park, in Jamestown and in Groveland. 49’ER MINING SUPPLY: (209) 588-1635, PAGE 40 GOLD PROSPECTING ADVENTURES & STORE E    (209) 984-4653 • Reservations: (800) 596-0009 18170 Main St., Jamestown • info@goldprospecting.com • goldprospecting.com World famous Gold Prospecting trips, 35 year local business, 364 days a year. Visit Jimtown 1849 Gold Mining Camp. Keep all the gold and relics you find. Custom adventures from tour operators, family trips to school groups. HIDDEN TREASURE GOLD MINE & MATELOT GULCH MINE SUPPLY STORE E    (209) 532-9693 • 533-3105 Main St. • P.O. Box 28, Columbia Take a virtual tour of a real working gold mine still producing gold today! Gold panning and sluicing instruction. Beginners & children our specialty. Educational programs and demonstrations. Mining relics & gold for sale. Open daily spring & summer 10-5. Call for winter schedule. YOSEMITE FAMILY ADVENTURES: (209) 985-1799, PAGE 11 Photos: Tuolumne County Museum: Lisa Mayo/TCVB; Curtin Mansion: Lisa Mayo/TCVB; MiWuk Tribal Dancers: Tuolumne MiWuk Tribal Council; Columbia Gold Panning: Rick E. Martin


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Let the Good Times Roll!

It’s more than just gaming at these casinos! Guests of all ages can enjoy everything from 5-star dining to sports bars, a bowling alley and live entertainment seven days a week! BLACK OAK CASINO RESORT     E      (209) 928-9300 • Fax: 928-9301 • (877) 747-8777 19400 Tuolumne Road North, Tuolumne • BlackOakCasino.com Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians welcomes you to Black Oak Casino 24 hours a day. With 1300 slots, 25 table games, poker, a high limit gaming room, 9 restaurants & bars, 24 lane Brunswick Bowling Center, live entertainment and kids’ arcade. Must be 21 years or older to gamble. See ad on page 57. CHICKEN RANCH CASINO   E    (209) 984-3000 • 16929 Chicken Ranch Rd., Jamestown “We’re all about winning” with over $250,000 being won in Bingo each month, more jackpots each month than any casino around. You surely will be winning with your food choices at our restaurant and let’s not forget the winning service you will get from our team. JACKSON RANCHERIA CASINO RESORT     E      (800) 822-WINN • 12222 New York Ranch Rd., Jackson JacksonCasino.com • contactus@jacksoncasino.com Enjoy 24-hoiur gaming Rancheria Style with 1500+ slots, 40+ table games, Poker Room, High Limit Room, five restaurants, Entertainment, Hotel, Conference Center, Weddings, Special Events, RV park, General Store and Gas station and more. Photo: Black Oak Casino Resort

Free WiFi | 24-hour Front Desk Outdoor Seasonal Pool | Flat Panel TVs | Meeting Room Continental Breakfast | Ask about the Grace Kelly Suite!

Free WiFi and Parking / Continental Breakfast Pet-friendly Rooms Available Downtown Sonora Location 128 SOUTH GREEN STREET SONORA CA 95370 www.choicehotels.com | 209-536-4694 rodewayinnsonora@gmail.com

The finest location in historic downtown Sonora. Built in 1896 and completely remodeled in 2012. Has the charm & grace of a bygone era. 160 South Washington • Sonora CA 95370 • 209-532-2400 www.thesonorainn.com sonorainn1896@gmail.com

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STEP BACK IN TIME AT COLUMBIA AND Columbia State Historic Park Living History at its Best! Known as the best preserved Gold Rush town in California, Columbia is a place where you are truly immersed in California history.

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. Pan for gold, sip a sarsaparilla. 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. Docents staff the park museum, dressed circa 1850-1870. Columbia hosts many events throughout the year that celebrate this 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. Photos: (Upper) Fireman’s Muster, Tracy Barbutes; (Lower) Columbia State Historic Park Jail, Rick E. Martin 10,000 B.C. Earliest known people in Tuolumne County area


A.D. October, 1806 Explorer Gabriel Moraga’s expedition passes through western foothills and explores the Stanislaus River.

Feb. 18, 1850 Tuolumne County established by California legislature.

October, 1841 Bidwell-Bartleson party crosses the Sierra Nevada crest into Tuolunme area. Party includes Nancy Kelsey and baby, the first white American females to travel the pass.

January, 1848 Gold discovered at Sutter’s Sawmill on the American River.

May, 1848 Indians working for Charles M. Weber find gold along the Stanislaus River.

Sept. 9, 1850 California enters the Union as a state.

July, 1848 Benjamin Wood, James Savage and company discover gold in Wood’s Creek below Jamestown. The Gold Rush spreads to the Southern Mines. New arrivals establish mining camps at Wood’s Diggings, Jamestown, Mormon Camp, Sonora and more.

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May 1, 1851 City of Sonora incorporated by California legislature. City founders initially organized in 1849 to establish a public hospital to deal with rampant scurvy.

May, 1849 First murder trial, for a shooting during an argument at a store near Sullivans Creek. A jury “half Irishmen, half gamblers” convicts “a Mr. Atkins,” who is fined $500 and evicted from the area.

May-July, 1850 Foreign Miners’ Tax imposed, followed by rioting and crime sprees. More than 20 murders recorded in this two-month period, with no court convictions.

August, 1852 Clark-Skidmore company arrive in Columbia, and the Emigrant trail is opened.


Railtown 1897 State Historic Park

State Parks

All Aboard! (Well-behaved dogs are welcome.)

RAILTOWN 1897 STATE HISTORIC PARK E     (209) 984-3953 • Fax: 984-4936 5th Ave. & Reservoir Rd. • P.O. Box 1250 Railtown1897.org • railtowninfo@parks.ca.gov Known as “The Movie Railroad,” Railtown and its trains have been featured in hundreds of movies and TV shows. The 26-acre Historic Park offers seasonal steam train rides and special events, plus daily roundhouse and movie prop tours and a gift shop.

Railtown 1897 brings this era to life. The 26-acre park is open daily for tours featuring the Roundhouse complex, belt-driven machine shop, historic locomotives, passenger cars and movie props like smokestacks, headlights and station signs.

COLUMBIA STATE HISTORIC PARK & MUSEUM     E     Tours & Information: (209) 588-9128 Fax: (209) 532-5064 • 11255 Jackson Street, Columbia Museum: Main & State Streets • parks.ca.gov 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.

Railtown 1897 is known as “The Movie Railroad” and its trains have been featured in over 300 films, television shows and commercials since its first movie in 1919. In 2016, don’t miss the Polar Express train ride in December. Steam train rides are available on weekends April – October, holidays and for special events. The Depot Store has 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. Photos: (Upper left) Railtown, Michael Sharps, (Upper right) Railtown, Tracy Barbutes July, 1860 First federal census lists county population at 16,229 (12,704 males, 3,525 females).

July, 1870 Population: 8,150

July 1, 1890 Population: 6,082

CALAVERAS BIG TREES STATE PARK (209) 795-2334 • Visitors Center: (209) 795-3840 P.O. Box 120, Arnold • parks.ca.gov • 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.

July, 1930 Population: 9,271

July, 1980 Population: 34,200

Nov. 10, 1899 Tuolumne County’s new courthouse opens to the public.

1863 Sonora-Mono Toll Road commissioned and built. (Today’s Highway 108).

January, 1870 Great exodus of county residents begins, during and following the Civil War. Region experiences two decades of extreme financial depression.

Aug. 7, 1888 Guild Mining Company incorporates, signaling the birth of the second Gold Rush.

1890 Westside Lumber Company begins operation, becomes one of the largest in the state.

Oct.1, 1892 Sonora gets first electric power.

Nov. 8, 1897 Sierra Railway’s first passenger train arrives in Jamestown.

1910 290 acres purchased to establish the Tuolumne and Chicken Ranch rancherias.

July, 1990 Population: 48,650

1909 Sonora High School “Dome” completed.

1921-22 Sonora’s Washington Street and the state highway from Sonora to the county line paved.

1923-24 Outbreak of hoof-and-mouth disease devastates county’s cattle ranches.


The “Southern Mines” of Tuolumne County hit their second heyday in 1897 with the completion of the Sierra Railway tracks to Jamestown and Sonora and eventually, in 1900, to Tuolumne City. This meant boom times for the lumber, hard rock and cattle industries. Later, the railroad helped build dams that created Lake Tulloch, Don Pedro and Hetch Hetchy Reservoirs.

1925-26 Melones dam and powerhouse constructed.

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Tee Time! Whether 18 holes or nine, you’re sure to enjoy golfing in the varied terrain of the Sierra foothills expansive vistas and landscapes where local wildlife might greet you around any dogleg. All ability levels welcome (lessons available). Dining and well-equipped pro shops round out your golf outing. GREENHORN CREEK RESORT   (209) 729-8111 • (888) 736-5900 711 McCauley Ranch Road, Angels Camp greenhorncreek.com • campsrestaurant.com Greenhorn Creek is known for tour quality greens and is one of California’s finest golf resort experiences. Lodging includes resort condominiums, cottages and the Caddy Shack for groups. Dine at Camps Restaurant overlooking the fairways.

PINE MOUNTAIN LAKE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB     E    (209) 962-8600 • Fax: 962-8655 19228 Pine Mountain Dr., Groveland PineMountainLake.com • admin@pinemountainlake.com Oaks and pines line our 18-hole golf course. Always open to the public. Enjoy the “Member” experience on the course, at the 19th-hole lounge and The Grill.

MOUNTAIN SPRINGS GOLF CLUB   (209) 532-1000 • Fax: 532-0203 17566 Limekiln Road, Sonora • MountainSpringsGolf.com Championship 18-hole golf course, pro shop, practice facility, professional golf instruction. Open to the public 7 days a week. Multiple tees for beginners to experts. Stay and Play Packages. Call for tee times and info. Visa/MC.

SADDLE CREEK RESORT      (888) 852-5787 (209) 785-7400 • Fax: 785-6859 Golf Shop: 785-3700 • Restaurant: 785-7400 1001 Saddle Creek Dr., Copperopolis • SaddleCreekGolf.com 18-hole, semi-private course, open to the public. Rated #10 public course in California. Tyler Brown, PGA professional. Restaurant serving breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Friday and Saturday.

PHOENIX LAKE GOLF COURSE (209) 532-0111 • Fax: 532-0583 21448 Paseo de los Portales, Sonora PhoenixLakeGolf.com • plgc@mlode.com Tree-lined nine-hole championship golf course, pro shop, driving range, snack shop, golf instruction, and tournament groups welcome. Panoramic views with Sullivan Creek coming into play on numerous holes. Call for tee times. Visa/MC welcome. Open 7 days.

TWAIN HARTE GOLF CLUB    (209) 586-3131 22909 Meadow Dr., Twain Harte twainhartegolf.com Nine-hole golf course located in Twain Harte, surrounded by beautiful towering pines. Full service bar, restaurant, pro shop and practice putting green. Tournaments and banquets welcome. Call for reservations and rates. Photos: Mountain Springs: David Wheat; Twain Harte Mini Golf: Tracy Barbutes


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Mini Golf TWAIN HARTE MINIATURE GOLF E  (209) 586-5569 • 23098 Fuller Rd., Twain Harte thminigolf@gmail.com This 18-hole course has been the source of affordable family fun for over 60 years!! Open Spring, Summer and Fall. Available to rent out for private parties. Call for hours or visit our Facebook page for more info.

Roll on down the River!

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. Visit tuolumneriveroutfitters.com for Tuolumne River trips. ALL-OUTDOORS CALIFORNIA WHITEWATER RAFTING (925) 932-8993 • (800) 24-RAFTS (247-2387) 1250 Pine St., Suite 103, Walnut Creek 94596 AORafting.com • rivers@AOrafting.com For over 50 years, All-Outdoors has guided more than 30,000 trips, and over 300,000 guests on ten of California’s best and scenic rivers. Options include beginner runs on the South Fork American, intermediate runs such as the Tuolumne, up to Cherry Creek, the most challenging whitewater trip in the U.S.

SIERRA MAC RIVER TRIPS (209) 591-8027 • (800) 457-2580 P.O. Box 264, Groveland 95321 SierraMac.com • marty@sierramac.com Marty McDonnell pioneered Tuolumne River rafting in 1969. Today our specialties are the Class IV Tuolumne River, from entry level to intermediate whitewater rafting, and the Class V Cherry Creek/ Upper Tuolumne, the “most challenging whitewater trip in the U.S.” Call to make a reservation with the most experienced team in the business.

ARTA RIVER TRIPS (209) 962-7873 • (800) 323-2782 2400 Casa Loma Rd., Groveland • Arta.org • arta@arta.org ARTA offers guided whitewater vacations throughout the west including the world-class Tuolumne River. Outstanding guides, fair prices, fresh food. Non-profit and friendly since 1963.

SUNSHINE RAFTING ADVENTURES (209) 848-4800 • (800) 829-7238 P.O. Box 1445, Oakdale 95361 RaftAdventure.com • info@raftadventure.com Family friendly trips on the Stanislaus River for over 25 years. Trips start in Knights Ferry and meander 7.5 miles to Orange Blossom Park. Includes class I-II rapids beautiful riparian scenery and access to a number of public parks. Trips start at $25 per day and include equipment and shuttle service.

O.A.R.S. (209) 736-4677 • (800) 346-6277 2863 Highway 49 • P.O. Box 67, Angels Camp 95222 Oars.com • info@oars.com O.A.R.S. offers half-day to week-long rafting adventures on over 35 rivers of the West, including California’s South, Middle and North Fork American, Tuolumne, Merced and North Fork of the Stanislaus. RIVER JOURNEY ADVENTURES (209) 847-4671 • (800) 292-2938 • P.O. Box 2268, Oakdale RiverJourney.com • info@riverjourney.com Float 8 miles down the clean, clear-flowing Stanislaus River. Enjoy the picturesque scenery, exciting riffles and the challenge of Class II Russian Rapid. A cool river’s swim on a hot summer day, picnicking with family and friends make for a day to remember!

ZEPHYR RIVER EXPEDITIONS (209) 532-6249 • (800) 431-3636 P.O. Box 510; Columbia 95310 Zrafting.com • raft@zrafting.com One-half to 3 day rafting on the Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Kings, Merced & American rivers. Family rates, group discounts, great food. Photos: Tuolumne River, Tracy Barbutes; Tuolumne River, Marty McDonnell/Sierra Mac; Tuolumne River, O.A.R.S.

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Land of Many Lakes

Water fun is unlimited in Tuolumne County! From pristine alpine lakes perfect for paddling or to lower elevation lakes that accommodate water sports of all kinds, you will find your happy place on the water. DON PEDRO RECREATION AGENCY (209) 852-2396 • Fax: 852-2780 • 10201 Bonds Flat Rd., La Grange 95329 donpedrolake@tid.org • donpedrolake.com Don Pedro Recreation Agency operates the three developed camping/picnicking/boat launch facilities on Don Pedro Lake. Tent and full RV hookup campsites are available year/round. Popular activities include boating, fishing, swimming and a variety of water sports recreation. NEW MELONES LAKE MARINA (209) 785-3300 • 6503 Glory Hole Rd., Angels Camp 95222 • newmeloneslakemarina.com Experience a day on California’s 4th largest reservoir! Spend time on a pontoon boat, jet-ski, kayak, or ski boat while enjoying magnificent scenery, miles of secluded shoreline, fantastic boating and fishing, and clean, clear water. We offer a full service store right on the water for your convenience. NEW MELONES LAKE VISITORS CENTER & MUSEUM E  (209) 536-9543 • Camping Reservations: • 877-444-6777 • recreation.gov 6850 Studhorse Flat Rd., Sonora 95370 • usbr.gov/mp/ccao/newmelones/index.html Enjoy a day out in the beautiful sierra foothills on New Melones Lake! With over 100 miles of shoreline, New Melones offers camping, fishing, boating, hiking, picnicking, a marina, wildlife viewing and educational interpretive programs. Located 8 miles north of Sonora on Highway 49. Visitor Center/Museum (209) 536-9543 is open year round 10-4, closed Mon & Tues in winter. PINECREST LAKE MARINA (209) 965-3333 • 421 Pinecrest Lake Rd., Pinecrest 95364 • pinecrestlakeresort.com Full service marina on beautiful Pinecrest Lake with temporary boat slip rentals, fishing boat, party boat, paddle boat, kayak and sailboat rentals. Fuel, tackle, and snack bar on site. Marina is open April-October. Hours vary seasonally.

Bicycle Fun for Everyone!

Miles of logging trails and old railroad grades are a mountain biker’s dream. Road bicyclists will love the rolling terrain of the scenic backroads of Tuolumne County. Riders of all ability levels will find their niche: Bike trail maps are available at the Tuolumne County Visitor Centers or head to tuolumnecountytrails.com for a detailed trail listing. GROVELAND TRAIL HEADS: GROVELANDTRAILHEADS.ORG NEW MELONES LAKE VISITORS CENTER: (209) 536-9094, PAGE 10 PINECREST LAKE RESORT: (209) 965-3411, PAGE 46 STANISLAUS NATIONAL FOREST: (209) 532-3671, (209) 965-3434 OR (209) 962-7825, PAGE 12 Pinecrest photos by Tracy Barbutes

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Giddy Up!

Experience the Sierra the way the settlers first saw it – on horseback! From a leisurely half-hour ride to an adventuresome week-long guided 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 E  (209) 965-3402 • Fax: 965-3402 Aspen Meadow off of Crabtree Rd., Pinecrest AspenMeadowPackStation.com Horseback rides by the hour, half day or all day rental and pack trips (drop, spot or extended). You will be thrilled by the tall peaks, long alpine meadows, beautiful lakes and an abundance of wildlife. Reservations needed. KENNEDY MEADOWS PACK STATION: (209) 965-3900, PAGE 46 QUARTZ MOUNTAIN STAGE LINE E  (209) 984-3125 • Wells Fargo Building, Main St., Columbia QMCarriage.com Go back to the past and experience an authentic stagecoach ride $6 child/$7 adults. $10 child or adult Shotgun. Stagecoach operates 7 days a week Memorial Day through Labor Day from 10am5pm, and in the off season Sat.-Sun. 11am-4pm, weather permitting. Start and end times may vary. PINE MOUNTAIN LAKE STABLES: (209) 962-8667 Photos: (Upper Left) Local Hike, Courtesy of Evergreen Lodge, Kim Carroll Photography; (Lower Right) Kennedy Meadows, Jane Becher

A Hiker’s Paradise

You will never run out of trails to explore! An abundance of trails lead to spectacular vistas and unique geological formation like Highway 108’s Column of the Giants. Sonora’s urban escape trail, Dragoon Gulch, provides a bird’s eye view of its historic downtown. Guided photo hikes within and beyond Yosemite are available from a number of local outfitters. Trail maps are available at Tuolumne County Visitor Centers and at tuolumnecountytrails.com. BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT: (209) 532-3671, EXT. 409 GROVELAND AREA TRAILHEAD: GROVELANDAREATRAILHEADS.ORG LASTING ADVENTURES E  (800) 513-8651 • P.O. Box 1078 • Groveland, 95321 Staff@LastingAdventures.org • LastingAdventures.com Non-profit specialists in Yosemite backcountry adventures. Summer camps, backpack and day trips, family adventure programs, corporate and youth programs. Creating Yosemite Memories to Last a Lifetime. NEW MELONES LAKE VISITORS CENTER: (209) 536-9094, PAGE 10 STANISLAUS NATIONAL FOREST: (209) 532-3671, (209) 965-3434 OR (209) 962-7825, PAGE 12 Y EXPLORE YOSEMITE ADVENTURES E  (209) 532-7014 • (800) 886-8009 P.O. Box 4951, Sonora 95370 Yexplore.com • tours@yexplore.com Custom guided Yosemite tours in every month (Adventure Hikes, Half Dome Hikes, Backpack Trips, Nature Walks, Birding, Snowshoeing, Photo Workshops). Small group sizes guarantee a personalized experience with professional local guides. YOSEMITE FAMILY ADVENTURES E  (209) 985-1799 • 19045 Crocker Station Lane info@yfaguides.com • yfaguides.com Private guided Yosemite tours that are customized to each individual group (fly fishing, artist hikes, adventure hikes, valley tours, nature tours, gold panning, stargazing). Where Yosemite adventure begins.

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Yosemite National Park Stanislaus National Forest fs.usda.gov/stanislaus

Quality time away from the crowds, the phone, email and the office – priceless memories from an affordable vacation. Stanislaus National Forest offers 1450 campsites, 15 picnic areas, 1150 miles of trails, 811 miles of rivers and streams and 78 lakes for your adventures. FOREST SUPERVISOR’S OFFICE 19777 Greenley Road, Sonora, CA 95370 (209) 532-3671 TDD Device for the Deaf: (209)533-0765 SUMMIT RANGER DISTRICT Highway 108, 1 Pinecrest Lake Road, Pinecrest, CA 95364 (209) 965-3434 TDD Device for the Deaf: (209)965-0488 MI-WOK RANGER DISTRICT Highway 108, P.O. Box 100, Mi-Wuk Village, CA 95346 (209) 586-3234 TDD Device for the Deaf: (209)586-0262 GROVELAND RANGER DISTRICT 24525 Highway 120, Groveland, CA 95321 (209) 962-7825 TDD Device for the Deaf: (209)962-6406 CALAVERAS RANGER DISTRICT Highway 4, P.O. Box 500 Hathaway Pines, CA 95232 (209) 795-1381 TDD Device for the Deaf: (209)795-2854


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Over half of Yosemite National Park is located in Tuolumne County. Highway 120 leading into the Park is designated by the State of California as the Northern Yosemite Highway and is the shortest 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 Chinese Camp (Highway 49 & 120) at the Tuolumne County Visitors Center to get the latest Park and County information. Pick up some souvenirs while you’re at it! Accommodations are available along Highway 120 in Groveland and beyond. The friendly staff at the Visitors Center can help you with reservations. YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK Park Information & Roads: (209) 372-0200 Lodging Reservations: (801) 559-5000 Camping Reservations: (800) 436-7275 P.O. Box 577, Yosemite 95389 nps.gov/yose YOSEMITE MOUNTAIN SUGAR PINE RAILROAD E  (559) 683-7273 • Fax: (559) 683-8307 56001 Yosemite Hwy 41, Fish Camp 93623 YosemiteSteamTrains.com Narrow gauge steam train near Yosemite National Park recreates an era of California’s colorful past on an excursion through the Sierra National Forest. Moonlite Specials, outdoor melodramas, Thornberry Museum, Sugar Pine Trading Company Bookstore, Station Gift Shop, Gold Panning & food service. Photos: Column of the Giants: USFS; Yosemite Valley Half Dome: Lisa Mayo/TCVB

Go Fish!

Whether lakeside, in a boat, or on a river Tuolumne County offers excellent fishing opportunities in almost any setting you can imagine. Fish for bass, trout or Kokanee salmon at major lakes like Don Pedro, Lake Tulloch or New Melones. For trout, head to a high country lake or stream. Local guides can customize your dream fishing trip! DON PEDRO RECREATION AGENCY: (209) 852-2396, PAGE 10 EVERGREEN LODGE: 800-93-LODGE, PAGE 41 MI-WOK RANGER DISTRICT: (209) 586-3234, PAGE 12 NEW MELONES LAKE VISITORS CENTER: (209) 536-9094, PAGE 10 PINECREST LAKE RESORT & MARINA, (209) 965-3411, PAGE 46 STANISLAUS NATIONAL FOREST: 532-3671, 965-3434 OR 962-7825, PAGE 12 YOSEMITE FLY FISHING GUIDE E  (209) 985-1824 • 19045 Crocker Station Lane info@flyfishyosemite.com • flyfishyosemite.com YFFG is a fly fishing outfitter that provides private, customized fly fishing trips exclusively for Yosemite National Park. A great way for beginners and expert anglers to experience Yosemite.

Underground Adventures

Immerse yourself in a stunning underground world featuring spectacular crystalline formations along winding passageways. Go for the walking tour or gain a different perspective by rappelling 165 feet into a cavern. CALIFORNIA CAVERN ADVENTURE PARK (209) 736-2708 • Fax 736-0330 • (866) 762-2837 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas CaveAndMineAdventures.com • caverns@caverntours.com California’s first show cave! Offering 60-80 minute Trail of Lights family walking tour, the 2-hour Mammoth Cave Expedition & the 4-hour Middle Earth Expedition. Open spring through fall. School program and Corporate Team Building available. MERCER CAVERNS (209) 728-2101 • Sheep Ranch Road P.O. Box 509, Murphys 95247 Discovered in 1885. One of the crown jewels of the Gold Country. World renowned for rare aragonite flos ferri. 45 min. guided tour takes you into a wondrous world of beautiful and delicate cave formations. Open daily. MOANING CAVERN ADVENTURE PARK (209) 736-2708 • Fax 736-0330 • (866) 762-2837 Parrott’s Ferry Rd., P.O. Box 78, Vallecito 95251 CaveAndMineAdventures.com • caverns@caverntours.com California’s largest underground room with the historic 100’ spiral staircase, 45-minute Family Walking tour, The Rappel (a 165’ rope descent), or a 3-hour wild cavern Adventure Trip. Experience twin zip line rides. School program and Corporate Team Building available. Open daily year-round. Photos: (Upper) Pinecrest Fish Fair, Tracy Barbutes; (Right) Moaning Cavern, Serena Deininger

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Snow Much Fun!

From skiing and snowboarding to ice skating and sledding, Tuolumne County is your go-to winter destination! Snowshoers and cross country skiers will delight in winter’s splendor on well-marked paths through wide open meadows and spectacular forests. Snowmobilers will find miles of trails leading to dramatic panoramic views of the high country. It’s the closest snow to the Bay Area! Dodge Ridge offers trail maps and also rents snow gear (snowshoes, skis, etc.). Sierra Nevada Adventure Company in Sonora offers snowshoe rentals. LELAND HIGH SIERRA SNOW PLAY, INC.   E  (209) 965-4719 • Fax: 965-3120 P.O. Box 152, Strawberry 95375 • SnowPlay.com A full service lift- served Snow Park with two tows to take you to the top! 15 acres of tubing terrain for every age. All tubes included with lift tickets. Mini snowmobiles on weekends and holidays for kids 5-12 years less than 120 lbs. Hills groomed daily. MC/VISA LONG BARN LODGE ICE RINK & EVENT CENTER     E    (209) 586-3533 • Fax: 586-5779 • (800) 310-3533 25957 Long Barn Rd. • P.O. Box 100, Long Barn 95335 LongBarn.com • info@longbarn.com Fun for the whole family! Motel, cabins with kitchens, ice arena, swimming pool, volleyball and horseshoes. Ideal for weddings, reunions, church retreats and special events. Ice rink open Nov.–April. Photos: Snowshoeing: Sandy Gordon; Pinecrest: Steve Hannon; Snowmobiling: Lisa Mayo/TCVB; Long Barn Lodge: TCVB

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Ski and Board the Day Away!

Dodge Ridge is the closest snow to Bay Area and Central Valley locations. Enjoy an easy drive with beautiful scenery as you cruise on up for winter fun at Dodge Ridge! For information on the Dodge Ridge Ski Bus with convenient pick up and drop off locations along Highway 108 or from your place of lodging call Tuolumne County Transit at (209) 532-0404 or go to tuolumnecountytransit.com. DODGE RIDGE WINTERSPORTS AREA   E    (209) 965-3474 • DodgeRidge.com Dodge Ridge Rd. • P.O. Box 1188, Pinecrest, 95364 30 miles east of Sonora, on all-weather Hwy 108. All mountain winter sports area with downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing & snowshoeing. Located on 832 acres, with 61 runs, 12 lifts, 1600 vertical feet, 3 dining facilities, rental equipment and adult/children learn-to ski or ride programs. Brand new Family Lodge, with a cozy bistro and expanded children’s snow sports center with preschool snow play program. Photos: (Upper left and right) Dodge Ridge, Tracy Barbutes; (Left) Dodge Ridge Wintersports Area

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The Arts are Alive in Tuolumne County

The natural beauty of the area is reflected in a thriving arts community. With striking scenery and incredible venues to draw on, it’s no wonder Tuolumne County attracts talented artists of every kind. Art associations including the Sierra Quilt Guild, Mother Lode Spinners, Sierra Needle Artists, the Mother Lode Art Association and the Yosemite Artists Guild hold regular annual events highlighting guest artists. The music scene here is happening! The U.S. Forest Service presents summer concerts throughout the County, including at the iconic Pinecrest Lake Amphitheatre. Additional annual music events include favorites such as the Sonora Bach Festival and the St. James Concert Series in the historic Red Church. The County boasts a local Symphony of the Sierra, a brass and reed band, and an outstanding jazz festival series at Columbia Community College. The Tuolumne County Arts Alliance located in Sonora is the hub for the arts and artists of the Mother Lode and hosts special events, studio tours and educational programs.

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BEAR VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL E  (209) 753-2574 • (800) 458-1618 • Fax: 753-2576 P.O. Box 5068, Bear Valley info@bearvalleymusicfestival.org bearvalleymusicfestival.org One of the best summer attractions in the Central Sierra, the Festival offers excellent classical, jazz and popular music performed by a full symphony orchestra, international soloists, legendary entertainers and renowned opera stars in a unique mountain setting. BRUSH & CORK E  (209) 533-4542 • 226 W. Jackson St., Sonora brushandcork.com • info@brushandcork.com Fun wine and paint parties/classes. No experience necessary! All materials including pre-drawn canvas and instruction provided. BYOB and snacks. Classes are open to the public. Reservations required. CELTIC FAIRE PRODUCTIONS E  (209) 532-8375 • BlackIrish28@hotmail.com SonoraCelticFaire.com • BlackIrish.com • TrainFire.com AllHallowsFaire.com Patrick Michael Karnahan produces the Sonora Celtic Faire in March & All Hallows Fantasy Faire in October. Patrick is also the leader of the Black Irish Band and is an accomplished artist. His works are on display locally at All That Matters in Twain Harte & Pinecrest Fine Art Gallery. DORIS OLSEN STUDIO/GALLERY  (209) 586-2472 • DorisOlsen.com • dolsen@mlode.com Artist Doris Olsen is widely known for her paintings of Tuolumne County, San Francisco and the Pacific Coast. She gives art lessons and painting workshops. Her art can be seen at the Aloft Gallery in Sonora, All That Matters Gallery in Twain Harte and her Garden Studio/Gallery by appointment.

FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN PROMOTIONS E  (209) 533-3473 • Fax: 533-1049 P.O. Box 148, Soulsbyville • FireOnTheMountain.com events@fireonthemountain.com Promotes Sonora Christmas Festival, Twain Harte Arts & Craft Festival and more. SONORA BACH FESTIVAL E  (209) 536-6330 • P.O. Box 4583, Sonora SonoraBach.org For 40 years the Sonora Bach Festival has been bringing the enjoyment of classical music to the Mother Lode. For our October Festival Schedule and ticket info, visit our website at sonorabach.org.



LoveTC TI P! Like a Local


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way to tell the story of Tuolumne County. They also make a great spot for a Tuolumne County selfie! Head to Stewart Street in Sonora to check out the Farmer’s Market Mural — it’s so bright and full of color! —Judy Grossman, Artist and Brush & Cork

TRACY BARBUTES PHOTOGRAPHY (209) 559-4477 • P.O. Box 341, Groveland photos@tracybarbutes.com TracyBarbutesPhotography.com Commercial, editorial, corporate, stock, event and wedding photographer who specializes in capturing narrative, emotional moments. Partial client list includes: National Geographic, Discovery, Washington Post, Alaska Magazine, Mother Jones. TUOLUMNE COUNTY ARTS ALLIANCE E  (209) 532-2787 (ARTS) 251 Barretta St., Sonora tuolummnecountyarts.org Tuolumne County’s public arts agency since 1978. Provides arts opportunities for residents and visitors. Provides arts education through schools and KASA (Kids Art Studies Academy) at the Historic Dome Property, Sonora. Photos: Tracy Barbutes

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The Stage is Set!

Tuolumne County is one of the most popular regional theatre destinations in California, and for good reason. In addition to incredible local talent and crew, many guest actors and directors come from major cities like New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Tuolumne County’s theatres offer more than 20 plays and over 400 performances each year! HISTORIC FALLON HOUSE THEATRE E  (209) 532-3120 • Fax: 532-7270 • P.O. Box 3030 SierraRep.org • tickets@sierrarep.org Enjoy professional award-winning live theatre in the ambience of the fully renovated historic 121 year old Theatre, offering 274 seats, including a balcony. Musicals, comedies and dramas are produced year-round by Sierra Repertory Theatre. Tickets range from $15-$28. SIERRA REPERTORY THEATRE E  (209) 532-3120 or (209) 532-4644 • sierrarep.org Sierra Repertory Theatre is an exceptional professional theatre working with equity actors from across the country to provide regional theatre at its finest. SRT has two locations, East Sonora and the Fallon House Theatre in Columbia State Historic Park. STAGE 3 THEATRE COMPANY E  (209) 536-1778 • stage3.org Stage 3 Theatre Company is downtown Sonora’s dynamic, intimate theater. Offering a year-long season of the best of the classics to cutting edge contemporary, critics have called Stage 3 “Breathtaking theater”and “one of the region’s acclaimed theatrical powerhouses”. Steps from dining and lodging. THE GROVELAND HOTEL YOSEMITE COURTYARD CABARET     E      (209) 962-4000 • (800) 273-3314 18767 Highway 120 • P.O. Box 481 • Groveland.com This charming outdoor theatre in the historic town of Groveland attracts talented musicians, singers and actors in intimate live performances in an enchanting courtyard garden. Photos (from top): Almost, Maine/Stage 3 Theatre, Dave and Diane Bonnot Photography; Mary Poppins/SRT; The Beatles Experience/Yosemite Courtyard Cabaret, Tracy Barbutes

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INNER SANCTUM CELLAR  (800) 750-5919 • 18204 Main St., Jamestown info@innersanctumcellars.com • innersanctumcellars.com From the abundant foothills of Tuolumne County comes a new, limited and premium wine. Inner Sanctum is driven by lasting friendships, deep family roots and the creation of remarkable wines. Thursday 1-5pm, Friday 1-7pm, Saturday 12-7pm & Sunday12-5pm. IRONSTONE VINEYARDS   E     (209) 728-1251 1894 Six Mile Rd., Murphys ironstonevineyards.com • info@ironstonevineyards.com Complimentary estate tours offered daily, wine tasting, gourmet deli, jewelry shoppe, aging caverns, lakeside park, award-winning gardens, amphitheater, and museum featuring a 44lb. crystalline gold leaf specimen. Open 10-5 daily.


Eclectic tasting rooms and friendly folks create a relaxing and fun wine tasting experience in the Gold Country. There are over 35 tasting rooms within a 25 minute drive of Sonora. Visitors can check out a hard cider distillery firsthand at Indigeny Reserve, a beautiful destination in an organic apple orchard. THE BOURBON BARREL    (209) 288-2644 • 208 S. Green St., Sonora the-bourbon-barrel.com • TheBourbonBarrel@aol.com Located in downtown Sonora, California, The Bourbon Barrel offers a taste of the south with an infusion of California mountain cuisine. CALAVERAS WINEGRAPE ALLIANCE E  (209) 728-9467 • P.O. Box 2492, Murphys CalaverasWines.org • cwa@goldrush.com 23 Tasting Rooms, a world of attractions and adventure. Taking your wine experience to new altitudes: Major annual events include Presidents’ Wine Weekend, Calaveras County Fair Wine Competition, and Grape Stomp. See other great events on our website. Photos (Upper left and right): Inner Sanctum Cellars: Tracy Barbutes, (Lower right) Gianelli Vineyards: Tracy Barbutes

GIANELLI VINEYARDS/WINERY TASTING ROOM    (209) 984-1500 • 18263 Main St., Jamestown GianelliVineyards.com Gianelli Vineyards has been producing Italian varietals for over 6 years and have won many prestigious awards for their estate wines. Visit their tasting room Wed-Sun, 12-5. Open daily during the summer. Vineyard tours available by appointment. “Our Wines Speak Italian.” INDIGENY RESERVE E      (209) 533-9463 14679 Summers Lane, Sonora • IndigenyReserve.com Lush 160 acre preserve nestled in the hills of historic Sonora. World-class tasting bar serving hard ciders and spirits, produced in small batches. Organic apple orchards. Shaded picnic areas. Family friendly, special events.

STOGIES GOLD COUNTRY LOUNGE E      (209) 984-0584 18202 Main St., Ste C, Jamestown cindy@stogiesgoldcountry.com • stogiesgoldcountry.com Offers premium cigars, pipe tobacco, distinguished wines, distilled spirits and uncommon beers from around the world. All in a relaxing lounge atmosphere. Listen to music or watch your favorite sport. Available for private parties and meetings. TWISTED OAK WINERY E        (209) 736-9080 4280 Red Hill Rd. at Hwy 4, Vallecito 363 Main St., Murphys 95247 TwistedOak.com • facebook.com/twistedoak 11 miles north of Columbia. Featuring award-winning wines made from Spanish and Rhone native varieties grown in Calaveras County. Winery and tasting room in Vallecito open daily until 5:30pm. Enjoy wines, vineyards, views, “The” Twisted Oak and the Rubber Chicken National Forest. Murphy’s tasting room open daily until 5:30pm. KEY TO ICONS Lodging Cabin Camping Bed & Breakfast


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Lights, Camera, Action!

Tuolumne County is a magnet for film enthusiasts. Over 300 feature films, television shows and commercials have been made here. As early as 1919, filmmakers recognized the area as a valuable and convenient source of locations rich in diverse natural features and vintage architectural styles. They discovered that almost any type of scenery in the United States and beyond could be duplicated here. Movies and TV shows filmed here include: High Noon (Grace Kelly and Gary Cooper), Little House on the Prairie, Bonanza and Highway to Heaven (Michael Landon) The Red Pony (Henry Fonda and Maureen O’Hara), The Great Race (Jack Lemmon), The Big Valley (Barbara Stanwyck), Lassie (June Lockhart), Rawhide and Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood) and Back to the Future III (Michael J. Fox). TUOLUMNE COUNTY FILM COMMISSION: (209) 533-4420 • FILMTUOLUMNE.COM

ITSA Film Festival

Tuolumne County is home to the ITSA Film Festival (November 11–13, 2016) one of the hottest short film festivals in central California! Festival-goers can attend panels and workshops, watch films and meet industry professionals in Historic Downtown Sonora venues.

Photos: (Upper left) ITSA Film Festival Bethany Wilkinson, Erin Brown, Erin Granat; (Lower left) Courtesy Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, Columbia State Historic Park and Tuolumne County Film Commission; (Lower right) filmmaker Chris Brown, and cinematographer James Gallagher speaking with Tara-Nichole Azarian: Dave & Dianne Photography

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Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, “The Movie Railroad”

This State Park is home to one of the most photographed locomotives in the world, Sierra #3. Perhaps the most famous scene was pushing a DeLorean time machine down the tracks in Back to the Future III. Visit the movie memorabilia and photo room and see #3 on your visit to Railtown 1897.

Columbia State Historic Park

Add a little dirt to the streets of Columbia and you’re back in the 1800’s. Meticulously preserved buildings have led to Columbia doubling as many cities of the 1800’s era including New York and Chicago. In the TV series, Little House on the Prairie, the town became Sleepy Eye, Minnesota and in the classic western, High Noon, it was known as Hadleyville. The Wilson-McConnell House in Columbia is where Marshall Will Kane (Gary Cooper) tries to recruit Sam Fuller (Henry Morgan, a.k.a. Colonel Sherman Potter in M*A*S*H*).

Photo: Sierra No. 3 in The Virginian, Railtown

Donnell’s Vista

This rocky rest stop provides a breathtaking view of the Donnell Reservoir and the volcanic peaks known as the Dardanelles. This spot has been used for climactic scenes in many film and TV series including Lassie, Little House on the Prairie and Bonanza. Kennedy Meadows is another great filming location, just ten miles from Donnell’s Vista.

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

The St. Joseph’s Catholic Church is prominently displayed in High Noon and several others including Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! Other areas of Tuolumne City can be seen in several classic and “B” movie Westerns, including Silver City.

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Destination Celebrations in Beautiful Settings

Tuolumne County offers many distinctive venues for your destination wedding or next event. Choose from an exquisite mountain resort to a beautiful golf course setting to an historic Victorian inn or anything in between. No matter where you decide to hold your event, you will find that service and hospitality are a way of life here.

Wedding Services GOLD COUNTRY WEDDINGS MAGAZINE: (209) 768-0432 MOTHER LODE RANCH E  (209) 928-1041 15995 Wards Ferry Rd., Sonora MotherLodeWagons.com • mlranch@frontier.com The Mother Lode Ranch is a working cattle ranch that offers a unique setting for weddings, company parties, club trail rides and camp outs, with horse drawn carriages and wagons for all occasions. SONORA FLORIST & GIFTS MOUNTAIN LAUREL FLORIST  (209) 532-9533 • 35 S. Washington St., Sonora MountainLaurel.com • info@mountainlaurelca.com Mountain Laurel Florist is a full service florist & gift shop located in downtown Sonora at the corner of Bradford & Washington Street. We also specialize in weddings and events of all sizes. STUDIO 3 DUO (209) 588-8833 • 19060 Standard Rd., Sonora Alyssa Schertz and Julie Rudy present Studio 3 Duo. With 16+ years of experience, we are confident to bring life to what you envision for your special day. On site professionals offering full hair and makeup services, making you look your very best! TRACY B PHOTO (209) 559-4477 • P.O. Box 341, Groveland Tracyphoto.com • info@tracybphoto.com Yosemite Wedding Photographer, Tracy Barbutes, has photographed people & landscapes for 20+ years, with work in National Geographic, Real Weddings, etc. Specializing in Tuolumne County & Yosemite wedding photography.

Locations VISIT YOSEMITEGOLDCOUNTRY.COM FOR IDEAS ON WHERE TO HOLD YOUR WEDDING OR OTHER SPECIAL EVENT IN BEAUTIFUL TUOLUMNE COUNTY. Photos: (Upper) Union Hill Inn, (Lower) Mother Lode Ranch, stillmemoriesphotosite.com KEY TO ICONS Lodging Cabin Camping Bed & Breakfast

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Play Yard

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Gifts and Much More... 19211 Cherokee Road Tuolumne, CA 95379

209-928-4689 Monday-Friday 6:30am to 6pm Saturday 8am to 5pm

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Walk to Dine, Shop & Theatre

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Gunn House Hotel 286 S. Washington Street

Meetings & Conferences

Think outside the “bored” room! Be the hero by scheduling your next corporate retreat or conference in Tuolumne County. There are a number of unique venues (think trains, historic buildings, mountain resorts) in which to hold a productive and interesting meeting. For a stimulating and affordable destination, think Tuolumne County!

Sonora, CA 95370 Reservations (209) 532-3421 gunnhousehotel.com

Enjoy Our Innkeeper’s Breakfast!


Rooms $79 to $125 per night

Photo: El Capitan: Lisa Mayo

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Libraries & Museums

Embark on an historic journey at any of several Tuolumne County museums. Step back in time to the Gold Rush era and learn what it was really like with its vigilante justice and pioneer life in the rowdy gold camps. Logging, railroad, Native American and fire museum exhibits provide an authentic comprehensive picture of Tuolumne County’s past. Get the real scoop on the good guys and bad guys like Mark Twain, Bret Harte, Joaquin Murietta and others. COLUMBIA STATE HISTORIC PARK MUSEUM (209) 532-3184 22747 Main St., Columbia 95310 Open daily 10am-4pm FIRE HOUSE MUSEUM/SENIOR LOUNGE (209) 532-7890 125 N. Washington St., Sonora 95370 GROVELAND MUSEUM & LIBRARY (209) 962-6144 • 18990 Highway 120 P.O. Box 988, Groveland 95321 NEW MELONES VISITORS CENTER & MUSEUM (209) 536-9543 • (877) 444-6777 6850 Studhorse Flat Rd., Sonora 95370 8 miles north of Sonora on Highway 49 Open daily 10am-4pm • Closed Mon. & Tues. in winter. KEY TO ICONS Lodging Cabin Camping Bed & Breakfast


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Photo: Columbia, Rick E. Martin

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TUOLUMNE CITY MEMORIAL MUSEUM (209) 928-3516 • TuolumneMuseum.org 18663 Carter at Bay P.O. Box 1174, Tuolumne 95379 Open Saturday & Sunday, 1-4pm or by appointment TUOLUMNE COUNTY MUSEUM & HISTORY CENTER (209) 532-1317 • tchistory.org 158 West Bradford St., Sonora 95370 Open daily 10am to 4pm TUOLUMNE COUNTY CENTRAL LIBRARY (209) 533-5507 • library.co.tuolumne.ca.us 480 Greenley Rd., Sonora 95370 TUOLUMNE BRANCH LIBRARY (209) 928-3612 • 18636 Main St., Tuolumne 95379 TWAIN HARTE BRANCH LIBRARY (209) 586-4501 • 18701 Tiffeni, Twain Harte 95383 VETERANS MEMORIAL HALL & MILITARY MUSEUM (209) 533-0923 • roglou@lodelink.com 9 N. Washington St. at Veterans Way, Sonora 95370 Open Mon-Fri, 10am-2pm; Sat 11am-3pm

Transportation & Tours

Tuolumne County Transit has fixed routes weekdays throughout the county. On Saturdays, call dial-a-ride advance reservations at (209) 5320404 or (209) 962-4098 (Groveland). For a system map and rider’s guide visit tuolumnecountytransit.com. YARTS—Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System. You could drive to Yosemite, but why? On YARTS you enjoy incredible views, save money and never have to search for parking. Car-free means care-free on YARTS! (877) 989-2787 yarts.com for schedule. Two airports in Tuolumne County accommodate light aircrafts up to medium twins and small jets. The 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 barbeque is a must see event. The Groveland Hotel will pick up from Pine Mountain Lake Airport by arrangement. CITY CAB E  (209) 694-8294 • 17016 N. Mono Vista Rd, Sonora citycabsonora.com • citycab95370@yahoo.com We are the only taxi company in town that can give you the service an experience you deserve. When you ride With City Cab, You’re A Part Of The Cab Family! COLUMBIA AIRPORT: (209) 533-5685 EXTRANOMICAL TOURS E  (415) 357-0700 • Extranomical.com 928 Harrison St., San Francisco 94107 We are a sightseeing company leading unique small-sized tours to the most popular tourist destinations in San Francisco and beyond. Due to our small size we offer a distinct travel with friends feel. LINKLINE CHARTER AND TOURS E  (209) 694-8747 • linklinecharter.com linklinecharter@comcast.net Specializing in Tours, Bus Charters and Shuttle Services catering to small and large groups who want to enjoy a day or overnight trip.

MOTHER LODE ADVENTURES CHARTER SERVICES, LLC E  (209) 677-3183 • (888) 963-6235 23184 Mark Twain Dr. • mlacharters.com info@mlacharters.com The Mother Lode’s #1 choice for transportation and tours. Wedding shuttle, airport shuttle, corporate events, concerts, Yosemite tours, wine tasting tours and much more! Always door to door service. PINE MOUNTAIN LAKE AIRPORT: (209) 962-5559 STORER COACHWAYS E  (209) 521-8250 • (800) 621-3383 Fax: 578-4888 • 3519 McDonald, Modesto 95351 StorerCoachways.com • info@storercoachways.com Charters and tours, specializing in group travel. Over 50 years of quality, service and value.

Charge it!


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Farm to Fork Freshness Farmer’s Markets COLUMBIA The Farmory, Wednesday and Saturday, noon-6pm, year-round, Airport Rd. GROVELAND Mountain Sage Nursery — Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, May-October. SONORA Stewart and Theall St., Saturday morning, May 16 thru October 17, sonoraca.com. TUOLUMNE CITY

Memorial Park, Wednesdays June-September, market at 4pm, concert at 6pm. Photos: Sonora Farmers Market, Gianelli Vineyards: Tracy Barbutes


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Health & Wellness

Sonora Regional Medical Center is proud to care for the Sierra foothill counties with an extraordinary medical team of world-class physicians and specialists, top-notch medical technology and caring professionals. Whether you are visiting the Mother Lode on vacation or plan to move to the area you can be assured that you will receive quality medical care. Live Well. Be Well. SONORA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (209) 532-5000 • 1000 Greenley Rd. SonoraMedicalCenter.org Full service medical center including 24-hour emergency services, birth center, imaging, surgical care, cancer center, ICU, rehabilitation, pharmacy, over 20 primary and specialty clinics, oxygen service, medical supplies, home health, hospice and long term care.

When you can’t wait to feel better... visit Prompt Care, open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. PROMPT CARE INDIAN ROCK • 14540 MONO WAY, SONORA: (209) 532-3167 PROMPT CARE FOREST RD. – ACROSS FROM THE MOTHER LODE FAIRGROUNDS: (209) 536-5130 Photos: (Upper) Sonora Regional Medical Center, Courtesy SRMC; Evergreen Lodge, Kim Carroll Photography


For your body and mind, local health and wellness professionals can meet your needs. Whether it’s a feel-better massage, the right natural and organic foods, or a great place to workout while on the road you’ll find it here! BODY KNEADS THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE (209) 532-4486 • 375 S. Washington St., Sonora bkneads.com • darlenejacobs@sbcglobal.net Enhance your vacation with a relaxing massage! Experience hot stone, Swedish or pressure point therapy. Making your visit a memorable one! WALELA INSTITUTE OF IMAGINAL HEALING (209) 536-0299 • 20556 Flora Lane, Sonora • WalelaHealingInstitute.com Your destination for deep healing, rest and relaxation. Offering yoga, massage, vibrational healing and astrology. Specialties include traditional Thai massage and wild crafted flower essences. Heated pool, spa and sanctuary gardens amidst stately oaks. Retreat packages available.

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Shopping Fun!

The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Tuolumne County! If shopping is your bag, you won’t be disappointed. From the latest clothing styles to home décor to finding that perfect antique, locally owned shops will meet and exceed your expectations. While shopping in the historic districts, marvel at 150 year-old buildings, dine on cuisine from every corner of the world, enjoy your favorite cocktail at an old-time saloon or a trendy downtown bar. Find local produce at a farmer’s market or take an art walk. There are also large shopping centers that meet the needs of residents and visitors alike. Well-known chain stores help anchor locally owned businesses like book shops, florists and restaurants. TUOLUMNE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: (209) 532-4212

Groveland/Hwy 120


YOSEMITE HIGHWAY 120 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (209) 962-0429 • 800-449-9120 P.O. Box 1263, Groveland 95321 Groveland.org • info@groveland.org


MOUNTAIN SAGE NURSERY E      (209) 732-6044 • 962-4686 18653 Main St., Groveland regina@sierrawatershedprogressive.com Historic 1867 family homestead turned into cafe, gallery, nursery and event center. Hammocks, live music, workshops and 100 year old grape vines await you. YOSEMITE ADVENTURE SUPPLIES  (209) 962-0923 • 18911 Ferretti Rd., Groveland P.O. Box 493 • bob@yosemiteadventuresupplies.com For all your camping and gift needs. Propane, snow chains, hats, chairs, sleeping bags, tents, Hi-Tec shoes & apparel, food, backpacks and more. Also, offering souvenirs and local art. Hours: 9-5pm.

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COLUMBIA CANDY KITCHEN E    (209) 532-7886 • 22726 Main St. Since the late 1800s Columbia has been home to this original confectionery manufacturing business. Copper kettles and marble tables are filled with brittles, hand dipped chocolates, and candies made by five generations of the Nelson family. KAMICE’S PHOTOGRAPHIC ESTABLISHMENT E    (209) 532-4861 • 22729 Main St., Columbia PhotosInColumbia.com Old fashioned photographs in costume. Be a gunslinger, a saloon girl, a miner or use your imagination. Reservations recommended. Photos: (Upper) Courtesy Columbia Candy Kitchen; (Lower) Jamestown, Tracy Barbutes

SEVEN SISTERS SOAP & CANDLE COMPANY E    (209) 536-9047 • 22719 Broadway St. sevensisterssoapandcandle.com • candle@mlode.com Located in historic Columbia State Park, we offer beautiful handcrafted candles and goat milk soaps. Candles are made daily in our shop and at our candle courtyard summers and weekends, weather permitting. Incense, candle and soap-making supplies available.

Jamestown HERE’S THE SCOOP/LOCALS MAKE GOOD    (209) 984-4583 • 18242 Main St., Jamestown Old-fashioned ice creams. Homemade soups, lunches and desserts. Old-time atmosphere. Locally made gifts and souvenirs. Your cookie cutter capital of the county and maybe California.

Sonora SONORA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: (209) 588-9625 BOB’S GREENLEY PHARMACY  (209) 532-3139 • 800 Delnero Dr., Sonora A true community pharmacy that has been putting Tuolumne County residents and their prescriptions first for over 30 years. We are a full service pharmacy in the tradition of those pharmacies found on main streets all over America. THE CANDY VAULT E    (209) 532-2388 • 42 S. Washington St., Sonora This one-of-a-kind candy shop has every type of candy one can dream of. Walls are covered with colorful murals depicting the good ol’ times. Movie clips of Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory play in the ‘Vault’. A definite must-see for the nostalgic. COST-U-LESS  (209) 532-8497 • Fax: 532-2245 760 Mono Way, Sonora Plaza, Sonora Local warehouse shopping with no membership required. We provide our customers with quality products at consistently low prices. Visit us for groceries, quality meats, wines and more! We can meet your needs. GOOD STUFF  (209) 588-0550 • Fax: 533-0970 • 10 Pesce Way, Sonora WATCH program thrift shop, providing homes & job training to individuals with developmental disabilities. 100% tax donations accepted. JUNCTION SHOPPING CENTER      (209) 533-3548 • Fax: 533-9543 Mono Way & Tuolumne Rd., Sonora info@junctionshoppingcenter.com Many shops including clothing, groceries, pharmacy, restaurants, sundries, toys, shipping & copies, candy, books, gifts, banks, beauty salons, flowers, fabric, yarn & pet store. Plenty of parking for your year-round shopping. MOUNTAIN HOME GIFTS  (209) 533-5319 • 87 S. Washington St., Sonora A gift store for everyone who loves the mountains, with the best collection of cabin decor and gifts, Yosemite art work and Sierra guide and history books. Also specializing in Sonora labeled clothing and gifts. SIERRA NEVADA ADVENTURE COMPANY E      (209) 532-5621 • Fax: (209) 532-4107 173 S. Washington St., Sonora • Snacattack.com Affordable clothing and gear to outfit yourself for every outdoor adventure! Recreational kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, backpacking, camping, climbing, disc golf. In winter, layer up for snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding. Open daily in downtown Sonora and Murphys and on Highway 4 in Arnold. SIERRA OLIVE OIL  (209) 694-0329 • 21051 Crystal Falls Dr., Ste. 1, Sonora info@sierraoliveoil.com • sierraoliveoil.com Hand producing “Health and Purity!” Tuolumne County’s family owned and operated oldest olive oil company...A true California olive oil company. Gifts and more!


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SONORA’S FAVORITE KITCHEN STORE  (209) 588-1400 • 98 S. Washington St., Sonora Come see our hard-to-find chef’s tools and gadgets. You’ll be surprised at our inventory! We carry top name brands in cookware. Fine gifts by Crabtree & Evelyn, Ihr napkins, Root Candles and Tea Forte. Free gift wrapping. Open 7 days a week.

Twain Harte TWAIN HARTE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: (209) 586-4482 TWAIN HARTE MARKET  (209) 586-6100 • 18711 Tiffani Dr. TwainHarteMarket.com thm@twainhartemarket.com Locally owned, independent grocery store, serving the foothills of the Mother Lode since 1982. We are small enough to get to know you and large enough to stock an outstanding selection of food, wine, floral and other specialty food items at competitive prices.

Tuolumne COVERS APPLE RANCH   E    (209) 928-4689 19211 Cherokee Rd., Tuolumne CoversAppleRanch.com coversappleranch@frontiernet.net Breakfast - Lunch; Fresh-pressed cider. Handmade traditional bakery, jams, sauces. Train rides year round. Family friendly, enjoy the barnyard animals, hay rides, and gift shop. Apples, pears, garden produce. Family owned and operated. Photo: (Left) 2nd Saturday Art Night, Tracy Barbutes

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Get Your Motor Runnin’

The back roads of Tuolumne County provide some of the best riding around! Through rolling foothills or along scenic high country vistas, bring your friends, breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the ride! Be sure and visit Jamestown Harley Davidson for the best in Harley Davidson gear and clothing.



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JAMESTOWN HARLEY DAVIDSON (209) 984-4888, (800) 56-CYCLE 18275 Highway 108, Jamestown We are the first and only factory authorized dealership in the Mother Lode. We offer full service with a complete selection of genuine Harley-Davidson parts, accessories, clothes, merchandise, collectables, leathers and unique T-Shirts.

State Historic Park, you don’t want to miss seeing the Columbia historic school house on the hill. It is thought to be the oldest two-story brick school in California. It is a beautiful building and my personal favorite! — Danielle Gerhart State Park Interpreter I Columbia State Historic Park

Photo: (Upper) Groveland, TCVB; (Upper right) Jamestown Harley Davidson, Tracy Barbutes; (Lower) Jamestown; Tracy Barbutes KEY TO ICONS Lodging Cabin Camping Bed & Breakfast



Restaurants Entertainment Gifts/Provisions Serves Wine Pet Friendly

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Real Estate

Once You Discover Tuolumne County You Won’t Want to Leave! Several professional real estate offices are available to help you find your perfect vacation property or primary home.

Copperopolis COLDWELL BANKER LAKE TULLOCH REAL ESTATE (209) 785-2273 • (800) 527-1173 • LakeTulloch.com ltre@caltel.com • 14 O’Byrnes Ferry Rd., Copperopolis 95228 Contact us for Lakefront homes, Lakeview homes or lots, acreage and ranchettes, and homes or lots at Saddle Creek Golf Club. Stop by our office for Calaveras County Visitors Bureau information 7 days a week 9am – 5pm.

Sonora BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES — CALIFORNIA REALTY (209) 533-7888 • Fax: 533-6009 • (866) 340-5333 133 Old Wards Ferry Rd., Sonora (next to Starbucks) BHHSCR.com • info@bhhscr.com Voted Best Local Real Estate Company. Vacation homes, second homes retirement and relocation. Visit us: next to Starbucks, under the arch in Twain Harte and Lake Don Pedro Hacienda.

COLDWELL BANKER MOTHER LODE REAL ESTATE (209) 532-6993 • Fax: 532-6999 14255 Mono Way, Sonora • coldwellbankersonora.com motherloderealestate@gmail.com The #1 real estate company in Tuolumne County. You can “Expect the Best” whether you’re buying a home or selling one. See our virtual website. COLDWELL BANKER SEGERSTROM REAL ESTATE, INC. (209) 532-7400 • 84 N. Washington St., Sonora SonoraForSale.com We combine the best of tradition with the best in technology that results in the highest sales production in the county. We aim for exceptional service. Your home is our business! RE/MAX GOLD SONORA — GINA WERTZ & TEAM (209) 352-3102 • 207 S. Washington St.,Sonora Boutique office offering a one-of-a-kind experience. We work with buyers, sellers, commercial properties and investors with a focus on trust, confidence and integrity throughout the buying and selling experience. Coffeehouse internet café – coming soon!

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Twain Harte BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES — CALIFORNIA REALTY (209) 586-1107 • Fax: 586-6187 • (877) 586-1107 22920 Twain Harte Dr. (Under the arch), Twain Harte bhhscr.com • info@bhhscr.com CENTURY 21 WILDWOOD BETSY HURST-YOUNGER, REALTOR (209) 604-2609 • 22910 Twain Harte Dr., Twain Harte betsyhurst@hotmail.com • Follow me on Facebook Betsy is in the business of connecting home buyers and sellers to negotiate a successful transaction or both parties. She has been working in Tuolumne County for 18 Years. BRE #01229794. COLDWELL BANKER TWAIN HARTE REALTY (209) 586-5200 • Fax: 586-5261 23003 Joaquin Gully Rd., Twain Harte SierraSold.com • cbtwainharte@mlode.com We are in the heart of the Sierras in downtown Twain Harte. Serving Tuolumne County’s vacation and second home market Jamestown to Pinecrest. Why visit when you can afford to own? KEY TO ICONS Lodging Cabin Camping Bed & Breakfast


Restaurants Entertainment Gifts/Provisions Serves Wine Pet Friendly

Tuolumne KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY (209) 588-9056 • Cell: (917) 664-4201 161 S. Washington St., Sonora john@johnchoate.com • sierrahomesinfo.com I have been active in the housing market for many years buying, rehabbing and selling properties in San Francisco, the Russian River Area and Lake Tahoe; and for the past 11 years helping Buyers get the right property and sellers get the right price in beautiful Tuolumne County. CABRE #010465140. YOSEMITE TITLE COMPANY (209) 532-8174 • Fax: 532-2623 208 S. Washington St., Sonora • YoTitle.com Tuolumne County’s oldest and only locally owned title company.

Upper Highway 108 BREZINA & GOOD REALTY      (209) 965-4080 • 965-3578 31900 Hwy 108, Strawberry info@brezinagoodrealty.com • BrezinaGoodRealty.com We have a selection of comfortable and clean rental cabins with great views, located in the Pinecrest, Strawberry, Cold Springs/Peter Pam and Leland Meadows areas. For more information visit us online or contact our office, open daily, 9am–4:30pm. Photos: (Left) Half Dome Overlook Yosemite National Park, (Right) Indigeny Fall Festival, Tracy Barbutes



Walk-In Clinic • 7 days a week • 365 days a year

When there’s urgency, but no emergency. Open 7 days a week —8 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Prompt Care Indian Rock 14540 Mono Way, Sonora • 532-3167

Prompt Care Angels Camp 23 N. Main St., Angels Camp • 736-9130

The benefits of Prompt Care include: • • • • •

No appointment necessary Short wait times Easy access Reasonable cost Lab Draws and X-ray services

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Services Automotive ARCO AM PM (209) 588-1135 • 15 Pesce Way, Sonora Cheapest gas in Sonora! Great selection of hot and cold beverages, including beer. Quick-to-go delicious hot foods, fresh fruit, pastries, snacks and more! Clean Restrooms and ATM available. Easy in and out off Hwy 49/North Washington Street. Open 24-hours. CHIP’S CHEVRON    (209) 984-5245 • 18151 Hwy. 108, Jamestown On Highway 108, In Jamestown, fill all your travel needs starting with the gas. Pump your own and stop in the well supplied mini-mart for all your beverage and snack food, wants, needs and a car wash. SIERRA MOTORS (209) 984-5272 • (800) 814-9783 18475 5th Ave., Jamestown sierramotors@mlode.com • SierraMotors.net Sierra Motors is a full service new and GM certified used car dealer. We carry Chevy, GMC, Pontiac and Cadillac. Our service department is open M-F 7am-6pm and Sat. 8am-4:30pm. SONORA FORD (209) 532-5593 • 13254 Mono Way, Sonora MySonoraFord.com Proudly serving the Mother Lode. Service, Parts, New and Preowned Vehicle Sales.

Insurance CUTLER-SEGERSTROM INSURANCE AGENCY (209) 532-6951 • Fax: 532-1997 1030 Greenley Rd., Sonora Cutseg.com • juliev@cutseg.com Insuring the West since 1906. We provide home and auto, life, health, and all types of coverage for your business. As an independent insurance agency we have access to multiple companies enabling us to provide you the best company for your insurance needs. SONORA INSURANCE AGENCY (209) 533-0234 • Fax: 533-0293 124 Washington St., Sonora SonoraInsurance.com • info@sonorainsurance.com Full service agency staffed with knowledgeable friendly agents to help you protect yourself from the unforeseen. Please call for quotes for your home, auto, business, life and health.

Media/Marketing CALAVERAS VISITORS BUREAU  (209) 736-0049 • (800) 225-3764 1192 S. Main St., P.O. Box 637 Angels Camp 95222 GoCalaveras.com • info@gocalaveras.com Just minutes from Tuolumne… hop on over to Calaveras County for your free VIP card offering discounts on lodging, dining, wine tasting, recreation and entertainment from the Calaveras Visitors Bureau. Photo: Railtown Wildflower Train, Tracy Barbutes

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COMCAST SPOTLIGHT (209) 536-6655 • 1900 Nugget Blvd., Sonora ComcastSpotlight.com/Sacramento We are the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, helping local, regional and national marketers reach their target customers with multi-screen—television and online—marketing solutions. CLARKE BROADCASTING – KVML KZSQ – KKBN – MYMOTHERLODE.COM E  (209) 533-1450 • Fax: 533-9520 342 S. Washington St., Sonora KVML.com • KZSQ.com • KKBN .com KVML 1450 AM: local news coverage, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Rush Limbaugh. KZSQ Star 92.7 FM: Today’s Hits and Yesterday’s Favorites, news and road conditions. KKBN 93.5 FM: Today’s Country Music, news and road conditions. PAUL BELL MARKETING SOLUTIONS (209) 352-8551 • 20 Wyckoff St., Sonora binfo@paulbell.biz 15 years of professional experience in publishing, marketing, advertising, public relations and graphic design. SABRE DESIGN (209) 962-0342 • Fax: (800) 680-6217 P.O. Box 605, Groveland • SabreDesign.com Boutique yet full-service design firm near Sonora, Jamestown, Columbia and located in Tuolumne County. Award winning artists and designers so you can get custom art & illustration, logos, ads and more.

SIERRA LODESTAR (209) 754-5751 • Fax: 754-1805 • SierraLodeStar.com 15 N. Main St. P.O. Box 1197, San Andreas 95249 “Sierra Lodestar - The Entertainment Weekly Magazine” featuring Central Sierra entertainment, recreation, events, the area’s rich history and a comprehensive calendar of events. Resident or visitor, you’ll find this publication on Wednesdays in time to plan your weekend. UNION DEMOCRAT (209) 532-7151 • 84 S. Washington St., Sonora UnionDemocrat.com The Mother Lode’s leading information source. Tuolumne County’s newspaper of record since 1854, reaching 25,000 readers every morning, Tuesday through Saturday. AAA VIA MAGAZINE (510) 596-5310 AAA.com/via • ted.welch@goaaa.com VIA is the bimonthly AAA Travel/Lifestyle magazine, mailed to 2.5 million Northern California, Nevada & Utah AAA homes. Readership exceeds 5 million each issue.

Business Support BLUE MOUNTAIN MINERALS (209) 533-0127 • 24599 Marble Quarry Rd. Columbia 95310 • BlueMountainMinerals.com Like millions of other people, you use our products everyday! EMERSON & ASSOCIATES (209) 322-4901 • 19524 Hillsdale Dr., Suite B, Sonora linda@emerson4biz.com • emerson4biz.com Accounting, payroll, business coaching, social media management.

GDI-MICROPOINT COMPUTER SERVICES (209) 536-9705 • 19579 Cordelia Ave., Sonora Micropoint@usa.net Need help trouble shooting your PC problem(s)? We specialize in removing Viruses, Trojans, Worms, Ghosts, MALware, and SPYware from your system. We take more care of you.

LANDMARK MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH (209) 206-6105 • 10275 Karlee Lane, Jamestown P.O. Box 3280, Sonora • RickLMB@hotmail.com We are a New Testament Church that has Sunday services: 12:30 Sunday School and 2:00 Worship. Mid-week services are at 7:00pm. Rick Adams is the Pastor.

G.J.F. ENGINEERING (209) 532-1867 • 188 Bradford Ave., Sonora Civil engineering service, specializing in structure & site design. Located near Tuolumne County Museum.

THE LODGE CHRISTIAN CENTER RETREAT    24680 Highway 108 Mi Wuk Village 95346 (209) 586-7008 • miwuklodge.com The perfect place for any Christian Retreat! A place to rest, be refreshed and relax! 20 rooms including a suite and kitchen/dining area that holds up to 40 people. Fireside meeting room. Onsite café.

RETAIL, HOSPITALITY & TOURISM “LEARN & EARN” (209) 386-6735 • 630 W. 19th St., Merced 95340 CentralValleyMotherLodeRHT.org • terry.plett@mccd.edu Hire a Columbia College hospitality or business graduate! Host an intern; support your local CA-RHT training initiatives. To learn more, visit www.californiaarht.com. California: Dream Big. SIERRA WALDORF SCHOOL (209) 984-0454 • Fax: 984-4125 19234 Rawhide Rd., Jamestown info@sierrawaldorf.com • SierraWaldorf.com One of nearly 1000 Waldorf Schools world wide, Sierra Waldorf School seeks to educate and inspire the whole child from the preschool stage through the eighth grade. Call about our scheduled tours or simply to gather information about our program.

Places of Worship FIRST PRESBYTERIAN “CHURCH OF THE 49ERS” E  (209) 532-2441 • 11155 Jackson St., Columbia 49erChurch.org Worship at a historic church in Columbia! The Church of the 49ers, near the Columbia Historic State Park, has been operating since 1854. Sunday services are at 10:00am.

ST. PATRICK’S CATHOLIC CHURCH (209) 532-7139 • Fax: 817-8879 127 W. Jackson St., Sonora • stpats@stpatssonora.org Masses on Saturday 5pm, Sunday 7:30, 9 and 11am. Daily Mass 8am. Spanish mass, Sunday 5pm. Mission Church Our Lady of Carmel Big Oak Flat/Groveland Sat. 5pm, Sun. 9am. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP (209) 533-8883 • 19518 Hess Ave., Sonora • uuftc.org Discover Unitarian Universalism! Our mission is to provide a sanctuary for individual beliefs, encourage spiritual and ethical growth, create respect for the web of life, and promote justice and peace.

Utilities J.S. WEST PROPANE (209) 532-7475 • 800-540-4484 564 Stockton Rd., Sonora • JSWest.com Count on JS West Propane for your energy needs. Family-owned and operated for over 100 years, JS West dedicates its experience and expertise to taking care of you and your family.

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Dining Out — Gold Country Style! From delis and tea houses to historic hotel restaurants and trendy eateries, fun dining establishments can be found throughout the area. Dining Price Guide: Entrée prices, drinks and dessert additional. $ = UNDER $10 • $$ = UNDER $18 • $$$ = OVER $18

Groveland/Hwy 120 CELLAR DOOR RESTAURANT AT THE GROVELAND HOTEL        (209) 962-4000 18767 Main St., Groveland Fresh California cuisine, Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence, full bar, weddings, special events, summer outdoor dining, year-round live entertainment. $$-$$$ DORI’S TEA COTTAGE & CAFÉ        (209) 962-5300 18744 Main St., Groveland P.O. Box 515 • DorisTeaCottage.com The Café offers sandwiches, quiche, soups, salads, baked goods, espresso, gelato, lunches-to-go, and a gift boutique. The tea room serves an English-style tea luncheon. Café hours 8-5 (closed Tues); Tea Room 11-3 (closed Tue & Wed). Ranked #1 on TripAdvisor for four consecutive years. $-$$ EVERGREEN LODGE     E   (209) 379-2606 33160 Evergreen Rd., Mather Frommer’s Guide favorite. Fresh seafood, aged steaks, BBQ, pasta, burgers & salads. Breakfast, lunch & dinner. Indoor & outdoor dining. $-$$$

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FORK & LOVE RESTAURANT     (209) 962-6455 18736 Main St., Groveland Tapas/small plates style cuisine with local wine, beer and full bar. Outdoor dining room and bar seating $-$$$

THE GRILL AT PINE MOUNTAIN LAKE   E   (209) 962-8638 12765 Mueller Dr., Groveland Family dining, breakfast, lunch & dinner, full bar. $$

RUSH CREEK LODGE — OPENING SPRING 2016       E   (209) 379-2373 34001 Hwy 120, Yosemite Entrance California mountain lodge cuisine: fresh, hearty, delicious. Wood fired oven. Restaurant and Tavern with indoor/ outdoor dining. Seasonal poolside dining. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and full bar. General store with trail-ready items. $-$$$. Photos: (Upper left) The Standard Pour, Lisa Mayo/TCVB; (Upper right) Columbia Kate’s, Michael Sharps

Columbia CITY HOTEL RESTAURANT AND WHAT CHEER SALOON    (209) 532-5964 22768 Main St., Columbia parks.ca.gov/columbia Transport yourself to a different time…Elegant dining in an historic setting, located in Columbia State Park. City Hotel Restaurant and What Cheer Saloon are open Wednesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. $-$$$ COLUMBIA KATE’S TEAHOUSE  (209) 532-1885 • 22727 Columbia St., Columbia Lunch & delightful desserts. Traditional tea includes fresh scones, tea sandwiches, salads, quiche & home made chicken pot pie. Everything made fresh daily. Open 7 days a week. $

Jamestown 1859 HISTORIC NATIONAL HOTEL & ACCLAIMED RESTAURANT        (209) 984-3446 • (800) 894-3446 18183 Main St., Jamestown info@national-hotel.com • National-Hotel.com 3 diamond boutique bed and breakfast located in the heart of Yosemite/Gold Country. Celebrating 40+ years of innkeeping and fine dining. Restored Gold Rush Hotel. Highly acclaimed restaurant and original saloon. Patio dining. $$-$$$ CHICKEN RANCH HOUSE RESTAURANT   E  (209) 984-3000 16929 Chicken Ranch Rd., Jamestown From fresh, juicy burgers & BBQ, to more refined entrees, there is surely something to please everyone. Our Chef is continually preparing new and exciting items. $

HERE’S THE SCOOP/LOCALS MAKE GOOD    (209) 984-4583 18242 Main St., Jamestown Old-fashioned ice creams. Homemade soups, lunches and desserts. Old-time atmosphere. Locally made gifts and souvenirs. Your cookie cutter capital of the county and maybe California. $ MORELIA MEXICAN RESTAURANT    (209) 984-1432 18148 Main St., Jamestown The best traditional Mexican food, served in a Victorian building. Lunch & dinner; full service bar. Great variety of home made tamales, chiles rellenos, carnitas, enchiladas. Daily specials. Open Mon.-Fri. 11am-9pm. Sat. & Sun. 10am-9pm. $ SUBWAY JAMESTOWN  (209) 984-4051 18141 Highway 108, Jamestown • Subway.com Subway is one of the fastest growing franchises in the world. We are proud to be selected #1 by consumers. $ Photos: (Upper left) The Groveland Hotel, Lisa Mayo/TCVB; (Upper right) Emberz, Richie McClure

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EMBERZ    (209) 532-2272 177 S. Washington St., Sonora Emberz! It is the hottest spot in town and the coolest place to be. Salads, Burgers, Sandwiches, Pizza, and more! “Old Is New” in our bar, and Classic Cocktails are made fresh with a twist! Housemade syrups make for delicious unique cocktails. $-$$ GUS’S STEAK HOUSE    (209) 532-5190 • 1183 Mono Way, Sonora Featuring steaks, pasta, seafood, house specialty Gus’s rack of lamb, prime rib, lobster. Special salads, early bird specials, 33 choices served 3-7pm. Open for dinner 5 days a week 3-10pm - closed Sunday and Monday. $$ HEART ROCK COFFEE COMPANY   E    (209) 533-1221 • Fax: 532-4374 1 S. Washington St., Sonora We offer a variety of breakfast sandwiches, fresh-baked cinnamon rolls, gourmet coffees, lunch sandwiches and delicious ice cream in a charming environment. Free wireless internet. Outside seasonal patio. Café Church on Sunday mornings at 11am with free coffee. Open Monday through Friday 7am-2pm. $

and great food. $-$$

WILLOW STEAKHOUSE & SEAFOOD GRILLE (209) 984-3998 • Fax: 984-1684   Willow at Main St., Jamestown Family run since 1972. Known for its friendly ghost. Features fondue, beef, seafood & pasta. Lunch: Mon-Sun 11am, Dinner: Mon-Sat 5pm-close, Sun. 4-9pm. Seasonal brunches and banquets up to 50. Full service saloon, local wines. $$

Sonora APPLEBEE’S NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR    (209) 533-9670 • Fax: 533-9675 851 Sanguinetti Rd., Sonora sonora@applebythebay.com We strive for excellence in all endeavors. We achieve total guest satisfaction and deliver quality products on time, with friendly service and value that is second to none. Menu items include steak, burgers, salads and a full service bar. Open every day: Sun -Thurs 11am-12pm, Fri-Sat 11am - 1pm. $ THE BOURBON BARREL    (209) 288-2644 208 S. Green St., Sonora the-bourbon-barrel.com TheBourbonBarrel@aol.com Located in downtown Sonora, California, The Bourbon Barrel offers a taste of the south with an infusion of California mountain cuisine. $$ EL JARDIN    (209) 588-0770 76 N. Washington St., Sonora Great choice for affordable authentic Mexican cuisine. Full service bar with daily Margarita specials and Happy Hour from 3-6pm. Enjoy outside dining (weather permitting.) Open 7 days a week for lunch & dinner. $ Photo: (Upper) Jamestown Hotel, Lisa Mayo/TCVB

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MIKE’S PIZZA OF SONORA    (209) 532-1097 • 14721 Mono Way, Sonora MikesPizzaSonora.com Located in East Sonora between Hess & Standard Ave. Mike’s Pizza has won “Best Pizza in Tuolumne County” 6 years in a row in the “Reader’s Choice Awards.” Family fun

THE PEPPERY    (209) 533-9033 • 13494 Mono Way, Sonora The menu comes alive with flavor and zest. Wide selection of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, pastas and dinners served the Peppery way. Onion strings, pepper jack poppers, chicken cobb salad, seafood linguine, baby back ribs, fresh salmon. 14 beers all on tap. $-$$ PERKO’S CAFÉ & GRILL    (209) 532-2718 • Fax: 532-5327 824 Mono Way, Sonora • PerkosCafe.com Award winning voted “Best” by locals. Casual atmosphere with quality selection. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner all day! Specializing in comfort cuisine with good portions and great prices. Friendly fast service. Amazing homemade desserts. Wine and beer selection. Full menu offered to-go. Salad bar. Seniors and veterans 20% off regular menu. Early Bird Breakfast specials 6am-9am every day. Open 6:00am til midnight. $-$$ PINE TREE RESTAURANT    (209) 536-6065 • Fax: 536-6067 19601 Hess Ave., Sonora Family restaurant open 7 days for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Daily and gourmet specials, salad/pizza bar 11:30-1:30, seniors’ and children’s menus, full service bar and banquet facilities. Gourmet specials, sub-sandwiches, pizza, salad bar. $ THE STANDARD POUR    (209) 532-7687 19040 Standard Rd., Sonora Standard-pour.com The Standard Pour is a fun, casual restaurant that features craft beers and beer friendly dishes. Ask about our private dining services, special wine/beer pairing events and catch the game on our large HDTV’s.. $-$$ SUBWAY DOWNTOWN  (209) 694-0307 665 S. Washington St., Sonora • Subway.com Subway is one of the fastest growing franchises in the world. We are proud to be selected #1 by the consumers. $

SUBWAY JUNCTION  (209) 533-2011 13757-B Mono Way, Sonora Subway is one of the fastest growing franchises in the world. We are proud to be selected #1 by the consumers. $

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THE ROCK OF TWAIN HARTE      (209) 586-2080 23068 Fuller Rd., Twain Harte therockoftwainharte.com The Rock has been serving our friends for 20 years. We have 15 beers on tap and serve the best burgers and fish & chips around. We smoke our ribs, chicken, and tri-tip. Our desserts are all homemade.

with beautiful Blue Oak Farm vegetables and fruit. Gaylen and Katryn’s hard work and dedication to organic farming is evident in each dish we prepare using their produce. — Eric Davis, The Standard Pour

TWAIN HARTE GOLF CLUB  (209) 586-5487 22909 Meadow Dr., Twain Harte Open Wed-Sun for lunch and Thurs-Sat for dinner. Friday night dinner specials featuring prime rib. Full bar. Banquet facilities available. $

Tuolumne BLACK OAK CASINO RESORT   E   (209) 928-9300 19400 Tuolumne Rd. North, Tuolumne Three restaurants to choose from casual to very elegant, breakfast, lunch, dinner, full bar. For details please visit BlackOakCasino.com $-$$$ COVER’S APPLE RANCH CAFÉ  (209) 928-4689 19211 Cherokee Rd., Tuolumne Fresh homemade sandwiches, soups, salads, pie, pastries breakfast, lunch. $

Regional CHEF DAVE COOKS! (209) 928-1306 • dave4dessert@gmail.com ChefDaveCooks.com Your own personal chef, for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or special events. Mediterranean & a variety of other cuisines. $$-$$$

Upper Highway 108 KENNEDY MEADOWS RESORT     (209) 965-3900 Hwy 108, Kennedy Meadows Family dinning, breakfast, lunch, dinner. open daily May 1st.- Oct. 10th. $

MIA’S RESTAURANT    (209) 965-4591 • Fax: 965-0815 30040 Highway 108, Cold Springs Mias.com We focus on using the freshest ingredients possible. Pasta, seafood, steaks, gourmet pizza with over 35 beers and an eclectic wine list. Lunch & dinner daily — closed Tuesdays. $-$$$ MC/V/R

COPPER GRILL AT SADDLE CREEK RESORT   (209) 785-7400 1001 Saddle Creek Dr., Copperopolis SaddleCreekGolf.com Breakfast & lunch daily, dinner Friday and Saturday, full

bar, beer, wine cellar. $$$

IRONSTONE VINEYARDS   E     (209) 728-1251 1894 Six Mile Rd., Murphys • ironstonevineyards.com Put gifts, dining, wine and entertainment logos. Lunch, gourmet deli, special event dinners. $-$$

PINECREST LAKE RESORT/ THE STEAM DONKEY   (209) 965-3117 421 Pinecrest Lake Rd., Pinecrest Lunch, dinner, full bar. $$

ZOE COFFEE HOUSE  (209) 586-7006 24680 Highway 108, MiWuk Village Zoecoffeehouse.com Providing premium coffees and teas, delicious sweet or savory Crepes, Paninis, desserts and soft-serve ice cream. Take advantage of our convenient online ordering system. Open Thursday-Monday 7am-8pm. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday. $

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JACKSON RANCHERIA CASINO RESORT     E   (800) 822-WINN 12222 New York Ranch Rd., Jackson Prime rib, steaks, seafood, buffets, breakfast, lunch, dinner. $-$$

KEY TO ICONS Lodging Cabin Camping

Bed & Breakfast Restaurants E Entertainment

Gifts/Provisions Serves Wine Pet Friendly

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Enjoy an Overnight Getaway! Columbia COLUMBIA CITY & FALLON HOTELS AND COTTAGES    (209) 532-1479 22768 Main St., Columbia • parks.ca.gov/Columbia Stay in one of two historic 1800’s hotels with 23 beautifully appointed Victorian rooms, or one of three charming cottages, fully furnished with full kitchens, baths, and fenced yards. Open year round. COLUMBIA GEM MOTEL      (209) 532-4508 • (866) 436-6685 22131 Parrotts Ferry Rd., Columbia • P.O. Box 874 ColumbiaGem.com • innkeeper@columbiagem.com Let your home away from home be one of our cozy log cabins or motel rooms on a park like acre of shady, towering pines, walking distance to the park. Air conditioned, in-room coffee, cable TV, BBQ area. Family setting. Well behaved pets are welcome. BIGLER HOUSE  (209) 962-6548 22826 Bigler St., Columbia info@yosemiterose.com Historic Columbia; a quaint miner’s cabin built in 1857 newly restored, 2 bed room 1 bath, with fine linens and unique blend of antiques. Full kitchen, dining and gathering room. Photo: (Upper) Columbia, Michael Sharps

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COLUMBIA INN MOTEL & 49’ER MINING SUPPLY   E      (209) 533-0446 • (209) 588-1635 22646 Broadway St., Columbia Adjacent to Columbia State Historic Park, 24 newly renovated units include AC, WiFi, Satellite TV, in room coffee, microwaves. Seasonal swimming pool, DVD players/movies upon availability. Mining charters and mining supplies offered. UNION HILL INN     E  (209) 533-1494 (888) 533-4667 • 21645 Parrotts Ferry Rd., Sonora eventkeeper@yahoo.com • unionhillinn.com An ideal setting for reunions, weddings, art & wine events. Fifty acres of Mother Lode history. Four luxurious suites at the Inn, the Bride’s Cottage, Groom’s Coop. The Barn Chapel and three enchanting pavilions to accommodate intimate to hundreds.

Groveland ALL SEASONS GROVELAND INN  (209) 962-0232 • Fax: 962-0250 18656 Main St., Columbia • askdranns@yahoo.com AllSeasonsGrovelandInn.com 23 miles from northwest Yosemite gate. Each of five suites offers upscale amenities: Jacuzzi, steam room, fireplaces, and fresh ground coffee stations. Hand painted murals depicting the beauty of Yosemite. Discounted rates Sun.-Thur; Oct.-April.

THE CUB INN  (209) 962-0403 • Fax: 962-0430 19301 Elder Lane, Groveland • TheCubInn.com A 5,000 sq. ft. log home, located on 3 wooded acres off highway, half hour from Yosemite. The Inn features 4 quiet guest rooms, each with its own warm inviting décor and private bath. Great room with a cozy wood burning fireplace, library, WiFi and a hearty breakfast served every day.

BLACKBERRY INN BED & BREAKFAST  (209) 962-4663 7567 Hamilton Station Loop, Groveland Blackberry-Inn.com Top rated B&B on Tripadvisor for years, here’s a ten room facility with the classy touch. This hummingbird heaven, surrounded by national forest, is all about relaxation, comfort and attention to detail.

GROVELAND HOTEL AT YOSEMITE          (209) 962-4000 • (800) 273-3314 Fax: 962-6674 • 18767 Main St., Groveland groveland.com • guestservices@groveland.com Since 1849, country inn with 14 rooms & 3 suites/fireplaces. Down comforters, featherbeds, robes, in-room coffee, full hot breakfast, TVs, FREE WiFi. Cellar Door Restaurant features seasonal, fresh cuisine, full bar and Wine Spectator Award Wine List. Weddings, event facilities. Tesla car charger. Free E45 pickup. MC/VISA/AX/DN/DC

EVERGREEN LODGE       E      (209) 379-2606 (800) 93-LODGE • Fax: 391-2390 33160 Evergreen Rd., Mather EvergreenLodge.com • info@evergreenlodge.com This idyllic resort is a Frommer’s Guide “Favorite” and is “Highly Recommended” by Fodor’s. The lodge provides the perfect mix of recreation, relaxation and indulgence, with spacious new cabins in the woods, indoor/outdoor dining, historic tavern, beautiful pool & hot tub, general store, nightly activities and guided recreation. Located on a country road 1 mile west of the Yosemite border. Rates: $125-415.

HOTEL CHARLOTTE          (209) 962-6455 • (800) 961-7799 18736 Main St., Groveland HotelCharlotte.com stay@hotelcharlotte.com Boutique old west hotel with contemporary sensibilities. Free hot buffet breakfast, WiFi and parking. Vacation rentals on golf course for larger groups. Pet friendly.

THE INN AT SUGAR PINE RANCH    (209) 962-7823 • Fax: 962-6641 21250 Hwy. 120, Groveland • SugarPineRanch.com Cottages and rooms with private baths, some with whirlpool tubs and fireplace. Clean comfortable peaceful setting. Large family cottage. Pool area and walking trails. Breakfast included. Friendly, knowledgable travel assistance. Off season discounts available. Children 3 and over welcome. Open year-round, just 22 miles from Yosemite, Hwy 120 entrance.

RED TAIL RANCH GUEST HOUSE  (209) 962-0863 22307 Ferretti Rd., Groveland red-tail-ranch.com deborah@red-tail-ranch.com Two room mountain hideaway just 20 miles from Yosemite. 50 acre paradise with barn & animals. Full breakfast included.

LILLASKOG    (209) 962-1818 • Fax: 962-1828 27557 Packard Canyon Rd., P.O. Box 542, Groveland info@lillaskogyosemite.com • Lillaskogyosemite.com A lovely 6 bedroom, 5000 sq. ft. log cabin on a mountain top overlooking the beautiful snow-capped mountains of Yosemite. Fireplace, piano, entertainment center (satellite TV, DVD, VHS, stereo). Located only 10 miles from Yosemite Park Entrance.

YOSEMITE INTERNATIONAL HOSTEL  (209) 962-0365 18605 Highway 120, Groveland yosemitehostels.com Yosemite International Hostel is a chilled place that welcomes travelers from all over the world. We have a high security level and strive to provide exceptional customer service. YOSEMITE ROSE BED AND BREAKFAST  (209) 962-6548 • 22830 Ferretti Rd., Groveland info@yosemiterose.com • yosemiterose.com 20 minutes from Yosemite, situated on 220 quiet acres; Guest rooms feature fine linens, elegant furnishings, private bath and individual climate control. Tea, Port, Dessert and Two Course Breakfast included.

Highway 120/Groveland BERKSHIRE INN B&B  (209) 962-6744 • (888) 225-2064(NW) 19950 Hwy 120, Groveland BerkshireInn.net 22 miles east of Yosemite’s Big Oak Flat entrance. Large rooms, each with private entrances through French doors. Private baths in all rooms. Includes large continental breakfast. BIG CREEK MEADOW GUEST RANCH    (209) 962-1942 10551 Smith Station Rd. at Hwy 120, Groveland BigCreekMeadowRanch.com askdranns@yahoo.com Originally a stage stop in the 1800s, this site is now a beautiful working guest ranch between Groveland and Yosemite. Three rooms available plus room for events, gatherings, retreats, and weddings.

RE/MAX YOSEMITE GOLD VACATION RENTALS    (209) 962-7180 • (877) 962-7180 18688 Highway 120 • P.O. Box 808, Groveland YosemiteGoldVacations.com yosemitegold@goldrush.com Vacation homes at Pine Mountain Lake. Three beaches, tennis, 18 hole championship golf course, fishing, airport, sailing, pool. Drive to Yosemite. MC/VISA RUSH CREEK LODGE AT YOSEMITE       E      (209) 379-2373 34001 Highway 120, Groveland rushcreeklodge.com Opening Spring 2016 at Yosemite’s Highway 120 West entrance, this “destination within a destination” is a 20-acre hillside resort featuring a mix of 143 Lodge Rooms, Suites and Hillside Villas, all with private decks. Rush Creek Lodge amenities include a restaurant and tavern with indoor/outdoor seating, saltwater pool, hot tubs, recreation guide service, daily activities and general store. YOSEMITE LAKES RV RESORT   (209) 962-0108 • (800) 533-1001 31191 Hardin Flat Rd., Groveland RVontheGo.com/yosemitelakes 5 miles from Yosemite National Park, RV sites with full hookups, a River Yurt located on the banks of the beautiful South Fork Tuolumne River. Accommodations include Hillside Yurts, tent sites and bunkhouse cabins. Yurts and RV sites open year-round. Gas station, convenience store, laundromat on site. Reservations suggested.

KEY TO ICONS Lodging Cabin Camping

Bed & Breakfast Restaurants E Entertainment

Gifts/Provisions Serves Wine Pet Friendly

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YOSEMITE PINES RV RESORT & FAMILY LODGING    (209) 962-7690 • Fax: 962-4378 20450 Old Highway 120, Groveland YosemitePinesRV.com Yosemitepinesrv@yosemitepinesrv.com A variety of lodging and camping sites near Yosemite National Park. Amenities include RV sites with full hookups, camping and group sites, cabins with full kitchens, yurts, a pool, clubhouse, play areas, nature and biking trails and even a petting farm. Open year round. Convenience store and laundry on-site. Groups welcome. Reservations suggested. YOSEMITE RIDGE RESORT  (209) 962-6877 • (800) 706-3009 Fax: 962-6877 • 7589 Highway 120, Groveland YosemiteRidge.com Only 12 miles to the west gate of Yosemite. We feature family cabins, camping cabins, full hookup RV sites and garden cottages. General store, restaurant, pool, showers, gasoline and propane all on site!

YOSEMITE RIVERSIDE INN    (209) 962-7408 (800) 626-7408 • Fax: 962-7400 11399 Cherry Lake Rd., Groveland YosemiteRiversideInn.com info@yosemiteriversideinn.com For a relaxing vacation or just a comfortable overnight stop, we have it all-scenery, fresh pinescented air, a restful atmosphere and invigorating activities close by. Breakfast included May through September 15. 10 minutes from the entrance to Yosemite. YOSEMITE WESTGATE BUCK MEADOWS LODGE  (209) 962-5281 • (800) 253-9673(YOSE) Fax: 962-5285 • 7633 Hwy 120, Buck Meadows YosemiteWestgate.com 12 miles to Yosemite. Spacious modern rooms, pool, spa, playground, guest laundry facility. Restaurant nearby. Peace & relaxation. “Your home away from home.” MC/VISA/AMEX.

Photo: (Upper) Tuolumne River Canyon Groveland, Tracy Barbutes

Free WiFi Free Coffee Free Cable TV Direct Dial Phones In-Room Refrigerator & Microwave Swimming Pool • Jacuzzi Room

10301 Willow St., Jamestown, CA 95327 www.RailtownMotel.com • Downtown Jamestown

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Jamestown 1859 HISTORIC NATIONAL HOTEL & ACCLAIMED RESTAURANT        (209) 984-3446 (800) 894-3446 • 18183 Main St., Jamestown info@national-hotel.com • National-Hotel.com 3 diamond boutique bed and breakfast located in the heart of Yosemite/Gold Country. Celebrating 40+ years of inn keeping and fine dining. Restored Gold Rush Hotel. Highly acclaimed restaurant and original saloon. Patio dining. AMERICA’S BEST VALUE INN & SUITES ROYAL CARRIAGE  (209) 984-5271 • (888) 227-8891 18239 Main St., Jamestown • Fax: 984-1675 abvijamestown.com • info@abvijamestown.com Convenience of a hotel with the charm of a Victorian bed and breakfast, located in the beautiful and historic California Mother Lode Gold Country. Relax on our balcony overlooking Jamestown’s Main St., or enjoy our beautiful garden from the back porch. COUNTRY INN SONORA    (209) 984-0315 • (800) 847-221118730 Highway 49/108, Jamestown • Fax: 984-4849 CountryInnSonora.com 61 newly remodeled units in easily accessible location close to Columbia, Jamestown & Dodge Ridge. In-room coffee, cable TV & complimentary continental breakfast. Relax & savor the foothill atmosphere at this idyllic country inn with quality restaurants nearby. THE JAMESTOWN HOTEL      (209) 984-3902 • 18153 Main St., Jamestown jamestownhotel@yahoo.com thejamestownhotel.com A fully remodeled Landmark Hotel, in the Gold Country of northern California foothills. Built in 1858, features full restaurant and bar. Eight rooms, fully air conditioned. This grand hotel was brought up to today’s standards in 2014 and still kept the old feel of the 1850s. JAMESTOWN RAILTOWN MOTEL    (209) 984-3332 • (800) 252-8299 Fax: 532-6401 10301 Willow St., Jamestown • P.O. Box 1039 One block off Main St., walking distance to Railtown 1897 State Park, gift and antique shops and fine restaurants. Pool, private parking lot, AC, TV, refrigerator, microwaves. Eight units with whirlpool tubs. AAA approved.

Steam train rideS AT RAILTOWN 1897

MINER’S MOTEL    (209) 532-7850 • (800) 451-4176 Fax: 532-6401 • 18740 Hwy 108/49, Jamestown On Hwy 49/108 between Sonora and Jamestown. Quiet off-highway lodging, beautifully landscaped garden setting with panoramic views from each room. Peaceful

and pleasant — check us out!

Sonora ALADDIN INN      (209) 533-4971 • (800) 696-3969 14260 Mono Way, Sonora AladdinInn.com • info@aladdininn.com Voted “#1 Best Motel in Tuolumne County 2009.” Elegant spacious rooms with refrigerators, microwaves and in room coffee. Guest laundry, free wireless internet, with computer in lobby for guest use. Breakfast for two included at The Garden Café right next door. Pool and spa. Ideal for sightseeing and recreation. AAA rated, 3 miles east of Sonora. On-site restaurant.

Home to the Historic Jamestown Shops and Roundhouse, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park and its vintage trains have appeared in hundreds of movies and TV shows since 1919. Visit today! n n

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Bed & Breakfast Restaurants E Entertainment

Roundhouse Tours Vintage Movie Props

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BARRETTA GARDENS INN BED & BREAKFAST  (209) 532-6039 • Fax: 532-8257 700 S. Barretta St. • BarrettaGardens.com info@barrettagardens.com A romantic elegant Victorian Farmhouse (1904) with parlors and shady porches. Jacuzzis, soaking tubs and rain-fall showers. Beautiful gardens. Includes a full breakfast and early coffee delivered to your room. Free WiFi TV/VCRs. AAA approved, 3 diamonds. Welcome!

QUAIL HOLLOW ONE CORPORATE & FURNISHED APARTMENTS    (209) 533-1310 • Fax: 533-1553 20230 Grouse Way, Sonora • QuailHollow1.com quailhollowone@excite.com Beautiful country setting, offering furnished executive suites for business travel, vacation rental or as alternative for visiting family. 1 & 2 bedrooms, kitchens equipped with all appliances, some suites with fireplaces, pool, fitness room, clubhouse. Daily, weekly, monthly rentals.

BEST WESTERN PLUS SONORA OAKS HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER    (209) 533-4400 • (800) 532-1944 Fax: 532-1964 • 19551 Hess Ave. off Highway 108 info@bwsonoraoaks.com • BWSonoraOaks.com Quiet wooded setting 2 miles east of Sonora, close to all attractions. Complimentary deluxe hot breakfast. Manager’s wine reception. Free highspeed wireless and computer in lobby business center. Heated pool and spa. HBO/Disney/ESPN. BW Directors Award. AAA 3-Diamond rated. Restaurant and lounge on property. Voted “Best Hotel in the County.”

RODEWAY INN SONORA    (209) 536-4694 • Fax: 288-2043 128 S. Green St., Sonora (800) 4-CHOICE • ChoiceHotels.com Conveniently located in downtown Sonora. Clean rooms, free wireless internet, complimentary breakfast. Courte-

ous and friendly staff.

THE SONORA INN  (209) 532-2400 160 S. Washington St., Sonora TheSonoraInn.com • sonorainn1896@gmail.com The Sonora Inn still has the charisma and charm of its historic past, but it also has all of the modern conveniences. The newly remodeled rooms and suites are equipped with private baths, phones, TV’s, breakfast in lobby and more.

GUNN HOUSE HOTEL  (209) 532-3421 • Fax: 533-2310 286 S. Washington St., Sonora GunnHouseHotel.com • GunnHouse@sbcglobal.net Charming guest rooms with private baths and uniquely decorated in period antiques. Walking distance to shops and restaurants. Enjoy Innkeepers Breakfast each morning. Seasonal pool nestled in a setting of slate and river rock.

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INNS OF CALIFORNIA-SONORA    (209) 532-3633 • (800) 251-1538 350 S. Washington St., Sonora innsofcaliforniasonora.com innsofcalreservations@heritagehotelgroup.com AAA approved, 111 rooms, clean contemporary hotel. 24 hour courteous front desk. Seasonally heated pool, spa. Guest laundry. Free WiFi and continental breakfast. Ask about our In-room spa suites!

A LOVELY PLACE  (209) 586-2583 22511 Confidence Rd., Twain Harte P.O. Box 56 • ALovelyPlace.com info@alovelyplace.com Imagine... A lovely four room suite for Two. Secluded guest suite is downstairs in an enchanting two-story cottage under a canopy of cedar trees on seven mountain acres. Private entry, courtyard and deck. Breakfast, antiques, fire stove, micro/ fridge, DVD/CD/WiFi.

Photo: Railtown, Tracy Barbutes

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EL DORADO MOTEL & GIFT SHOP    (209) 586-4479 • Fax: 586-5015 22675 Black Hawk Dr., Twain Harte ElDoradoMotelTwainHarte.com reservations@ElDoradoMotelTwainHarte.com Comfortable rooms close to shopping, restaurants, golf, lakes, biking, hiking, skiing & ice skating. Pool/spa (seasonal). Free WiFi. All rooms have cable TV, microwave, refrigerator and coffee. Pets welcome.

SHADOW RIDGE VACATION RENTALS    (209) 586-0334 • (800) 382-0334 P.O. Box 1784, Twain Harte • shadowridge.com info@shadowridge.com We offer beautiful cabin rentals located in Twain Harte. Ideal for a weekend getaway, second honeymoon, a family vacation, temporary short-term housing or a place to just relax. Our luxury accommodations and gracious hospitality will delight you.

FUNCABINRENTALS.COM    (925) 963-2857 22743 Bret Harte Dr., Twain Harte info@FunCabinRentals.com 4 bed, 2 bath cabin w/complete kitchen; walking distance to golf course and downtown; full access to Twain Harte Lake, short drive to Dodge Ridge; cable TV/DVD, WiFi, pets welcome, sleeps 10+.

TWAIN HARTE RENTALS    (209) 586-5204 22910 Twain Harte Dr., Ste. 101, Twain Harte TwainHarteRentals.com rentalsintwainharte@gmail.com Twain Harte’s “Original” vacation home rental company. View and book our portfolio of homes on line! Each home is independently owned, stocked and decorated to suit your needs, most have WiFi. We make your family stay fun and memorable.

LAZY Z RESORT    (209) 586-1214 (800) 585-1238 • Fax: 586-3857 22732 Middle Camp Rd., Twain Harte LazyZ.com • info@lazyz.com Twelve fully equipped cabins with kitchens, baths, fireplaces and cable. Natural design pool with waterfalls, cabana bar, and clubhouse. Beautifully landscaped grounds on 40 private acres. Perfect for family vacations, reunions, business meetings, or that relaxing get-away. Pet friendly.

WILDWOOD INN  (209) 586-2900 • Fax: 586-6500 22960 Meadow Dr. • P.O. Box 1105, Twain Harte innkeeper@wildwoodinn.com • WildwoodInn.com Walking distance to golf, restaurants. Close to lakes, biking, hiking, skiing and ice skating. Featuring handmade log furniture, local artwork in all guest rooms. Spa/pool (seasonal). All the rooms have all the amenities.

MCCAFFREY HOUSE B&B INN    (209) 586-0757 • (888) 586-0757 23251 Highway 108 • P.O. Box 67, Twain Harte McCaffreyHouse.com AAA/4 Diamond Inn nestled in the quiet forest. Close to Twain Harte, Dodge Ridge and Yosemite. Individually designed guest rooms with private baths, gourmet breakfast. Voted best B&B in Tuolumne/Calaveras counties seven years. Pet friendly. Photos: (Upper left) Lumber Jubilee Tuolumne; (Upper right) Pinecrest Lake Resort, Tracy Barbutes

Tuolumne THE HOTEL AT BLACK OAK CASINO RESORT  (877) 747-8777 19400 Tuolumne Road North, Tuolumne BlackOakCasino.com Newly built resort hotel with 148 spacious rooms, fitness center, venue space and complimentary WiFi. Immerse yourself in tranquility beside our saline pool and after enjoy the casino excitement.

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Upper Highway 108 BREZINA & GOOD REALTY    (209) 965-4080 • (209) 965-3578 31900 Hwy 108, Strawberry info@brezinagoodrealty.com BrezinaGoodRealty.com We have a selection of comfortable and clean rental cabins with great views, located in the Pinecrest, Strawberry, Cold Springs/Pater Pam and Leland Meadows areas. For more information visit us online or contact our office, open daily, 9am4:30pm. CABINS AT STRAWBERRY    (209) 965-0885 • (888) 965-0885 31888 Hwy 108, Strawberry CabinsAtStrawberry.com info@cabinsatstrawberry.com Year-round cabins on the river. All the amenities Including central heat, gas fireplaces, completely furnished kitchens, all linens. 5 miles to Dodge Ridge & Leland Snow play & 1 mile to Pinecrest. Pets OK. $129 to $229, TV MC/V CAMP SYLVESTER RESORT  (209) 965-3172 28770 Dodge Ridge Rd., Pinecrest ken@campsylvester.org • CampSylvester.org Rental cabins, group facilities, recreation & much more! Open year-round Lodging/event options for a quick getaway, intimate gatherings or large groups up to 220 guest. 2 miles from Dodge Ridge, ½ mile Pinecrest Lake. CHRISTMAS TREE INN    (209) 586-1005 • (800) 399-3900 24685 Hwy 108, MiWuk • Fax: 586-2247 TheChristmasTreeInn.com • Nestled in the cool pines. Only minutes from gold panning, shopping, golf, tennis, fishing, boating, swimming, skiing, horseback riding, etc. Enjoy our large rooms, heated pool in the summer, spa yearround or just enjoy AAA Approved.

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KENNEDY MEADOWS RESORT     E        (209) 965-3900 Fax: 965-3914 • P.O. Box 4010, Sonora KennedyMeadows.com Pack station, cabins, store, fishing gear, liquor and restaurant located 58 miles east of Sonora off Highway 108. Pack trips to the high country. Day and hourly horseback riding. Open May 1 - October 10. Credit cards accepted. LONG BARN LODGE ICE RINK & EVENT CENTER—SEE PAGE 14     E    (209) 586-3533 • Fax: 586-5779 (800) 310-3533 • 25957 Long Barn Rd. P.O. Box 100, Long Barn • LongBarn.com info@longbarn.com Fun for the whole family! Motel, cabins with kitchens, ice arena, swimming pool, volleyball and horseshoes. Ideal for weddings, reunions, church retreats and special events. Ice rink open Nov.– April. PINECREST AREA VACATION RENTALS  (209) 352-0161 • (800) 273-0740 Fax: 669-1525 • P.O. Box 35, Long Barn PinecrestAreaVacationRentals.com darlene@pinecrestareavacationrentals.com Rentals located from Sugar Pine to Strawberry with 28 cabins ranging from $170 to $500 nightly. $800-$2450 weekly. Sleeping 2-30 persons. Close to Dodge Ridge and Pinecrest Lake & Leland Snow Play. PINECREST LAKE RESORT & MARINA       E      (209) 965-3411 Fax: 965-4032 • 421 Pinecrest Lake Rd., Pinecrest PinecrestLakeResort.com frontdesk@pinecrestlakeresort.com Townhouses and cabins with stocked kitchens and BBQs. Also deluxe motel rooms, onsite restaurant, bar, grocery store, sport shop, gourmet coffee bar, bike rentals and post office. All facilities a quick walk to the lake. 7 minutes from Dodge Ridge Ski Area. Marina Open April-October with motor, paddle, kayaks, sail and party boat rentals. AAA Approved. Photo: Highway 108, Tracy Barbutes

THE RIVERS RESORT RENTALS    (209) 965-3278 • (800) 514-6777 (CA) Hwy 108, Strawberry • TheRiversResort.com Cottages are carefully upgraded & spaced amid towering evergreens & offer clean, comfortable, year around accommodations. Close to Dodge Ridge and Pinecrest Lake. Right on the river, a favorite starting point for the outdoorsman.

DARDANELLE AREA CAMPGROUNDS  (209) 965-3116 • Hwy 108, Pinecrest Approx. 50 miles east of Sonora. 31 sites at Brightman Flat, 21 sites at Boulder Flat, 28 sites at Dardanelle, and 28 sites at Eureka Valley feature large, level, shady areas ideal for RVs, trailers or tents. Pigeon Flat has 9 walk-in sites for tents. All campgrounds vault toilets. No reservations.

STRAWBERRY RIDGE RETREAT  (209) 533-1021 • (916) 396-4461 30505 Old Strawberry Rd., Strawberry strawberryridgeretreat.com Located on 5 acres, this year-round group facility can accommodate 60 group members for daily, weekend or weekly stays. Our retreat consists of a Lodge that includes 4 dormitories, 2 large bathrooms, and spacious kitchen, meeting room and a large outdoor area. Parking is available for buses, vans and personal vehicles.

DIMOND O CAMPGROUND  (209) 379-2258 • (877) 444-6777 34660 Evergreen Rd., Big Oak Flat info@americanLL.com For excellent camping and fishing with easy access to Yosemite and Hetch-Hetchy, follow Highway 120 east to one mile west of the Yosemite Big Oak Flat entry station. FRASER FLAT CAMPGROUND  Mi-Wok Ranger Station: (209) 586-3234 Paved roads and pads, accessible fishing pier on the Stanislaus River, gorgeous scenery, all make a visit to this spot worth your while. East of Long Barn, 3 miles north of State Hwy 108 at Spring Gap turnoff. Great fishing!

Regional JACKSON RANCHERIA CASINO RESORT     E      (800) 822-WINN 12222 New York Ranch Rd., Jackson JacksonCasino.com • contactus@jacksoncasino.com Enjoy 24-hour gaming Rancheria Style with 1,500+ slots, 40+ table games, poker room, high limit room, five restaurants, entertainment, hotel, conference center, weddings, special events, RV park, general store and gas station and more.

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YOSEMITE SOUTHGATE HOTEL & SUITES  (559) 683-3555 40644 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst • YosemiteSouthgate.com Located only minutes away from the South Gate Entrance to Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Southgate Hotel and Suites offers spacious suite type rooms, among the

YOSEMITE WEST COTTAGES  (559) 642-2211 P.O. Box 36, Yosemite National Park YosemiteWestReservations.com Great central Yosemite location, between Yosemite Valley & Wawona, near Badger Pass/Glacier Point turn. Rooms, condos, cabins, cottages, vacation homes; each fully-furnished w/complete kitchen, BBQ, TV w/DVD, WiFi, private deck.

Camping 3-LINKS CAMP      (209) 586-5500 Reservations: (707) 275-2070 21950 Highway 108, MiWuk RV spaces with hook ups, tent sites and dorm beds, showers, restrooms, coin laundry, seasonal pool, multipurpose room, full kitchen, chapel, amphitheater and disc golf for groups up to about 105. Open year around. 49ER R.V. RANCH    (209) 532-49RV P.O. Box 49 • 23223 Italian Bar Rd., Columbia 49rv.com • reservations@49rv.com Old ranch hospitality since 1852. Full hookups, cable TV, store, propane, laundry room and WiFi. Clubs and seniors welcome. Modern and friendly. AAA and Good Sam approved. Serving Columbia State Historic Park. ANGELS CAMP RV & CAMPING RESORT E      (209) 736-0404   3069 Hwy. 49 • P.O. Box 847, Angels Camp AngelsCampRV.com • angelscamprv@sbcglobal.net Centrally located Gold Country family RV park! Mostly pull thru RV sites, cabins, lodges, tenting. Quiet rural atmosphere: pool, playground, volleyball, kitchen pavilion, store, laundry, dog park, dump station.

LAKE TULLOCH RV PARK, CAMPGROUND & MARINA      (209) 881-0707 • (800) 894-2267(NW) Fax (209) 881-0814 • 14448 Tulloch Dam Rd., Jamestown • laketullochcampground.com tullochstivers@bigvalley.net South shore Lake Tulloch features over one mile of shoreline, lakefront hookups and cabins, and a full service marina with restaurant, swim beach, store, free hot showers, and launch ramp. Ski boat and patio boat rentals highlight this family park. MARBLE QUARRY R.V. PARK  (209) 532-9539 • (866) MQRVING (677-8464) Fax: 532-8648 • 11551 Yankee Hill Rd., Columbia MarbleQuarry.com • info@marblequarry.com Wooded sites, family and pet friendly, full hookups/tents/ cabins, WiFi, store, lounge, laundry and propane. Swimming pool, playground and recreation lawn for horseshoes, volleyball, tether ball and shuffleboard. Clubs, reunions, school/scouts/church groups welcome. Open year around. AAA approved. MOTHER LODE FAIRGROUNDS & FAMILY RV PARK   (209) 532-7428 • 220 Southgate Dr., Sonora motherlodefair.org • info@mlfair.com Four buildings, three kitchens; rent for home shows, craft fairs, horse shows or weddings. An all occasion location with RV Park — full hook-ups/dump station. Walking distance to downtown. PINECREST/MEADOWVIEW PIONEER TRAIL CAMPGROUNDS  (209) 965-3116 Reservations: (877) 444-6777 Pinecrest Lake Rd., Pinecrest • rec.gov Campgrounds 30 miles east of Sonora on Hwy 108. 200 sites at Pinecrest near Lake and 100 sites at Meadowview feature large, level, sunny areas ideal for RVs, trailers or tents. Flush toilets. Pioneer Trail Group Camp has 2 sites for 50, one for 100. Vault toilets. May reserve Pinecrest and Pioneer Trail up to 6 months in advance. RIVER RANCH CAMPGROUND  (209) 928-3708 • P.O. Box 728, Tuolumne Old-fashioned family camping at its finest. Located on the North Fork of the Tuolumne River, 7 miles northeast of Tuolumne City on Buchanan Rd.

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Columbia Gem Motel 532-4508 • 866-436-6685 columbiagem.com • 22131 Parrotts Ferry Rd.

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Columbia City/Fallon Hotels & Cottages 532-1479 800-532-1479 • 22768 Main St.





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Bigler House 962-6548 22826 Bigler St. • info@yosemiterose.com

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Columbia Inn Motel & 49’er Mining Supply 588-1635 • 533-0446 • 22646 Broadway St..

Union Hill Inn 533-1494 • 888-533-4667 UnionHillInn.com • 21645 Parrotts Ferry Rd., Sonora


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GROVELAND/HWY 120 All Seasons Groveland Inn 962-0232 18656 Main St. • allseasonsgrovelandinn.com



Berkshire Inn Bed & Breakfast 962-6744 • 888-225-2064 19950 Highway 120 • berkshireinn.net



Big Creek Meadow Guest Ranch 962-1942 10551 Smith Station Rd. at Hwy. 120 • bigcreekmeadowranch.com



The Blackberry Inn 962-4663 • 888-867-5001 7567 Hamilton Station Loop • blackberry-inn.com



The Cub Inn 962-0403 19301 Elder Lane • thecubinn.com



Evergreen Lodge 379-2606 • Fax: 391-2390 • 800-93-LODGE 33160 Evergreen Rd. • evergreenlodge.com



Groveland Hotel at Yosemite 962-4000 • Fax: 962-6674 800-273-3314 • 18767 Main St. • groveland.com



Hotel Charlotte 962-6455 • 800-961-7799 • Fax: 962-6254 18736 Main St. • HotelCharlotte.com



The Inn at Sugar Pine Ranch 962-7823 • Fax: 962-6641 21250 Highway 120 • sugarpineranch.com





Red Tail Ranch Guest House 962-0863 • 22307 Ferretti Rd. red-tail-ranch.com • deborah@red-tail-ranch.com



RE/MAX Yosemite Gold 962-7180 • 877-962-7180 18688 Highway 120 • yosemitegoldvacations.com



Rush Creek Lodge 379-2373 34001 Highway 120, Groveland • rushcreeklodge.com





Yosemite Ridge Resort 962-6877 • 800-706-3009 7589 State Hwy 120 • yosemiteridge.com



Yosemite Riverside Inn 962-7408 • Fax: 962-7400 800-626-7408 • 11399 Cherry Lake Rd. • YosemiteRiversideInn.com



Yosemite Rose Bed & Breakfast 962-6548 • Fax: 962-7750 866-962-6548 • yosemiterose.com • 22830 Ferretti Rd.



Yosemite Westgate Buck Meadows Lodge 962-5281 800-253-YOSE(9673) • yosemitewestgate.com • 7633 Highway 120



Lillaskog 962-1818 • Fax: 962-1828 27557 Packard Canyon Rd. • lillaskogyosemite.com

Yosemite International Hostel 962-0365 yosemitehostels.com • htgroup@gmail.com

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Miners Motel 532-7850 • 800-451-4176 • Fax: 532-6401 18740 Highway 108/49



Barretta Gardens Inn B&B 532-6039 barrettagardens.com • 700 S. Barretta St.



Gunn House Hotel 532-3421 • Fax: 533-2310 GunnHouseHotel.com • 286 S. Washington St.



Inns of California 532-3633 • 800-251-1538 innsofcaliforniasonora.com • 350 S. Washington





Rodeway Inn Sonora 536-4694 128 S. Green St. • rodewayinnsonora@gmail • choicehotels.com



The Sonora Inn 532-2400 160 S. Washington St. • thesonorainn.com



Aladdin Inn 533-4971 • 800-696-3969 14260 Mono Way • aladdininn.com



Best Western PLUS Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center 533-4400 • 800-532-1944 19551 Hess Ave/Hwy 108 • bwsonoraoaks.com





El Dorado Motel & Gift Shop 586-4479 • (888) 894-8580 22675 Black Hawk Dr.



FunCabinRentals.com (925) 963-2857 • Fax: (925) 226-3150 22743 Bret Harte Dr.



Lazy Z Resort 586-1214 • 800-585-1238 22732 Middle Camp Rd • lazyz.com



McCaffrey House B&B Inn 586-0757 • 888-586-0757 23251 Highway 108 • mccaffreyhouse.com



Shadow Ridge Vacation Rentals (209) 586-0334 (800) 382-0334 P.O. Box 1784 • shadowridge.com • info@shadowridge.com



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



Wildwood Inn 586-2900 • 22960 Meadow Dr. • wildwoodinn.com





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Country Inn Sonora 984-0315 • 800-847-2211 18730 Highway 108/49 • countryinnsonora.com

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Americas Best Value Inn & Suites Royal Carriage 984-5271 • 888-227-8891 • 18239 Main St. • abvijamestown.com





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1859 Historic National Hotel 984-3446 • 800-894-3446 18183 Main St. • national-hotel.com

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The Jamestown Hotel 984-3902 18153 Main St. • thejamestownhotel.com

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Quail Hollow One (Apartment/Suites) 533-1310 Fax: 533-1553 • 20230 Grouse Way • quailhollow1.com


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TUOLUMNE The Hotel at Black Oak Casino Resort 877-747-8777 19400 Tuolumne Road North, Tuolumne • blackoakcasino.com

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Camp Sylvester Resort 965-3172 campsylvester.org •Dodge Ridge Road, Pinecrest



Christmas Tree Inn 586-1005 • 800-399-3900 thechristmastreeinn.com • 24685 Hwy 108, MiWuk



Kennedy Meadows Resort (closed in winter) 965-3900 kennedymeadows.com • Hwy 108



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Cabins at Strawberry 965-0885 • 888-965-0885 cabinsatstrawberry.com • 31888 Hwy 108, Strawberry

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Brezina & Good Realty 965-4080 • 965-3578 brezinagoodrealty.com • 31900 Hwy 108, Strawberry

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The Lodge Christian Center Retreat 586-7008 miwuklodge.com • 24680 Highway 108, Mi Wuk Village



Long Barn Lodge 586-3533 • 800-310-3533 longbarn.com • 25957 Long Barn Rd.





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Pinecrest Area Rentals 669-1401 • 800-273-0740 pinecrestarearentals.com Pinecrest Lake Resort 965-3411 pinecrestlakeresort.com • 421 Pinecrest Lake Rd., Pinecrest



Strawberry Ridge Retreat 533-1021 • (916) 396-4461 strawberryridgeretreat.com • 30505 Old Strawberry Rd., Strawberry





Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort 223-1677 • 800-822-WINN jacksoncasino.com • 12222 New York Ranch Rd, Jackson



Saddle Creek Resort 785-7415 • 866-785-7829 saddlecreekgolf.com • 1001 Saddle Creek Dr., Copperopolis



Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites (559) 683-3555 YosemiteSouthgate.com • 40644 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst



Yosemite West Cottages 559-642-2211 yosemitewestreservations.com • P.O. Box 36, Yosemite National Park


The Rivers Resort Rentals 965-3278 • 800-514-6777 theRiversResort.com • Highway 108, Strawberry

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GROVELAND/HIGHWAY 120 Don Pedro Recreation Agency 852-2396 • Fax: 852-2780 donpedrolake.com• 10201 Bonds Flat Rd., La Grange, 95329 Groveland Ranger District, Stanislaus National Forest 962-7825 • Fax: 962-7412 • 24545 Hwy 120 r5.fs.fed.us/stanislaus.com Cherry Valley Dimond O Campground Lost Claim Pines Campground Lumsden Campground Lumsden Bridge Campground South Fork Campground Sweetwater Campground

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Calendar of Events 2016

The following are just some of the great events that take place throughout the year. For a complete and detailed listing of all events, please visit YosemiteGoldCountry.com/Events. All numbers have (209) area code unless otherwise indicated.

Summer Concerts

• Columbia State Historic Park — Main St., May thru October • Twain Harte—Concert in the Pines, Saturday nights June thru August • Tuolumne City at Memorial Park, Wednesdays June thru September, 6 pm. • Jamestown at Rocca Park Saturdays in September, 3pm-6pm.

January 2: Jamestown Harley Davidson’s 19th Annual Polar Bear Run 18: National Parks Free Admission Day

February 13-14: Tuolumne Antique Faire 743-5301 13: 2nd Saturday Art Night Sonora 13-15: National Parks Free Admission Day 28: Sonora Wedding Faire Fairgrounds Photos: (Upper) Columbia Fiddle and Bango Contest, Michael Sharps; (Right) Tracy Barbutes

March 11-13: 29th Annual Sonora Celtic Faire. 800-350-1814 SonoraCelticFaire.com 12: 2nd Saturday Art Night Sonora 13-26: 29th Annual In-Focus Photography Exhibition Tuolumne County Arts Alliance, 532-ARTS (2787) tuolumnecountyarts.org 19: 156th Annual Fireman’s Ball Sonora Opera Hall, 250 S. Washington St. 532-7890 19: Jamestown Harley Davidson Chili Cookoff 27: Victorian Easter Parade & Egg Hunts Columbia State Historic Park 536-1672 columbiacalifornia.com

April 2-3: Opening Weekend Railtown 1897 State Historic Park 984-3953 railtown1897.org 8-10: Spring Rendezvous Camp Six Bits, Chinese Camp. 785-2128 9: 2nd Saturday Art Night Sonora 9: 40th Annual Columbia Wine Tasting, Columbia State Historic Park GoColumbia.edu/foundation

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9 & 16: Wildflower Trains Railtown 1897 State Historic Park. Train departs at 4:30pm. 984-3953 railtown1897.org 9-10: Home and Garden Show Mother Lode Fairgrounds, 532-7151, UnionDemocrat.com 16: Old Mill Run 37th Annual Columbia, 586-4802 16-17: National Parks Free Admission Day 30: Annual Sonora Spring Festival, Downtown Sonora, sonoraca.com, 532-7725 30-May 1: 56th Annual Fireman’s Muster, Columbia State Historic Park, 533-4479

May 7-8: 59th Mother Lode Round-up Parade & Rodeo, Downtown Sonora. Parade on Sat. morning, Pro-rodeo Sat. and Sun. MotherLodeRoundup.com 10: National Train Day, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park 984-3953, Railtown1897.org 14: 2nd Saturday Art Night Sonora 14: Black Oak Casino 15th Anniversary Celebration and Indian Market, Tuolumne (877) 747-8777, BlackOakCasino.com 26-29: Columbia Diggins 1852. $5 admission. School tours by reservation. 588-9128, columbiacalifornia.com

June 4: “Where the Hell is Groveland” Car Show Mary Laveroni Community Park, 962-0429, Groveland.org 4: Singing Rails Railroad, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, 984-3953, railtown1897.org

11: 2nd Saturday Art Night Sonora 11: Tuolumne County Farm and Ranch Tour, 10am-4pm. $10 in advance or $12. TCFarms.org 17-19: 50th Annual Father’s Day Fly-In, Columbia Airport, 8am-5pm, $5. 533-5685 fathersdayflyin.com 23-26: Tuolumne Lumber Jubilee

July 1: Third Annual 5K Run, Groveland, 962-8626, pinemountainlake.com 4: Glorious 4th of July Celebration, Columbia State Historic Park, 536-1672, columbiacalifornia.com 4: July 4th Parade,Twain Harte. Events begin at 9am, parade at 11:30am. twainharteba.com 8-10: 79th Annual Mother Lode Fair, Sonora 532-7428, MotherLodeFair.org 9: 2nd Saturday Art Night Sonora 22-Aug. 4: 47th Annual Bear Valley Music Festival 753-2574, BearValleyMusicFestival.org 23: Rods to Rails, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park and Main Street in Jamestown, jamestownca.org 23-24: 39th Annual Arts and Wine Festival, Twain Harte, 10am-5pm Sat. and Sun. 586-4482 fireonthemountain.com twainhartecc.com

August 5: Magic of the Night, Downtown Sonora, sonoraca.com 13: 2nd Saturday Art Night Sonora 25: National Parks Free Admission Day

September 1-5: Strawberry Music Festival, strawberrymusic.com (209) 984-8630 10: 2nd Saturday Art Night Sonora 10-11: 50th Annual Me-Wuk Indian Acorn Festival, mewuk.com 10: Exotic Animals & Bird Expo, 9-4pm, Fairgrounds, (559) 909-2090 17: 49er Festival, Parade and Chili Cook-Off, 962-0429, Groveland.org 20: 44th Annual Columbia Art Show 536-1672, columbiacalifornia.com 24: National Parks Free Admission Day 24: 34th Annual Fiddle and Bango Contest, Columbia State Historic Park, 536-1672 columbiacalifornia.com 24: 34th Annual Poison Oak Show, Columbia, 536-1672 columbiacalifornia.com

October 1-2: 11th Annual Twain Harte Octoberfest Fundraiser. twainhartecc.com 3-4: Celebrate Art Weekend. 532-ARTS(2787) tuolumnecountyarts.org 2-23: 40th Annual Sonora Bach Festival. Concert, musical events at various locations. 536-2399 sonorabach@gmail.com

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8: Pioneer Day, Jamestown, 984-0888, jamestownca.org 8: 2nd Saturday Art Night Sonora 8-9: Harvest Festifall, Columbia State Historic Park. 536-1672 columbiacalifornia.com 16: Jamestown Harley Davidson Sonora Toy Run 15-16: Memorial Hall Antique Fair, Tuolumne, VaultArt@goldrush.com, 743-5301 21-23: 64th Annual Mother Lode Art Association Art Show 22-23: Sonora All Hallows Fantasy Faire, Mother Lode Fairgrounds, AllHallowsfaire.com 29: Harvest Celebration and Parade in Jamestown. Trick-or-Treat on Main Street 11am-noon, Parade at noon. Jamestownca.org

November 11: National Parks Free Admission Day 11-13: ITSA Film Festival, Sonora Opera Hall. 9620342 itsafilmfestival.com 12: 2nd Saturday Art Night Sonora 25-26: Hometown Crafters Christmas Craft Faire, Sonora Opera Hall, 536-9625 25-27: 42nd Sonora Christmas Craft & Music Festival, Mother Lode Fairgrounds. fireonthemountain.com 25: Sonora Historic Downtown Christmas Parade, 5:30 pm. 532-7725 sonoraca.com 25-Dec. 18: Columbia Candy Kitchen Candy Cane Making, Columbia State Historic Park. Every Sat. and Sun. 536-1672 columbiacalifornia.com

December 2-4, 9-11, 16-18: Polar Express Railtown 1897 State Historic Park 984-3953 railtown1897.org 3: Christmas Parade, Twain Harte, 5pm, 586-1976, twainharteba.com 3: Santa & Tree Lighting, Groveland at Mary Laveroni Community Park, 962-0429, Groveland.org 3, 10, 17: Celebrate the Season with Santa Jamestown, jamestownca.org 10: 2nd Saturday Art Night Sonora 11-12 & 18-19: Miner’s Christmas in Columbia 536-1672, ColumbiaCalifornia.com 11: Christmas Equestrian Parade, Columbia State Historic Park, 823-3538, cjohargreaves@verison.net 11: 34th Annual Las Posadas Nativity Procession, Columbia State Historic Park, 5:30pm, 536-1672, columbiacalifornia.com 16: Annual Pop Hudson Community Sing, Courthouse Park downtown Sonora, 12:30pm, UnionDemocrat.com While T.C.V.B. makes every effort to be accurate and current, changes do occur. Always call ahead to confirm dates and facts to avoid disappointment. Photos: (Upper) Sonora Christmas Parade, Tracy Barbutes; (Lower) Las Posadas Columbia, Michael Sharps

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Associations CALAVERAS BIG TREES ASSOCIATION (209) 795-1196 • P.O. Box 1196, Arnold 95223 BigTrees.org The cooperating association dedicated to raising funds to support educational and interpretive programs at Calaveras Big Trees State Park. We operate a book store at the parks visitor center, by memberships and fundraisers. CITY OF SONORA, SPECIAL PROGRAMS DEPT. (209) 532-7725 • Fax: 532-3511 • SonoraCa.com swilkinson@sonoraca.com COLUMBIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (209) 536-1672 • ColumbiaCalifornia.com P.O. Box 1824, Columbia FARMS OF TUOLUMNE COUNTY (209) 928-3775 • P.O. Box 315, Soulsbyville info@tcfarms.org • tcfarms.org FRIENDS OF COLUMBIA STATE HISTORIC PARK E  (209) 532-3184 • 22747 Main St., Columbia FriendsofColumbiaSHP.org Non-profit funded by donations and Museum Store. Funds used to support educational and preservation activities in Columbia State Historic Park. GROVELAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (209) 962-0429 • P.O. Box 1263, Groveland groveland.org PROMOTION CLUB OF JAMESTOWN E  (209) 984-0888 • P.O. Box 677, Jamestown The mission of our non-profit organization is to provide a unique and prosperous historical community. Come to see the restored jail, beautiful Rocca Park or take part in our special events: Rods to Rails Car Show (July), Pioneer Days (September), and others. SONORA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (209) 694-4405 • P.O. Box 3084, Sonora SonoraChamber.com • info@sonorachamber.comL TUOLUMNE BAND OF CHEROKEE INDIANS (209) 532-1902 • 10956 Green St. #184, Columbia TuolumneCherokees.com TUOLUMNE COUNTY BUSINESS COUNCIL (209) 743-6193 • (209) 770-5777 P.O. Box 3718, Sonora TUOLUMNE COUNTY AIRPORTS (209) 533-5685 • 10723 Airport Road, Columbia TUOLUMNE COUNTY ARTS ALLIANCE (209) 532-2787 • Fax: 532-2793 251 Barretta St., Sonora 95370 tuolumnecountyarts.org • info@tuolumnecountyarts.org

TUOLUMNE COUNTY FILM COMMISSION (209) 533-4420 • Fax: 533-0956 542 Stockton Rd., Sonora filmtuolumne.com • film@gotuolumne.com

TWAIN HARTE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (209) 586-4482 • Fax: 586-0360 • TwainHarteCC.com P.O. Box 404, Twain Harte

TUOLUMNE COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (209) 532-3432 • Fax: 533-9418 14195 Tuolumne Rd., Sonora TCRealtors.org • Shauna@TCRealtors.org

TUOLUMNE COUNTY LODGING ASSOCIATION (209) 962-4000 • P.O. Box 289, Groveland

U.S. BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT (209) 532-3671, ext. 409 • BLM.gov/ca

TUOLUMNE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (209) 532-4212 • 222 S. Shepherd St., Sonora TCChamber.com • info@tcchamber.com TUOLUMNE COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (209) 989-4058 • 99 N. Washington St., Sonora TCEDA.net

TUOLUMNE COUNTY SHERIFF’S POSSE (209) 984-4881 • P.O. Box 4490, Sonora TUOLUMNE COUNTY RECREATION DEPT. (209) 533-5663 • 43 N. Green, Sonora TUOLUMNE ME-WUK TRIBAL COUNCIL (209) 928-3475 • P.O. Box 699, Tuolumne TUOLUMNE PARK & RECREATION DISTRICT (209) 928-1214 • 18603 Pine St., Tuolumne tuolumnepark@frontier.net • tuolumnerecreation.com

VFW SONORA POST 3154 (209) 533-0923 • 536-1525 9 N. Washington St., Sonora YOSEMITE CONSERVANCY (209) 379-2317 • Fax: 379-2486 5020 El Portal Rd. • P.O. Box 230, El Portal YosemiteConservancy.org • info@yosemiteconservancy.org We inspire people to support projects and programs that preserve and protect Yosemite National Park’s and resources and enrich the visitor experience. Check out our outdoor adventures, theater and art programs at yosemiteconservancy.org. Photos by Tracy Barbutes: (Upper) Jamestown, (Lower) Fireman’s Muster

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