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Life in the Mountains is one Event after Another. 

Every season has its own activities and events.

Sierra Vacation Rentals

keeps you informed on what is happening up here all year round. 

Here are some upcoming things to do in our area.

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Coming events: 

Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Murphys - Free 

Murphys Old Timers Museum - 470 Main Street   -  Saturdays  10:00am-11:00am 


Live Music Evenings at Bistro Espresso 

Cedar Center, Arnold







phone 209-753-2301

Have Your Wedding With Us!

Bear Valley is happy to put together an unforgettable experience for the couple and their guests! Imagine saying “I Do” on the mountaintop at 8,600 feet on a spectacular afternoon. Then head in for the perfect celebration at the Mountain Lodge or in the Village. Bear Valley has the facilities that can accommodate receptions from 25-500 guests, so get creative and have some fun on your special day. Call 1-209-753-2301 ext. 777 for more information!

SIERRA VACATION RENTALS can rent your wedding party Vacation Homes close by each other. 

The Arnold Rim Trail (ART) is a unique trail system at mid-elevation in the central Sierra Nevada Mountains. A non-motorized trail system designed for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians, it connects the many wonders of public lands along the Ebbetts Pass National Scenic Byway stretch of Hwy 4 to its communities, creating a high level of access for its residents and visitors. You’ll discover breathtaking vistas with panoramic views stretching from Mt. Diablo in the East Bay Area to snowy Mt. Lyell on the high eastern slopes of the Sierras near Yosemite, then dive down into canyons with streams coursing through the shade of older growth forests of cedar, pine, fir, and oak. High rocky promontories, native acorn grinding rocks, a magnificent waterfall, many birds and wildlife of all kinds, and a lake lie along its current completed section in the part of the Stanislaus National Forest known as the Interface 


Calaveras Big Trees is the first safe place you come to off of Highway 4 to play in the snow.  We offer places to sled, snowshoe, cross-country ski, build a snowman and have a snowball fight.  This is a great place for the little ones to go sledding, but if the older kids are looking for more adventure, a trip further up the hill may be a better choice. 


All cut up and ready to go!

Calaveras became a State Park in 1931 to preserve the North Grove of giant sequoias. This grove includes the "Discovery Tree", also known as the "Big Stump", the first Sierra redwood noted by Augustus T. Dowd in 1852. This area has been a major tourist attraction ever since and is considered the longest continuously operated tourist facility in California. 

Day Use: Sunrise to Sunset

Camping: All Hours, March through November


(209) 795-2334




Telephone 209-795-6782


White Pines Lake and the community of White Pines is just a short drive from Arnold. Visitors take Blagen Road, by the Chevron Gas Station in downtown Arnold. White Pines community developed in 1938 from the Blagen Mill’s lumberjacks and their families.

There are many places to picnic with barbeques along the shoreline. Adjacent is a playground for kids and an exercise area just by the playground. The shoreline has a sandy beach and two places to launch canoes/kayaks’. Guests may also enjoy the hiking trail that goes along the shoreline. Bring your basketball or volleyball as White Pines Lake has a court for both games. On one end of the lake is the baseball field. Lions Grove picnic area is available to be rented for occasions; you can contact  The White Pines Volunteers at (209) 795-1226 to make a reservation.

White Pines Lake is a great place to fish. It is a very popular location for Parents with kids that haven’t fished before. The lake is stocked several times during the summer. Each year there is the Father’s Day Fishing Derby sponsored by Ebbetts Pass Sporting Goods (who stock the lake and are a great source of fishing advice).

Just above the Dam is the Sierra Nevada Logging Museum. Telephone 209-795-6782, a fascinating look at the art of cutting, transporting, and transforming the trees into usable lumber for housing and other construction. The museum has models showing the various mills in operation so guests realize the hardiness of the Lumberjacks life and the ruggedness of the industry even today. A museum you must visit with the family and friends.

In the late summer, the Museum hosts a Logging Jamboree.

No overnight camping, no motorized boats or campfires allowed at White Pines Lake


Are you ready for some Mountain Fishing? April 30th is the beginning of river and lake fishing on the Highway 4 corridor. There are a lot of fishing spots up here where you are not amongst crowds of other anglers. Try fishing on a river where there is nobody around. Yes, you can do this. You can get all your fishing equipment and your license at Ebbetts Pass Sporting Goods.

Rent a cabin for a few days, pick up your license and bait and head up to our clear water rivers and lakes and fish the day away. 




Greenhorn Creek Golf Course

711 McCauley Ranch Road, Angels Camp

please visit Greenhorn Creek's website for information






Black Oak Casino

Black Oak Casino Here’s how to find us: 19400 Tuolumne Road North, Tuolumne, CA 95379 (877) 747-8777 Toll free. For general information, email:

Black Oak Casino, owned and operated by the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians, is located in Tuolumne, CA in the beautiful Sierra Foothills eight miles east of Sonora. The Casino encompasses 164,000+ square feet of gaming and entertainment options for everyone. Choose from 1200 of todays most popular Reel and Video Slot Machines, 24 Table Games, Poker, five Bars, four Restaurants, a 24 Lane Brunswick Bowling Center, a Players Club, Gift Shop, and an Arcade. Black Oak Casino offers the largest Smoke-Free Gaming Area in California with a wide selection of your favorite Slots and Progressive Jackpot Machines. Experience great Gaming action, numerous Tournaments, and exciting Promotions. Knowledgeable, courteous dealers and floor staff provide gaming action 24 hours a day, year-round. Daily food and beverage specials offer something for the whole family. Also at Black Oak Casino, the Willow Creek Lounge hosts the best in Live Entertainment 3 nights a week, featuring outstanding National Touring Artists and the Best in Regional Acts, with Comedy nearly every Thursday night. We look forward to seeing you here at Black Oak Casino!






Big Trees Vacation Rentals 2704 Highway 4,Suite 1 E-F P.O. Box 836 Arnold, California 95223 +1 (209) 795-4712

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