The Trout Spot

The Trout Spot provides fly fishing gear and items for the fly fishing enthusiast. At The Trout Spot, they strive to give their customers a quality product for a fair price and to provide a friendly attitude in their business. From gear to flies to books to gifts, they have it all online.

You can even check out their blog for the latest hot trout spot

Stop by when you are in town.

Bear Valley Snowmobile

“For the Alpine Experience in Everyone”

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA’s premiere snowmobile rental destination. Bear Valley Snowmobile is the only snowmobile operator authorized by the US Forest Service to rent snowmobiles to explore the amazing groomed trails of Lake Alpine and Spicer Reservoir.
usfs logoServicing the Bear Valley snowmobile needs for over 45 years


Alpine Snowmobile Center

What’s New at The Alpine Snowmobile Center

The off season this year saw many changes at The Snowmobile Center, but our focus has always been, and will continue to be, on providing an outstanding customer service for all customers, residents, guests, and visitors. Highlights of our service include:* Year round snowmobile storage right here in town in a safe, secure facility. Out of the weather, out of sight, and out of mind – with problem identification service.* Sales of new and used snowmobiles.

* A complete retail outlet and shop. Everything for the snow, from lip balm to boots, from snowmobile oil to snowmobile spark plugs – and batteries of course.

* The only snowmobile repair shop in Bear Valley with the best snowmobile mechanic on the Highway 4 corridor.

* A 10% discount on snowmobile rentals.

* A loaner sled for overnight serving at no charge.

* A separate Waiting Room inside the Transportation Center – open and available 24 hours a day for The Snowmobile Center customers. Hot beverages will be available, along with  Wi-Fi, television, and rest rooms. The waiting room will provide a warm and safe haven for dropping off family and friends while you load the snowmobile and park the car. Picking up family and friends will be as easy as riding the snowmobile to the Center. If you cannot take everyone, then those left behind can continue to stay in a warm and safe environment.

* Are you concerned about your battery? Just call at least two days ahead of your arrival and we will check the status of your battery. If it requires a trickle charge, we will do it. If it requires a new battery, we will replace it after receiving your approval.

* Need gas? Just call us to request that we fill your snowmobile when we place it outside for pick up. This service is free, just pay for the fuel we pump. This means, for most storage customers, you will never need to pump gas again.

* Need your driveway groomed? For a reasonable fee, we will arrange a grooming service for your driveway and provide a clear path to your door. We will do this after any major storm or just prior to your arrival if there has been any significant accumulation since your last visit to Bear Valley.

* Need a place to store your snowmobile gear and/or ski equipment? We have a limited number of reasonably priced storage lockers available at The Snowmobile Center adjacent to the waiting room.

Ironstone Vineyards

Ironstone is nestled in the charming gold rush town of Murphys. Family owned and operated, our winery places as much emphasis on the beauty and history of our surroundings as we do on the quality of our wines.

Come take a tour of our premier winery and entertainment complex. We offer visitors a wide range of opportunities with award –winning wines in our magnificent tasting room, our Music Room featuring the Alhambra pipe organ, private meeting rooms, gourmet deli, wine aging caves, outdoor amphitheater and the Heritage Museum where you’ll find the world’s largest specimen of crystalline gold leaf – a 44 pound treasure uncovered just a few miles from our door.

We look forward to having you come visit us here at Ironstone. For more information and for upcoming events please call us at (209) 728-1251

Calaveras BTA

You can travel the world over and find few natural wonders to rival the majestic beauty of the Giant Sequoias located in Calaveras Big Trees State Park, approximately four miles above Arnold on Highway 4. These magnificent trees range in size to 325 feet in height, 24 feet in diameter and are believed to be up to 2,000 years old. The fossil remains of the massive trees indicate they are descendants of the forests dominated by these massive giants millions of years ago.

The Park encompasses over 6,000 acres with both the North and South Groves of Big Trees and the Stanislaus River as its focal points. The North Grove’s 1½ mile loop trail, just off the Park’s main parking lot, is a gentle walk which leads you through a forested maze of beauty and tranquility. Those wanting to view these giants in a more pristine realm can choose to visit the larger South Grove. A self-guided four-mile trail winds through this virtually untouched grove of Giant Sequoias.

The Park is open year-round and offers over 120 campsites, picnic areas, miles of hiking trails and a visitor center. Interpretive programs are offered daily during the Summer months. These activities consist of nightly campfire programs, guided nature walks, stream ecology, Junior Ranger programs and many other events.

Many of the programs are lead by trained volunteers or docents. Most of these docents live in the surrounding area and are very knowledgeable about the natural and cultural history of the area, as well as events and happenings along the Highway 4 corridor.

Beginning in 1974 with a small group of individuals and State Park staff, the Calaveras Big Trees Association (CBTA) was formed to further educational and interpretive activities of the State Department of Parks and Recreation. This is accomplished through the raising and distribution of funds to augment Calaveras Big Trees State Park’s interpretive budget.

During the winter the Park maintains cross-country ski trails, and for those hardy souls, leaves some campsites open. Come and enjoy these magnificent Sequoias any time of the year.

For more information, call the Park Office at 209-795-2334 or the Visitor’s Center at 209-795-1196, or visit online at


Twisted Oak Winery

Twisted Oak Winery Tasting Room

Just a short down Highway 4 from Arnold you’ll find Twisted Oak Winery, halfway between Murphys and Angels Camp. Come up our vineyard road and experience the wonders of the Rubber Chicken National Forest. Then stop at the tasting room for samples of our award-winnings wines, made from native Spanish and Rhône varieties – like Tempranillo, Garnacha, and Syrah – grown here in Calaveras County.

 In the Summer months you can enjoy live concerts – featuring acoustic, folk, bluegrass, django, blues, and more – while sipping yummy wines on our little hilltop that overlooks the surrounding countryside.

For concert info visit