Discover Yosemite Gold Country
Welcome to the Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau, your one stop shop for the perfect Yosemite North-Gold Country getaway! Our proximity to Yosemite makes us your perfect vacation destination, with plenty to offer including hiking, biking, fishing, river rafting, camping, gold panning, skiing and sightseeing. The towns of Sonora, Columbia, Jamestown, Twain Harte and Groveland have much to offer including arts, festivals, theater, shopping and entertainment. Whether you're a couple on a romantic wine-tasting weekend, or you've loaded up the family in the RV and hit the open road, the Mother Lode area of the Sierra Foothills is your perfect place to shop, dine, explore and get back to nature.
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The Polar Express is Coming to Railtown – Make Your Plans Now!
THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is coming to Railtown 1897 State Historic Park! The popular train ride, based on the book and movie – The Polar Express – has made its way to Tuolumne County. Now children of all ages … Continue reading
America Needs Parks Now More Than Ever by Steven T. Callan
Recently, my wife Kathy and I arrived in Sonora for our first Outdoor Writers Association of California (OWAC) conference. We were a little apprehensive, being new kids on the block, but by the end of the first day, we felt … Continue reading
A First-Hand Account of Rafting the Tuolumne Post Rim Fire
We heard the news on August 17, 2013: A fire had been spotted near the Rim of the World Vista just outside of Yosemite National Park on the edge of the Tuolumne River canyon. Within days, the Rim Fire had doubled, then … Continue reading
Spring is the best time to check out the many waterfalls in Tuolumne County’s Yosemite Gold Country. Tuolumne County is located just two and a half hours east of San Francisco and two hours south of Sacramento. Over half of … Continue reading
Yosemite Celebrates 150 Year Anniversary with Twin Valleys Art Workshop, May 2-5
Yosemite National Park – In 1864 President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant with photographs from landscape photographer Carleton E. Watkins fresh on his mind. It was the work of Watkins and painters like Albert Bierstadt who had influenced many … Continue reading