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Top 4 attractions to explore in Calaveras County

Calaveras is the Spanish word for skulls; the county was reportedly named for the remains of Native Americans discovered by the Spanish explorer Captain Gabriel Moraga.

Attractions in Calaveras County

Mercer Caverns1665 Sheep Ranch Rd, Murphys, CA 95247, USA

This is a show cave located in Calaveras county. It is named after the gold prospector Walter J. Mercer who discovered the caves around 1885 and filed a claim. It is formed in a marble unit known as the Calaveras Formation. It also contains a large display of aragonite frostwork. The standard tour of the cave descends 160 feet, 208 steps down and 232 up in a traverse between the natural and an artificial entrance.

Moaning Caverns Adventure Park5350 Moaning Cave Rd, Vallecito, CA 95251, USA

Moaning Caverns is a solutional cave located in Calaveras County, California, near Vallecito, California in the heart of the state's Gold Country. It is developed in the marble of the Calaveras Formation. It was discovered in modern times by gold miners in 1851. One can visit this place and can understand the things in this cave. not at all a tour, it is a little bit adventurous too.

New Hogan LakeNew Hogan Lake, California, USA

This is an artificial lake in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada which was formed by the New Hogan Dam. The surrounding of this lake is a perfect place for camping, water sports, fishing, hiking, mountain biking and more.

Sierra Nevada Logging Museum2148 Dunbar Rd, Arnold, CA 95223, USA

This is a museum dedicated to preserving the history of logging in the Sierra Nevada region. This Museum tells the history of loggers and logging-related industries in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California.

Map of attractions in Calaveras County