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Angels Camp

Angels Camp is home to the annual Calaveras County Fair & Frog Jumping Jubilee, held the third weekend in May at the Fairgrounds. This event captures headlines worldwide and draws visitors from near and far. The 2006 Frog Jump winner is once again a Calaveras County resident, Mike Nash of Angels Camp. Mike is well known in the community and his wife, Shana Nash is an award winning Realtor in our Arnold office. Mike is a member of the local team, the Calaveras Frog Jockies. Nash's frog, Claussen's Cruzor, won with a jump of 19 feet and 7 3/4 inches. 55 people competed in the frog jump finals on Sunday. The world record belongs to Rosie the Ribeter with a jump of 21 feet and 5 3/4 inches. Angels Camp offers many festivals, concerts and special events, like the annual Celtic Faire in March.

The City of Angels is steeped in Gold Rush history and its Main Street retains the old store-front appeal of the 1800's. Antique shops, art galleries, small cafes, Angels Camp Museum with blacksmith shop and Carriage House, and Utica Park provide for a relaxing and interesting walking tour.

 

 

The immense reservoir, New Melones Lake offers exceptional fishing, boating, water skiing, wakeboarding and swimming opportunities.Greenhorn Creek Golf Course, and nearby Saddle Creek Golf Course provide world class golfing. Angels Camp is ideally located just minutes from Lake Tulloch, wineries, caverns, Calaveras Big Trees State Park, alpine lakes and Bear Valley Ski Resort. The Bay Area and Sacramento are just 2 hours away.

 

Angels Camp was founded in 1848 by Henry Angel. In 1865, Mark Twain's story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" put Angels Camp on the map, nationwide. Visitors may view the "Frog Hop of Fame," where brass plaques commemorate past frog jump winners. In fact, you are likely to see frogs--collectibles, art, ads, tees--most everywhere in Angels