Tuolumne (rhymes with “follow me”) County, located 2 ½ hours east of the San Francisco Bay Area, is a pristine, scenic expanse reaching from the foothills into the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Gold was discovered in Tuolumne County in 1848, setting off the major gold rush of 1849.
The main highways leading to the picturesque drive from San Francisco and East Bay Area are Highways 108 and 120 from the west and Highway 49 from the north. The CA Highway 120 entrance to Yosemite National Park is considered the “front door” of the park for the San Francisco Bay Area.
The Stanislaus National Forest, Yosemite National Park and other surrounding areas provide natural vistas and settings for hiking, water skiing, horseback riding, rafting, camping, snowmobiling, boating, snow skiing, fishing and other outdoor activities. Historic hotels, golf courses, numerous and varied dining establishments, historic saloons, wineries and a hard cider distillery, train rides, casinos, museums, two state historic parks, live theatre and many bed-and-breakfast inns are among the many other attributes that make the county a year-round vacation destination.
Visit Tuolumne County operates one year-round Visitors Center and one seasonal, with friendly, knowledgeable staff who can help you plan your visit:
Area information is also available at the Chinese Camp Store and Tavern at 13750 CA-120, Chinese Camp, CA
Or, call us at (800) 446-1333 for help planning your trip and to get your FREE vacation planner.
Music on the Patio
Twain Harte Mountain Air Market
Yoga with Chelsea at Mountain Sage
Groveland Farmer's Market
Peaceful Valley Farmers Market
Totally Twisted Fridays
Concerts in the Pines
Concerts in the Vineyard
Gold Rush Days at Columbia State Historic Park
Sonora Certified Farmers' Market
Sunday Outdoor Concerts at Inner Sanctum Cellars Basecamp
Concerts in the Park and Farmers Market
Fabulous Fridays in Twain Harte
Magic of the Night
Movies in the Park
Sirens of Summer
Art Workshops in the Garden
2nd Saturday Art Night
Coffill Park Summer Concert Series
Jamestown Outdoor Marketplace
Twisted Oak Cave Loot
Sierra Bigfoot Music Festival
Shrek The Musical
First Annual Veterans Art Show & Sale
Annual Me-Wuk Indian Acorn Festival
HOPE and HONOR Walk for Suicide Prevention Awareness
Vietnam Veterans Golf Classic
49er Festival, Parade and Chili/Salsa Cook-off
The Sierra Quilt Guild Drive-By Quilt Show
Sierra Repertory Theater 2021 Tribute Concerts
5th Annual Handmade Parade
Pumpkin & Zucchini Weigh-In by Farms Of Tuolumne County
Twain Harte Outdoor Christmas Market
Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express
Meet Me in St. Louis- A Live Radio Play
Polar Express Train Rides at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park
Columbia's Glorious 4th of July Celebration
Visit Tuolumne County is the official Tourism Bureau of Tuolumne County, California. As the role of the Destination Marketing/Management Organization (DMMO) has evolved, Visit Tuolumne County has adopted the following statements to incorporate multiple areas of involvement.
To enhance economic growth by increasing tourism to Tuolumne County.
The VTC is the premiere authority for marketing Tuolumne County’s tourism assets and is looked to for leadership in all areas of destination management.
As an effort to align with DMMO trends, the VTC takes an active role in industry conferences, accreditation programs, continued education, multi-year planning and strategic partnerships. The VTC will always look for ways to build on past and current success.
The VTC supports the community through a Community Sponsorship program to leverage marketing dollars and assist various groups in their promotion of tourism. Additionally, the VTC Team takes pride in being a part of Tuolumne County by volunteering talent and resources to help make a vibrant and thriving community.
The VTC Team appreciates the specialness of this place we live and is passionate about and inspired by High Sierra Adventures, Yosemite Explorations and Gold Country Discoveries that abound throughout Tuolumne County.