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Visit Roaring Camp Mining Company
in the heart of the California Mother Lode Country
Open May through September yearly.
Roaring Camp was once a camp for Forty Niners, but since it was so inaccessible, most of the gold still remains. Visitors can see our operating gold mine and can mine their own gold by panning, sluicing, metal detecting, and dry washing.
In the Mokelumne Canyon, the three forks of the Mokelumne River come together. It is a river unsurpassed in natural beauty. The water is so clear that one can watch the tadpoles and fish swim. There are waterfalls and natural rock formations forty feet high.
There is also a quiet, secluded “swimming hole” with rocks of varying sizes, ideal for diving by those who dare! Be sure to bring your fishing gear. The fishing here is excellent!
My husband and I are in countdown mode, and we will be heading back to roaring camp for our 5th year. We love it! It isn’t just a summer vacation to us, It’s like coming home to see family.
My husband and I had the best time. You can’t beat the kindness of the staff who treat you as if you are part of their family. We will be back each and every year.
What a fun family trip, the drive down and up the windy road was fun and loads of history. The food classic camp fire steak and fried bread yummm.