White Water Rafting
Join us white water rafting on the South, Middle or North Fork of the American River. These three stretches offer a variety of whitewater rapids ranging from beginner skill level to very experienced and technical. Come and see what California’s best American River rafting is all about.
There is quite a story behind Sierra-at-Tahoe and with each new season the story gets better and better. Sierra has been providing fantastic skiing and riding for people right here in our backyard and many whom travel from faraway. In addition to providing great skiing and riding, Sierra is committed to our environment, because we know that its health is key to our success. We appreciate our sponsors and partnerships allowing us to provide a superior snowsporting experience for our guests.
High above the sapphire-blue waters of Lake Tahoe, Heavenly is one of the most unique snowsports resorts on the planet. The choices are endless. Do you ski California or Nevada? Will it be 34 miles of wide-open, groomed cruisers, 1,600 foot plunges in the double-black diamond canyons or the most outrageous tree skiing in North America? Or do you save your energy for our electric après ski scene, local brewpubs, diverse dining, and Vegas-style nightlife? When you come home to Heavenly, you better plan to go "all-in"... because with as much to do off the mountain as there is on the mountain, you play hard and sleep when you get home.
A Historic Gold Mine
You'll step back in time when you enter the Gold Bug Mine! It's a REAL gold mine from the Gold Rush days. Explore the Gold Bug and the mining museum. Find your riches in the gem panning trough. Be sure to visit our historic Stamp Mill and working Blacksmith Shop. Hattie's Gift Shop will be open for that special one-of-a-kind memento of your mining experience.
Visitors have the opportunity to pan for gold in the American River and enjoy hikes and picnics under the riparian oak woodlands. Overlooking the beautiful river canyon is the Marshall Monument, California's first historic monument and the final resting place of James Marshall. The statue looks down on the river and point to the site of the gold discovery. Visit our exhibits, take a gold panning lesson, or participate in tours, Living History Day, or special events planned regularly throughout the year. Contact the Gold Discovery Museum and Visitor Center for details. Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park is proud to also offer the Eureka Experience school and group programs.
At Jenkinson Lake
Sly Park Recreation area offers something for everyone! The center piece of SPRA is Jenkinson Lake, providing opportunities to swim, fish, water ski or take part in a variety of paddle sports activities. Sorry, no personal watercraft. If you prefer the dry land, the lake is surrounded by over 9 miles of trails that accommodate hikers, bikers and horses. The trail system winds through thick forested areas and open meadows while closely following the lake shore around the entire perimeter. Perhaps relaxing in the shade is your ideal activity, we have you covered there as well. Scattered throughout the park are a variety of Day Use areas which are excellent picnic or cookout locations. All Day Use Areas are in close proximity to the lake and have access to picnic tables, restrooms and drinking water.
At Jenkinson Lake
Placerville California’s Historic Main Street has wonderful shops, restaurants and lots of history! The Placerville Downtown Association (also known as the PDA) hosts and promotes events and activities that enhance visits to Historic Main Street. Placerville was named after the placer deposits found in the river and creek beds around the town during the Gold Rush. So, not only did miners find gold in the rivers and creeks around town, but also it became an important supply center for the surrounding mining camps.