Located in the Gold rush country of Central California, Angels Camp is the perfect getaway for adventurists and history buffs. In 1848 Henry Angel, a shopkeeper from Rhode Island, opened a trading post after deciding that a shop would be a more profitable use of his time than digging for gold, thus founding the town of Angels Camp. The city’s population today is about 3,000 and its main industry is tourism which boasts such attractions as caverns for public viewing, gold mining tours, a beautiful lake, and a perfect small town feel. Grab your pan and head out to the river, it’s time to find some gold!
Due to its secluded nature, Angels Camp is best reached by car. The two closest major airports are located in San Francisco and Sacramento and renting a car is easy directly from the airport.
[CAR] from San Francisco
Travel Time: 2 Hours
Distance: 134 miles
Get on US-101 S, Take I-80 E, I-580 E, I-205 E and I-5 N to CA-4 E/S Golden Gate Ave in San Joaquin County. Take exit 252B from CA-4, Follow CA-4 E to S Main St in Angels Camp.
[CAR] from Sacramento
Travel Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Distance: 75 miles
Get on CA-99 S/I-305 E/I-80BL E/US-50 E, Take CA-16 E to CA-49 S in Angels Camp.