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Hermitfest 2020 Canceled

It is with great regret that we have canceled our Annual Scenic Celebration, affectionately known as Hermitfest, planned for September 12th, 2020 due to COVID-19 constraints and concerns for the wellbeing of our community and our visitors.  We know many … Read More

Cal Trans Activity on the Scenic Byway This Week

There will be a couple of lane closures this week resulting in short delays. Begin: Calaveras/Alpine County Line End: Closure Gate # 5 on State Route 89 Restriction: Moving closure #1 of 2 lanes Reason: Striping OperationExpected Delays: 5 minutes … Read More

USFS Seral Project Virtual Presentation August 5, 2020

Sonora, CA — Forest Service officials will detail an effort to improve the ecological health of a large swath of the Stanislaus National Forest. The Social and Ecological Resilience Across the Landscape (SERAL) project is currently going through an initial … Read More

Some USFS Campgrounds Reopen on June 12, 2020

Forest Service reopens some campgrounds and authorizes dispersed camping June 12 SONORA, Calif., – The Stanislaus National Forest announced that many developed recreation sites will reopen for visitors June 12, 2020. Forest order STF-16-2020-15 identifies 19 campgrounds that will reopen June 12, … Read More

Updated National Forest Orders for June 9, 2020

SONORA, Calif., –The Stanislaus National Forest revised its seasonal high-elevation road closure order. The revision lists only five forest roads that remain closed through June 30, 2020 due to lingering snow.  The previous order included sixteen high elevation roads.   View a … Read More

Ebbetts Pass Closed for Repairs June 16-17, 2020

ALPINE COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close State Route 4 beginning Tuesday, June 16, 2020, to Wednesday, June 17, 2020, from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. each day for paving to repair a failing section of … Read More

Calaveras Big Trees Association 2020 Annual Meeting

“ZOOM”ing to a computer near you on Saturday June 20, 2020 11 am. Each year, Calaveras Big Trees Association holds an Annual meeting for all members and friends who would like to find out what the association is all about … Read More

US Forest Service Recreation Site Closure Extended to Mid-June

Sonora, CA– The Stanislaus National Forest has once again extended its recreation site closure order — this time until mid-June — while also enacting campfire restrictions. The current order is set to expire tomorrow (Sunday, May 31). The Forest Service … Read More

Ebbetts Pass is Open

Friday, May 15, 2020, Sonora, CA — Effective today, you can now travel over Highway 108 Sonora Pass and Highway 4 Ebbetts Pass. The eastern side of Highway 120 Tioga Pass is also open, however, since Yosemite National Park remains … Read More

Bear Valley Resort Update

Letter from the resort: Dear Valued Bear Valley Resort Guests and Team Members, The changes that the world has seen over the past few weeks are certainly unprecedented and we have been doing our best to navigate our way through … Read More