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About the Copperopolis Area
Rich in pioneering and mining lore, the picturesque and historic town of Copperopolis nestles in the heart of the California Gold Country, adjacent to the exciting new residential developments of Saddle Creek and Lake Tulloch. Here the best of modern life blends seamlessly with the relaxed ways of an earlier time. Set in the midst of the awesome beauty of the Sierra foothills but less than an hour from major cities in the Central Valley, and surrounded by amazing recreational opportunities, the living environment offered by this lovely town of around 2000 is the stuff of dreams.
Copperopolis is located in Calaveras County in the Sierra Foothills of northeast California. Saddle Creek and Lake Tulloch are satellite developments nearby.
Just 31 miles from Modesto, Copperopolis is 46 miles from Stockton, and 70 miles from Sacramento, the California State Capitol. San Francisco is just 125 miles distant.
Copperopolis, Saddle Creek and Lake Tulloch are situated at an elevation of 990 feet above sea level in the rolling wooded Sierra Foothills. The surrounding Calaveras County varies from ranch land, through the foothills environment to the high Sierra Nevadas, whose highest peaks are over 8000 feet.
Calaveras County's economy is growing rapidly as developments like those at Saddle Creek and Lake Tulloch and the visitor industry expand. There are numerous opportunities for business ventures, and increasing numbers of residents take advantage of the possibilities of the internet for online business, consulting, and remote office work. Others make the short commute to the thriving cities of Modesto, Stockton or further afield in the Central Valley.
The Copperopolis area is experiencing a real estate boom. Small or large ranches and extensive acreage are readily available, as are fantastic new developments and residential communities offering vacation or full time homes, cabins, condominiums, and home-sites.
Saddle Creek Resort is a new master-planned community whose 27-hole championship golf course has been named as one of America's top 40 residential courses. The resort offers custom home sites from approximately $300,000 and a range of residential opportunities from $600,000 to over one million dollars. There are community facilities, a full fitness center, hiking trails and parks, and stunning Sierra views.
The new town of Copper will offer a variety of retail, commercial and residential choices to residents of Saddle Creek and Copperopolis and will feature a traditional town square lined with shops, boutiques and restaurants.
Nearby Lake Tulloch, an extensive reservoir built in 1958, has numerous exclusive subdivisions and gated communities on its 55 miles of shoreline. Connor Estates, Poker Flat, The Peninsula, Copper Cove and Black Jack Estates are some of the beautiful developments with lakefront homes, condominiums, lake view homes and many available home sites. Many homes have private boat access and there are community docks and swimming areas. Prices range from the $300,000 to 1.5 million or more.
Above the fog and heat of the Valley, Calaveras County boasts four superb golf courses set in stunning oak and cedar woods and with awesome mountain views. The Forest Meadows par 60 Executive course and the award-winning Greenhorn Creek Golf Resort are 18-hole courses designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., while the Sequoia Woods Country Club is a challenging and beautiful par 70 course set at 4000 feet elevation. The highly ranked Saddle Creek Golf Course boasts over a hundred white sand bunkers to test the golfers' skill.
The Copperopolis area is home to two of California's most beautiful and treasured parks. The Stanislaus National Forest contains more than the 250,000 acres of primeval forests, and is a year-round recreational and scenic paradise, while the two magnificent groves of giant sequoias in Big Trees State Park rank as one of the world's great natural wonders. Pretty picnic sites, easy trails, and over six thousand acres of pine forest on both sides of the Stanislaus River make this park one of the county's most enjoyed destinations. Cross- country and snowshoe hiking are popular in the winter, and in spring and summer the dogwood blossoms and meadows of wildflowers are wonderful to see.
Both of these parks offer a vast range of year-round outdoor recreational opportunities. Hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, horseback riding, off-roading, camping, picnicking, rock climbing, motor boating, whitewater rafting and kayaking, fishing, downhill and cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, hunting, caving --- the list is practically endless.
For less vigorous recreation, nearby historic parks offer education and entertainment for the whole family. The 26-acre park Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in historic Jamestown has been featured in many movies and TV shows, and offers steam train rides plus roundhouse and movie prop tours and special events. Columbia State Park is California's best-preserved gold-rush town and its museums, charming tree-lined streets and unique shops, and activities like gold-panning or stage-coach rides delight thousands of visitors each year.
The quaint and lovely towns of Calaveras County reward the visitor with glimpses of a bygone time. Copperopolis' rich mining history is commemorated in a new park on the main street, featuring gold-mining equipment including rusted ore carts and a massive double-drum hoist which once carried miners 1200 feet down into the Royal gold mine.
The Ironstone Vineyards' Summer Concert Series in nearby Murphys is an amazing opportunity to enjoy musicians from all backgrounds in a unique setting. Voted the best place to see live music in Calaveras County, the 2005 series included such acclaimed artists as Jewel, Julio Iglesias, Clint Black, and the Doobie Brothers with Robert Cray's Band.
For something completely different, the Vallecito Vigilantes offer the opportunity to star in your own Western movie. With great costumes, easy scripts and beautiful, authentic sets you can dress up and act as your favorite character of the Old West. Your performance will be filmed and you can take home your own DVD to impress your friends.
Without doubt the annual County Fair & Frog Jump is Calaveras County's most famed and unique event. When it was first celebrated at Angels Camp in 1928 the festival attracted over 15,000 people who arrived from across the region by foot, on horseback, and in horse-drawn wagons. Held in the third week in May each year, it is now an internationally acclaimed event attracting thousands of frog jump contestants and spectators from all over the world.
Historic Buildings and Places
Calaveras County first gained international attention during the California Gold Rush of the mid 1800's, and its history is replete with colorful characters, tall tales, and rollicking, cosmopolitan towns. By contrast Copperopolis, as its name suggests, initially became known as a copper mining town, and its history is closely tied to the Civil War. Over 19 million pounds of copper for armaments were mined there in the 1860's, making Calaveras County second in national production of this ore. Later gold extraction added to the town's wealth, and many historic buildings remain from this early period, including a church, various former stores, and the armory and Civil War headquarters for the Union troops.
The picturesque nearby town of Murphys is one of the best preserved towns in the area, with many interesting historic buildings, including California's oldest continuously operating elementary schoolhouse and a great pioneer museum. Among the most fascinating of the preserved buildings, the Murphys Hotel was built in1856 and hosted such well-known figures as Mark Twain, Ulysses S. Grant, Henry Ward Beecher, Thomas Lipton, J. Pierpont Morgan, and Horatio Alger.
Mark Twain's link with the county was forged during his visit in 1864, when according to legend he first heard the story of an amazing jumping frog in one of Angel Camp's many bawdy saloons. His short story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" made both writer and county famous, and his memory lives on in the annual County Fair and Frog Jump.
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There is so much to so in Copperopolis. We have a beautiful lake called Lake Tulloch and a fabulous golf course, Saddle Creek. Homes are for sale on the lake or the golf course or surrounding areas.