This iconic gold mining boomtown is a California State Historical Park, since it all began right here in the Sierra Nevada foothills.
mountain foothills, oaks & pines
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N of Sonora & Hwy 108
on Historic Hwy. 49
parks, forests, rivers & lakes:
Oak Knoll Camp @ New Hogan
Auburn SRA Boat-in Camps
Calaveras Big Trees Campground
Pioneer Trails Group Campground
49er RV Ranch
Columbia State Historical Park
New Melones Lake Camping
Small historic gold mining town at the base of the Sierras, old buildings, horses, pines, oaks & gold mining nostalgia. Plenty of tourists, village shops, cafes and restaurants.
Columbia Chamber of Commerce
Columbia Candy Kitchen
Columbia Kate's Teahouse
El Jardin Mexican Restaurant
Mandy's Breakfast House
Columbia House Restaurant
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