Sparks Ranch Resort

Sparks Ranch Resort

Sparks Ranch Resort
15550 Tuolumne Road
Sonora, CA 95370
209.588.0555
About the Area
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION:
Parks - National Parks are located in the nearby area, and there are always events and activities taking place, depending upon the season of the year.
• Yosemite National Park
• Columbia State Historic Park
• Big Trees State Park
• Railtown 1897 State Historic Park
Lakes - New Melones Reservoir, Tulloch Lake and Lake Don Pedro offer regional water activities and fishing.
• New Melones Reservoir
• Tulloch Lake
• Pinecrest Lake
Caverns - Go spelunking and get a history lesson at the same time. The 49ers of the Gold Rush visited these caverns too!
• Mercer Caverns
• Moaning Cavern
Bicycle Tours - For those of you who feel guilty relaxing, take a bike tour through the wine country! You set your pace. Meet new people and have fun!
• Bicycling
Rafting Trip - Perfect summertime fun! Get wet, get wild! See the countryside from a unique vantage point.
• Rafting Adventures


RECREATION INFORMATION:
Snow Skiing - A winter wonderland awaits you for some serious snow fun, skiing and snowboarding.
• Dodge Ridge     • Bear Valley
Boating & Fishing - New Melones Reservoir, Tulloch Lake and Lake Don Pedro offer regional water activities and fishing.
• New Melones Reservoir     • Tulloch Lake     • Pinecrest Lake     • Fishing
Golfing - Golf allows you the chance to exercise in the fresh air and to enjoy the beauty of the surrounding environment.
• Mountain Springs Golf Course     • Twain Harte Golf Course     • Phoenix Lake Golf Course
Hiking & Horseback Riding - The terrain in Tuolumne and Calaveras Counties is beautiful, and the weather is amenable most months out of the year.
• Hiking     • Horseback Riding
Bicycle Tours - For those of you who feel guilty relaxing, take a bike tour through the wine country! You set your pace. Meet new people and have fun!
• Bicycling
Rafting Trip - Perfect summertime fun! Get wet, get wild! See the countryside from a unique vantage point.
• Rafting Adventures
Apple Picking - This is especially fun during the Fall. Ride the antique choo-choo train. Eat fresh, home-made apple pies!
• Cover's Apple Ranch
Sierra Railroad Trains -
Located in Jamestown, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park is home to one of America’s last intact, still-operating railroad roundhouses. Known as “The Movie Railroad,” Railtown 1897, its historic locomotives and cars have starred in hundreds of film and TV productions, including High Noon, Back to the Future 3, and Petticoat Junction. Tour the Historic Jamestown Shops and Roundhouse daily. Weekends April-October (also selected dates November-December), ride behind a real steam locomotive.
• Railtown 1897 State Historic Park
The Sierra Railroad Dinner Train provides visitors an opportunity to travel on the historic Sierra Railroad while enjoying a delicious meal, beautiful countryside, and a wide range of entertainment. The Dinner Train offers romantic dinners, fun murder mysteries, lunches, Sunday brunches, wild west shows, wine tasting, and much more.
• Sierra Railroad Dinner Train
Historic Fun Historic Railroad and Gold Panning… have fun while you experience history (and maybe even strike it rich!).
• Railtown 1897 Locomotive     • Jamestown Gold Prospecting