California's Gold Country: A Paradise of Sports & Recreation

CALIFORNIA-- California's Gold Country provides endless possibilities for the lover of sports and recreation. This ten county area is a virtual play land of lakes, rivers, mountains, forests, and fresh air. The perfect arena for anyone looking to enjoy nature through recreation. The Gold Country area of California is located only a short drive away from both the San Francisco and Sacramento International airports, where all major rental car companies are within easy reach, and can readily accommodate large groups and motorcoaches.

It won't matter where you travel throughout the Gold Country area, recreation opportunities will always be right around the corner. If water sport is what you are after, there are plenty of beautiful lakes that can accommodate fishing, boating, water skiing, sail boating, jet skiing, parasailing, and houseboating. If a river will provide you with the sport you enjoy, the Gold Country can also deliver. This area is literally crossed with wonderful rivers for fishing, kayaking, and whitewater rafting.

California's Gold Country is also ready and waiting for the winter sport devotee. Beautiful ski resorts cater to every skiing (cross-country and downhill!), snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, or ice skating need. Numerous State Sno-Parks also await for family snow play.

Golfers will be thrilled to find some of the best golf courses in the nation. Golf in the Gold Country takes on a whole new feel, as courses flow through beautiful groves of ancient oaks and pines.

Whatever season you plan to travel, there is always exciting adventure waiting, horseback riding, seaplane tours, cave exploring, rappelling, hot air balloon rides, hiking, biking, llama trekking, mountain climbing, bungee jumping, camping, tennis, even gold panning!

The Gold Country is a destination not to be missed for the recreation enthusiast. This area of California offers such an abundance of activities that the sport and recreation enthusiast will find a destination to return to year after year.