Murphys, in the Central Sierra Nevada Foothills of Calaveras County, California. Located between Yosemite National Park, California and Lake Tahoe, Nevada,
Murphys traces its early days to the Gold Rush era of the mid-1800s.
Once visited by Mark Twain, Black Bart, and General Ulysses S. Grant, you will learn the rich history of Calaveras County, and you will thoroughly enjoy the Murphys of today as well. The many varied activities and exciting events offer something for everyone, each day of the year. Stroll down Main Street and discover award-winning wine-tasting rooms, excellent dining, and quaint specialty boutiques. Murphys Park by the Creek is but minutes away. A short drive from town will bring you to snow skiing and all winter sports at Bear Valley, or summer boating and all summer sports on New Melones Lake. You are also sure to enjoy many other favorite activities, including golf, hiking, cave exploration, live theatre, concerts, and so much more. Murphys holds a number of exciting Street Fairs during the year; among these, Murphys Irish Day in March, observing St Patrick’s Day, The Grape Stomp, celebrating the local grape harvest, a Christmas event with open-house shopping, Christmas Caroling and, of course, Santa Claus and Mrs Claus