The Heart of the Gold Country
Water recreation is available year-round in Amador County. In colder months, locals keep to the bodies of water in lower elevations, like Lake Amador, Camanche Lake, and Pardee Reservoir. In the heat of the summer, they all head up to higher elevations for relief from the hot days. Silver Lake, Woods Lake, Blue Lake are all wonderful spots for dropping a line.
Whether you enjoy camping, fishing, water skiing, hiking or swimming, Bear River Lake is the place to be. They are located 42 miles east of Jackson on Hwy 88.
They have many activities planned for their campers during the summer, including tacos on Friday nights and a steak dinner on Saturday nights. They also have many activities for the kids, including a playground, volleyball, a beach area and a game room.
Pardee Reservoir Recreation Area first opened to the public in 1958 and is open daily from Friday President's Day Weekend in February through the first Sunday in November each season. The many amenities that Pardee Lake Recreation offers includes: Fishing, Boating, Camping, Hiking & picnicking, Boat rentals, ten lane boat launch ramp, new state of the art fish cleaning station, Developed overnight Camping, 2 swimming pools, RV sites with full hook-ups, Laundry & hot showers, WiFi, Flush restrooms, Coffee shop, Store, Gas station, Full service marina and Wildlife galore!
Breathtaking beauty and quiet serenity are the trademarks of Plasse's Resort on Silver Lake in California's High Sierras. This secluded family resort is at the 7,200 foot elevation with the grandeur of mountain peaks, dense forests, cloistered lakes and meadows of wildflowers. Open from June until October each year, Plasse's Resort has something for every nature lover and outdoor enthusiast.
By the night, week, or season- Plasse's vacation getaway offers tent and RV campsites. And for the equestrian, separate camp facilities are available to accommodate guest and guest horses.