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Amador County Fairgrounds, with its rolling green lawns, stately old oak trees and immaculately groomed buildings and grounds, has gained the statewide reputation of having one of the prettiest fairgrounds in the West. OPEN YEAR-ROUND!

Backing the 100' x 200' arena, an authentic miniature frontier town graces the wooden boardwalk, and takes you back into the great Mother Lode atmosphere.

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.

Bear River Reservoir, South Shore Campground open May 15 - October 15. Camping, fishing, swimming, boating and kayaking are available. Fun for the whole family. 
Bear River Rd, 40 miles east of Jackson
Pioneer, Ca
Located here in Amador County, just outside the quaint village of Volcano, Black Chasm Cavern was designated a National Natural Landmark by the National Park Service in 1976 after being recommended by local members of the National Speleological Society, and as such is considered a "nationally significant natural area.”

Pet friendly park with a play set, basketball court and volleyball net. Perfect for the whole family. Restrooms and water are available. 

This 6.5 acre park is located along Highway 49/88 in the northern area of the City of Jackson. Facilities include the Jackson City Pool, which is open to the public for recreational swimming and lessons from June through Labor Day weekend. 

The park also includes John Aime Field, a baseball diamond used primarily for youth baseball games, one tennis court, a new playground structure for kids age 2 to 12 and lots of shaded, grassy picnic areas for public and private gatherings.

Family fun park with play structures, tennis courts, picnic tables, water, and toilets. Pets are welcome.
Fiddletown Road and Jibboom Street
Fiddletown,  CA
24 lanes of bowling, cosmic bowling on Saturday nights, arcade games, bar & lounge with pool tables, darts, shuffle board, & HD TV's.
A great spot for special events & parties! Please visit their website for more info on bowling, parties, youth programs and Pro tournaments.
Open daily!

This pocket-style park built in 2002 includes picnic tables, a half-court basketball court and a play structure.  The park also includes incredible views of the City.  Access to the park is from Alpine Street, opposite the intersection with Michelle Court.


A multi-use recreational complex including a covered Equestrian multipurose arena, stables & corrals, amphitheater, rodeo arena, picnic grounds, soccer fields.

Complete launching/docking facilities are available on the shoreline for your convenience. Full hook-up RV sites and a 150 site campground, with showers and flush toilets, are nestled along the shoreline of Lake Amador available year round with reservations or just show up, we always have room! (except maybe holidays!)
There is NO WATERSKIING OR JET SKIS ALLOWED, but small motors are allowed. The peaceful adventure on the 400-acre,13 1/2 miles of beautiful Lake Amador shoreline will keep anglers returning again and again!
Recreation area open daily year round. Fishing, hiking, and bird watching are a few of the many things to do.
Fishing:  Lake Camanche is one of California premier bass fisheries and structure lakes.   53 miles of shoreline, 1/3 of which is reserved for anglers.  Annual bass plants.  Average of 80,000 pounds of trout planted per year.  Standard and deluxe fishing boat rentals.  The upriver area is protected from watersports and has an enforced speed limit of 20 mph.
A good place for walkers, joggers, canoe and kayakers and those who like to fish. A quiet place for picnicing and bird-watching. Department of Fish and Game plants this lake once or twice a year, beginning mostly in the spring. 
Fish along the banks in this peaceful and quiet setting with shade from surrounding Oaks. Day-use only. Picnic area. Species of fish: rainbow trout, and brown trout.
No motor boats, no swimming or overnite camping.
Open year round.
Located on Tabeaud Road 5 miles south of Highway 88.

This long-time shop specializes in children’s books and carries numerous books on California’s Gold Country history. Don’t miss the outstanding collection of Hummel’s and Precious Moments.

Open daily 10-5 p.m.

59 Main St.
Sutter Creek, CA 95685
Blue Lakes are part of a cluster of lakes 12 miles south of Highway 88 at Hope Valley. Operated by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, the lakes serve as water storage for downstream hydro-electric plant. The lakes offer boating, swimming, and fishing. 
Blue Lakes Road 
Middle Creek & Middle Creek Expansion is 13 miles off Hwy 88 on stream between upper/ lower Blue Lakes. Open June - October. Camping, fishing and swimming are available. 
Blue Lakes Rd. 

Located in Sutter Creek, Minnie Provis Park has swing sets and plenty of grass for running around, as well as a popular baseball diamond and bleachers. Restrooms and water are available. 

Mokelumne Campground is located 38 miles east of Jackson on Highway 88. Open year-round. Swimming, camping, fishing and hiking are available. 
Salt Springs Rd.
Located on 7 wooded acres in Pioneer.  Ball field, snack bar, restrooms, tennis courts, and disc gof course.
Woodfern Dr.
Pioneer, CA


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!

Pardoes Point is open May 1 - November 15. Camping, swimming, and fishing are available. 
Bear River Rd, 40 miles east of Jackson. 
Pipi Valley is a great place for riding Off Road Vehicles, camping, picnicing hiking and fishing. Fun for the whole family.  The area is part of the Eldorado National Forest along the Middle Fork of the Cosumnes River.  Historically, the native Miwok people of northern California used to camp in this region in summertime.
PiPi Picnic Area
The PiPi Picnic Area is located at the entrance to PiPi Campground along the Middle Fork of the Cosumnes River and offers great fishing and swimming opportunities.

Pine Grove Community Park is on Highway 88 across the street of the historic Pine Grove Town Hall. It is open year round, has picnic tables, BBQ grills, playground, water,and bathrooms. No dogs allowed. Pine Grove Park is available for rental and special events.


Pioneer Park, on Buckhorn Ridge Road, is a community park with facilities for baseball, basketball, playground, and bathrooms. Dogs are not allowed. No overnight camping.



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.

Location: Ione Junior High School, 450 S. Mill St., Ione
For information about pool hours, swim lessons, pool rentals and season passes:
Location: Detert Park, Highway 49/88, Jackson
Salts Springs Reservoir is open Mid May - Mid November. Camping, swimming, and fishing are available. 
Salt Springs Rd, Hwy 88
Pioneer Ca
Whether you enjoy this scenic lake while on the sandy shore of the swimming beach, in the water, or from your canoe, kayak or motor boat, this lake is a must on your vacation agenda. 
At 7,300 feet in elevation in the stunning Sierra Nevada, Silver Lake is a fishing paradise with rainbow brown, and mackinaw trout. Fish from shore, in a motor boat or fly fish in one of the many nearby streams. 
Silver Lake East is located 52 miles east of Jackson. Open June - October. Camping, swimming and fishing are available. Fun for the whole family. 
Highway 88
Pioneer Ca
Silver Lake West is located 52 miles east of Jackson.  Open Mid May - Mid October. Camping, swimming and fishing is available. Fun for the whole family. 
Highway 88
Pioneer Ca
Tiger Creek Reservoir, also known as Tiger Creek Afterbay, is popular for fishing and hiking. The elevation is 2,400 feet. Species of fish, rainbow trout,and brown trout. Picnic areas,swimming, hiking, no boats.
Open year round. The facility is operated by PG&E.
Upper Blue Lakes is located 15 miles off Hwy 88. Open June - October. Upper Blue Lake is a beautiful place for fishing, hiking, camping, and swimming. 
Blue Lakes Rd
Vaught's Beach is fun for the whole family! Vaught's Beach is a good place to cool off in the water and have a pinic with the family. Restrooms are available.
Electra Rd
Jackson CA
White Azalea is located off Ellis Rd, 37 miles east of Jackson off Highway 88. Picnicking, fishing, swimming, and camping are available. 
Ellis Rd
Woods Lake located South off Hwy 88, near Carson Pass. Open July - October. Camping, swimming, picnicking, and fishing is available.