The Heart of the Gold Country

Outdoor Sports

Outdoor Sports

Elevate your fun with outdoor recreation and play. 

Lower elevations of 900 feet are often used as starting points for many rides. Lakes Amador, Camanche and Pardee all have year-round fishing. Pardee and Camanche rent boats. Hiking and horse trails are also available in these areas. 

The middle ground has hills that separate Sutter Creek, Amador City, and Jackson and not many miles between them. Runners,  walkers and cyclists use back roads between towns, planning to finish up at a local eatery. River swimming in the Mokelumne River or hiking the canyon along the banks is a local activity. 

The peaks up to 9,000 feet have breathtaking views without the crowds that are part of Eldorado National Forest and Mokelumne Wilderness. Fishing moves to higher elevations as the weather warms. Locals spend time at Plasse's Resort every summer, a jumping-off point for recreation. Kayak and boat rentals are available and the restaurant on-site allows for nights off from cooking. With the deepest, driest snow around and some of North America's most diverse and challenging terrain, Kirkwood Mountain Resort offers big mountain riding with small town attitude. 

Pick your elevation and your season. Every day is full of recreation in Amador County.