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South of Sacto, historic Ione is surrounded by countryside of gently rolling hills, cattle ranches, farms, and fish-filled lakes. Wine tasting and golfing, and being lower elevation, means hot as hell in summer months.
elevation: 297'
population: 7,827
zip code: 95640


mountain foothills with oaks

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Amador County
South of Sacramento
on Hwy.104 near jct. 88



  • camping
  • caverns & caves
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • golfing
  • mountain biking
  • observatory
  • old coal mine
  • wineries
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Calaveras Big Trees State Park
  • Pardee Reservoir
  • Stanislaus National Forest
  • Castle Oaks Golf
  • Charles Howard Park
  • Camanche Reservoir
  • Sutter Creek
  • Lake Amador

  • Preston Castle in Ione, California

    Ione, neer the coal mine

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