Found in the rugged Sierra Nevada, Amador County was once the heart of the Gold Rush. Visitors flock to historic 19th century communities such as Drytown, where the county’s first gold discovery was made, and where panning for gold is still a common pastime.
In addition to its rich history, Amador County boasts pristine outdoor spaces such as the El Dorado National Forest with its hundreds of miles of trails, large lakes, and numerous campgrounds. Here, too, is California’s Shenandoah Valley, a viticulture area known for vibrant, full-bodied wines.
Towns in Amador County, CA
- Amador City
- Jackson (county seat)
- Sutter Creek