The Heart of the Gold Country



Pioneer is located 5 miles (8.0 km) east-northeast of Pine Grove, at an elevation of 2986 feet (910 m), along State Route 88.

Pioneer Station, built approximately 1925, is located in Pioneer however, it was never a Pony Express stop, a popular fallacy. It was a general store selling gas and water and offering camping sites. The old Pioneer Station still stands and is currently a private residence.

Where generations of Indian bands traversed, non-Indians first crossed the high Sierra in 1844 when Fremont’s Expedition, in deep snow, surmounted the range, thanks to several mountain-man immortals - Kit Carson, Alex Godey, and Thomas Fitzpatrick.

Top Five Things To Do: 
  1. Mace Meadow Golf Course
  2. Cook’s Station
  3. Plasse’s Resort
  4. Bear River Reservoir
  5. Eldorado Forest Ranger Station

Things to Do

The Amador County Library is a service-oriented network of community libraries, a main library, branches, and outreach services providing books, information and other resources

Bella Imagio Skin Care & Day Spa on Meadow Vista Dr in Pioneer, CA is in the Beach California section(s) Beauty Salons and Fitness And Recreational Sports Centers.
Cook's Station, an old-fasioned diner with a great selection of food, is at 5,000 feet elevation in the Sierra Nevada moun
CR Antiques and Gifts. 
Deer Ridge Inn is open for breakfast and lunch.
Hours:  Wednesday - Sunday 7am - 3pm
Local bar and grill that serves lunch and dinner. 
Gold Country Trinkets in Pioneer is a business specialized in domestic, country and costumes.
Open Daily
Ham's Station Restaurant and bar is locally owned and serves burgers and fries. Located right off Hwy 88.
Unusual gift items, jewelry, crystal, marble, tea items, and consignment. They will pick up your donations. 
Le's Chinese Restaurants
Two locations:
535 S. Hwy 49, Suite 5, Jackson
24887 Hwy. 88, Pioneer
Mon-Sat 11 am - 9 pm

Mace Meadows is located in a mountain setting with outstanding scenery of tall Oaks, towering Ponderosa Pine

Located on 7 wooded acres in Pioneer.  Ball field, snack bar, restrooms, tennis courts, and disc gof course.
Woodfern Dr.
Pioneer, CA


Movies To Go is a local video and video game rental shop. 
Mr. Beefy's premium burgers, shakes and fries. 
Pearl's Restaurant is a small vegetarian restaurant located in the Sierra Nevada mountains, close to Amador station.
Leather clothing and gifts.
Located right off Hwy 88
Pioneer, CA

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.

Enjoy dining in the beauty of the Sierra Nevada. Plasse's Resort, founded in 1853, is situated on Silver Lake along the famous Kit Carson Immigrant Trail.

Possibili-Teas is a Tea and Gifts shop with fine Quality Teas, Tea Accessories, Books, China, Gifts. Possibili-Teas offers
Near the intersection of State Highway 88 and CA-88/Meadow Vista Dr
Looking for delicious sandwhiches, stop by Red Corral Deli.
Located at:
22500 State Highway 88
Pioneer Ca
(209) 295-5400
Serenity Center & Gift Shop specializes in Metaphysical and Alternative healing center. They carry healing stones, inc
Whether you enjoy this scenic lake while on the sandy shore of the swimming beach, in the water, or from your canoe, kayak