Area Guide

Sutter Creek Area Guide

Located in the heart of Gold Country at the gateway to the Shenandoah Valley, there’s something for everyone when you visit Sutter Creek in Amador County.

Historical Charm

Founded in 1854, Sutter Creek marries the past with the present with its historic downtown and flourishing main street. Step back in time and experience “the jewel of Amador County and Gold Country.” Learn all about California’s Gold Rush by taking a tour of Kennedy Gold Mine or Roaring Camp Mining Company in the beautiful Mokelumne River Canyon. Experience even more of Amador County’s historical charm when you tour landmarks such as Preston Castle or the Amador County Museum.

Natural Beauty

Located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, there’s no shortage of activities for nature lovers when you visit Sutter Creek. Take in the natural beauty of Black Chasm Cavern, Chaw’se Indian Grinding Rock State Park, or explore the picturesque Amador Flower Farm. Experience the grandeur of the giant sequoias at Calaveras Big Tree State Park or visit Kirkwood Mountain for outdoor fun all year round, including skiing, mountain biking and hiking.

Cultural Fun

If indoor activities are more your style, take in a local production at Main Street Theatre Works or enjoy a concert at the historic Sutter Creek Theatre. Feeling lucky? Visit the Jackson Rancheria Casino and see if you can hit a different kind of Mother Lode!