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Pine Grove – A Gateway Community to the Sierra Mountains

Pine  Grove is a small living and working community on state highway 88, nestled in the foothills of Amador County, California. Originally the crossroads of  gold mining and logging developments, the neighborhoods of Pine Grove have developed along these roads such as Tabeaud, Clinton and Clinton Bar Roads, Irishtown Road, Ridge Road, and Pine Grove- Volcano Road.

The first use of  the Pine Grove name was for the Pine Grove House, a lodging inn and restaurant that became the first post office for Pine Grove in 1856. A town hall was built in 1877 on a site donated with the intent of forming a township specified by an act of Congress. The town grew over the years but never incorporated and so reverted to the control of Amador County.

  • HIstoric Town Plaque
    HIstoric Town Plaque
  • Amador Farmers Market
    Amador Farmers Market
  • Relax at Lake Tabeaud
    Relax at Lake Tabeaud
  • Chaw'se Indian Grinding Rock
    Chaw'se Indian Grinding Rock
  • Gold Country Camp Grounds
    Gold Country Camp Grounds
  • Roaring Camp Swimming Hole
    Roaring Camp Swimming Hole
  • Pine Grove Town Hall
    Pine Grove Town Hall
  • Historic Pine Grove School
    Historic Pine Grove School

The age of the automobile and construction of highway 88 brought many changes to Pine Grove, especially the post war years, as new families and retirees move in from the Bay area. With access to the high sierra and Carson Pass with its many lakes and rivers, many saw Pine Grove as an ideal place to live. Above the valley fog and heat and below the snow became a theme of development of many foothill communities and Pine Grove fit this criteria nicely.

Take time to browse the website and learn more about Pine Grove, its activities, and recreational opportunities. It is truly a wonderful place to live and visit.