1 - Castle City

Things To Do

Ione is the Castle City

Built on top of a hill looking over our city is Preston Castle a national historic landmark built in Romanesque Revival architecture in 1890. Open for tours and special events.

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2 - Golf

Things To Do

Castle Oaks Golf Club

Castle Oaks Golf Club is one of Northern California's premier public courses and a Golf Digest "Places to Play", 4-Star rated course. The 18-hole, Par 71 championship course includes a driving range, restaurant, and snack shack.

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3 - Equestrian Complex

Things To Do

Equestrian Complex

The Ed Hughes Memorial Arena is the City of Ione's Multi-Purpose, covered arena. It is available for all outdoor activities year round, rain or shine.

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visitors to Ione, CA

Welcome to Ione “The Castle City, Gateway to the MotherLode.” Whether you are stopping by or staying, you will be enchanted by our charming town.  Get out and take a look around!  Play a round of golf at Castle Oaks Golf Club, tour the historic Preston Castle or take your bike through the gently rolling hills. You will find unique shops and eateries in our town.  Parking is easily accessible at our park and ride located on the North end of Sacramento St.  Our 100 acre park, Howard Park, offers endless outdoor recreation opportunities.  With play structures, a skate park, frisbee golf, baseball fields, soccer fields equestrian center you can enjoy the great outdoors.   We want you to enjoy your time here in Ione, for any questions or concerns please click on the Report/Request option at the bottom of the page or if it is during business hours please contact City Hall at 209-274-2412.


home residents - of Ione, CA

Info for Residents

During these hot days of summer take care of yourself and neighbors, stay hydrated and check on neighbors who may be sensitive to the increase in temperature. All open burning has been suspended until further notice. Watch out for rattle snakes keep yards free of refuse piles where they hide and nest. If you need assistance with snake removal call 9-1-1 the City of Ione Fire Department has the protective gear and equipment to safely remove a potential threat to your health. If you need to report a concern or request information you can click on Report/Request link at the bottom of this page for assistance. You are an important part of our community and can address the City Council with any concerns at the regularly scheduled meetings held on the first and third Tuesday of each month.



Historic Main Street

Historic Main Street

Ione's historic Main Street stretches several blocks. Boutiques, restaurants and cafes make Main Street a popular shopping and browsing destination for both visitors and residents. Business and retail opportunities are available; parties interested in Ione's downtown commercial and historic district can contact Ione's City Manager.


Ione City News

City News

The sewer spill into City Hall is being cleaned up today and throughout the weekend.  The Council Chambers and the Police Station were spared.  But the rest of the building is being dried out and carpeting in the hallway from the restrooms to the Chambers is being removed and will be replaced.  Some other carpeting and sheet rock may have to be removed, but most of the water damage is in hallway and the Engineering/Building Inspector Room.  The work to remove and replace everything will not be completed until close of business on Monday.  Staff and the public will be able to return on Tuesday.  
The City Council Agenda for the November 15 meeting will be posted tomorrow before close of business.  
Information about the closure will be posted on social media and the City's Web Page for the public.  


Draft Housing Element Available for Public Review through December 14, 2022

The City of Ione participated with Amador County and the cities in the County to prepare the Countywide 6th Cycle Housing Element.  Visit the City of Ione's Planning, Entitlement Review, and Development PageEntitlement Review, and Development Page to review the Draft Countywide Housing Element and learn about opportunities to comment on the draft document. 


Employment Opportunities

There are currently several openings at the City of Ione, please see the Employment Opportunites section for additional information

Administrative Analyst I/II/III

Building Official/Code Enforcement Officer

City Treasurer


Press Release regarding the current Howard Park situation - Please Read

Public Hearings


CDCR VOC Lab Testing


City Meetings

        City Council Meetings
 Planning Commission
 Parks and Recreation
Creek Committee
Special Districts Committee

  1. All meetings are held in the Ione City Council Chambers
  2. located at 1 Main St. Ione, CA unless otherwise noted.   



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The City of Ione, California

The City of Ione is nestled in the beautiful oak covered foothills in the Gold Country. Residents and visitors to Ione enjoy the gentle climate, pastoral setting with oak trees and farmlands, and the family-oriented atmosphere of this medium-sized city.

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