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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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.


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.


visitors to Ione, CA

Welcome to Ione “The Castle City, Gateway to the MotherLode.” Weather 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 gentle 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.

Around Town



The Festival of Carols will take place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 20-22
at the Ione Methodist Church located at 150 W. Marlette, Ione.

Tickets are free.

Friday, November 20, 6 p.m.- African Style

Saturday, November 21, 3 p.m.- Renovassom

Saturday, November 21, 6 p.m.- Interfaith Community Choirs

Sunday, November 22, 3 p.m.- Interfaith Community Choirs

Contact 209-223-2834 for more information.


Upcoming Events

Every Saturday Beginning at 10:00 am
Preston Castle Tours


City Meetings

 November 3 - City Council @ 6:00 pm

November 9 - Planning Commission @ 6:00 pm

November 17 - City Council @ 6:00 pm

November 30 - Parks and Recreation @ 6:00 pm

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

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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