Deep in the foothills of Amador County lies the small town of Ione with one of the best made-for-skate pools in the state of California. A small florf area and mini dish lays next to the bowl. The town is a small one and there is much doubt whether any of the locals go up there to skate.
WHAT: An amazing amoeba bowl ranging from 6ft to 10ft deep complete with pool coping and brick tile. Also a 4-foot mini square dish and banked florf zone with quarterpipes.
GOOD: One of the best bowls in California. The option of camping right next to the bowl is a go.
BAD: The launch ramp/fly-out zone is right next to the big bowl.
PADS: Helmets are required and the local authority will hand out tickets.
ADDRESS: 600 S. Church St. Ione, CA 95640
HOW TO FIND IT: East of Stockton, go east on CA-12 off of Hwy 99 towards Lodi. Turn left onto N. Beckman Rd and then make a right back onto CA-12 East/Victor Rd. Go about five miles 'til the 88 and turn left. After about 18 miles take a left onto Hwy 124 into the town of Ione. Howard Park will be on the right hand side behind the cemetary, next to the running track. If camping overnight, be prepared to pay a $5 per vehicle fee.