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Volcano (California)

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Volcano (California)

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Volcano is a town in Amador County, California.


Volcano is a small town with a population of only 115 persons. Despite the name, it is not on or near a volcano. The name came from early miners who thought the bowl-shaped valley where the town is was a volcanic crater. In the 1850s, Volcano was a booming mine town but the years following brought a steady decline to its current population.

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Volcano is located 3 miles north of California State Route 88 which connects with California 99 to the west and US 395 to the east.

Get around



  • Black Chasm Cavern, 15701 Pioneer Volcano Road, +1 209 736-2708, [1]. Sep-May - daily: 10AM-4PM, Jun-Aug - daily 9AM-5PM. The Cavern is a small three-level cave containing outstanding helictite crystal formations and is listed as National Natural Landmark. 13 and older: $14.95, 3-12: $7.95. (38.432347,-120.626072)






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