Carson Pass Stores and Gas Stations

Amador County and Alpine County

Carson Pass Stores and Gas Stations

As you would expect, there are plenty of stores and gas stations in communities like Pine Grove and Pioneer. Once you begin to move up the pass things become scarcer. The best advice is to fill up on gas before starting up the pass. Small stores at resorts around Silver and Caples lakes can provide you with basic camping needs and groceries.

Don't overlook the close proximity of South Lake Tahoe and Gardnerville and Minden, Nevada, to the high country. From the top of Caron Pass it is only 21 miles to Myers in South Lake Tahoe. Minden and Gardnerville are about 30 miles away over mostly flat, straight roads.

Pine Grove Stores

Munnerlyn's Ice Creamery

20145 Highway 88, Pine Grove, CA   (209) 796-4400

O'Henry's Donuts

19894 Highway 88, Pine Grove, CA   (209) 796-5488

Sangheras Market

19394 Highway 88, Pine Grove, CA   (209) 796-3443


Pioneer Stores

Pioneer Ace Hardware

24480 Highway 88, Pioneer, CA   (209) 795-7084

Sierra Gun Works

23885 Carson Drive, Pioneer, CA   (209) 795-3219

Sierra Trading Post

26810 Silver Drive, Pioneer, CA   (209) 795-4411
Sierra Trading Post

Payless Market

26560 Highway 88, Pioneer, Ca   (209) 795-7160

Tasty Maid Bakery

24140 Highway 88, Pioneer, CA   (209) 795-4100

Buckhorn Plaza Hardware

26659 Tiger Creek Road, Pioneer, CA   (209) 795-8800


Volcano Stores

Country Store

16146 Main Street, Volcano, CA   (209) 296-4459

Volcano Gallery

16105 Main Street, Volcano, CA   (209) 296-3334

Big Trees Market

25020 Shake Ridge Road, Volcano, CA   (209) 295-7525


Along the Highway

Cook's Station

31950 Highway 88, CA   (209) 295-7900

Ham's Station

34950 Highway 88, CA   (209) 295-4810


Silver Lake and Caples Lake

Kit Carson Lodge Store

Highway 88, Silver Lake, CA   (209) 258-8500
Snacks, groceries, camping and fishing supplies, souvenirs, clothing
Kit Carson Lodge Store

Plasse's Resort General Store

30001 Plasse Road, Silver Lake, CA   (209) 258-8814
Propane, groceries, camping supplies

Caples Lake Resort Marina Store

1111 Highway 88, Caples Lake, CA   (209) 258-8888
Fishing tackle, snacks, ice, insect repellent


Kirkwood Meadows

Kirkwood General Store

Kirkwood Mountain Village, Kirkwood Meadows, CA   (209) 258-7294
Deli, groceries, post office
Kirkwood General Store

Kirkwood Mountain Sports

Kirkwood Village and Timber Creek, Kirkwood Meadows, CA  
Mountain outfitting, skis, snowboards, apparel
Kirkwood Mountain Sports


East Side of Carson Pass

Sorensen's Resort Gift Shop

14255 Highway 88, Hope Valley, CA   (800) 423-9949
gifts, clothing, books, photography
Sorensen's Resort Gift Shop

Woodfords Station

Woodfords Station, Woodfords, CA

290 Old Pony Express Road, Woodfords, CA
(530) 694-2930
Open daily 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Recently under new ownership.
Woodfords Station

Sierra Pines Country Store

19750 Highway 89, Markleeville, CA   (530) 694-1700
groceries, restaurant, 24-hour gas