Founded in 1887 by gold miners who were working in the Red Rover Mine, the town of Acton was once considered for the State Capital of California. In 1889, Acton's first hotel and saloon, the 49er, was opened and you can still tie your horse on a side rail there today.
Mountains Mountains Mountains!
Known for its spectacular views of the Sierra Pelona Mountains, Acton prizes itself on preserving the natural community, flora and fauna, as well as preventing the light noise that interrupts the outstanding star and sky watching popular among
Rugged Natural Beauty
Acton's Parker Mountain, and other high deserts areas offer hiking, biking, camping and off-roading as well as being home to Shambala Animal Preserve a wild nature animal park home to more than 70 lions, tigers, cougars and elephants.
Don't be surprised if Acton pops up on your television set or movie screen as many famous movies and videos are shot on location here including Terminator 3, Little Miss Sunshine and underwater scenes from Titanic using a specially constructed pool on a mesa by Mill Creek.
A place to call Home
With only 8000 residents and spanning over 39.3 square miles, there is a desire for Acton to continue to remain rural. With limited construction, limited expansion and limited commercial interests, Acton plans to be a haven for space, wildlife and natural beauty for many years to come.