Plumas-Eureka State Park, Graeagle

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Plumas-Eureka State Park is a California state park located in the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Range in Plumas County, California.The park, as a mining museum, shows and protects the history of the active mid-19th century California Gold Rush mining period. As a large natural area it shows and protects the serenity of the mountain's meadows, forests, lakes, and granite peaks. Camping, picnicking, biking, fishing, and hiking are offered.Mining historyThe historic mining area includes a museum in the miner's bunkhouse, the Mohawk Stamp Mill, Bushman five-stamp mill, stables, a blacksmith shop, the mine office, and a miner’s home "Moriarity House".A California Historical Landmark marker is located in the park honoring the mining areas of Jamison City, Eureka Mills, Johnstown, and the Eureka Mine.Natural historyPlumas-Eureka State Park is in the Sierra Nevada Coniferous Forests ecoregion of the Temperate Coniferous Forests Biome. The park's animals include black bear, deer, weasel, mink, marten, mountain lion, bobcat, fox, and many others. The park encompasses some of the Feather Headwaters and Yuba River headwaters basins of the Feather River.
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  • This park takes us back in history to the gold days in California. The old stamp Mill is standing (although you can't go in for safety reasons). Look for the Gold Rush weekend event.Starts with pancak...  more »
  • A bench along the Talking Forest trail was unusable, a small bridge looked like it might collapse and the museum exhibits faded -- camping sites looked fabulous. The small grey squirrel dragging a pin...  more »
  • I have been coming to this park since I was ten years old. My wife and I brought our children, and we have continued to visit. It has very spacious sites, and hot showers. It is also conveniently loca...  more »
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  • Can't beat the view and the area here. One of my favorite places for family vacations. Strongly recommend you check it out.
  • Beautiful park especially during summer. Great camping spot.
  • One of the most beautiful places on Earth!
  • I love this place. Great California gold mining/snow skiing history. The Ranger Station/store/museum is a treasure trove of local history. Beautiful campground. Be sure to bring a camera for the many photo ops along the hiking trails to remnants of the Jamison Mine Complex, Eureka Tunnel, Tramway Terminal Ruins, the Mohawk Stamp Mill and the Intorf Ski Lodge. If you have a 4 wheel drive with some ground clearance drive up to Eureka Lake for a breathtaking view of Eureka Peak at 7447' or take a hike to the top. Definitely put this place on your "to go see" list!
  • My husband and I just got done building our house on the 15 acres we bought above johnsville. The most beautiful place I have ever lived. My piece of heaven.
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