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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  • September 6, 2017
    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 »
  • August 26, 2017
    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 »
  • August 23, 2017
    A really pretty route to take to catch some of the really beautiful areas of this forest. It was busy on the road so had to take it slowly and stop at various vista stops to take it all in. Some place...  more »
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  • October 15, 2016
    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!
  • January 9, 2017
    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.
  • September 28, 2016
    I went to the Lost Sierra Hoedown and had the time of my year! Enjoyed every moment. You can hike and play and listen to live music. Thanks to Azariah Reynolds for hosting his music festival at the old Johnsville Ski Hill
  • January 25, 2017
    Beautiful area... A must see I. The summer and winter.
  • August 4, 2014
    Nice mountain to visit and play and relax in. It has many lakes to swim, fish, and kayak in. Trails for exploring and majestic scenery. Old mining town nestled up in the thick pine forest. There r golf courses, wine bars, nice restaurants near by. It's tranquil, relaxing, and so much to do for everyone. You can easily have a whole week here and have something different to do every day. I had a very nice time here. It was my second time here. And I am marking it as one of my favorite places.

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