Plumas-Eureka State Park

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Plumas-Eureka State Park
Map showing the location of Plumas-Eureka State Park
Map showing the location of Plumas-Eureka State Park
Location in California
Location Plumas County, California
Nearest city Blairsden, California
Coordinates 39°45′40″N 120°42′24″W / 39.761111°N 120.706667°W / 39.761111; -120.706667Coordinates: 39°45′40″N 120°42′24″W / 39.761111°N 120.706667°W / 39.761111; -120.706667
Governing body State of California
Official name: Jamison City, Eureka Mills, Johnstown, and the famous Eureka Mine[1]
Reference No. 196

Plumas-Eureka State Park is an California state park located in the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Range in Plumas County, California.[2][3]

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.[2]

Mining history[edit]

The 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."[4]

A California Historical Landmark marker is located in the park honoring the mining areas of Jamison City, Eureka Mills, Johnstown, and the Eureka Mine.[1]

Natural history[edit]

Further information: Ecology of the Sierra Nevada

Plumas-Eureka State Park is in the Sierra Nevada Coniferous Forests ecoregion of the Temperate Coniferous Forests Biome.[5] The park's animals include black bear, deer, weasel, mink, marten, mountain lion, bobcat, fox, and many others.[2] The park encompasses some of the Feather Headwaters and Yuba River headwaters basins of the Feather River.[2]

Access[edit]

Plumas-Eureka State Park is located about 60 miles north of Lake Tahoe in Northern California. It is five miles west of Blairsden on County Road A-14.[2][6]

Proposed closure[edit]

This is one of the 48 California state parks proposed for closure in January 2008 by California's Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as part of a deficit reduction program since rescinded following public outcry.[7] Plumas-Eureka State Park, except during the winter season, is open to the public.[2][6]

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