China Gulch, California

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China Gulch
Former settlement
China Gulch is located in California
China Gulch
China Gulch
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°49′00″N 121°10′35″W / 39.81667°N 121.17639°W / 39.81667; -121.17639Coordinates: 39°49′00″N 121°10′35″W / 39.81667°N 121.17639°W / 39.81667; -121.17639
Country  United States
State  California
County Plumas County
Elevation[1] 5,610 ft (1,710 m)

China Gulch is a former settlement in Plumas County, California.[1] It lay at an elevation of 5610 feet (1710 m).[1] China Gulch is located 5.5 miles (8.9 km) south of Bucks Lake.[2] It still appeared on maps as of 1897.[2]

A smelter for the Engels Copper Mine was located at China Gulch.


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: China Gulch, California
  2. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 364. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.