Plumas-Eureka State Park
|Plumas-Eureka State Park|
Location in California
|Location||Plumas County, California|
|Nearest city||Blairsden, California|
|Governing body||State of California|
|Official name||Jamison City, Eureka Mills, Johnstown, and the famous Eureka Mine|
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.
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".
Plumas-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.
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for closure in January 2008 by California's Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as part of a deficit reduction program since rescinded following public outcry. Plumas-Eureka State Park, except during the winter season, is open to the public.
- "Jamison City, Eureka Mills, Johnstown, and the famous Eureka Mine". Office of Historic Preservation, California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-10-10.
- CBS5.com: List Of Calif. Parks To Close In Budget Proposal