Plumas-Eureka State Park

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Plumas-Eureka State Park
Plumas-Eureka State Park landscape.jpg
Map showing the location of Plumas-Eureka State Park
Map showing the location of Plumas-Eureka State Park
Location in California
Map showing the location of Plumas-Eureka State Park
Map showing the location of Plumas-Eureka State Park
Plumas-Eureka State Park (the United States)
LocationPlumas County, California
Nearest cityBlairsden, California
Coordinates39°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 bodyState of California
Official nameJamison City, Eureka Mills, Johnstown, and the famous Eureka Mine[1]
Reference no.196

Plumas-Eureka State Park is a 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]

Plumas-Eureka State Park is in the Sierra Nevada Coniferous Forest ecosystem 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 is within the Feather River watershed and encompasses some of its headwaters.[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for closure in January 2008 by California's Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as part of a deficit reduction program since rescinded following public outcry.[7] Plumas-Eureka State Park, except during the winter season, is open to the public.[2][6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jamison City, Eureka Mills, Johnstown, and the famous Eureka Mine". Office of Historic Preservation, California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-10-10.
  2. ^ a b c d e f California, California State Parks, State of. "Plumas-Eureka SP". CA State Parks.
  3. ^ "Plumas Eureka State Park Association". www.plumas-eureka.org.
  4. ^ "Plumas Eureka State Park Association". www.plumas-eureka.org.
  5. ^ http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/ecoregions/sierra_nevada_coniferous_forests.cfm
  6. ^ a b "Plumas Eureka State Park Association". www.plumas-eureka.org.
  7. ^ CBS5.com: List Of Calif. Parks To Close In Budget Proposal Archived 2008-02-23 at the Wayback Machine

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