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Plumas-Eureka State Park

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Address: County Road A-14, Graeagle, CA
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+1 530-836-2380

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Great for history and nature

We have lived near here for 35 years and our bluegrass band plays every year for their yearly pancake breakfast fundraiser. This is a great place to experience California history... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2016
Rural northern California
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Rural northern California
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

We have lived near here for 35 years and our bluegrass band plays every year for their yearly pancake breakfast fundraiser. This is a great place to experience California history of gold mining. Docents do a very good job explaining how the stamp mill worked and how gold was extracted. Often blacksmiths are working in the working blacksmith shop. The... More 

1 Thank BluegrassMom
Portola, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Lots of history and beautiful views. Lots to see. Nice campgrounds with showers and great hiking trails.

1 Thank taterrill
Napa, CA
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We checked out the Park recently and will definitely come back for a camping trip. So much history and scenic beauty. Campground is tucked deep into the park. Great for hikes.

Thank CRYA
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

We used to camp here with our kids, campground has been updated with new showers & restrooms. It's quiet and there are lots of trails to hike down and up. The building in picture was an old stamp mill when gold was mined here. There is a great ranger program for kids. This is a good base for taking in... More 

1 Thank Ducklady
Chico, California
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106 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Take the 1.3 mile 4 wheel drive up to Eureka Lake and enjoy a picnic by the water...no one will be there except you and nature. Then be sure to wear comfortable shoes and make the hike up to the peak. The trail takes you up rocky trails, Alpine meadows, oaks and one forest and then delivers breath-taking views of... More 

1 Thank Sharron A
Lincoln, California
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47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015

A great museum with buildings left over from the mining days. When docents are there, they have the Assay office and Blacksmith's area open. History abounds in the museum. A working model stamp mill too! Gold panning for kids, hiking trails and a campground.

1 Thank Stephanie H
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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135 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015

While I can't rate the entire park, we did enjoy the very interesting museum at the park entrance. Fascinating info on the history of ski racing in the area, flora and fauna including taxidermied critters, and good descriptions on mining Quartz for gold. Outside the museum are artifacts from the mining industry including a working blacksmith shed, a model stamping... More 

Thank Floplace
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64 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015

We have been camping at this Park for 10 years now. We missed it much when they closed for renovation a few year ago. We love camping here because it is quiet (no party here), very clean with great working showers & flush toilets. A nice size creek runs thru the property and is accessible from a lot of the... More 

2 Thank TravilinMom
Porterville, California
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2015

We had a day of rain while staying at Gray Eagle Lodge. The museum at Plumas-Eureka State Park was a great indoor destination. The black- smith demonstration was fantastic and kept the kids mesmerized for over an hour.

Thank Barbara B
Forest Grove, Oregon
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2015

I like this campground because it has nice sized campsites. It's kept up and I've never been bothered by noisy neighbors. Now I could have been just lucky but still. The area around the park is so diverse if you are a nature lover or an outdoor adventurer this is a great spot to hang your hat after a long... More 

2 Thank bigdipper22

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