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Plumas-Eureka State Park

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
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 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]

Contents

  • Mining history 1
  • Natural history 2
  • Access 3
    • Proposed closure 3.1
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Mining history

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

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

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

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closure in January 2008 by California's Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as part of a deficit reduction program since rescinded following public outcry.[7] Plumas-Eureka State Park, except during the winter season, is open to the public.[2][6]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

References

  1. ^ a b
  2. ^ a b c d e f http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=507
  3. ^ http://www.plumas-eureka.org/
  4. ^ http://www.plumas-eureka.org/history.html
  5. ^ http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/ecoregions/sierra_nevada_coniferous_forests.cfm
  6. ^ a b http://www.plumas-eureka.org/hours--fees.html
  7. ^ CBS5.com: List Of Calif. Parks To Close In Budget Proposal

External links

  • websitePlumas-Eureka State Parkofficial
  • Plumas-Eureka Park Association website
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