Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park

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Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park


Location:Northeast of Stockton, 8 miles east of Jackson at 14881 Pine Grove-Volcano Road in Pine Grove.
Facilities:23 developed family campsites with showers and restrooms, 7 bark houses for primitive/environmental camping, picnic areas, hiking and nature trails, museums, historical features (é).
Activities:Camping, interpretive programs, living history demonstrations, special events.
Special Features:Park preserves a great outcropping of marbleized limestone with 1,185 mortar holes—the largest collection of bedrock mortars in North America—used many centuries ago by a Native American group now referred to as the Northern Sierra Miwok. The park includes the Chaw'se Regional Indian Museum, featuring an outstanding collection of Sierra Nevada Indian artifacts. Present-day descendents of the Miwok designed and helped reconstruct a typical Miwok village in the park, which includes bark houses, a ceremonial round house, acorn granaries, and shade ramadas.
Address:c/o Central Valley District Office
22708 Broadway St
Columbia, CA 95310

Phone:209-296-7488
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=553
Size: 135 acres.

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3--Color) Typical Miwok tepee-shaped summer houses are just some of the attractions of Chaw'se Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park.
About 1 1/2 miles down Pine Grove-Volcano Road, Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park ($5 parking; 296-7488) is a gem.
And California has a commemorative seal on an Indian grinding rock honoring Native Americans (and designed by a Native American) on the capitol grounds.