Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park


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Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park


Location:26 miles northeast of Nevada City on North Bloomfield Road (steep gravel road).
Facilities:Family and group campsites, environmental campsites, rustic cabins, picnic areas, hiking and bike trails, horseback trails, fishing pier, visitor center, exhibits (é).
Activities:Camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, horseback riding, mountain biking, interpretive programs (seasonal).
Special Features:The devastating force of "hydraulic" mining, employed in the 1800s, is still evident in the hills of this park. The gold-mining technique which used powerful streams of water to wash away entire mountains was ended after years of legal battles between mine owners and downstream farmers and communities. The park also contains a 7,847-foot bedrock tunnel that served as a drain.
Address:c/o Sierra District Office
PO Box 266
Tahoma, CA 96142

Phone:530-265-2740
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=494
Size: 3,143 acres.

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Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park. Free weekend gold panning tours, $5 entry fee per car; (916) 265-2740.
And Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park (265-2740), northeast of Nevada City, shows off the ecological damage caused by hydraulic mining.
Hiking the Diggins, fishing the Yuba The site of the world's largest hydraulic gold mine is Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park, 16 miles northeast of Nevada City on North Bloomfield Road.