Plumas-Eureka State Park

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Plumas-Eureka State Park
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Location in California
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Plumas-Eureka State Park (the United States)
Location Plumas County, California
Nearest city Blairsden, California
Coordinates 39°45′40″N120°42′24″W / 39.761111°N 120.706667°W / 39.761111; -120.706667 Coordinates: 39°45′40″N120°42′24″W / 39.761111°N 120.706667°W / 39.761111; -120.706667
Governing body State 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]

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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

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 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

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for closure in January 2008 by California's Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as part of a deficit reduction program since rescinded following public outcry.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]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Jamison City, Eureka Mills, Johnstown, and the famous Eureka Mine". Office of Historic Preservation, California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-10-10.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 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. "WWF - Sierra Nevada Coniferous Forests". wwf.panda.org. Archived from the original on 2010-08-18.
  6. 1 2 "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