Graeagle Ca – June3, 2022 – Plumas Eureka State park announced today that they have opened campgrounds, the museum and all interpretive programs for the summer season.
Plumas-Eureka State Park is open year-round for day use. Hiking trails and unpaved roads are open for visitor exploration. The Upper Jamison Campground is open for 2022 camping season. Camp Lisa Group Campground is currently open.
There are no campfire or barbecue restrictions outside of normal rules and regulations at this time
The museum/vistor center is now open from 8:30-4 pm 7 days a week. However, if visitors arrive earlier or later they are welcome to walk around the surrounding historic area.
For updated information, please visit this website or call the park office at (530) 836-2380.
Plumas-Eureka State Park
Plumas-Eureka State Park was established in 1959, and provides visitors with a glimpse into a fascinating period of California history, as well as opportunities for quiet recreation in a beautiful high Sierra mountain setting.
The focal point of the park is the museum building and historic area surrounding it. Originally constructed as the miner’s bunkhouse, the museum now serves as a visitor center. Inside, displays depict the natural and cultural history of the park. Outside and across the street from the museum is the historic mining area, where the Mohawk Stamp Mill, Bushman five-stamp mill, stable, mine office, Moriarity House (historic miner’s residence) and the blacksmith shop depict life in gold rush-era California.
During the summer, tours of the buildings and blacksmithing demonstrations are conducted by docents and park staff. Visitors can also enjoy fishing, nature study and hiking within the park.
Plumas Eureka State Park is five miles west of Blairsden on County Road A-14.
Fishing opportunities in the Plumas-Eureka area include numerous alpine lakes and streams within a short drive or hike out of the campground. Jamison Creek flows through the campground and can yield the occasional trout.
Plumas-Eureka and the surrounding area is a hiker’s paradise. Campers can hike out of their campsite, and Day User’s can park nearby to access a network of trails that navigates through the Lakes Basin Recreation Area, including the Pacific Crest Trail.
Food Storage Locker Information
Metal bear-resistant food lockers are provided in each campsite. All food, beverages, and toiletries are required by law to be stored in provided food lockers. The inside dimensions of the food lockers are 33″ deep, 48″ wide, and 21″ high. Violators will be cited.
There is a closure to equestrians and pack animals at Plumas Eureka State Park, by Superintendents posted order. Per Title 14, CCR 4359, horses and other pack animals are limited to areas designated as allowed by authority of the department. Pack animals, also known as sumpter animals or beasts of burden, include camels, llamas, alpacas, goats, yaks, reindeer and water buffalo in addition to the horse family, which includes, horses, donkeys, burros and mules. Theses animals may not be ridden, driven or unloaded on Plumas-Eureka State Park property.
The District superintendent or his/her designee, may grant exceptions to this order as determined to be necessary for the proper administration of the park, and to protect the safety and welfare of its visitors, employees and resources. All exceptions, except for emergency personnel, must be obtained in writing. Request for exemptions may be made by contacting the Sierra District Superintendent, Sierra District, PO Box 266, Tahoma, CA 96142.