Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park Campground

Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park Campground Overview

Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park features the ruins and historic sites of the largest hydraulic gold mining operation in the United States.  It is also the site of our country’s first environmental law to curtail the destructive practice of hydraulic mining.  The Park also includes the ghost town of North Bloomfield and many exhibits showcasing the devastation to the environment caused by the hydraulic mining activity.  Visitors can hiking and explore many of the 3,200 acres between an elevation of 2,500 and ,4000 feet in the eastern Sierra Nevada foothills. There are approximately 20 miles of scenic trails to explore, as well as fishing and swimming on the South Yuba River.  The campground has 29 campsites (including 1 group) and 3 cabins for rent.

  • Management:
    California State Parks
    Nevada City, CA 530 265-2740
  • Reservations:
  • Coordinates:
    Lat. 39.365249 / Long. -120.925728
  • Elevation:
    4,000
  • Season:
    Year Round
  • Campsites:
    29
  • Toilets:
    Flush
  • Water:
    Yes
  • Hookups:
    No
  • Showers:
    No
  • Dump Station:
    No
  • Fire Pits:
    Yes
  • Picnic Tables:
    Yes
  • Area Features:
    Historic Sites, Mountains, River, Wildlife Viewing, Fishing, Swimming, HIking, Biking, Visitor Center, Tours, Exhibits
  • Weather:
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