Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park

23579 N. Bloomfield Rd.
Nevada City, CA 95959- Map It
(530) 265-2740

AAA Editor Notes

Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park is 26 mi. n.e. Take SR 49 n. 11 mi., then e. onto Tyler-Foote Crossing Rd. (the road changes names several times; the last mile is unpaved). This was the world's largest hydraulic gold mine before it ceased operation in 1884. The park museum has exhibits and a 20-minute videotape explaining hydraulic mining methods and describing the miners' way of life. Highlights include a restored church, 1860s general store, drugstore, barber shop, livery stable and house. The homecoming celebration is held in mid-June. Dogs are not permitted in buildings or on some trails. Pets on leash are allowed. Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
$8 per private vehicle; $7 (ages 62+ per private vehicle). Reservations for camping are required.
Hours: Historic park daily dawn-dusk. Museum open daily 10-4, May-Sept. Tours of the townsite are available at 1:30 when the museum is open. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.