AAA Editor Notes
Sumpter Valley Dredge State Heritage Area is at 211 S.W. Austin St. The park offers self-guiding tours with interpretive displays that cover the history and operation of the gold dredge. While in operation from 1935 through 1954, the dredge mined more than $4 million worth of gold by hauling large buckets of earth into its machinery, separating the gold out and depositing the waste rock or “tailings” behind the dredge.
Picnicking is permitted.