School Field Trip & Group Reservations

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Overview

Plumas Eureka State Park visitor center is in the Sierra Nevada Mountain range at an elevation of about 5,168 feet.

Interpreter led field trips take students and participants on an experiential journey to discover Mining History of the area and the pioneer experience, Maidu Native American culture, and diverse ecosystems.

Field trips and group tours typically take place on weekdays from 10am–2pm. We accommodate groups of up to 60 students/participants. There are no fees for field trips to Plumas Eureka State Park.

Schedule a School Field Trip or Group Reservation

Please complete this Plumas School Program Request and contact darcy.page@parks.ca.gov with any questions.

 

 Sample Field Trip Itinerary

1000 Arrive at PESP (introductions, snacks, and bathrooms)

1015 (Split into activity groups) Rotation #1: Guided Nature Hike / Outdoor Museum

1115 Rotation #2: Historic Moriarty Home Tours

1215 Lunch

1245 Rotation #3: Museum Exhibits Scavenger Hunt / Outdoor Activity

1345 Bathrooms and Depart

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Facilities & Directions

Plumas Eureka State Park is right outside the town of Graeagle, CA. Our Visitor’s Center is 310 Johnsville Rd, Blairsden, CA 96103

Preparation

Weather in the Sierra Nevada’s may fluctuate. Make sure to bring sun protection and an extra warm layer. Please bring water bottles and snacks/lunch. Drinking water and bathrooms are available at the Visitor Center.

Logistics

  • Groups will arrive for an orientation at the Visitor Center and will split up into smaller groups to rotate between activities.
  • Extreme weather may cancel field trips if transportation to/from the park is unsafe.

Chaperones

  • Chaperones are responsible for guiding participant behavior and keeping the group together and focused on the program.
  • Please bring a first aid kit for your group.

Educational Resources

Nature Trail Brochure (Ctrl + Click to follow)

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