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Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park

Park Information

Contact Information

(530) 265-2740

Trailer Lengths

Max Trailer Length: 18 Feet
Max Camper Length: 24 Feet

Park Hours

The park is open every day from sunrise to sunset. The museum is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00am to 4:00 pm through September. Tours of the townsite are offered at 1:30pm on days the museum is open.

Driving Directions to Malakoff Diggins SHP

Travel 11-miles north on highway-49 toward Downieville. Turn right onto Tyler Foote Road, stay on the pavement and follow the yellow line to the park. The road changes names a few times (Curzon Grade Road, Back Bone Road, Derbec Road, North Bloomfield Road).
These are not high-speed roads. The park is 26-miles from Nevada City.

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Camping and Lodging

Online reservations are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Reservations can be made 7 months in advance on the first day of the month beginning at 8:00 a.m. PST via the website, by mail, or by calling the toll free telephone number at 1-800-444-7275. Due to seasonal volume, access to the ReserveAmerica website and the telephone line may at times be limited.

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Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.


Camping and Trails

Camping Information

The Chute Hill Campground and Group Camp are currently open with sites available by reservation through Reserve America (www.reserveamerica.com). The campground will be closed from September 28th, 2014 until May 2015 for the winter season. Check back soon for updated information.

The Miner's Cabins are open and available by reservation through September 28th, 2014.


Trail information

All trails are currently open.


Park Information
Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park is the site of California's largest "hydraulic" mine. Visitors can see huge cliffs carved by mighty streams of water, results of the gold mining technique of washing away entire mountains to find the precious metal. Legal battles between mine owners and downstream farmers ended this method. The park also contains a 7,847 foot bedrock tunnel that served as a drain. The visitor center has exhibits on life in the old mining town of North Bloomfield.


Location-Directions

From Nevada City, travel 11-miles north on highway-49 toward Downieville. North Bloomfield Road is not recommended. Turn right on Tyler Foote Rd. turnoff from Highway 49 and follow the main paved road to the park.The main road changes names a few times (Cruzon Grade Road, Back Bone Road, Derbec Road, North Bloomfield Road). You will stay on paved roads all the way to the park.  These are not high-speed roads. The park is 26-miles (50 min drive time) from Nevada City.


Seasons/Climate/Recommended Clothing

Summer and spring are warm; fall and winter can be cool. Layered clothing is advised.