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Address: County Road A-14, Graeagle, CA
Phone Number: 530-836-2380
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Worth the hike

Take the 1.3 mile 4 wheel drive up to Eureka Lake and enjoy a picnic by the water...no one will be there except you and nature. Then be sure to wear comfortable shoes and make... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 23, 2015
Sharron A
Chico, California
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Chico, California
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60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Take the 1.3 mile 4 wheel drive up to Eureka Lake and enjoy a picnic by the water...no one will be there except you and nature. Then be sure to wear comfortable shoes and make the hike up to the peak. The trail takes you up rocky trails, Alpine meadows, oaks and one forest and then delivers breath-taking views of... More 

1 Thank Sharron A
Lincoln, California
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38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

A great museum with buildings left over from the mining days. When docents are there, they have the Assay office and Blacksmith's area open. History abounds in the museum. A working model stamp mill too! Gold panning for kids, hiking trails and a campground.

Thank Stephanie H
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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89 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

While I can't rate the entire park, we did enjoy the very interesting museum at the park entrance. Fascinating info on the history of ski racing in the area, flora and fauna including taxidermied critters, and good descriptions on mining Quartz for gold. Outside the museum are artifacts from the mining industry including a working blacksmith shed, a model stamping... More 

Thank Floplace
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48 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We have been camping at this Park for 10 years now. We missed it much when they closed for renovation a few year ago. We love camping here because it is quiet (no party here), very clean with great working showers & flush toilets. A nice size creek runs thru the property and is accessible from a lot of the... More 

Thank TravilinMom
Porterville, California
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We had a day of rain while staying at Gray Eagle Lodge. The museum at Plumas-Eureka State Park was a great indoor destination. The black- smith demonstration was fantastic and kept the kids mesmerized for over an hour.

Thank Barbara B
Forest Grove, Oregon
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I like this campground because it has nice sized campsites. It's kept up and I've never been bothered by noisy neighbors. Now I could have been just lucky but still. The area around the park is so diverse if you are a nature lover or an outdoor adventurer this is a great spot to hang your hat after a long... More 

Thank bigdipper22
La Jolla, California
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345 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I don't think you can go wrong with any State park in California, they are all unique, well maintained, and a pleasure to stop in. Plumas-Eureka State Park carries on that tradition.

Thank Papafish92037
San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I'm guessing Arno F doesn't camp much. I camp a lot. Something about squirrels injuring his wife. Wow. jcravens complains that it is too expensive at $35 per night. Go to Hawaii next time and save some money. This is literally the nicest state park in California. If you are someone who wants to just sit around in the campground... More 

3 Thank Bob H
Graeagle, California, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

campground set among the pines, good hiking, nice museum and historic gold mining site. Near town of Graeagle, groceries, restaurants, shopping.

1 Thank MichaelCurry57
Monterey Peninsula, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

...this is the campground for you. it was nice enough to stay here, there is a creek that runs thru the grounds and a trail to the museum. we had problems with squirrels harvesting acorns off very tall Jeffrey Pines. the acorns are huge death bombs with spikes. my wife got injured and our tent was ruined. be sure you... More 

2 Thank Arno F

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