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Plumas-Eureka State Park
Ranked #2 of 11 things to do in Graeagle
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Fair Oaks, California
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73 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed June 11, 2013

This campground is spread out far enough for privacy in most cases, has plenty of shade, free hot showers and flush toilets. Will definitely come back and stay again.

Visited June 2013
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Kentfield, California
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Interesting museum and excellent hiking.”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

The Plumas-Eureka State Park offers a great museum and wonderful hiking. We found an old mine on one hike and enjoyed an informative free talk about bears at the campground.

Visited July 2012
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Clio, California
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148 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Cross country ski”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

This winter there will be x-c trails groomed. a nice loop or out and back. The x-c is new and we're hoping for a good snow year.

Visited August 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Not so great for tent campers”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

It's hard for me not to always give a state park an above average rating, because as a traveler who likes to camp, I'm always so thankful each of them exists at all. But I'm having to give this one an average because of the poor tent camping conditions and the expense. We stayed here just one night in September. The camping here needs a LOT of improvement for tent campers. The camp site lay out is terrific - good spacing between sites. But tent campers beware: you will set up your tent on sharp gravel, which anyone knows rips tent floors to shreds, and the ground is so hard packed, it's impossible to get your tent pegs in. The showers and bathrooms are heavenly - they look brand new, and the showers don't require quarters (given the expense of the camp site, we would have left, no question, had the site also charged for showers). Looks like a great camp site for families - looks like great bike riding for kids. The old mining structures at the start of the site are interesting, but nothing outstanding. Would love to know how much hiking there is in the park, but we couldn't find any information boards in the camp site that noted this (not everyone has a smart phone!).

Visited September 2012
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Reno, Nevada
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Summers' Past Alive and Well”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

From the minute you enter the park, it's a step back in time to other era's, from mining days up through the nostalgic notion of family camping in a quiet, beautiful setting. We camped at the upper Jamison Creek campground and even on Labor Day, without reservations, managed to find a hidden walk-in site (#57) that was a secluded aerie up-the-hill. The amenities included flush toilets, hot showers, bear proof storage units that can hold three ice chests and thensome, and nicely constructed fire pits and grills. Friendly, helpful campground hosts added to the overall charm. The park just reopened this summer after getting some clean-up work from the EPA for leftover damage from mining. It's safe and ready to go now and a gem of a sanctuary less than 90 minutes from Reno. The park itself is over 5,000 acres but our campground was small, well maintained and a perfect jumping off spot for numerous explorations around the immediate area. The front entrance is really a museum with the surrounding grounds filled with restored mining buildings, displays such as a blacksmith's shop (where you wouldn't believe how much effort goes into making one nail), and gold panning and the huge remains of a former gold stamp mill. Educating and entertaining. There are many beautiful hikes that start from the park and lead through different micro zones of streams, lakes, trees and plants. Once you gain some elevation, the views open up and the surrounding hills of Eureka Peak and other granite outcroppings are well worth the effort of some steep elevation gain. Outside of a couple of barking dogs in the park, it was one of the more quiet campgrounds we have stayed, quiet enough that the sound of hawks, squirrels, jays, chipmunks and the occasional deer walking through the woods can grab your attention. Recommend the hike to Grass and Rock Lakes and the reward of a cool swim was only amplified by the A+ views.

Visited September 2012
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