Plumas Eureka State Park
Plumas-Eureka State Park is located in Graeagle, California. The park is about 60 miles north of Lake Tahoe, near the beautiful Lakes Basin Recreation Area, and features spectacular mountain scenery. The park has a rich history wrapped around the lure of gold. Interest in gold and the possibility of striking it rich brought many people to California after the initial discovery at Sutter's sawmill on the American River in 1848. Prospectors didn't find their way up to the Plumas-Eureka until 1851, but once discovered, miners from all over made their way to the area. Only a few years later the mining town of Johnsville was established to provide services for the miners and their families.
Today, Plumas-Eureka State Park is a place of beauty that draws visitors from all around looking for a place to enjoy the great outdoors. Hiking, fishing, picnicking, and other similar outdoor activities are quite popular with the parks visitors.
Whether you live close by or are planning a trip, stop by the Plumas-Eureka State Park web site to find out more about the park and the surrounding area.