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Season for Peak Fees: 05/15 to 09/15

Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park, a forested 3,000-acre park, is the site of California's largest hydraulic gold 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 serves as a drain. The visitor center has exhibits on life in the old mining town of North Bloomfield.

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Park Kiosk Hours:

  • Hi Season: Daily 9:00 a.m.- 5 p.m.
  • Lo Season: Weekends 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Bunk Bed - No Bedding
  • Comfort Station
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking Trails
  • Iron Ranger
  • Nature Trails
  • Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms
  • Swimming
  • Visitors Center
  • Water In Cabin
  • Wood Heater
Alerts and Important Information
Discount Pass must be presented at the time of check in.

Your DMV Disabled Placard/License Plate does not automatically give you a discount on your campsite. You will need to obtain a CA State park-issued Disabled Discount Pass (DDP) or Distinguished Veterans Pass (DVP).

WARNING: A car may not be sufficient to protect your food and belongings, even if the car is locked up. Bears can break into cars if they smell anything of interest. Camp at your own risk! By choosing to enter or camp at Malakoff Diggins SP you assume the risk of personal injury or property damaged caused by bears.

  • Fees include entry for 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle or trailer, additional vehicles will be charged per night at the park.
  • To book a Group site you must have at least NINE occupants.
  • Group and family sites: Reservations are available May 23 – September 27, 2014; closed when not on reservations.
  • Cabins: Reservations available May 2 – September 27, 2014; closed when not on reservations

Getting There:

Malakoff Diggins SHP is 90 miles northeast of Sacramento and 26 miles northeast of Nevada City. From Nevada City, travel 11-miles north on Highway-49 toward Downieville. From Sacramento & Highway 49: Right on Tyler Foote Road 15 mi (follow signs to park) Right on Derbec Rd Right on North Bloomfield Rd Rd

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Project Office:(530)265-2740