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Sierra Plumas Eureka State Park is located high on the east slopes of the Sierra Nevada. The 7,400-foot Eureka Peak in the park sits on top of what was once a large body of precious metal. Hardrock gold mining was once the primary activity in the region from the 1850s until the Second World War. The park contains the Mining History Museum that features displays on mining and pioneer life in the area. The 6,700 acre park protects the remains of the Mohawk Stamp Mill and several other buildings. The park features hiking and fishing and, in winter, cross-country and downhill skiing. Hikers can enjoy more than ten miles of trails. No laundry facilities at the park.

Check the State Parks website for additional information on the weather, suggested day hikes, or to see the park brochure, campground map, park photos, video, and more. Information available will vary from park to park.Click here

There is no kiosk. Check in at Museum, Hours 8am to 4 pm.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • ADA Access
  • Comfort Station
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Hiking Trails
  • Laundry
  • Nature Trails
  • Picnic Area
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
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. Metal bear resistant food lockers are provided in each campsite. All food, beverages, and toiletries are required by law to be stored in provided food lockers. The inside dimensions of the food lockers are 33" deep, 48" wide, and 21" high. Violators will be cited. Camp at your own risk! By choosing to enter or camp at Plumas-Eureka SP, you assume the risk of personal injury or property damaged caused by bears.

  • Fees for family sites include entry for 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle or trailer, additional vehicles will be charged per night at the park.
  • Fees for group site includes 10 vehicles.

Campground has a dump station, flush toilets, and showers.
Campground opening and closing dates are subject to weather.
All sites have fire rings and bear proof storage lockers (inside dimensions are approx. 44" wide, 21" high, and 30" deep) .

Family sites
• Reservations available May 21 through August 31, 2014
• 1st 1st September 1 through October 12, 2014
• Closed when not on reservations October 13, 2014 through May 19, 2015

Group Camp Lisa
• Reservations available May 21 through August 31, 2014
• Closed when not on reservations September 1, 2014 through May 19, 2015

Tent camping ONLY one tent allowed for sites 26, 27, 28, 29, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 59, 61, and 63 Walk-in site. 1 vehicle max.

Getting There:

In the northern Sierra Mountains, in Plumas County. 53 miles northwest of Truckee via State Highway 89, and West of Gray Eagle. (One hour north of Truckee, via CA State Rte. 89; turn on to county road A-14 from Hwy 89 and go 5 miles).

-OR- One hour west of Reno via U.S. Rte. 395 to CA State Rte. 70 to CA State Rte. 89 south; turn on to county road A-14 from Hwy 89 and go 5 miles.

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Information: (530)836-2380