Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park

COVID-19 UPDATE:

Visitor’s Center

In an effort to protect public health and the safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff as the state responds to the continued threat of COVID-19, California State Parks is temporarily closing the visitor center at Malakoff Diggins SHP. While we are not directly affected by COVID-19, we are monitoring the situation carefully and are committed to being responsive and following California Governor’s updated policy on social gatherings to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The park will remain open for all other activities such as hiking and biking. We recognize the importance of visiting Malakoff Diggins SHP represents an opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy fresh air with family and friends and escape from our daily routines. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause your visit. We thank you for your patience, trust and continued support. We’d also like to thank our volunteers and staff for their commitment and dedication as public servants through these challenging circumstances. For the most up-to-date information, please follow our park webpage https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=494

Guided Tour

In an effort to protect public health and the safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff as the state responds to the continued threat of COVID-19, California State Parks is temporarily suspending all guided tours at Malakoff Diggins SHP. While we are not directly affected by COVID-19, we are monitoring the situation carefully and are committed to being responsive and following California Governor’s updated policy on social gatherings to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The park will remain open for all other activities such as hiking and biking. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause your visit. Tour reservation holders will be contacted via email for refunds. We thank you for your patience, trust and continued support. We’d also like to thank our volunteers and staff for their commitment and dedication as public servants through these challenging circumstances. For the most up-to-date information, please follow our park webpage https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=494

About Malakoff Diggins State Park

Created in 1965, Malakoff Diggins preserves the exciting and controversial story of hydraulic gold mining during the California Gold Rush. Hydraulic miners at Malakoff Diggins blew away entire hillsides with highly-pressurized water in their quest for gold, leading to erosion and silt in Northern California Rivers and the state’s first environmental law. The park is the site of California’s largest “hydraulic” mining site.

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. The park also contains a 7,847-foot bedrock tunnel that served as a drain. The visitor center has exhibits on life in the old mining town of North Bloomfield. Enjoy the hiking trails and panoramic views. Guided Town Tours are offered.

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Additional Info

Address

23579 North Bloomfield Road
Nevada City, CA 95959

Business Hours

Everyday 10AM – 4PM

Phone

530-265-2740

Visit Website

Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park