Plumas-Eureka State Park was established in 1959, and provides visitors with a glimps into a facinating period of California history, as well as opportuities for quiet recreation in a beautiful high Sierra mountain setting.

During the summer, tours of the buildings and demonstrations are conducted by docents and park staff. Visitors can also enjoy fishing, nature study and hiking within the park.

The park re-opens May 24th 2024.

Plumas Eureka State Park Association
PESPA was established in 1977 to support the interpretive and educational programs at Plumas-Eureka State Park.

PESPA currently has more than 300 members from throughout the United States. Our mission is to support educational programs, interpretive services, and maintenance projects within the park, ensuring that future generations can enjoy and learn from this unique cultural and natural resource.

The focal point of the park is the museum building and historic area surrounding it. Originally constructed as the miner’s bunkhouse, the building now serves as a visitor center. Inside, displays depict the natural and cultural history of the park. Outside and across the street from the museum is the historic mining area, where the Mohawk Stamp Mill, Bushman 5-stampmill, Stable, Woodshop, Assay Office, Moriarty House (historic miner’s residence) and the Blacksmith Shop depict life in gold rush-era California.

PESPA Upcoming Dates
  • Volunteer kickoff April 20
  • Park Cleanup day May 18 
  • Volunteer Interpretive Techniques training 6/22
  • Gold Discovery Days July 20-21
  • Dinner in the Park August 15
  • Volunteer Appreciation Event Sept. 28       
  • Winter Trail grooming for Cross country skiing when it snows 


PESPA continues to focus its energy on building our volunteer program to better meet the needs of our mission and our volunteer community. If you’d like to support our goals, are looking for a like-minded community, or just want to spend more time at the Park, we hope you’ll consider ways to share your time and experience with PESPA this year.

Whether it’s joining us as an active PESPA volunteer, signing up to help with individual events such as Gold Discovery Days, or encouraging family and friends to visit the Park and become part of our team, PESPA would greatly appreciate your support.

This year we’re particularly in need of volunteers to help with our publicity, membership, and social media outreach efforts.

For more information, complete and submit this form or contact our volunteer coordinator, Jill Phillips, directly at


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Gold Discovery Days
   July 20-21, 2024
   Free Events
  • Assay Office
  • Wood Working 
  • Blacksmith Shop  
  • Moriarty House
Museum Displays, Gold Panning, Food & Music, Wagon Rides, Wool Spinning, Candle Making, Children’s Games, Natural History Table, Kids Archeological Dig.

Guided Hikes to the Original Discovery Site*
Take Photos in a Period Costume & Win Prizes!

Rotary Pancake Breakfast ~ 8-11 am on Sunday
Live Music @ Breakfast!


Raffle Fundraiser.

Rotary Pancake Breakfast

  • Date: 7/21/2024 08:00 AM - 7/21/2024 11:00 AM
  • Location: 310 Johnsville-Eureka Lake Road, Blairsden, CA, USA 96103 (Map)


Dinner in the Park

Dinner in the Park is a lively evening of dinner and entertainment.

  • Date: 8/15/2024 04:00 PM - 8/15/2024 07:00 PM
  • Location: 310 Johnsville-Eureka Lake Road, Blairsden, CA, USA 96103 (Map)

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Plumas Ski Club

The Plumas Ski Club's purpose is to promote community skiing activities through historical re-enactments of 1860's era ski racing in the Lost Sierra. Our primary mission is to raise funds, by sponsoring community events, for the continued maintenance and eventual re-opening of the Johnsville Historic Ski Bowl.

Plumas Eureka Docents

Plumas Eureka State Park

Plumas Eureka State Park offers a look at the ecological wonders of the high Sierra and a glimpse of the cultural history of the California Gold Rush.

  • Johnsville, California, United States, 96103
  • 310 Johnsville Rd, Hwy A14, PO Box 1148

The Plumas-Eureka State Park Association or PESPA, was established in 1977 to support the interpretive and educational programs at Plumas-Eureka State Park. Funding for PESPA comes from donations, fundraising activities, museum sales and our membership program. Our park store is closed in winter.