Plumas-Eureka State Park was established in 1959 to provide visitors with a glimpse into a facinating period of California gold rush history, as well as opportuities for quiet recreation in a beautiful high Sierra mountain setting.

During the summer, visitors to the Park can visit the museum, explore the mining complex site and buildings, and learn about the area's gold rush history through docent-led demonstrations, along with enjoying camping, fishing, nature study and hiking within the Park.

This year, Plumas-Eureka State Park opens 

May 24,2024.

Plumas-Eureka State Park Association (PESPA)
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.

2024 Calendar
  • May 24:  Park opening day
  • May 30:  Museum opening day 
  • July 20-21: Gold Discovery Days PESPA event
  • August 15:  Dinner in the Park PESPA event

Scheduled Activities
Coming soon! Please check back with us once the Park opens in May.



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
  • 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; children's archeological dig; guided hikes to the original gold discovery site; raffle fundraiser.

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

Saturday/Sunday BBQ ~ TBD

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 (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.