Sierra Gold Parks Foundation is a non-profit organization encompassing three major Nevada County park systems. Empire Mine in Grass Valley, CA, South Yuba River, and Malakoff Diggins in North Bloomfield, CA.
Open for business from 1850 until 1956, Empire Mine produced 5.8 million ounces of gold. Today visitors can walk in their footsteps – and experience what life was like in those heady times. Each year the Park welcomes around 100,000 visitors from all over the world.
South Yuba River
Bridgeport Covered Bridge, Yuba River Activites & Trails
South Yuba River State Park has a little something for everybody. The patchwork of park boundaries forms a “string of pearls” for 20 miles along the river, including four historic bridges, miles of hiking trails, and the nation´s only wheelchair-accessible wilderness trail, the Independence Trail.
Historic Hydraulic Mining Park North Bloomfield, CA
Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park is located northeast of Nevada City, California in the scenic foothills of the Sierra Nevada. The park was created to preserve our country’s largest hydraulic gold mining operation that devastated the area from the mid-1800s.