At one time in danger of closing due to budget shenanigans at the state level, Malakoff Diggins State Park remains open although still drastically underfunded.
The view of the remains of hydraulic mining are easily viewed from the main (dirt) road into the park. It is a photographer’s delight and although not that easy to get to, it is well worth your time to visit. The park is twenty-six miles north of Nevada City, California.
“Diggins” was the term used to describe mining operations in the early days of the Gold Rush era.
Safe travels everyone,