Guided Tours of Historic North Bloomfield

Inside General Store

Experience Historic North Bloomfield!
Learn how the town became the location of our country’s largest hydraulic operation during the gold rush period.

1:30 p.m. – Town tours are conducted daily through October. Visitors will listen to a short talk about the history of hydraulic mining and how it pertained to Malakoff Diggins. Visitors will enter the historic buildings to experience shops and residential life from the mid-1800’s to early 1900’s.

Duration: One hour; meet at park headquarters/museum in North Bloomfield. Easy walk.

Gold Panning

Humbug Gold Panning

Find your fortune! We’ll supply the pans, instruction, and gold! During park operation hours/days you can visit the park headquarters to obtain a map and pan and try your luck on Humbug Creek.






Evening Campfire Programs Subject to staff availability…

Campfire Program at Malakoff Diggins Chute Hill CampgroundSaturdays during the summer at 7:30 p.m. through Labor Day weekend.

One hour; Meet at the Chute Hill Campground Amphitheater.
Join the Park Ranger for a festive gathering and share songs, games and park tales. Occasional special guests include local talented musicians and Wildlife Rehabilitation & Release.




Self-Guided Programs for the Visitor

Junior Ranger Program

The self-guided Junior Ranger Program offers children ages 7-12 an exciting opportunity to explore and discover California’s over 270 state parks, including Malakoff Diggins! Inquire year-round at the park museum to obtain a Junior Ranger logbook and self-guided activity book. Upon completion of the activity book, a park staff member will review it with you and award you with a Junior Ranger poster, patch or pin.

Litter-Gitter Program

Help keep our state parks clean and wild! Stop by the park’s headquarters and pick up a litter bag, gloves and instructions. Learn about nature’s recyclers and how they work. Receive an award for all your hard work!

Remember a plastic bag takes 20-30 years to decompose, an aluminum can 100 to 200 years, and a glass bottle many thousands of years!