Guided Tours of Historic North Bloomfield
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.
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…
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.
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!