Gold Mining & Local Parks
Updated: Mar 30, 2019
Empire Mine, North Star Museum, So Yuba River State Park
Empire Mine State Historic Park
The largest gold producing mine in California operated from the mid 1800's up until the late 1950's . Now a State Park of over 800 acres, 13 acres of groomed gardens, historically tours, and several miles of hiking and Equestrian trails. One of the top outdoor wedding venues in Nevada County.
Bridgeport Covered Bridge
The longest span for a covered bridge west of the Mississippi River- just 12 miles out Penn Valley
On any given day you will find dozens of folks out playing disc golf, skateboarding, shooting baskets, or tending to their dogs in the “Dogs Run Free” facility
under the pines.