Gold Bug Park & Mine

Gold Bug Park offers visitors an opportunity to tour an actual Gold Mine and hear some of the stories of prospector's hopes to strike it rich. Step back in time to the mid 1800's and experience what it was like to be a miner in the gold rush era.

Family activities include gold panning, the historic stamp mill, self-guided and guided tours, two miles of hiking trails, and the Hattie Museum and Gift Shop.

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Latitude: 38.7439805 Longitude: -120.7978818 Elevation: 1988 ft
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About this Establishment

Gold Bug Park is owned and operated by the City of Placerville. The City of Placerville is the only municipality in the state of California to own a gold mine.

Gold Bug Park is located 1 mile north of Highway 50 on Bedford Avenue in Placerville, CA, at 2635 Gold Bug Lane.

There is NO CHARGE for entrance into the park or for day use of picnic areas and trails. Parking is FREE.

Admission to Gold Bug Mine includes a self-guided audio tour, a hardhat, and admission to the Hendy Stamp Mill. Adults $5.00 Youth (10 - 17 yrs.) $3.00 Kids (3 - 9 yrs.) $2.00 2 years and under Free

All persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Time Period Represented

California Gold Rush 1850's

Hours Open

April thru October 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Daily/November thru March 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM Weekends Only

Visitor Fees

Entrance into the park or for day use of picnic areas and trails is FREE. Parking is FREE. Adults $5, Youth $3, Kids $2 and children 2 years and under are free.

Seasons Open

All Year

Price Style for this Establishment

Family Affordable

ADA Accessibility Notes


Pet Friendly Notes

Allowed on leash only.


A great place to go for another month before we close! Everything open now and looking good!

Pat Cook, 9/21/2010

Come take a tour. Great docents!

Loie, 9/26/2010

$7 for adults$ $4 kids $2 panning for gems

Duffy the Miner, 11/29/2016

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