Take a step back in time when you enter the Gold Bug Mine! A real gold mine from the Gold Rush Days. We are open 10 am to 4 PM from Apr1-Oct 31 and noon to 4 PM Nov 1-March 31. See Gold Bug Mine, the Stamp Mill, Blacksmith Shop and the Hattie Gift Shop. On the audio-wand at the mine, listen to a California Gold Rush miner tell about the tools he used to get at that elusive yellow metal - GOLD! As you enter the 352 foot drift of this historic hard rock mine, you will feel the cool air brush against your face. Bring a picnic lunch. Take a relaxing hike. Check out the gold rush museum. Gold Bug Park promises to be a wonderful experience for you and your family. The Hattie Gift Shop has many treasures to remind you of your visit.
Plan your next visit: Field Trip Ideas Guided tours for both schools and private groups provide information on the Gold Rush hard rock mining period. The Gold Bug Mine is the main feature of the tour and includes the Hendy Stamp Mill and the Priest mine.
More field trip ideas... Plan a birthday or group party...Enjoy a picnic or party along the stream at one of several picnic areas. Take your group on a tour of Gold Bug Mine, or try out some Gem Panning. Large groups are encouraged to rent the Pavilion.
Visit the Park: Several activities and sites are available within the park, as well as trails to walk and to just enjoy the serenity of the foothills along the streambed. Explore activities at Gold Bug Park...
Flake Fact Gold Bug Park is in its 34th year as an historical attraction!
The Presidents\' Day weekend special mine tours were a tremendous success. The volunteers want to thank everyone who came out for their patience and understanding.