Gold Bug Park is located 1 mile north of Highway 50 on Bedford Avenue in Placerville, CA, at 2635 Gold Bug Lane. Get directions to the Gold Bug Park.
Park Entrance, Parking, Hiking and Picnic Areas:
There is NO CHARGE for entrance into the park or for day use of picnic areas and trails. Parking is FREE.
Park Services Hours:
Currently, the gates to the park are open weekends only from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
As of May 31, 2021, the park will be open 7 days a week from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The Mine tour, Museum, Gift Shop, Stamp Mill and Blacksmith Shop are also currently open weekends only until May 31st, however they close at 4:00 pm. There are no Mine tours after 3:30 pm.
Gold Bug Mine:
Admission to Gold Bug Mine includes a self-guided audio-tour, a hardhat, and admission to the museum, Hendy Stamp Mill and Blacksmith Shop.
Youth (6-17 yrs.) $6.00
5 years and under Free
All persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. (Prices may change without notice). There are no tours after 3:30 pm.
Hendy Stamp Mill:
Admission to the Hendy Stamp Mill and Blackmith Shop are included with your paid admission to Gold Bug Mine.
Arrangements for Gem Panning can be made at Hattie’s Gift Shop.
$2.00 per hour (Fee includes pan rental.) The Gem Panning troughs may be closed for the winter so call ahead to find out. They typically reopen in early April.