Visitor Info

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.

From November-March, the Mine tour, Museum, Gift Shop, Stamp Mill and Blacksmith shop are open weekends (Sat/Sun) only from 10:00 am-4:00 pm and 7 days a week from April-October from 10:00 am to 4:00 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.

Seniors 55+/Military- $10.00
Youth (6-17 yrs.)- $6.00
5 yrs 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.

Gem Panning:
Arrangements for Gem Panning can be made at Hattie’s Gift Shop.
$5.00 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.