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Gold Bug Park & Mine

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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:
April thru October 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Daily
November thru March 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM Weekends Only
(These hours apply to Gold Bug Mine, the Hendy Stamp Mill, Hattie’s Museum, and the Gift Shop. Be sure to arrive before 3:30 PM for your mine tour…..we close at 4 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.

Adults $7.00
Youth (3 to 17 yrs.) $4.00
2 years and under Free
All persons under the age of 18 muct be accompanied by an adult.

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.
$2.00 per hour (Fee includes pan rental.) The Gem Panning troughs may be closed for the winter so call ahead to fin out. They typically reopen in early April.

Contact 2635 Gold Bug Lane, Placerville CA 95667 (530) 642-5207