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Malakoff Diggins State Park Opens Friday

Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park will reopen for limited weekend-only operations starting Friday, July 20th. The park that  preserves the world’s largest hydraulic mine dating back to 1852 was on the State Parks Closure list and  daily operations ceased last November.  But Supervising Ranger of the  Sierra Gold Sector  Don Schmidt says a concerted effort by local groups will keep it open .
click to hear Don Schmidt
Field Guides, the Alden Olmstead Fund and Malakoff Diggins Parks Association also raised funds that Schmidt says will allow them to keep the park open 3 days a week.
click to hear Don Schmidt

Campgrounds at Malakoff Diggins will not be open, however three popular “miner’s cabins,” will be available for rent through Reserve America into early fall and again next spring.   All park facilities and operations will close for the winter on Sunday, September 30, 2012, and will re-open May 1, 2013.

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