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Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park

14881 Pine Grove Volcano Rd, Pine Grove, CA 95665-9779
+1 209-296-7488
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Great Archeology or Anthropology field trip!

$8 parking fee. About an hr to read through the well curated museum about Miwok historical way of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
via mobile
A True Jewel in Gold Country

This was not our first visit to Indian Grinding Rock but our most memorable. We camped here for two... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Maryann L
Fair Oaks, California
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This preserve's 136 acres include spots where Native Americans ground acorns into the bedrock.
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  • Average5%
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14881 Pine Grove Volcano Rd, Pine Grove, CA 95665-9779
+1 209-296-7488
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

$8 parking fee. About an hr to read through the well curated museum about Miwok historical way of life.Touchable exhibits. Outdoor reconstructed bark houses & granary. Labeled garden near restroom. Viewing platform of mortar holes used for hundreds of years by natives & petroglyphs. "Big...More

Thank Robbinsnest81
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This was not our first visit to Indian Grinding Rock but our most memorable. We camped here for two days to watch the Perseid meteor showers. WOW! What a show! We selected site #10 adjacent to the open meadow. The campground has only 23 sites...More

Thank Maryann L
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Happened upon this old indian historical site. When we arrived we were the only visitors there, a bonus for us. The park guide, Jeffery, was able to walk us around the site and explain what had happened and was still happening there. He has been...More

Thank john b
Reviewed 3 July 2017

My wife and I have purchased the California State Park Explorer Day-use pass ($195.00 for a year's worth of entry to most California State Parks and Beaches). Though Native Californians most of our travel has been outside California and, for that matter, outside of the...More

Thank Dennis C
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Whether you drive up from Jackson on CA 88 and are headed for Volcano's smart little bakery or plan to drive to Lake Tahoe, you may want to make a stopover at this highly interesting historic place. Two things are especially noteworthy there; for one,...More

Thank Ulrich K
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We camped here for one night. It was a typical campground, with semi private plots. Coin showers and toilet block facilities were good. Had a small walk around the rock exhibits which was interesting.

Thank teamflames
Reviewed 2 May 2017

A great small historical park to learn history of the native Americans. The park has a very good museum/interpretation center and outdoor reconstructed village. The center piece of the park is a large grinding rock with hundreds of round depressions in which acorns have been...More

Thank Hiker-7
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Interesting look at Miwok history and a sober reminder of how it ended up. I was unfamiliar with the grinding rock concept, but interested to see it. Small interpretive center has good info. There are supposed to be petroglyphs here but darned if we could...More

Thank Yog-Sothoth
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We've always somehow missed the Miwok history of the area, going instead to the old gold digging sites. This visit, we went to this very well developed site and museum. Easy 0.9mi loop and a very complete museum. Educational and certainly a 5 star site...More

Thank los_companeros
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Museum has a huge amount of information. I'd start by a visit to the museum before I'd start the walk around the park. The old oaks and the setting of this site tells the story of why the grinding rocks are set here. Walk down...More

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Response from pamelamR4732JY | Reviewed this property |
They have 22 campsites tent or RV up to 27 ft. max. fire ring and table each site. coin op. shower .25. Reservations required mid May to Sept .Reserve America 1-800-444-7275 or on line Open camping other times.$30/n 1st... More