Nestled at the base of the Sierra foothills where
Dry Creek meets the Yuba River, Hammon Grove Park offers a
glimpse into the rich past of Yuba County’s gold mining legacy.
Encompassing just over 40 acres, Hammon Grove sits where Long
Bar - a town long since buried under layers of hydraulic mining
debris - once flourished. The land, a remnant of Wendell P.
Hammon’s vast dredging operation, is littered with tell-tale
signs of the quartz mining operation of days past. From
extensive water canals that traverse the property leading to the
mine tailings brought forth from deep underground, the stories
can all but be heard from the subtle evidence that the Yuba
River once thrived with prospectors.
A one-mile trail
that follows the circumference of the park affords visitors the
opportunity to experience the essence of the Yuba County
foothills and its natural splendor. With majestic oak trees,
California sycamores and towering pines, benches and tables
along the way allow visitors to stop and enjoy the surrounding
beauty. River access is provided at one-half mile from the
trailhead and a paved road also allows vehicle access from
Highway 20 to the river. Reservations are available for group
Park Reservation Form
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