Indian Grinding Rock
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Wel ! come Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park 14881 Pine Grove - Volcano Road • Pine Grove, CA. 95665 • (209) 296-7488 Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park is located in the Sierra Nevada foothills eight miles east of Jackson, nestled in a little valley 2,400 feet above sea level. The park’s large valley oaks once provided the native Americans of this area with an ample supply of acorns. Created in 1968, the park preserves a great outcropping of marbleized limestone with some 1,185 mortar holes—the largest collection of bedrock mortars in North America. THE VISITOR CENTER has displays, brochures, and sales items available. Brochures and hiking maps are also available at the entrance station. THE CHAW’SE REGIONAL INDIAN MUSEUM features a variety of exhibits and an outstanding collection of Sierra Nevada Indian artifacts. A Miwok village complete with a ceremonial roundhouse has been reconstructed in the middle of the small valley. ENVIRONMENTAL CAMP RESERVATIONS can be made by visiting www.parks. ca.gov and filling out the reservation form on the Indian Grinding Rock SHP page. All other campsites are available first-come, first served. The park is open for camping all year but is subject to closure during special events or times of heavy snowfall. The environmental camp is closed seasonally from December through February. © 2007 California State Parks CHECKOUT TIME is noon. QUIET HOURS are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. To ensure an enjoyable experience for everyone, please do not disturb other campers, regardless of the time of day or night. NOISE: Radios and other sound-producing devices must not be audible beyond your immediate campsite, regardless of the time of day or night. Engine-driven generators or other devices are not to be operated between the hours of 8 p.m. and 10 a.m. PETS are restricted to the camp and picnic areas and must be on a leash and attended at all times. Dogs are not permitted on the trails, and must be confined in a vehicle or tent at night. FIREWOOD is available for purchase or you may bring your own. Please do not collect dead or down wood, as it is an essential part of the park’s natural recycling systems. Also, no ground fires are allowed. ATTENTION! Poison oak is found in nearly all areas of the park. “Leaves of three—let them be!” The western black-legged tick, which has been known to carry Lyme disease, occurs in the park and is especially active in the late winter to early summer. Also, please beware of yellowjackets. Check bulletin boards near restrooms or with staff for more information. Discover the many states of California.TM Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park North Trail U’macha’tam’ma’ Environmental Living/Group Camp Lo op Trai l ra il Historic Farmhouse T No rth Else Grinding Rock & Petroglyphs Reconstructed Miwok Village Granary Practice House Ceremonial Roundhouse Indian Game Field 11 Bark Houses Game House Sou th Nature 14 9 8 17 7 16 Trail © 2007 California State Parks Campfire Center Environmental Camp Ranger Station 5 20 23 Residence 3 2 22 Map not to scale. LEGEND Picnic Area 6 19 21 e rov ad Ro Parking 4 18 Chaw’se Regional Indian Museum eG Pin o an olc V - Gate 12 15 ek Cre Accessible Feature 10 13 Entrance Station 1 Restroom Special Event Food Stand Registration Station Telephone For emergencies dial 9-1-1.