Park Alert

UPDATE (June 26, 2020) - As California State Parks begins working with locals on a phased and regionally-driven approach to increase access to state park units where compliance with state and local public health ordinances can be achieved, it is important for visitors to continue to practice physical distancing and avoid congregating with people outside their immediate household. Everyone has the responsibility to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
The following is open at Marshall Gold Discovery SHP:

  • Parking lots at North Beach, the Sawmill, the Monument, the Pioneer Cemetery and on Church Street are open as well as parking along the street within the park.

  • Visitor Center and Museum.

  • The outdoor day-use facilities, restrooms, and boat launch at North Beach are open.

  • Blacksmith Shop and Millworkers' Cabin (weather and smoke permitting)

  • Gold Panning and Gold Discovery Tour

  • Gold Rush Mercantile

Your group can enjoy a real California Gold Rush Experience while panning for gold and learning about the California Gold Rush. There are several programs.. [READ MORE]


The Gold Rush Mercantile at Marshall Gold Discovery SHP carries a wide variety of clothing, gift items, and books. Now you can also view our book selection and [SHOP ONLINE]

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We are always looking for new volunteers eager to bring history alive in our park. We have so many different opportunities and areas that we can use volunteer help... [READ MORE]


Dennis Amaral (President)
Bill Bennett (Secretary)
Gale Nored (Treasurer)

Brenda Carroll

Dick Williams

Mike Judd

Judy Bryant


Non Officers:
Maureen Brown (Operations Manager)

Gold Discovery Park Association
P.O. Box 461
Coloma, CA 95613


General Questions

(530) 622-3470

Gold Discovery Park Association

(530) 622-6198 

Gold Rush Mercantile
Hours 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Daily

(530) 344-1895

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Gold Panning

Gold Panning in the South Fork of the American River