Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park

Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park

Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park (IGR) is located in the Sierra Nevada foothills 12 miles east of Jackson, CA. The park nestles in a little valley 2,400 feet above sea level with open meadows and large valley oaks. 

The day use area of the park contains a reconstructed Miwok village, which includes the Grinding Rock itself, bark houses, acorn granaries, a game field and the Ceremonial Round House. A picnic area with a shade ramada near the grinding rock can accommodate large groups (up to 150 persons). Reservations for the area are not accepted. There is also a small picnic area next to the museum. Please do not use campsites for picnicking. 

The park is open seven days a week from sunrise to sunset. The Chaw'se Regional Indian Museum is open daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; admission to the museum is free with your paid parking.

• Dogs must be on a maximum six foot leash at all times and physically under your control.
• Dogs are allowed on the paved roads, the paved walkway and in the campground at your campsite.
• Dogs are not allowed on any of the trails, in the open meadows, the forested areas or in the Environmental Campground.
• When camping, dogs are not allowed to sleep outside at night but must sleep in a tent/RV with you, or inside a vehicle.
• Dogs are not allowed in the museum.
• Dogs are not allowed to chase or harass wildlife of any kind.
• Please clean up after your dog.

The park is northeast of Stockton in the lower foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Take State Highway 88 East through Jackson to the town of Pine Grove. Take a left turn on Pine Grove-Volcano Road and approximately 1.5 miles later you will arrive at the park.  The Second turnoff is the main entrance to the day use area while the first turn off is to the campground.

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