Sumpter Valley Dredge State Heritage Area

Park History

The Sumpter Valley Gold Dredge was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. Between 1992-1993, the gold dredge, tailings and nearby property were purchased from the Trust for Public Land and private individuals. The dredge master’s house and a large barn was purchased in 2001. Additional property was acquired for a park office and a new park entrance in the late 1999 and 2003. Dredge operations stopped in 1954, and the dredge fell into disrepair during the following 41 years. Restoration began in 1995.

Acreage: 93.44

Annual day-use attendance: 101,614

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