Empire Mine State Historic Park houses the original buildings from the mine's glory days, as well as the restored estate and gardens of the mine's original owner. Also housed on the premises is the scale model of the mine once contained in the Secret Room, a room thus named due to its blacked out windows and well-hidden existence from workers and executives of the time.
Dogs are welcome to join their families at Empire Mine State Historic Park; however, in keeping with California state dog by-laws, they must remain on a leash of no greater than six feet at all times. Additionally, dogs are not permitted in any buildings.
Empire Mine State Historic Park is a private state facility. There is a $7 per person fee to access the grounds. There are no on-site amenities provided for dogs at this lovely state park, nor is there a separate space reserved for dog play. Bathrooms are installed on the premises for public use, and here, owners can obtain drinking water to help keep their favorite canine pals well-hydrated. Clean up bags are not supplied, so owners should bring some with them from home as all canine waste removal is their responsibility.
There are many interesting activities for families visiting Empire Mine State Historic Park to enjoy. The property contains eight miles of hiking trails which are also amenable to mountain biking and horseback riding. Picnic areas are also available on the grounds. Guided tours of the on-premise buildings are conducted daily. Reservations are not required, and all applicable fees are included in the $7 park entry cost.
Dogs visiting Empire Mine State Historic Park must be up to date on vaccinations. California state law also mandates that all dogs visiting public places must bear a city dog license tag on their collars. Looking for a great new hiking spot to explore? Bring Fido and the family to Empire Mine State Historic Park!