Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park makes a wonderful low elevation camping destination. The museum, early Miwok grinding rocks, and a recreated Indian village make the park a great place for children and adults to learn about Miwok culture. The park's south trail is a self-guided nature loop.
The park is home to a variety of birds, deer, fox, bobcats, and an occasional mountain lion or bear. Indian Grinding Rock is located off Highway 88 near Pine Grove, 12 miles east of Jackson on the Pine Grove - Volcano Road.
Located at an elevation of 2,400 feet, 12 miles east of Jackson on Highway 88. The campground is open from mid-March to September 30.
Fees: $30 per night for 8 people and 1 vehicle, $28 for seniors; special holiday weekend rates $35
Indian Grinding Rock State Park Map
Groups up to 44 may reserve the cluster of seven bark houses for an opportunity to experience life much as the Miwuk Indians may have. Each bark house is suitable for up to six people. Camping conditions are primitive. Campers must haul water to the site and carry all their supplies at least 200 yards from the parking area.