Settlement of the basin began about 1844. In 1848, discovery of gold near the present site of Coloma precipitated a great influx of gold seekers from all parts of the country. At the height of the gold...[more]
From Sacramento take US 50 towards South Lake Tahoe. Exit at FolsomBlvd/Folsom exit. Left onto Folsom Blvd 6 miles into Old Town Folsom area. Road becomes Leidesdorff St. Turn left onto Riley Street and proceed across the bridge to Auburn-Folsom Road. Turn right and proceed 1.5 miles. Turn right at Main Entrance Gate.
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