Its deep roots as a mining town are evident today in Johnsville, one of the most historic towns in the greater Graeagle area. Made famous by the gold discovered there in the early 1850s, and actively mined until the early 1900s, Johnsville retains the charm and character of the old west.
The neighborhood offers historical homes, many of which have been updated. You’ll also find one fine dining restaurant, open seasonally.
Johnsville is also home to the Plumas-Eureka State Park Museum and the historic mining area, where the stamp mills, stable, mine office, Moriarity House (historic miner’s residence) and the blacksmith shop offer a glimpse into life in gold rush-era California.
And for the recreationists, just up the hill lies the historic Johnsville Ski Bowl, though currently not operating, is perfect for sledding, snowshoeing and back-country skiing in the winter. In the summer, the Ski Bowl provides access to hiking and biking to Eureka Lake and Eureka Peak. There are also miles of hiking trails in the State Park, accessible via the Campground Road right from the neighborhood.
The Johnsville neighborhood is approximately five miles west of Graeagle on the Graeagle-Johnsville Road.