Historically, this was known as a stop over for people heading east and west via the old 299 route. An old neighbor once told my dad, that hat he used to stop for a bed, meal and shower, all for only $3.00. The man used to run sheep from Cottonwood to Hayfork back in the early 1900’s. I imagine that back then it took days to travel that distance with sheep and no automobiles.
Also this was land of the Wintu native Americans. It is a beautiful little valley where two creeks converge. There are open pastures, and mountains on all sides, and lots of trees.
|view of highway 299|
This is the view (the photo to the right) as you are standing in front of the house. Beyond the fence is highway 299 and also a creek, there are two creeks which converge on this historic location. That is part of the attraction of this little park. It also has picnic tables, a walking bridge or two, and you can continue hiking back to the historic mining areas.
|old rock oven and stove|
|This is a beautiful little valley with two creeks, and mountains protecting the sides. It’s no wonder the native Americans lived here.|
|Information about the toll bridge.|