Almaden Quicksilver County Park - New Almaden, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 37° 10.440 W 121° 49.524
10S E 604274 N 4114820
Quick Description: Large open air park on the site of former mines.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 11/10/2008 3:19:16 PM
Waymark Code: WM54RB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 17

Long Description:
"Almaden Quicksilver County Park is a 4,147 acres (17 km²) park that includes the grounds of former mercury ("quicksilver") mines adjacent to south San Jose, California, USA. The park's elevation varies greatly: the most used entrances (on the east side of the park) are less than 600 feet (183 m) above sea level, while the highest point in the park is over 1,700 feet (518 m) above sea level.

The park is owned and managed by the County of Santa Clara and its grounds also include the Guadalupe Reservoir; adjacent to park is the Almaden Reservoir. The Casa Grande Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum is located in nearby New Almaden." (visit link)
Name: Almaden Quicksilver County Park

Street Location: Almaden Rd

Local Municipality: Santa Clara County

State/Province, etc.: CA

Country: USA

Web Site: [Web Link]

Picnic Facilities: picnic tables

Recreational Facilities:
lots of trails


Monuments/Statues: There's a CCC monument

Traditional Geocaches:
Yes


Memorial/Commemoration: Not listed

Date Established: Not listed

Art (murals/sculpture, etc.): Not listed

Fountains: Not listed

Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: Not listed

Special Events: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
One photo of the park that is a different view from the one on the page, and give the date and description your visit.

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