NEGRO BAR STATE PARK
Negro Bar State Park, located in Folsom, California is a historic site that was once an African-American mining camp during the Gold Rush era. The park offers various recreational activities such as hiking trails and picnic areas along with water sports like swimming or fishing on Lake Natoma's shores. It also provides educational insights into its rich history through interpretive exhibits about early miners' lives.
Located in Folsom, California, the park was established during the Gold Rush era. It is named after African-American miners who worked there around 1849. The area became a popular crossing point for gold seekers traveling to mines further east and eventually developed into a mining camp.
In 1966, it was recognized as part of Folsom Lake State Recreation Area by California Department of Parks and Recreation. Despite controversy over its name due to racial sensitivity issues, efforts to rename have been unsuccessful so far.