About the Park

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As you walk around our beautiful park, you’ll immediately start to relax. The Barn is filled with games, a kitchen, music, TV’s and wood stove, and is a perfect place to meet up and relax. Explore the newly finished Miner’s Cabin and the Outhouse… Finished like none you’ve seen before. The lovely pool and adjacent full kitchen, picnic area and many treasures about the property are sure to delight you!

What was once a stagecoach stop and a camp for weary miners during the Gold Rush is now La Honda Park, a beautiful park complete with well-appointed cozy cabins, a main house, and all the modern-day accoutrements you can imagine. Onsite bocce ball, a pool table, a large swimming pool, a horseshoe pit, fire pit, arbored picnic areas, wifi, and several full kitchens onsite make La Honda Park an amazing place to host a relaxing family event or a couples weekend getaway.

Barr and Jenny Pederson purchased the 6-acre park in 1997, and have been lovingly restoring the cottages and grounds ever since. Their goal is to provide you a genuine Gold Country setting, but with all the creature comforts of today’s world. With over 1,200 feet of Angels Creek frontage, there is no shortage of places to explore and enjoy the natural beauty. The miner’s trail from Angels Camp to Murphys is still visible on the east hillside. During the Gold Rush, the creek was an accessible and common spot for travelers to water their horses.

The “weir” at the upper lawn was the original “swimming hole” built in October 1945. At that time the property was a camp offering sites with fire pits and 10 cent showers. In 1961 the pool was built and the main house was a restaurant and bar with a small general store. Wander the grounds and enjoy the many unique sites and amenities of the property’s rich history.


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