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The restored Walker Cabin at Placerita Canyon State Park.

Placerita Canyon State Park is a California State Park in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County near Santa Clarita, north of Los Angeles. Once part of the Rancho San Francisco, the park preserves the site of the first documented discovery of gold in California, in 1842, at the "Oak of the Golden Dream". Placerita Canyon State Park is currently managed by the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation.[1]


Located in the transition zone between the San Gabriel Mountains and the Mojave Desert, Placerita Canyon State Park is in an east-west trending canyon containing sandstone formations, seasonal streams and riparian oak woodlands, along with willow, cottonwood and native sycamore trees. The park contains a Nature Center, the Walker Cabin (a restored and furnished cabin of the 1920s), and hiking and nature trails.[1][2]

The Oak of the Golden Dream is California Historical Landmark #168.

The park is located at 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall, California.


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Coordinates: 34°22′33″N 118°26′45″W / 34.37583°N 118.44583°W / 34.37583; -118.44583



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