Near Clayton in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
History of Marsh Creek Springs
At one time the grounds entertained 5,000 people on a week end arriving in over 1,200 cars.
In 1957 a cloudburst on the east side of Mt. Diablo sent a twelve foot torrent of water down Marsh Creek destroying the park.
Rebuilt that year - it was again destroyed in 1962 by a second - flood.
In 1964 the John and Eloise McHugh family purchased the area, known as section number one, and began restoring its beauty.
Location. 37° 53.524′ N, 121° 51.103′ W. Marker is near Clayton, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker can be reached from Marsh Creek Road near Aspara Drive. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12510 Marsh Creek Road, Clayton CA 94517, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Marsh Creek Springs (within shouting distance of this marker); Mount Diablo (approx. 3.5 miles away); Mount Diablo Beacon: (approx. 3.5 miles away); Mt Diablo State Park Greenhouse Portal (approx. 4.4 miles away); Somersville Townsite (approx. 4.6 miles away); Mount Diablo Coal Field (approx. 4.6 miles away); Independent Mine (approx. 4.6 miles away).
More about this marker. This marker is across the foot bridge in the picnic ground on the east side of Marsh Creek.
Categories. • Entertainment • Natural Features • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 108 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.