The Maidu Indians were the valley's original inhabitants, and their influence on the region has provided a unique cultural background.
Greenville, the largest community, offers a full range of business and service establishments. It also is home of the Gold Digger Days celebration held each July to commemorate the area's vivid gold mining past. Visitors can take a self guided walking tour of Greenville's historic Main Street to learn more about the town's origins. On the tour, visit the newly-opened Cy Hall Memorial Museum.
Round Valley Reservoir, located three miles above Greenville, is a warm water fishery containing bass and bluegill, and it is a popular place to bring children because they're sure to make a catch.
Crescent Mills, a tiny community nestled against the valley's western
edge, was a mining boomtown between 1862 and 1882. Today it boasts a nine hole golf course, a deli and a gift shop.
Indian Falls, located off Highway 89 south of Crescent Mills, is
worth taking the steep 100 yard trail to view. The trail also leads to a
favorite local swimming hole on Indian Creek. (click on the
image for video)
charming settlement of Taylorsville, on the way to popular
Antelope Lake, has changed little since it was founded in 1852. Several
period buildings and ranches remain and along with the Indian Valley Museum
offer visitors a rare glimpse of yesteryear. Taylorsville is a favorite spot for
visitors during the summer months. The town becomes a mecca for cowboys over the
Fourth of July, when the Silver Buckle Rodeo comes to town. Also featured are a
parade and arts and crafts fair. Taylorsville is home to a community campground
and picnic site east of town, and a grange hall renowned for its unique
spring-loaded dance floor.
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For more information about Indian Valley, visit Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce, or call (530) 284-6633.