NO. 30 LANCHA PLANA - Lancha Plana (Flat Boat) was well settled by 1850 due to the hydraulic mining operations in the extensive gravel beds along the Mokelumne River. The Amador Dispatch newspaper was born here in 1856. Poverty Bar, Camp Opra, Copper Center, and Put's Bar were 'suburbs' of the larger town.
North shore of Camanche Reservoir, 1 mi W of County Line Bridge on Lancha Plana Buena Vista Rd, 6.0 mi S of Buena Vista
We found nothing at the site listed in the guidebook. East of the listed site, we found the fire road to Lancha Plana. Farther east, was the New Lancha Plana Bridge. From there you can see the ruins of the Old Lancha Plana Bridge. 38.2268944444444, -120.888594444444