Auburn State Recreation Area


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Auburn State Recreation Area


Location:South of I-80, between Auburn and Colfax. Main access is south of Auburn, via Highway 49 or Auburn-Foresthill Road.
Facilities:Boat-in and primitive campsites, picnic areas, multi-use trails, boat mooring, boat ramps; no drinking water available.
Activities:Camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, boating, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, mountain biking, off-highway vehicle (OHV) riding, gold panning.
Special Features:Area includes more than 40 miles of the North and Middle Forks of the American river. Whitewater rafting is popular on both forks of the river, with Class II, III, and IV runs. More than 30 private outfitters are licensed to offer whitewater trips in Auburn SRA.
Address:c/o Gold Fields District Office
7806 Folsom-Auburn Rd
Folsom, CA 95630

Phone:530-885-4527
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=502
Size: 42,000 acres.

See other parks in California.
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o Hands Bridge, also known as Mountain Quarries Bridge, was constructed in 1912 and is part of a popular hiking trail along the American Rivers North Fork, located within the Auburn State Recreation Area. State Parks manages recreation at the ASRA under an agreement with Reclamation.
Auburn State Recreation Area A 0.75-mile stroll along its namesake trail takes you to deep Clarks Hole, on the North Fork of the American River.
Driving on Interstate 80 in the Sierra Nevada foothills, most people zoom right past Auburn State Recreation Area. But this 35,000-acre preserve southeast of Auburn, braided with clear rivers and full of California Gold Rush history, is worth a stop.

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