South Yuba River State Park

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South Yuba River State Park

Location:North of Nevada City, off Highway 49.
Facilities:Picnic areas, hiking and nature trails, restrooms (é).
Activities:Fishing, hiking, swimming, gold panning, guided tours.
Special Features:This 20-mile portion of the south fork of the Yuba River canyon stretches from Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park (see separate entry) to Bridgeport. The area includes Bridgeport Covered Bridge, the longest single-span covered bridge in the world, and Independence Trail, a wheelchair-accessible trail that follows the Old Excelsior Ditch. Visitors can pan for gold or hike trails leading to historic mining sites.
Address:17660 Pleasant Valley Rd
Penn Valley, CA 95946

Size: 8,720 acres.

See other parks in California.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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