South Yuba Recreation Area

Bureau of Land Management, California.

NOTICE: Increased Fire Restrictions

- Effective July 1, 2021 - NO campfires, barbeques, or open fires of any kind. Portable stoves with gas, jelled petroleum, or pressurized liquid fuel are still allowed with a valid California Campfire Permit. Read: INCREASED FIRE RESTRICTIONS.

The South Yuba Campground is OPEN

Remember your OUTDOOR ETHICS when enjoying your public lands. Please RECREATE RESPONSIBLY.

Overview

The South Yuba Wild & Scenic River Recreation Area and National Trail is located approximately 10 miles northeast of Nevada City, California. The Recreation Area is administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM); U.S. Forest Service (USFS); and California Department of Parks and Recreation (State Parks/DPR). This 15 mile trail is open to hiking, horseback riding, trail running and mountain biking. The trail is closed to motorized vehicles. The South Yuba Trail takes hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders through historic foothill river canyons. Expect to see evidence of California's rich gold rush history.

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FACILITIES AT THE SOUTH YUBA CAMPGROUND:

CAMPGROUND FEES, AND LIMITATIONS:

ADDITIONAL CAMPGROUND INFO:

Return To: BLM, Mother Lode Field Office

Nearby Activities


Directions

From Nevada City: Follow Highway 49 to North Bloomfield Road and travel ten (10) miles to South Yuba Recreation Lands. From the one lane bridge at Edwards Crossing it is approximately 1 1/2 miles on a dirt/gravel road to the campground.

PLEASE NOTE: the bridge at Edward Crossing has a 4 ton limit. RV's, trailers and vehicles over 4 tons not recommended.
For RV's/Trailers/Vehicles over 4 tons: Recommended Route - Follow Highway 49 to Tyler Foote Crossing. Turn right onto Grizzly Hill Road to the intersection with North Bloomfield Road and make a left turn. Proceed through a small residential area and make a right hand turn into the campground.

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