South Yuba River State Park
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A waterfall on the South Fork Yuba River in South Yuba River State Park
Map showing the location of South Yuba River State Park
Map showing the location of South Yuba River State Park
Map showing the location of South Yuba River State Park
Map showing the location of South Yuba River State Park
LocationNevada County, California, United States
Coordinates39°17′30″N 121°11′40″W / 39.29167°N 121.19444°W / 39.29167; -121.19444Coordinates: 39°17′30″N 121°11′40″W / 39.29167°N 121.19444°W / 39.29167; -121.19444
Area11,000 acres (45 km2)
Governing bodyCalifornia Department of Parks and Recreation

South Yuba River State Park is located along the South Fork of the Yuba River in the Sierra Nevada, within Nevada County, in Northern California.

Geography

The park's 22 miles (35 km) portion of the South Yuba River Canyon stretches from Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park downstream to Bridgeport, where the visitor center and Bridgeport Covered Bridge are located.

The park protects over 11,000 acres (44.5 km²), with 2,000 acres (8 km²) by the California Department of Parks and Recreation, and 9,000 acres (36 km²) by the federal Tahoe National Forest.

The park is accessed from Highway 20 west of Grass Valley or from Highway 49 north of Nevada City.

The Bridgeport Covered Bridge on the South Fork Yuba River in South Yuba River State Park
The Bridgeport Covered Bridge on the South Fork Yuba River in South Yuba River State Park

Park features

The park is noted for:

See also