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Tucked away in scenic and historic Nevada County


South Yuba River State Park has a little something for everybody. The patchwork park boundaries form a “string of pearls” for 20 miles along the river, including four historic bridges, miles of hiking trails, and the nation´s only wheelchair-accessible wilderness trail, the Independence Trail. The river´s beauty and solitude has long inspired the dedication and stewardship of those who know it best.


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Come discover the many faces of the South Yuba River.


Wander through the history of the Bridgeport Covered Bridge, learn more about the wagons that traveled these parts, pan for gold, escape to a hidden swimming hole, roam trails along the river surrounded by wildflowers, and so much more.

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Save Our Bridge


Thanks to all of your emails, faxes, letters and phone calls over the past months, funding to restore and reopen the Bridgeport Covered Bridge is in the 2014-2015 California State budget. Stabilization began September 3, and the project to design, permit, and repair the bridge starts in 2015. We still need your support! Please continue to stay informed and involved in this project. Check this website frequently for updates and respond to future 'Action Alerts', as we may need to communicate our positions on issues during the restoration with State Representatives and DPR.


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Current Events

Help celebrate the 49th Annual Humbug Day
at Malakoff Diggins SHP
Saturday June 13th, 2015
11:00 a.m. - 4:00pm


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Photo Credits: Robert Lowe (banner), Doug Moon, Steve Pauly