South Yuba River Park Association

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Come discover the many faces of the South Yuba River. Wander through the history of Bridgeport's covered bridge and wagons, pan for a golden treasure, escape to a hidden swimming hole, roam trails surrounded by wildflowers, and so much more.

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. Come experience your state park, and let the river work its magic on you.

Fall Festival held Sunday, Oct. 26
The annual Fall Festival was held under beautiful skies and included fun, food, games and music. The Ghosts of Bridgeport returned, and a plaque was unveiled to commemorate designation of the Bridgeport Historic District as a California Historic Landmark.

Great News! Thanks to all of your emails, faxes, letters and phone calls over the past months, funding to restore and reopen the Bridgeport Covered Wood 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.

Now the real work begins! We will need to work closely with the California Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) to monitor the progress of the project and make sure the work is progressing and completed in a timely manner.

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. Click on the “Save Our Bridge” link at the top left of this page to go to the S.O.B. web page. We encourage you to join the South Yuba River State Park Association (SYRPA) to bolster support for the bridge restoration project and all aspects of the park.

Donate to the S.O.B. Campaign.  We are planning to support this project to the very end, until we can all again walk across this wonderful bridge.  We want to have funding available to continue the campaign to the project’s completion. We also recognize that it may be necessary to contribute funds towards the end of the project to complete any critical repairs needed.

Again, thank you for all of your wonderful support and help! Now let’s follow this through to the end together and work in anticipation of the day soon, when we can all be there to celebrate the reopening of Our Bridge!

The Save Our Bridge Campaign Committee

Visitor Center hours: 11am to 4pm all days from Memorial Day to Labor Day and Thursday to Sunday from Labor Day to Memorial Day.

2014 Bird Walk schedule

Parking Fees and Annual Park Passes

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