TO THE SOUTH YUBA RIVER PARK ASSOCIATION
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 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.
Save Our Bridge
Campaign to Save Our Bridge continues. The Bridge was stabilized in February 2015 with a temporary structure. Funding of $1.316 million was allocated in 2014 by the State towards the restoration of the bridge. All of your emails, faxes, letters and phone calls to Sacramento made that happen.
Most of 2015 was spent performing an in-depth assessment and preparing the engineering drawings needed to restore the Bridge. There was also a thorough analysis of the costs to fully restore the Bridge. This past year, 2016, was spent working on obtaining all of the necessary permits and environmental impact reports necessary to begin construction.
January 2017 delivered great news as Governor Brown has included the necessary $3.226 million to complete the project in the 2017-2018 State budget! Please follow the link below for the latest news.
We still need your support! Please continue to stay informed and involved in this project. Check this website for updates and respond to future “Action Alerts”, as we may need to communicate our positions on issues during the restoration with State Representatives. Together, we can Save Our Bridge.
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As a courtesy to our neighboring State Park Associations...
We proudly remind you of a SPECIAL EVENT happening soon at Empire Mine State Historic Park:
WHAT: Miners Picnic
WHERE: Empire Mine State Historic Park
WHEN: Saturday, August 25, 2018
11 am to 4 pm
(Even a special beer garden!)
Docent and Member Appreciation BBQ
WHERE: Bridgeport, in the area between the Barn and the Gas Station.
WHEN: Thursday, September 20, 2018
This will be a BBQ with wine, beer, soft drinks and dessert.
Gold Panning at Bridgeport 2018
Begins May 26
Interested in trying your hand at Gold Panning?
When you visit Bridgeport in South Yuba River State Park this summer, be sure to stop by the troughs near the Visitors Center.
Learn from docents how the old 49ers used simple pans to find hidden treasure in the shallows of the Yuba River. After a panning demonstration, practice your technique in the troughs before heading down to the river to do your own prospecting.
JOIN US FOR SPRING BIRD WALKS AT SOUTH YUBA RIVER STATE PARK
WHEN: Saturday April 14,
Friday May 4,
Saturday May 19,
Saturday June 9,
Saturday July 14,
Saturday September 8,
Saturday October 13,
Saturday December 8
All the walks will start at 8:00 am except for the June, July and September walks which will start at
HISTORIC COVERED BRIDGE RENOVATION and MALAKOFF SOLAR PROJECTS MOVE FORWARD
South Yuba River State Park, Bridgeport -- 2018 Events:
Bird Watching - 2nd Saturday of each month *throughout the year.*
After May 1, and for the remainder of 2018, due to the restoration project of the historic covered bridge, all other activities at South Yuba River State Park, Bridgeport area (including Gold Panning and Fall Festival) may be impacted.
Please call the Visitor Center at 530-432 2546 or Park Kiosk at 530-432-2060 for updated information.
BRIDGEPORT’S FALL FESTIVAL
This year's Fall Festival was a great success and biggest attendance ever.
Our success was due in large part to our wanderful sponsors:
PENN VALLEY COMMUNITY RODEO ASSOCIATION
SUSAN AND JEFF GEORGE,
PENN VALLEY MINI STORAGE,
ROBERT AND CAROLYN WINTERS, and to the many local businesses and individuals who donated items to the raffle.
List of donors (pdf)
Peak Season Fee Increase Scheduled for
South Yuba River State Park and Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park
Please see attached News Release from CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION
Date: May 4, 2017
Debora Pfanner, Malakoff Diggins Senior Park Aide, passed away on March 1, 2017
GREAT NEWS! GOVERNOR BROWN INCLUDES $3.226 MILLION IN 2017-2018 STATE BUDGET TO COMPLETE BRIDGE RESTORATION PROJECT!
2018 BIRD WALK SCHEDULE
2018 WILDFLOWER WALKS
WHAT: GUIDED WILDFLOWER WALKS
WHERE: SOUTH YUBA RIVER STATE PARK - BRIDGEPORT
WHEN: EVERY SAT. & SUN. – MID-MARCH THROUGH MID-MAY 2018
TIME: 11:00AM *RAIN MAY CANCEL*
When spring arrives in the Nevada County foothills there is no better way to welcome its arrival than with a walk among the beautiful wildflowers at South Yuba River State Park.
Docents will provide guided wildflower walks beginning on Mid-March and will continue every Saturday and Sunday through Mid-May at 11:00 a.m.
* The walks and blooms are at the whim of Mother Nature.
Rain may cancel. Call 530 432-2546 for information.