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PARK HOURS & DIRECTIONS

Park Fees

Starting Saturday May 27, 2017 thru September 4, 2017 (peak season), vehicle parking fees will increase to $10 per vehicle at the South Yuba River State Park Bridgeport river crossing and Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park. This fee is consistent with the other park units in the Sierra District.

 

Vehicle parking fees will be $5 per vehicle from September 5, 2017 – May 25, 2018 at both park locations.

 

A parking fee of $5 per day was added in 2012 to provide income and help keep the park open. The fee applies to the main and north parking lots. Parking along Pleasant Valley Road is not permitted. A self-service depository is located in the northeast corner of the main lot. During high-use hours in the summer, a kiosk is staffed with park personnel, and a depository is available for other hours.

Park Hours

BRIDGEPORT IS OPEN FROM SUNRISE TO SUNSET EVERY DAY.

 

THE VISITOR CENTER IS OPEN THURSDAY - SUNDAY FROM MEMORIAL DAY TO LABOR DAY, 11AM – 4PM.

 

THE REST OF THE YEAR, THURS – SUN, 11AM – 3PM.

Annual Passes

Please refer to the state website for a description of available annual passes:

www.parks.ca.gov

DIRECTIONS

Bridgeport

ON PLEASANT VALLEY RD, 8 MILES NORTH OF HWY 20 IN PENN VALLEY.


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FROM SACRAMENTO / SAN FRANCISCO

Take I-80 East toward Reno. In Auburn, take Hwy 49 North (left) for 22 miles. In Grass Valley take Hwy 20 West (left) for 8 miles. Turn right (North) on Pleasant Valley Rd. for 8 miles. There are 2 parking lots - 1 immediately before the bridge on the left, and 1 immediately after the bridge on the right.


FROM RENO

Take I-80 West to Hwy 20. Turn right (west) onto Hwy 20 and drive 39 miles to just past downtown Grass Valley. Turn right from the freeway (West) to remain on Hwy 20 for 8 more miles. Turn right (North) on Pleasant Valley Rd. for 8 miles. There are 2 parking lots - 1 immediately before the bridge on the left, and 1 immediately after the bridge on the right.


FROM YUBA CITY / MARYSVILLE

From the intersection of Hwy 70 and Hwy 20, take Hwy 20 East for 18 miles. Turn left (North) on Pleasant Valley Rd. for 8 miles. There are 2 parking lots - 1 immediately before the bridge on the left, and 1 immediately after the bridge on the right.

Highway 49 Crossing & Independence Trail

5 MILES NORTH OF NEVADA CITY.

PARK HOURS AT 49 CROSSING ARE SUNRISE TO SUNSET. NO PARKING 10PM-6AM.


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FROM SACRAMENTO / SAN FRANCISCO

Take I-80 east toward Reno. In Auburn, take Hwy 49 north 25 miles. Pass through Grass Valley / Nevada City and turn left to remain on Hwy 49 for another 7 miles. There are 2 parking areas for the Independence Trail about 1/2 mile before the river crossing on the right. The parking lot for 49 Crossing is immediately before the bridge on the right.


FROM RENO

Take I-80 west to Hwy 20. Turn right (west) onto Hwy 20, proceed for 27 miles until you just enter Nevada City. Turn right (north) onto Hwy 49, proceed for 7 miles. There are 2 parking areas for the Independence Trail about 1/2 mile before the river crossing on the right. The parking lot for 49 Crossing is immediately before the bridge on the right.


FROM YUBA CITY / MARYSVILLE

From the intersection of Hwy 70 and Hwy 20, take Hwy 20 East for 26 miles to Grass Valley. Take Hwy 49 north for 5 miles and turn left to remain on Hwy 49 for another 7 miles. There are 2 parking areas for the Independence Trail about 1/2 mile before the river crossing on the right. The parking lot for 49 Crossing is immediately before the bridge on the right.

Edwards Crossing

ON NORTH BLOOMFIELD RD, 7.5 MILES NORTH OF NEVADA CITY.

PARK HOURS AT EDWARDS CROSSING ARE SUNRISE TO SUNSET.


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FROM SACRAMENTO /SAN FRANCISCO

Take I-80 East toward Reno. In Auburn, take Hwy 49 north 28 miles. Turn left in Nevada City to remain on Hwy 49. Go 1/4 mile and turn right on N. Bloomfield Rd. At the T intersection, turn right and continue on N. Bloomfield Rd for about 7 miles. There is limited parking along the road on either side of the bridge.


FROM RENO

Take I-80 west to Hwy 20 west for 27 miles. In Nevada City, turn right onto Hwy 49 north. Go 1/4 mile and turn right on N. Bloomfield Rd. At the T intersection, turn right and continue on N. Bloomfield Rd for about 7 miles. There is limited parking along the road on either side of the bridge.


FROM YUBA CITY / MARYSVILLE

From the intersection of Hwy 70 and Hwy 20, take Hwy 20 East for 26 miles to Grass Valley. Take Hwy 49 north for 5 miles and turn left to remain on Hwy 49.Go 1/4 mile and turn right on N. Bloomfield Rd. At the T intersection, turn right and continue on N. Bloomfield Rd. for about 7 miles. There is limited parking along the road on either side of the bridge.

Purdon Crossing

ON PURDON RD, 6 MILES NORTH OF NEVADA CITY.

PARK HOURS AT PURDON CROSSING ARE SUNRISE TO SUNSET. NO PARKING 10PM-6AM.


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from Sacramento / San Francisco

Take I-80 East toward Reno. In Auburn, take Hwy 49 north 28 miles. Turn left in Nevada City to remain on Hwy 49. Go 1/4 mile and turn right on N. Bloomfield Rd. At the T intersection, turn left on Lake Vera-Purdon Rd. Continue for 5.5 miles. There is limited parking in a lot immediately before the bridge. Daytime parking is allowed on the road, except as posted.


from Reno

Take I-80 west to Hwy 20 west for 27 miles. In Nevada City, turn right onto Hwy 49 north. Go 1/4 mile and turn right on N. Bloomfield Rd. At the T intersection, turn left on Lake Vera-Purdon Rd. Continue for 5.5 miles. There is limited parking in a lot immediately before the bridge. Daytime parking is allowed on the road, except as posted.


from Yuba City / Marysville

From the intersection of Hwy 70 and Hwy 20, take Hwy 20 East for 26 miles to Grass Valley. Take Hwy 49 north for 5 miles and turn left to remain on Hwy 49. Go 1/4 mile and turn right on N. Bloomfield Rd. At the T intersection, turn left on Lake Vera-Purdon Rd. Continue for 5.5 miles. There is limited parking in a lot immediately before the bridge. Daytime parking is allowed on the road, except as posted.

Edwards Crossing to Jones Bar

PARK HOURS AT JONES BAR ARE SUNRISE TO SUNSET. NO PARKING 10PM - 6AM.

4 WHEEL DRIVE RECOMMENDED


FROM SACRAMENTO /SAN FRANCISCO

Take I-80 East toward Reno. In Auburn, take Hwy 49 north 28 miles. Turn left in Nevada City to remain on Hwy 49 another 2.5 miles. Turn left on Newtown Rd. for about 3 miles. Turn right on Jones Bar Rd. and follow about 4 miles. This becomes a steep, rough dirt road! 4 wheel drive is recommended. The road ends in a limited parking area at the river. Alternatively, you can walk down a steep 0.4 mile trail from the Independence West trail.


FROM RENO

Take I-80 west to Hwy 20 west for 27 miles. In Nevada City, turn right onto Hwy 49 north for 2.5 miles. Turn left on Newtown Rd. for about 3 miles. Turn right on Jones Bar Rd. and follow about 4 miles. This becomes a steep, rough dirt road! 4 wheel drive is recommended. The road ends in a limited parking area at the river. Alternatively, you can walk down a steep 0.4 mile trail from the Independence West trail.


FROM YUBA CITY / MARYSVILLE

From the intersection of Hwy 70 and Hwy 20, take Hwy 20 East for 26 miles to Grass Valley. Take Hwy 49 north for 5 miles and turn left to remain on Hwy 49 for another 2.5 miles. Turn left on Newtown Rd. for about 3 miles. Turn right on Jones Bar Rd. and follow about 4 miles. This becomes a steep, rough dirt road! 4 wheel drive is recommended. The road ends in a limited parking area at the river. Alternatively, you can walk down a steep 0.4 mile trail from the Independence West trail.

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