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Interactive Map of River Crossings

to Bridgeport
on Pleasant Valley Rd, 8 miles north of Hwy 20 in Penn Valley

Park hours at Bridgeport are sunrise to sunset every day.
The Visitor Center is open 11-4 daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day,
and 11-3 Thurs - Sun the rest of the year.

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.

Bridgeport covered bridge


to Highway 49 Crossing & Independence Trail

5 miles north of Nevada City
Park hours at 49 Crossing are sunrise to sunset. No parking 10pm-6am.

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.

49 Crossing

Flume on Independence Trail


to Purdon Crossing

on Purdon Rd, 6 miles north of Nevada City
Park hours at Purdon Crossing are sunrise to sunset. No parking 10pm-6am.

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.

Purdon Crossing


to Edwards Crossing

on North Bloomfield Rd, 7.5 miles north of Nevada City
Park hours at Edwards Crossing are sunrise to sunset.

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.


Edward's Crossing

to Jones Bar
4 wheel drive recommended
Park hours at Jones Bar are sunrise to sunset. No parking 10pm - 6am

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 c
an walk down a steep 0.4 mile trail from the Independence West trail.

 
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