The official website for South Yuba River Park Association
P.O. Box 1658
17660 Pleasant Valley Rd. Penn Valley CA 95946
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.
Save Our Bridge Committee Needs Your Help Now
There has been a breakthrough in the campaign to save the iconic wood covered bridge at the South Yuba River State Park. Governor Brown has proposed funding $318,000 in 2014/2015 and $943,000 in 2016/2017 budget years to fully fund the restoration and reopening of the bridge.
We now need to convince our legislators to support the Governor’s proposal, to pass the funding and move the $943k to the 2015/2016 budget year.
This is where you come in. Between now and the passage of the budget in June 2014, we need you to contact your legislators and convince them to support this item in the budget. There are links on this page to the Save Our Bridge Campaign that will take you to more information and a sample letter/email to send to your State Senator and Assemblyperson. Please take a few minutes to make your voice be heard. Let’s reopen this historic bridge and take a walk together into California’s storied past.
The campaign continues to raise funds to support the bridge restoration project. Donations can easily be made using the donate button on this site, or mail donations to SYRPA: P.O. Box 1658 Penn Valley, CA 95946.
Thank you for your support.
Visitor Center hours: 11am to 4pm all days from Memorial Day to Labor Day and Thursday to Sunday from Labor Day to Memorial Day.