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South Yuba River National Park

6 Activites Phone: (916)-941-3101 Email: dgreenwo@blm.gov Distance: 2.94 miles

This twelve (12) mile trail carries hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders through pine-choked canyons to gentler slopes and open meadows. Expect to see historic flumes and waterworks - you're in Gold Country now! Besides a romatic legacy, the 19th century argonauts left plenty of evidence of hydraulic mining. You can check it out at neighboring Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park. After y...

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American River North Middle South Forks National Park

6 Activites Phone: (916)-941-3101 Email: dgreenwo@blm.gov Distance: 12.99 miles

The famous Giant Gap 14-mile run of the even more famous North Fork American River is one of California's top whitewater challenges, for experts only. Cliffs tower 2,000 feet above the river. Heaps of mine tailings and old cabin ruins border this roller-coaster ride through the historic Mother Lode. Stop to catch your breath at the Lover's Leap picnic area, which features California's most venerab...

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Sugar Pine Reservoir National Park

9 Activites Phone: (530)-265-4531 Distance: 16.41 miles

Recreation at Sugar Pine Reservoir is managed by Tahoe National Forest under an agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation. Sugar Pine Reservoir was created by Sugar Pine Dam across Shirttail Creek. The dam is a feature of the Central Valley project, American River Division, Folsom Auburn Unit. The reservoir offers four main recreation areas around the lake. The complex, which opened in May 1985...

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Tahoe National Forest Park

12 Activites Email: pmahaffey@fs.fed.us Distance: 17.25 miles

With breathtaking mountain peaks, lush meadows filled with wildflowers, historic mining towns, destination vacation spots at Goodyears Bar, Downieville, Sierra City, Truckee, Yuba River, the Lakes Basin Area and the Jackson Meadows Region, the Tahoe National Forest is one of the most popular recreation forests in the US.In winter, there are outstanding winter sports opportunities including world r...

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Harry L. Englebright Lake National Park

7 Activites Phone: (530)-432-6427 Distance: 20.21 miles

Englebright Lake is nestled in the steep Yuba River canyon, of the Sierra Nevada foothills. This location offers a unique boat-in camping experience, several species of sport fish, abundant wildlife, and year round water-based recreational activities for enthusiasts and families alike. Located between Grass Valley and Yuba City off State Route 20.

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Plumas National Forest Park

4 Activites Email: pnf@fs.fed.us Distance: 30.55 miles

Welcome to one of your most beautiful National Forests.Backcountry Discovery Trail - The Plumas Backcountry Discovery Trail (BDT) invites exploration of the remote areas of the Plumas National Forest. You can expect rough road conditions on gravel and dirt roads and a slow pace of travel, maybe only 30-50 miles a day. Be prepared for downed trees or rocks on the road, rough and rocky surfaces, and...

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Granite Chief Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 36.08 miles

The Granite Chief Wilderness now contains a total of 19,048 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 1984 the Granite Chief Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age...

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Dave Moore Nature Area National Park

5 Activites Phone: (916)-941-3101 Email: dgreenwo@blm.gov Distance: 36.97 miles

One of the main features of the Dave Moore Nature Area is a loop trail about a mile long which goes from the parking lot trail head to the South Fork American River and back again passing through several habitat types. Nestled in the heart of Gold Rush Country, the trail is lined with remnants from nearly 150 years ago when Chinese laborers channelled creek water by hand with pick and shovel for g...

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Prosser Creek Reservoir National Park

9 Activites Phone: (530)-587-3558 Distance: 40.70 miles

Prosser Creek Dam and Reservoir, completed in 1962, are located on Prosser Creek about 1.5 miles above the confluence of Prosser Creek and the Truckee River. The dam and reservoir are features of the Washoe Project. Area is open year-round (frozen during winter). A surface area of approximately 750 acres at full reservoir storage. About 11 miles of shoreline. Ice fishing during the winter. Av...

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Stampede Reservoir National Park

9 Activites Phone: (530)-587-3558 Distance: 42.72 miles

Completed in 1970, Stampede Dam and Reservoir are located on the Little Truckee River immediately below the mouth of Davies Creek and approximately 8 miles above the confluence of the Little Truckee and Truckee Rivers. The dam and reservoir are features of the Washoe Project. Open year-round (frozen during winter). A surface area of approximately 3,340 acres at full reservoir storage with 25 mil...

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Martis Creek Lake National Park

4 Activites Phone: (530)-587-8113 Distance: 43.10 miles

Located close to Lake Tahoe, Truckee and Reno, Martis has a beautiful, peaceful campground off the beaten path. The Martis Creek area features hiking, biking, canoeing/kayaking and trout fishing.

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Bucks Lake Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 43.53 miles

The Bucks Lake Wilderness now contains a total of 23,958 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 1984 the Bucks Lake Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "....

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Boca Reservoir National Park

7 Activites Phone: (530)-587-3558 Distance: 44.02 miles

Boca Dam and Reservoir are features of the Truckee Storage Project. The reservoir is on the Little Truckee River, 27 miles southwest of Reno, Nevada. Open year-round (frozen during winter). A surface area of approximately 980 acres at full reservoir storage. Fishing season is year-round, with ice fishing during the winter. Available species include kokanee salmon, rainbow, brook, and brown trou...

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Folsom S. Canal Rec. Trail National Park

4 Activites Phone: (916)-988-1707 Email: plucero@mp.usbr.gov Distance: 44.29 miles

The 69 mile long Folsom South Canal originates at Nimbus Dam on the American River in Sacramento County and extends southward, paralleling and to the east of State Highway 99 through San Joaquin County. Canal bikeway is open year round, and can be accessed at many locations. Call for details.

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Folsom Dam National Park

2 Activites Phone: (916)-988-1707 Distance: 46.24 miles

Settlement of the basin began about 1844. In 1848, discovery of gold near the present site of Coloma precipitated a great influx of gold seekers from all parts of the country. At the height of the gold rush, the American River foothill area was one of the most populous in the State. Early miners quickly recognized the potential of riverflows to help in dredging, panning, and sluicing for gold. ...

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Folsom Lake National Park

12 Activites Phone: (916)-988-0205 Email: plucero@mp.usbr.gov Distance: 46.24 miles

Recreation at Folsom Reservoir is managed by the California Department of Parks and Recreation under agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation, Central California Area Office. The reservoir was created by Folsom Dam across the American River. The dam is a feature of the Central Valley Project - American River Division - Folsom and Sly Park Units. Folsom Lake offers 75 miles of shoreline. Usually...

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Sly Park Reservoir

9 Activites Phone: (530)-644-2545 Distance: 47.51 miles

Recreation at Sly Park Reservoir is managed by the El Dorado Irrigation District under an agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation's Central CA Area Office. The reservoir was created by Sly Park Dam across Sly Park Creek. The dam is a feature of the Central Valley Project, American River Division. Sly Park offers an abundance of public use facilities and is open seven days a week during the sum...

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Desolation Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 48.09 miles

The Desolation Wilderness now contains a total of 63,475 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 1969 the Desolation Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "....

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Sutter National Wildlife Refuge Park

1 Activites Phone: (530)-934-2801 Email: sacramentovalleyrefuges@fws.gov Distance: 48.67 miles

Sutter National Wildlife Refuge, the southern-most refuge in the Sacramento Refuge Complex, is located in the Sacramento Valley of California, about 50 miles north of the metropolitan area of Sacramento. The refuge consists of about 2,600 acres, consisting primarily of wetland impoundments with some riparian and grassland habitat. About 80 percent of the refuge is located in the Sutter Bypass,...

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Lake Natoma National Park

10 Activites Phone: (916)-988-0205 Distance: 50.61 miles

Recreation at Lake Natoma is managed by the California Department of Parks and Recreation under agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation. The Lake was created by Nimbus Dam across the American River. Lake Natoma is a regulating reservoir for releases from Folsom Lake. The Dam and Lake are features of the Central Valley project. Usually open 7 days per week, summer hours (April 1-October 15) ar...

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Mother Lode Recreation Management Area National Park

9 Activites Phone: (916)-941-3101 Email: dgreenwo@blm.gov Distance: 51.03 miles

The Mother Lode Field Office is directly responsible for more than 230,000 acres of public land scattered throughout fourteen Central California counties. Most of the acreage is in the Mother Lode region of the Sierra Nevada Range.

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Nimbus Fish Hatchery National Park

3 Activites Phone: (916)-358-2884 Email: mgrow@dfg.ca.gov Distance: 52.23 miles

Nimbus Dam, on the American River 7 miles below Folsom Dam formed Lake Natoma to reregulate the releases for power made through Folsom Powerplant. The Nimbus Fish Hatchery was built on the left bank below the dam to compensate for the spawning areas of salmon and steelhead that were inundated by construction of Nimbus Dam. Nimbus Dam is a feature of the Central Valley Project - American River Div...

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Eldorado National Forest Park

Email: kschroeder@fs.fed.us Distance: 52.45 miles

The Eldorado National Forest is an ideal place for people seeking to escape from busy urban lifestyles. Its climate and topography offer a wide range of recreational opportunities, including hiking, fishing, camping and cross-country and downhill skiing.It is located one hour from the metropolitan area of Sacramento which has a population of over one million people, and two to three hours driving ...

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Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Headquarters Park

13 Activites Email: lpulliam@fs.fed.us Distance: 52.84 miles

Truly a Land of Many Uses, the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest offers a variety of recreational activities to the outdoor enthusiast. The Forest offers every visitor the chance to enjoy nature and be outdoors. Before you venture out, find out more information about your favorite activity and where to enjoy recreating on the Forest using the find activity link on the right.Bears and Food Storage I...

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Butte Sink Wildlife Management Area National Park

Phone: (530)-934-2801 Email: sacramentovalleyrefuges@fws.gov Distance: 53.05 miles

Butte Sink Wildlife Management Area has the highest concentration of waterfowl per acre in the world. Located in the Sacramento Valley of California, it includes the Butte Sink National Wildlife Refuge and conservation easements acquired on adjacent private lands. The landscape is flat, bordered by the Sierra Nevada and Coast ranges, and surrounded by intensive agriculture (primarily rice and nut ...

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