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South Yuba Campground

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About This Campground

Bureau of Land Management

The South Yuba Wild & Scenic River Recreation Area and National Trail is located approximately 10 miles northeast of Nevada City, California. The Recreation Area is administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM); U.S. Forest Service (USFS); and California Department of Parks and Recreation…

Fee Info

Campsites, $5.00 per night, per site. Recreation Pass $2.50 per night, per site. Pay camp fee within 30 minutes of occupying site. Self-pay Iron Ranger. Check-out is by 12 noon. First come first serve basis. No reservation system is available. Eight people maximum per site. Two car maximum…

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  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group


For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Water Hookups


4 Reviews of South Yuba Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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Suanne B.
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2022

Quiet and lots of security

The campsites are well kept. It was a little hot but folsom lake is close for swimming and boating. Staff nice but a lot of police and security drive thru.

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Sitewe stayed in the tent sites they have rv sites on the other side that is a lot nicer
Month of VisitMay
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2019

Scouts outing in June 2019

The composting toilet is a wreck. Not usable. Use cat holes instead (200 ft from water please). Poison oak is everywhere. River views are spectacular.

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Anna R.
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2018

The naked truth

This river trail is the best in the state. Clear water, lovely pools. Expect nudity as it is Northern California. The river is beloved by kayakers and swimmers. Perfect snow melt means August is the prime time.


South Yuba Campground is located in California

Detail location of campground


From Nevada City: Follow Highway 49 to North Bloomfield Road and travel ten (10) miles to South Yuba Recreation Lands. From the one lane bridge at Edwards Crossing it is approximately 1 1/2 miles on a dirt/gravel road to the campground. PLEASE NOTE: the bridge at Edward Crossing has a 4 ton limit. RV's, trailers and vehicles over 4 tons not recommended. For RV's/Trailers/Vehicles over 4 tons: Recommended Route - Follow Highway 49 to Tyler Foote Crossing. Turn right onto Grizzly Hill Road to the intersection with North Bloomfield Road and make a left turn. Proceed through a small residential area and make a right hand turn into the campground.


39.33890914456935 N
120.9716756681941 W

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