Swimming

Nothing sheds the summer heat like a dip in one of Nevada County’s many swimming areas that include lakes, reservoirs and rivers. Enjoy a refreshing dunk at Rollins Lake near Colfax, Scotts Flat Lake in Nevada City and Penn Valley’s Lake Englebright and Bullards Bar Reservoir. Swimming pleasures abound at the South Yuba River and the Scenic Grouse Lakes Area near Donner Summit. Also consider cooling off in Truckee’s Donner Lake, Prosser Reservoir and Stampede/Boca reservoir areas.

Boca Reservoir

Located in the Tahoe National Forest just East of Truckee, Boca…

Bowman Lake Recreation Area

Bowman Lake, a large and beautiful lake surrounded by cliffs…

Forest Road 18,
Nevada City, CA 95959

Bridgeport Covered Bridge

Built in 1862 by David Isaac John Wood with lumber from his mill…

Bullards Bar

Centrally located in the Sierra Nevada foothills, Bullards Bar…

Donner Lake

Donner Lake is a mecca for swimmers, boaters, anglers, picnickers,…

Donner Lake,
Truckee, CA

Englebright Lake

Englebright Lake is a man-made reservoir formed along the Yuba…

13104 Marina,
Smartville, CA 95977

Fordyce Lake

Fordyce Lake offers brown or rainbow trout that are planted annually.…

Greenhorn Park Campground

Greenhorn offers fishing, water sports, boat launch, large swimming…

1500 Greenhorn Access Road,
Grass Valley, CA 95945

Grouse Lakes

The Grouse Lakes area is truly the "land-o-the-lakes.” A long…

Pioneer Park

Pioneer Park was voted Best Park by the Union Readers for 10…

Rollins Lake

This lake is at an elevation of 2,100 feet in the Gold Country…

Scotts Flat Lake

Scotts Flat Lake Campground is the premier Nevada County destination…

South Yuba River Park Adventures

An Independent Web Site Dedicated to Enjoyment of the South Yuba…

South Yuba River Park Association

Come discover the many faces of the South Yuba River. Wander…

17660 Pleasant Valley Rd.,
Penn Valley CA 95946

South Yuba River State Park

The South Yuba River State Park contains several parcels of land…

Stampede Reservoir

Scenic Stampede Reservoir, located on the Little Truckee River…

Tahoe National Forest

The Tahoe National Forest is located in the northern Sierra Nevada…

Truckee River

Truckee river recreation - enjoy an exciting float or class 2-4…

Truckee River Regional Park

Picnic Areas Nature and River Trails "Salty" Gebhart Amphitheater Disc…

Western Gateway Park

Western Gateway Park is the crown jewel of Penn Valley that has…