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.

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Boca Reservoir

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

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

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Centrally located in the Sierra Nevada foothills, Bullards Bar…
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Donner Lake

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

Donner Lake,
Truckee, CA

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Englebright Lake

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

13104 Marina,
Smartville, CA 95977

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Fordyce Lake

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

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

1500 Greenhorn Access Road,
Grass Valley, CA 95945

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Grouse Lakes

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

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

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This lake is at an elevation of 2,100 feet in the Gold Country…
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South Yuba River Park Association

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

17660 Pleasant Valley Rd.,
Penn Valley CA 95946

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Stampede Reservoir

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Scenic Stampede Reservoir, located on the Little Truckee River…
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Tahoe National Forest

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

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

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

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