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The main draw at Yuba State Park is the 22-mile-long turquoise blue Sevier Bridge Reservoir, which is warm enough for swimming in the summer. There's plenty of space for both water-skiers and anglers (who fish for rainbow trout, walleye, catfish, and northern pike). Rent a boat at the park concessionaire and explore the park's boat-in campsites; look for Native American rock art from your boat at Painted Rocks, just north of the boat ramp at the Painted Rocks campground. Painted Rocks and Oasis are the park's two main car-accessible campgrounds. On the lakeshore, off-highway vehicle riding is a popular family activity; OHVs are available for ...

The main draw at Yuba State Park is the 22-mile-long turquoise blue Sevier Bridge Reservoir, which is warm enough for swimming in the summer. There's plenty of space for both water-skiers and anglers (who fish for rainbow trout, walleye, catfish, and northern pike). Rent a boat at the park concessionaire and explore the park's boat-in campsites; look for Native American rock art from your boat at Painted Rocks, just north of the boat ramp at the Painted Rocks campground. Painted Rocks and Oasis are the park's two main car-accessible campgrounds. On the lakeshore, off-highway vehicle riding is a popular family activity; OHVs are available for rent at the park.

Judy Jewell
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Judy Jewell and W.C. McRae are frequent collaborators: together they have written Moon Handbooks to Montana, Utah, and Zion-Bryce and updated the Moon Handbooks to Oregon and Coastal Oregon. Judy wrote the Compass American Guide to Oregon.

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Climate

  • Best Time to Visit:

    Late summer or early fall, when the blistering heat subsides.