Bird Walks at Bridgeport

South Yuba River State Park 17660 Pleasant Valley Road, Penn Valley

Our experienced docents will lead a moderate 2 hour stroll around Bridgeport to spot our local bird residents. Bring binoculars and a field guide if you have one. You might spot the Canyon Wren, American Dipper, Acorn Woodpecker, Golden Crowned Kinglet, Bald Eagle and more. 

Free

Geology Walk at Bridgeport

South Yuba River State Park 17660 Pleasant Valley Road, Penn Valley

Join us at the SYRSP Bridgeport North Parking Lot entrance (near the front picnic table) for a short presentation about the geology of SYRSP; this will be followed by a 1.5-mile walk along the Buttermilk Bend Trail where we will discuss the geology and natural history of the park at selected stops. This walk will […]

Free

Wildflower Walks at Bridgeport

South Yuba River State Park 17660 Pleasant Valley Road, Penn Valley

Join us every Saturday and Sunday, from March 14th to May 10th, 2020The Buttermilk Bend trail is well known among locals for its spectacular explosion of wildflowers in spring. The display changes every week, so come more than once! Docents will identify the flowers and explain some of their natural history and traditional uses.

Free

Point Defiance Hikes at Bridgeport

South Yuba River State Park 17660 Pleasant Valley Road, Penn Valley

Point Defiance Hikes Held on the following Thursdays, March 26th, April 23rd, and May 21st, at 9:30 AM. Meet at the North Parking Lot. This scenic hike will wend visitors through the South Yuba Canyon, giving views of the confluence of the South and North Forks of the Yuba River as well as the historic […]

Free

Gold Panning Demonstrations at Bridgeport

South Yuba River State Park 17660 Pleasant Valley Road, Penn Valley

Summer (Memorial Day-Labor Day) Every Sat and Sun, 12 pm - 2 pm at Bridgeport Meet at the troughs by the visitor center (donations welcomed) Docents will demonstrate how to pan for gold in our troughs which are very likely to yield a bit of gold for most everyone. Practice in the troughs, then try […]

Free

Humbug Day

Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park 23579 North Bloomfield Road, Nevada City

Commemorate Malakoff Diggins’ Golden Olden Days as park staff and volunteers in period costume interpret our historic heritage at North Bloomfield, formerly Humbug, California. • Enjoy live music, games, crafts, food, and fun. • Tour the historic buildings and grounds, echoing with the ghosts of miners and early settlers or poke around the relics of by-gone horse & buggy days in the fascinating Ostrom Stable.

Free

River Clean Up Day

South Yuba River State Park 17660 Pleasant Valley Road, Penn Valley

September 19, 2020 Hosted, planned, and coordinated annually by South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL), happening for 23+ years. This event cleans up over 80 miles along the Yuba River. CASP coordinates and assists at the Park owned properties/crossings that are part of the 30 cleanup sites, by recruiting Park staff and volunteers to help […]

Holidays at Empire Mine

Empire Mine State Historic Park 10791 Empire Street, Grass Valley

Friday & Saturday of Thanksgiving Weekend 11 am-4 pm $7 for 17 & over, $3 children 6-16, FREE for children under 6, FREE Parking Celebrate the holidays early 1900s’ style at Holidays at Empire Mine.  With old-fashioned decorations, lavish period costumes, and festive live music, Empire Cottage will be brimming with good cheer. Inside the […]

$7.00