South Yuba River Crossings

Bridgeport Crossing

Photo by Robert Lowe

Parking: Parking is limited at the river. Please carpool when possible. Keep roads clear to ensure emergency vehicles may pass. Avoid receiving a parking ticket, or having your vehicle towed, by obeying parking signs. A $10 parking fee is collected at Bridgeport Crossing to help support the park with critical resources to keep it open. Map

Facilities:

  • Visitor Center
  • ADA accessible restrooms
  • Pay phone
  • Beverage vending machine
  • Trash and recycling bins

Land Owners: California State Parks

No Cell Service: Please be aware that there is little to no cell service in the river canyon. Be safe and plan ahead!

Pets: Pets are welcome on a leash, but please remember to pick up after your pets. Help keep the river healthy. Dog waste contains bacteria, such as E. coli. which is harmful to river ecology, humans and wildlife.

Glass: Broken glass is dangerous and difficult to remove. For this reason, CA State Parks has made glass at the river a finable offense. Help us keep bare feet and paws safe by leaving glass at home.

Fires: Please no fires—it only takes a spark. Help keep our community safe, put out and pack out cigarette butts.

Pack it in, pack it out and recycle

DAY USE ONLY


Highway 49 Crossing

Photo by John Daly

Parking: Parking is limited at the river. Please carpool when possible. Keep roads clear to ensure emergency vehicles may pass. Avoid receiving a parking ticket, or having your vehicle towed, by obeying parking signs. Map

Facilities: Highway 49 has ADA accessible portable toilets and trash cans.

Land Owners: California State Parks

No Cell Service: Please be aware that there is little to no cell service in the river canyon. Be safe and plan ahead!

Pets: Pets are welcome on a leash, but please remember to pick up after your pets. Help keep the river healthy. Dog waste contains bacteria, such as E. coli. which is harmful to river ecology, humans and wildlife.

Glass: Broken glass is dangerous and difficult to remove. For this reason, CA State Parks has made glass at the river a finable offense. Help us keep bare feet and paws safe by leaving glass at home.

Fires: Please no fires—it only takes a spark. Help keep our community safe, put out and pack out cigarette butts.

Pack it in, pack it out and recycle

DAY USE ONLY


Purdon Crossing

Parking: Parking is limited at the river. Please carpool when possible. Keep roads clear to ensure emergency vehicles may pass. Avoid receiving a parking ticket, or having your vehicle towed, by obeying parking signs. Map

Facilities: 

Land Owners: Purdon Crossing is managed by both California State Parks and the Bureau of Land Management. The South Yuba River Trail crosses over some private land; please respect the rights of private landowners.

No Cell Service: Please be aware that there is little to no cell service in the river canyon. Be safe and plan ahead! There is an Emergency Call Box that can be used to report emergency situations.

Pets: Pets are welcome on a leash, but please remember to pick up after your pets. Help keep the river healthy. Dog waste contains bacteria, such as E. coli. which is harmful to river ecology, humans and wildlife.

Glass:Broken glass is dangerous and difficult to remove. For this reason, CA State Parks has made glass at the river a finable offense. Help us keep bare feet and paws safe by leaving glass at home.

Fires: Please no fires—it only takes a spark. Help keep our community safe, put out and pack out cigarette butts.

Pack it in, pack it out and recycle: Purdon Crossing has no trash or recycling facilities.

DAY USE ONLY


Edwards Crossing

Photo by Anna Schwyter

Parking: Parking is limited at the river. Please carpool when possible. Keep roads clear to ensure emergency vehicles may pass. Avoid receiving a parking ticket, or having your vehicle towed, by obeying parking signs. Map

Facilities:

  • ADA accessible vaulted toilets
  • No trash service; please pack out what you pack in and remember to recycle

Land Owners:

No Cell Service: Please be aware that there is little to no cell service in the river canyon. Be safe and plan ahead!

Pets: Pets are welcome on a leash, but please remember to pick up after your pets. Help keep the river healthy. Dog waste contains bacteria, such as E. coli. which is harmful to river ecology, humans and wildlife.

Glass:Broken glass is dangerous and difficult to remove. For this reason, CA State Parks has made glass at the river a finable offense. Help us keep bare feet and paws safe by leaving glass at home.

Fires: Please no fires—it only takes a spark. Help keep our community safe, put out and pack out cigarette butts.

Pack it in, pack it out and recycle!

Day Use Only: The area between a ½ mile upstream and ¼ mile downstream from Edwards Crossing is a high-density recreation area – Day Use Only.

Camping: The South Yuba Wild & Scenic River Recreation Area and National Trail is located approximately 2 miles from the Edwards Crossing. Camping is allowed in designated sites only: South Yuba Campground, Illinois Crossing and South Yuba Primitive Camp. Sites are $5.00 per night per site, and open April 1st through October 15th (weather permitting). The South Yuba Wild & Scenic River Recreation Area is administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).