Auburn State Recreation Area is one of the state of California's great Gold County State Parks. While Auburn is proud of of its history and features a year-round calendar of events filled with things to see & do, its State Park is a gem worth its weight in gold. It gets close to one million visitors annually-- quite a testament to the power of gold. Once teeming with thousands of gold miners, the area is now a natural area offering a wide variety of recreation opportunities. See more California City ParksThe Auburn State RA spans approx. 40 miles of the forks in the American river and gold panning still occurs here, though water sports of a different type are one of the park's highlights. Go swimming, boating and fishing to cool off on the warm mountain days. You can also partake of hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, off-road motorcycling and the most popular activity of all--camping. There's no drinking water available, so pack it in with you.
Whitewater recreation is also very
popular on both forks of the river, with
Class II, III and IV runs. Over 30
-private outfitters are licensed to
offer whitewater trips in Auburn SRA.
Auburn SRA is made up of the lands set aside for the Auburn Dam. California State Parks administers the area under a contract with the US Bureau of Reclamation.
The park (20 miles long on two forks of the American River) is south of Interstate 80, between Auburn to Colfax. The main access is from Auburn, either on Highway 49 or the Auburn-Foresthill Road.
Auburn, CA - Latitude/Longitude: 38.8967
Typical California warm/hot summers and cool wet winters. Fall and spring weather can be variable.
Auburn State Recreation Area now offers AT&T Wi-Fi Service!
This service enables park visitors with wireless enabled laptop computers or personal digital assistants (PDAs) to access the Internet
Exhibits and Programs
Reservations Recommended, Available Online Reservation