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Best parks in Placer County

State / Provincial Park
“Emerald Bay State Park is surrounded by forested hillsides of glacier-carved granite ”
168 locals recommend
Park
“Great place on the river learn about daily life during the gold rush. You can spend time exploring the outdoor park exhibits, relaxing by the rushing South Fork of the American River or getting a bite to eat at the Argonaut Farm to Fork Cafe.”
23 locals recommend
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“Another river access. better for bigger groups. Still beautiful river. A trail nearby the historic building can be found here for a peaceful walk.”
21 locals recommend
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“A great public beach with a pier, swimming, picnic tables, a playground, and paddle and kayak rentals close by.”
25 locals recommend
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“An easy 30 minute hike for the family to get an incredible view of Lake Tahoe.”
28 locals recommend
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“I haven't made it out here yet, but everyone tells me this is a great spot where you can go hiking, biking, or even horseback riding. It can be pretty hot there in the summer so I recommend an early start or going in the Fall or Spring. ”
11 locals recommend
Park
“Awesome views of Tahoe, and excellent terrain! Also one of the least expensive ski resorts in the area. ”
26 locals recommend
Park
“The trail follows the South Fork of the Yuba along a former flume. It's almost level so an easy walk and wheelchair accessable! Hike down stream to the flume. The creek under the flume is home to many newts - beautiful orange salamanders. Take the kids.”
5 locals recommend
Park
“This is a great spot to go for a little hike, see some amazing scenery, and maybe take a little dip in the river. ”
10 locals recommend
Tourist Information Center
“D.L Bliss is a great spot to hang out for the day. Access is only permitted in Summer and Fall. Beautiful beach with spectacular views. There's also a great hike called the Rubicon Trail and an entrance fee to get in. The parking fills up quick so it's important to get out to this location early in the morning. ”
25 locals recommend
Park
“The park is free and offers trails to the American River. Perfect for cyclists, equestrians, and hikers!”
6 locals recommend
Park
“This park offers sports fields, playgrounds, hiking trails, camping, and more. The Treetop Adventure Park is nearby, as well as Sled Hill in the winter.”
20 locals recommend
Park
“This is a great next stop after the El Dorado Museum, and ONLY 8 minutes away from Cebu Lane! Get in touch with the gold rush that made California famous, and see a real historic Gold Mine!”
13 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
“Take a step back in time and visit the Empire Mine State Historic Park in Grass Valley! ”
56 locals recommend
Park
“On the beach, Island tea house, nice old mansion you can go through, hike up to Eagle Falls (don't fall in)”
10 locals recommend
Beach
“Great spot to picnic, sight see, and let kids run around. There's a large play structure, picnic tables, sand, grass, and water to swim. ”
20 locals recommend