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State, County & Local Parks

California State, County and Local Parks offer camping, boating, hiking, fishing, swimming, picnicking, gold panning, mountain biking and equestrian opportunities.

To learn more about State Parks and State Recreation Areas in Placer County, Northern California, plus the Placer County Parks, Auburn Recreation District and the other local parks in the County, see below:


    The Valley

    Folsom Lake State Recreation Area

    7755 Folsom-Auburn Road, Folsom
    916 988-0205

    Lake, boating, water-skiing, fishing, hiking, biking, running, camping, picnicking, horseback riding.

    The Gold Country

    Auburn State Recreation Area

    501 El Dorado Street, Auburn
    530 885-4527

    River access, boating, fishing, camping, hiking, mountain biking, gold panning, limited hunting, equestrian/horseback riding trails, off-highway motorcycle riding.

    Empire Mine State Park

    10791 East Empire Street, Grass Valley
    530 273-8522

    The mine buildings, the owner's home, restored gardens, hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.

    Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park

    Highway 49, Coloma
    530 622-3470

    Original sawmill, 20 historic buildings including mining, house, school, store exhibits, gold panning, hikes, picnics and California's first historic monument.

    The High Sierras

    Burton Creek State Park

    Tahoe City
    530 525-7232

    Hiking and cross-country skiing

    Donner Memorial State Park

    12593 Donner Pass Road, Truckee
    530 582-7892

    Lake, boating, water-skiing, fishing, camping, hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoe trails, Emigrant Trail Museum, Pioneer Monument.

    Kings Beach State Recreation Area

    Kings Beach
    530 583-3074

    Summer water sports, day-use only.

    Tahoe State Recreation Area

    Highway 28, Tahoe City
    530 583-3074

    Camping and lakeside campgrounds.


    Placer County Parks and Grounds Division operates and maintains several local and community parks, trails, and some open space areas. Call 530 886-4901 for reservation information for county campground, parks and community halls.

    Below are listings of Placer County Parks and Trails by area.

    The Valley

    Douglas Ranch Park

    5250 Stirling Street, Granite Bay

    Baseball diamond, picnic area, playground.

    Doyle Ranch Park

    4814 Oreanna Court, Roseville

    Park Facilities - Playground, walking path, restroom, basketball court, horseshoe pits, trail access, picnic tables and lawn area. All areas of the park are available on a first come, first serve basis.

    Granite Bay Park

    6010 Douglas Boulevard, Granite Bay

    Park Facilities - BBQ Pavilion, picnic areas, playground, two baseball/soccer fields, restrooms, snack bar and bicycle/pedestrian trails.

    Miners Ravine Nature Reserve

    7530 Auburn-Folsom Road, Granite Bay

    Park Facilities - Passive park, interpretive nature trail and 2 self-guided trails with interpretive signs.

    Ronald L. Feist Park

    9180 Twin Schools Road, Granite Bay

    Park Facilities - Three Little League Baseball fields with two overlaying multi-use fields, three soccer fields, two playgrounds, a covered barbecue pavilion and six tennis courts.

    Sabre City Park and Community Hall

    100 Vandenburg Circle, Roseville

    Park Facilities - The Hall is available for groups/individual functions, capacity 100. Park has playground and basketball facility.

    Sheridan Park & Stewart Hall

    6005 Camp Far West Road, Sheridan

    Park Facilities - The Hall is available for groups/individual functions, capacity 300. Park has playground, picnic areas, basketball court and baseball diamond.

    Treelake Park

    5255 Parkford Circle, Granite Bay

    Park Facilities - Family picnic area, playground, baseball field, soccer field, large sports court for tennis and basketball.

    Treelake Terrace Park

    9720 Swan Lake Road, Granite Bay

    Park Facilities - 2 acre turf area, trail, benches.

    The Gold Country

    Applegate Park

    290 Applegate School Road, Applegate

    Park Facilities - Baseball diamond, decomposed granite trail, group picnic pavilion, basketball court, and playground adjacent to the park, beside the Applegate library.

    Auburn Garden Theater

    350 Nevada Street, Auburn

    Park Facilities - Large sloped lawn with concrete stage for concerts, weddings, plays, and more.

    Auburn Plaza Park

    2390 Plaza Way, Auburn

    Park Facilities - Small park between the Bel-Air & Kmart shopping centers with benches, picnic tables & shade trees.

    Bear River Campground

    2500 Campground Road, Colfax

    Park Facilities - Hiking trails, fishing and gold panning. 23 family campsites available on a first-come, first-serve basis; 2 group camp areas which may be reserved in advance. See Park Facility Reservation Procedures and Use Policies.

    Dutch Flat Swimming Pool & Community Center

    1045 Mattell Drive, Dutch Flat

    Swimming Pool, picnic area, ball fields and courts.

    Foresthill Leroy Botts Memorial Park

    24601 Harrison Street, Foresthill

    Park Facilities - BBQ/Picnic areas, gazebo, dance floor, baseball fields, basketball, tennis courts, volley ball, horseshoe pits, playground.

    Franklin School Community Park

    7050 Franklin School Road, Loomis

    Overlaying multi-use synthetic turf soccer/baseball field, shade trees. No dogs allowed.

    Griffith Quarry Park & Museum

    7405 Rock Springs Road, Penryn

    Park Facilities - Passive park, with picnic areas and trails. A county museum is also on the park grounds.

    Hidden Falls Regional Park

    7587 Mears Place, Auburn off Mt. Vernon Road, between Auburn & Lincoln

    Park Facilities - 1,200 acre open space, includes approximately 30 miles of natural surface trails suitable for hiking, running, biking and horseback riding. Amenities include paved access road and parking lot, equestrian staging area, utilities, restrooms. A paved, accessible trail is also available. Two observation decks for viewing the 30 +/- foot waterfalls and other amenities.

    Loomis Basin Community Park - North Side

    6909 King Road, Loomis

    North Side Park Facilities - Playground, 3 ball fields, horseshoe pits and a small group picnic area.

    Loomis Basin Community Park - South Side

    3550 Ong (Winters) Road, Loomis

    South Side Park Facilities - 3 ball fields, 2 playgrounds, basketball court, horseshoe pits, covered pavilion, bicycle/pedestrian trails and an equestrian arena.

    Meadow Vista Trail Staging Area and Equestrian Arenas

    2590 Combie Road, Meadow Vista

    Park Facilities - Equestrian arenas, trail staging area and parking lot.

    Northpark Park

    12345 Parkway Place, Auburn

    Park Facilities - Playground, shaded picnic areas, basketball court.

    Spring Meadows Park

    Calloway Circle and Erin Drive, Auburn

    Park Facilities - Picnic shelter and lawn play area.

    Sterling Pointe Park & Equestrian Staging Area

    9688 Sterling Pointe Court, Loomis

    Staging area parking lot for access to multiple-use trails, connecting to Folsom Lake trails. Also, parking facility for access to area trails.

    Sterling Pointe Park

    4570 Lake Forest Drive, Loomis

    Park Facilities - The park has one small ball field and picnic areas and playground.

    Todd Valley Pond Park

    Todd Valley Road, Foresthill.

    Park Facilities - Walking trail, fishing pond and picnic tables.

    Traylor Ranch Nature Reserve and Bird Sanctuary

    5050 English Colony Road, Penryn

    Park Facilities - 90-acre passive park with many trails and family picnic areas. Please, no pets or fires.

    The High Sierras

    Cisco Grove Gould Park

    48605 Hampshire Rocks Road, Emigrant Gap

    Picnic tables, vault restrooms, hiking trails and fishing. All areas of the park are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    Commons Beach Park

    280 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City

    This beach park is maintained by Tahoe City Public Utilities District under contract to Placer County. For information, please call the District at 530 583-3796.

    Heritage Plaza Park

    570 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City

    Picnic tables, vista point, beaches, amphitheater, interpretive signs, flush toilets nearby at Commons Beach.

    Lake Forest Beach Park

    Located at the end of Bristlecone Avenue in Lake Forest

    This beach park is maintained by Tahoe City Public Utilities District under contract to Placer County. For information, please call the District at 530 583-3796.

    Moondunes Beach

    Located in Tahoe Vista just off North Lake Boulevard (State Route 28)

    This beach park is maintained by North Tahoe Public Utility District under contract to Placer County. For information, please call the District at 530 546-4212.

    Secline Beach

    Located in Kings Beach at the end of Secline Street, adjacent to the Kings Beach State Recreation Area

    With a wide stretch of white sand and it's south facing aspect, a lake floor that gradually deepens, some of the warmest swimming areas at Lake Tahoe can be found here. This beach park is maintained by North Tahoe Public Utility District under contract to Placer County. For information, please call the District at 530 546-4212

    Squaw Valley Bike Trail

    101 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley

    Asphalt-paved trail, separated from roadway, runs thru Squaw Valley and connects to bike trail to Lake Tahoe.

    Squaw Valley Park

    101 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley

    Park Facilities - Large synthetic turf soccer field, playground, pickle ball, restrooms, picnic areas, bike and hiking trails, and trail staging area.


    The Auburn Recreation District operates several lovely, family-activity oriented parks, with picnic areas, basketball courts, tennis courts, BBQ Pits, Ball Fields, Playgrounds, and Swimming Pools. To reserve areas or make reservations, call 530 885-8461, or you may read more about the individual parks through their website, See below for a partial listing of the parks under their jurisdiction.

    Ashford Park

    1601 Auburn Ravine Road, Auburn

    Fenced dog park within, playground, picnic, BBQ pits and restrooms.

    Christian Valley Park

    Corner Dry Creek & Christian Valley Roads, Auburn

    Multi-use sports fields, picnic and play areas.

    Meadow Vista Park

    1101 Meadow Vista Road, Meadow Vista

    Walk path around the perimeter, pond with an island, picnic and play areas, BBQ pits, ball fields, basketball court, tennis courts, pickleball courts and swimming pool.

    Pacific Park / Railhead Park

    Corner of Pacific Avenue and Pinecrest, Auburn

    Play and picnic areas, 2 soccer fields and small pond.

    Recreation Park

    123 Recreation Drive, Auburn

    Play areas, BBQ pits, ball fields, basketball court, tennis courts and swimming pool.

    Regional Park

    3770 Richardson Drive, Auburn

    Play areas, picnic areas, BBQ pits, ball fields, basketball court, tennis courts, pickleball courts and disc golf.

    Skate Park & Overlook Park

    855 Pacific Avenue, Auburn

    Skaters with helmets, knee and elbow pads welcome; with stadium seating, picnic, play areas and restrooms. Many events take place here as well.

    Sugarpine Ridge Park

    Pinnacle View Drive/Granite Park Lane, Meadow Vista

    Play area, soccer/baseball fields, tennis courts and no picnic facilities.