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Amazing historical museums celebrating our gold rush history, easy and beautiful hikes, refreshing river and lake beaches, kid-friendly snow sports, treetop ropes courses for the whole family, and the always popular Fanny Bridge in Tahoe City! Kids love the outdoors, any season, and Placer County delivers a great place to enjoy it while biking, hiking, rafting, swimming or just enjoying our numerous parks throughout the county. There’s something for families of all sizes and ages!
One thing is for sure: vacation in Placer once, and you'll want to come back!
Parks & Recreation
This park hosts parking, picnicking and provides access to the bike trail system and to the Truckee River itself through a rafting ramp.
Six miles of unpaved roadway are available for hiking, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing.
This regional park includes a soccer field, concrete pathways and an indoor pool.
Picnic tables, vault restrooms, hiking trails and fishing.
Commons Beach is popular for sunbathing, swimming and picnicking.
It is a great place fish, relax next to the lake and enjoy a barbecue with friends and family.
The 42 acre park features a four diamond lighted softball complex, a four field lighted soccer complex, concessions, a pedestrian and bike path, many picnic areas and children’s play equipment in three locations.
Hosting a playground, a baseball diamond, a soccer field, and trail access, Granite Bay Park is a great place to take your kids for the day.
Griff Creek recreation area is located at the south end of Secline Street and offers shaded picnicking and barbecuing with a lovely view of the lake, right next to Secline Public Beach.
The Griffith Quarry Museum is housed in the original Penryn Granite Works office, built by Welsh immigrant Griffith Griffith in 1864. It contains some of the original office furniture, information on the Griffith family, the history of the Penryn-Loomis Basin area, and the granite industry.
Waterfalls and sweeping views of the Sacramento Valley and the Sutter Buttes.
Lake Forest Beach is a popular spot for swimming, sightseeing, bird watching, horseshoes, picnicking, and wind surfing.
The park site has several different athletic fields.
The Maidu Museum & Historic Site offers a unique cultural haven for families and individuals who want to experience the life, ways and culture of the Nisenan Maidu who called this location home for thousands of years .
This 152-acre park is located off of Rocky Ridge Drive in East Roseville. The developed area of the park (54 acres) includes the Maidu Community Center, Maidu Branch Library, Veteran’s Memorial Rose Garden and Maidu Museum & Historic Site.