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Skiers, snowboarders, and cross-country enthusiasts revel in this winter wonderland. In summertime, it transforms into a wealth of sun-drenched lakeside and mountain activities. Placer’s Gold Country foothills are home to world-class river canyons, featuring breathtaking rafting, fishing and bird watching. Biking, hiking and horse riding trails crisscross spectacular landscapes. Access to foothill lakes such as Folsom, Rollins and Clementine tantalize water and boating enthusiasts alike. Camping is abundant throughout the county and golfers can enjoy any of the more than two dozen courses sprinkled throughout the county. Placer also is home to world-class rock climbing and accessible off-road vehicle terrain. Whatever outdoor adventures you desire, you’re sure to find it in Placer County.
All things Placer begin in the outdoors.
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This park hosts parking, picnicking and provides access to the bike trail system and to the Truckee River itself through a rafting ramp.
Ahart Campground is conveniently located on the Middle American River and is near French Meadows Reservoir.
Alpenglow creates and fosters a community of climbers prepared to achieve their dreams in the world’s greatest mountain ranges
Tucked between Truckee and Tahoe City, Alpine Meadows Resort is a picturesque playground for families and off-the-radar thrill-seekers alike.
Offering scenic horseback rides through Tahoe National Forest. Pony Rides, Guided Trail Rides, Pack Charters.
This steep trail has everything needed for a great day of exploration: rugged mountain canyons, a beautiful stream with waterfalls, a wide variety of plant and animal life, gold rush era history, and panoramic views of the Middle Fork American River.
American River has become the second largest 50 miler in the United States. The race attracts both veterans and novices alike.
Disc golf can be played from school age to old age, making it one of the greatest lifetime fitness sports available.
In this beautiful setting next to the Middle Fork of the American River, you have river access and you can participate in boating, fishing, camping, hiking, mountain biking, gold panning, equestrian/horseback riding trails, and off-highway motorcycle riding.
Auburn Valley Golf Club is a 175-acre property nestled among towering oak trees and surrounded by thousands of acres of natural, underdeveloped land.
This is a very steep and difficult trail, which involves numerous switchbacks.
Located just north of Folsom Dam, Beal’s Point has 69 family campsites that will accommodate trailers and motor homes up to 31 feet long.
In the park, family and group camp sites are available.
Tent camping, Camping trailer, Fee charged for some activities, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking