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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.
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.
Blackwood Canyon is the West Shore’s most prominent canyon, holding so many zones that one would need a month of exploration to ski it all.
If you’re looking for a place to let loose on your OHV in the summer or explore the snow in the winter, China Wall is perfect for you.
Cisco Grove Campground & RV Park is a nature lovers paradise. With everything from bird-watching to OHV trail access the campgrounds 350 acres offers something for everyone.
Foresthill has an outstanding, nearly 100 mile OHV trail system suitable for both motorcycles and ATVs less than 50 inches in overall width.
This campground is set in a cedar and pine forest overlooking the reservoir, which provides opportunities for swimming, fishing, kayaking and boating under 10 mph.
Kidd Lake Group Campground offers 10 sites in three separate clusters.
Mammoth Bar OHV Area is part of the Auburn State Recreation Area. It is located in the Sierra Nevada foothills about thirty miles northeast of Sacramento.
Own your piece of Gold Rush History and close by is the Auburn State Recreation Area offering many outdoor adventures.
North Fork Campground is located near a beautiful creek in a remote location. It is shaded by cedar, pine, and fir trees and is a pleasant escape.
Robinson Flat Campground is a remote campground under stately pines and firs near a beautiful meadow and stream.
The trail drops off quickly into Eldorado Canyon and switchbacks down to the footbridge over Eldorado Creek.
Fishing: Rainbow and Brown Trout, Black Bass, Bluegill and Perch; Fishing by Permit at Big Reservoir.
Sugar Pine Reservoir features two family campgrounds, one group campground, boat ramp, day use and swim area, and a trail around the reservoir for hikers and non-motorized vehicles.