Happy August. If you haven’t been for a dip in the South Yuba River, it’s time to motivate. At the Outside Inn and Inn Town Campground I am constantly getting asked, “Is there any water? Can we go swimming?” The answer is yes, but we always encourage guests to be safe and know about river safety. The other question is “What’s your favorite swimming hole?” I don’t have a favorite and explain to visitors and guests that we recommend a choose your own adventure, you pick the access point (Bridgeport, 49 Crossing, Purdons Crossing, Edwards Crossing, Washington) and then figure out where to go from there. Not all river spots are easy access and we always recommend that you park in designated parking areas. I’ve got more outdoor adventures suggestions on our Things To Do section.
The Outside Inn always encourages visitors to our beautiful California State Park to treat the river with respect pack out all garbage and if you want to give back, check out the SYRCL River Ambassador program and the annual South Yuba River Clean Up program. The Cleanup spans more than 80 miles of creek and river shoreline and since 1998, thousands of volunteers have removed 120 tons of trash and recycling. Save the date for Saturday, September 21st if you want to participate.
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