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. 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, so please see my blog post about Lemke’s Lagoon. Regardless if you’re going to Mountain Dog Swimming Hole, 49 Crossing, Bridgeport, Washington, there’s no bad place to go. And if you haven’t heard about the Yuba Bus, there’s still time to catch a ride to 49 Crossing (Thursday-Sunday now through September 23rd) and make your life easier and not worry about trying to find a parking spot.
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 200,000 pounds of trash and recycling. Save the date for Saturday, September 15th if you want to participate.
What’s your favorite part about the river? And since many of you know that I love giveaways post a comment on this blog post for your chance to win a pair of tickets to ride the Yuba Bus on a weekend (valid Saturday/Sunday through September 23rd). *Edited to say the winner is Debbie Campbell.
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