State Parks

New American River bridge near Auburn gains traction

A new pedestrian bridge across the American River is still a big, bright bold idea. And nearly 15 years after initial funding of $500,000 was pledged, the idea of spanning the riv ...

Media Life: Turkey vultures making fleeting presence known in Auburn

Auburn’s Deren Ross informs Media Life that the skies over Auburn are sporadically alive these days with the annual southward flight of turkey vultures. Several hundred moved ...

New all-terrain vehicles aid Placer County sheriff, trail preservation

Off-highway motor vehicle trails at the Auburn State Recreation Area’s Mammoth Bar park near Auburn have a new Placer County law-enforcement presence in the form of a newly a ...

It’s official. Mountain Quarries Railroad Bridge now a California Historical Landmark

Newly minted as a California Historical Landmark and with a gleaming plaque to prove it, the Mountain Quarries Railroad Bridge is 102 years old and far from sagging under the weigh ...

Auburn to be site of Parks Forward initiative workshop

Got ideas for state parks? The Parks Forward Initiative and the California State Park and Recreation Commission will hold a workshop in Auburn to gather ideas from Gold Country re ...