In Our Area

The Gold Contry of California is rich with history and culture.

North Yuba Grown lists some of our local farms where fruits & vegetables, meats, award winning olive oil and wines are produced. Download or print a copy of their Farm Trail Map and enjoy a fun and interesting drive through the beautiful foothills of the Sierra.

Gold Country Historical Sites

Empire Mine

10791 E Empire St
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 273-8522

Empire Mine

The Empire Mine began operation in 1850 and continued for more than 100 years, producing more than 5 million ounces of gold. The grounds are also home to a 13 acre garden which includes some 950 rose bushes of more than 50 varieties. With underground tours available Empire Mine is a must see attraction.

Malakoff Diggins

North of Nevada City
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 265-2740

Malakoff Diggins

This State Historic Park is on the site of the first large scale hydraulic mine in California. A park museum and day use area show the history of mining life in Northern California.

Hiking & Biking

Collins Lake Biking

Accessible from

Collins Lake Trails

New for 2018. The Hidden Spruce Trail follows the shoreline just north of the campground near the park entrance offering an easy 3 mile hike and beautiful views of the lake & wildlife.

Campers and visitors enjoy walking the shoreline and trails around the lake as well as the Department of Fish & Game Wildlife Area right in our back yard. There's a mostly shady dirt road on the east side of the lake that campers are free to walk or bike. The land above the road is privately owned, but you're free to explore between the road and the lake. Camping and fires aren't allowed on the east shore but it's a great place to picnic and fish.

Daugherty Hill is public land managed by DFG. Hiking and biking are allowed seasonally in the summer.

Shingle Falls

Trailhead is on
Spenceville Rd

Shingle Falls

A 6 mile hike into the Spenceville Wild Life Area, Shingle Falls is a hidden gem tucked in among the red and black rocks of Nevada County's gold country. Shingle Falls is also known as Beale Falls.

Feather Falls

Trailhead is near
Lumpkin Rd

Feather Falls

Feather Falls is a spectacular 640 foot waterfall along the middle fork of the Feather River. The trail into the canyon is a 9 mile loop that goes down about 900 feet in elevation and then back up. There's a lookout in front of the falls as well as a trail that takes you all the way to to top. The Forest Service recommends planning 4 to 5 hours for the hike- bring plenty of water. Bicycles, horses and dogs are allowed on the trails

Bullards Bar Trailhead

Trailheads near
Marysville Rd

Bullards Bar Trails

Biking trails that follow the ridge above the shoreline of Bullards Bar Reservoir. There's trails for beginning bikers (Vista Point to Dark Day) as well as winding single track for advance riders. Many people use Collins Lake a base camp for a day trip to Bullard Bar which has minimal camping facilities and no hookups. Bullards Bar does allow jet skis which you can launch from Emerald Cove or Dark Day.

Hunting & Shooting

Daugherty Hill

Accessible from

Daugherty Hill Wildlife Area

Just behind our dam is a 2,600 acre DFG Wildlife Unit. Seasonal hunting is permitted for deer, turkey and quail (See DFG website for more information). Overnight camping in the Daugherty Hill area is not permitted by DFG however many hunters choose to camp here at the lake and access the wildlife area on foot from our campground. Discharge of firearms is not allowed on Collins Lake property. Always know the regulations for the current season and hunt safely.

Spenceville Shooting Range

On Waldo Rd
Near Beale AFB

Spenceville Shooting Range & Wildlife Area

The Spenceville public shooting range is an outdoor facility that allows clay and paper targets at 25 to 300 yards. Seasonal hunting is permitted in the over eleven thousand acres of DFG land. Always shoot safely and follow regulations. Discharge of firearms is NOT allowed inside Collins Lake Recreation Area.

Dirtbikes, Motocross, OHV & ATV

E Street MX

Marysville, CA
(530) 673-5147

E Street MX & Riverfront Park

E Street MX operates two loam/sand mix motocross tracks with both natural and man made terrain. The E Street track is under the E Street bridge. The Riverfront Park track is located under the 10 St. bridge on the Marysville side of the Feather River. E Street MX is constantly making changes to the track so you are never bored. The track is watered and prepped multiple times during the day to ensure you are riding on a quality track. Both facilities are open to the public for practices and races

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La Porte Rd
Near Scales Rd
Plumas National Forest

Race Track Point OHV Route

Departs from County Road 511 and travels along Peterson Ridge near Sly Creek Reservoir. Parts of this trail are recommended for 4-wheel drive only. Race Track Point is approved for Off Highway Vehicles (2004, always check current regulations).

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Past Church St
La Porte, CA

Scales Loop OHV Route

Travels through the historic gold mining areas of Port Wine, Poverty Hill, Scales and Union Hill. This scenic historic route is for licensed drivers and street legal vehicles only. (2004, always check current regulations).

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Lexington Hill Rd
La Porte, CA

Mooreville Ridge OHV Route

This trail begins in LaPorte, past Lexington Hill. After about 14 miles following the ridgeline the trail terminates at Sly Creek Reservoir. This trail is rated easy and is approved for OHV use. (2004, always check current regulations).

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Cleghorn Bar Rd
La Porte, CA

Cleghorn Bar OHV Route

Starting just off Quincy-La Porte Rd toward Cleghorn Bar, this route is considered easy excepting the last 4 miles which are rated difficult. This route is about 16 miles long and is approved for Off Highway Vehicles. (2004, always check current regulations).


El Charritos Storefront

11416 Loma Rica Rd
Marysville, CA 95901
(530) 742-2218

El Charrito's Mexican Deli

Great Mexican cuisine. El Charrito's is famous for their tacos, enchiladas, carne asada and especially their gigantic super burritos. Expect to spend six to twelve dollars. If you eat in they'll treat you to Mexican chips and salsa. El Charrito's is about 6 miles from the Collins Lake.

Pizza Round-Up Storefront

11806 Loma Rica Rd
Marysville, CA 95901
(530) 743-9896

Pizza Round Up

Premium country pizza. Pizza Round Up has been around for 28 years but never gets old. All kinds of pizza, burgers, sandwiches and a full salad bar. A large pizza is around $20. Open 7 days a week 11am to 10pm, Pizza Round Up is about 5 miles from Collins Lake

Garbarino's Fresh Market Storefront

7205 Marysville Rd
Browns Valley, CA 95918
(530) 742-7103

Super Power Mart

Deli Sandwiches, Barbecue & Baked goods. Super Power Mart sells a variety of freshly prepared food as well as fountain drinks, basic foods and snack items.

Exit Collins Lake on Collins Lake Rd
Turn left onto Marysville Rd, Drive 1 mile
Super Power Mart is on the right of Marysville Rd, immediately past Loma Rica Rd.

Indian Gaming

Gold Country

4020 Olive Hwy
Oroville, CA 95966

Gold Country Casino

Featuring parlor poker, dining, lounges, a showroom and a large bingo area, Gold Country is a true gaming experience. The facility also houses a Steak House and a 24 lane Bowling Alley.

Featehr Falls Casino

3 Alverda Dr
Oroville, CA 95966

Feather Falls Casino

Feather Falls Casino includes your favorite slots, including Wheel of Fortune, Monopoly, The Price is Right, Jackpot Party, Dreamcatchers, Ten Play Poker and Shockwaves. In addition to slots the casino has 12 tables featuring Single Deck Blackjack and Texas Hold 'Em. Eat at the Buffet or the Village Cafe.

Golf Courses

Plumas Lake Golf Course

1551 Country Club Rd
Olivehurst, CA 95961
(530) 742-3201

Plumas Lake

Founded in 1926, Plumas Lake Golf & Country Club is a recently renovated 18 hole course that is open to the public. The course has been rated among the top 100 public courses in America by Golf Digest. Breakfast and lunch are available at the Plumas Lake Grill.

Vineyards & Wineries

Lucero Vineyards and Winery

10654 Texas Hill Rd
Dobbins, CA 95935
(530) 692-1141

Lucero Vineyards & Winery

Lucero Vineyards & Winery is a local family vineyard open 11am to 5pm on Saturdays or other times by appointment. The Winery has medal winning cabernet, merlot, paulina and chardonnays. Group tours, lunches and tasings are available by request.

Pilot Peak Winery

12888 Spenceville Rd
Penn Valley CA, 95946
(530) 432-3321

Pilot Peak

The newest of the area wineries, Pilot Peak is a fun venue in the beautiful northern sierra wine country.

Spencer-Shirey Wines

6857 La Porte Road
Bangor CA, 95914
(530) 205-3579

Spencer-Shirey Wines

Spencer-Shirey Wines is a small boutique winery nestled in a serene valley of the North Sierra Foothills.

Hickman Family Vineyards

77 Orange Avenue
Bangor CA, 95914
(530) 679-0679

Hickman Family Vineyards

Hickman Family Vineyards started developing the winery property in January 2002. They officially opened the winery doors to the public on Mother's Day 2011.

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