Oregon Creek Day Use Area

Northern Sacramento Valley, California

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  • Oregon Creek Swimming Hole on the Main Fork of the Yuba River.- Oregon Creek Day Use Area
  • Oregon Creek flowing into the Yuba.- Oregon Creek Day Use Area
  • Oregon Creek Swimming Hole.- Oregon Creek Day Use Area
  • Oregon Creek Swimming Hole.- Oregon Creek Day Use Area
  • Sandy riverbanks offer shady picnic areas.- Oregon Creek Day Use Area
  • Oregon Creek Day Use Area.- Oregon Creek Day Use Area
  • The old Oregon Creek Covered Bridge is closed to cars but open to pedestrians.- Oregon Creek Day Use Area
  • Oregon Creek Covered Bridge.- Oregon Creek Day Use Area
  • Oregon Creek Day Use Area.- Oregon Creek Day Use Area
  • Oregon Creek Day Use Area.- Oregon Creek Day Use Area
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Quieter swimming hole. Covered bridge.
Cons: 
None.
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Region:
Northern Sacramento Valley, CA
Congestion: 
Moderate
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Not Required
Location Type: 
River (moving slowly)
Cliff jumping: 
No
Current Local Weather:
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Today

Clear throughout the day.
75°F
46°

Sun

Partly cloudy overnight.
88°F
52°

Mon

Partly cloudy until afternoon.
87°F
57°

Tue

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
81°F
56°

Wed

Mostly cloudy until evening.
79°F
52°

Thu

Partly cloudy overnight.
82°F
53°

Fri

Partly cloudy in the morning.
86°F
56°
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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If you find the Highway 49 Crossing swimming hole a bit too crowded or are simply looking for a quieter scene, head on down the Golden Chain Highway another few miles to the Oregon Creek Day Use Area. Here, a lesser known swimming hole awaits.

The Day Use Area provides access to where the Oregon Creek tributary flows into the emerald green waters of the Middle Yuba River. Both sides of the creek hold shaded, sandy beaches, and slightly upriver you'll find small cascades and inviting granite slabs that are perfect for lounging a few summer hours away.

The Oregon Creek Covered Bridge adds to the setting and provides walking access between the parking area directly off Highway 49 and the main day use area parking lot. Driving to the main day use area, which is set up with picnic table and restrooms, may be a better option for families with small children or those hauling a lot of gear. With the covered bridge closed to vehicles, accessing the main day use area by car requires driving the long way around via Ridge Road to connect with Alleghany Ridge Road (this alternative route is detailed in the driving directions).

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