Yuba River Hiking and Camping


August 19 - 21, 2011 (Closed)

Join us for a weekend of camping, hiking, and swimming in the Grass Valley area and at the Yuba River. Saga member, Brad Shipley, is offering up his 22-acre oak-forested "spread" in Grass Valley, which offers ample space for camping.

The cost of this trip covers the meals and drinks — breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, lunch and BBQ dinner on Saturday. The camping is free.

Camping Accommodations

  • There is power, abundant fresh running well water, flush toilet
  • Great views out Greenhorn creek, hiking around the land and on abutting BLM 40 acre parcel with water fall
  • Multiple camp clearings that can accommodate 20 persons comfortably


Members will provide their own transportation to Brad's place, 15 minutes from downtown Grass Valley, and 3 hours from San Francisco. Carpools will be arranged on Saturday for travel to Yuba River.

Directions to Brad's place will be provided to members who sign up.

Please sign up by August 12!


  • Friday, August 19th
    • Arrive any time, socialize, set up camp
    • Those arriving before 10pm will be treated to a burgers 'n' beer BBQ
  • Saturday, August 20th
    • Leisurely rise, breakfast, pack lunch (both included in the price)
    • Travel about 25 minutes to South Yuba River (two bridges at Hwy 49, 5 miles from Nevada City)
    • hike up river to BLM public lands, about 2 miles
    • clothing-optional swimming holes, relax, swim, explore more swimming holes upstream
    • return to camp in late afternoon
    • BBQ dinner and more socializing. (Dinner and drinks are included in the price.)
  • Sunday, August 21st
    • Breakfast, break camp, depart, on your own time frame

Other Information

Hazards: There is poison oak around the uncleared areas of land and on hikes by river. Summer insects are not a big issue but they are here. There are occasional rattlesnakes, but none have been seen so far this year. There is abundant wildlife; however Brad's dogs keep the bad ones at the perimeters.





Price (members): $26 CLOSED
Price (guests): $31
Closed after: 08/12/2011
Camping: bring tent, sleeping bag, towels
Hiking: bring backpack to carry lunch, bug spray, sunscreen
Dates: August 19 - 21, 2011

What's Included

Transportation: Car pool
Food: Friday: BBQ dinner
Saturday: breakfast, sack lunch, BBQ dinner
Sunday: breakfast
Lodging: 2 nights camping

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