auburn state recreation area

'Ghost train' haunting historic Placer County bridge

AUBURN CA - It’s an object of awe, fascination and wonder. Drivers were slowing on Highway 49 near the American River confluence to get a closer look. Runners and walkers’ jaws ...

Fire scorches Auburn State Recreation Area grassland

AUBURN CA - A fire Sunday ignited about an acre of brush and grass in the Auburn State Recreation Area, adjacent to Auburn. The fire in the park area off Maidu Drive was initially ...

Fees on the rise at Auburn, Folsom Lake state recreation areas

The Gold Fields District of California State Parks announced fee increases effective July 1 at two local state recreation areas - Folsom and Auburn. The changes include a $2 increa ...

Nude beach threatened by new raft-outfitter presence on American River?

AUBURN CA - Whitewater rafters on a new route opened up on the American River near Auburn have a different landmark some are choosing to avert their eyes from. It?s a nude beach t ...

Second suicide jumper leaps to death Wednesday from Foresthill Bridge

AUBURN CA - A second person made a fatal jump late Wednesday off the Foresthill Bridge, near Auburn, authorities said Thursday. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office released th ...

99-year-old locomotive arrives in Auburn for bridge's 100th birthday party

AUBURN CA - The last of a line of locomotives that labored in the American River Canyon as part of the mine bringing limestone out of the Cool quarry, Engine No. 22 arrived in Aubu ...

Auburn State Recreation Area cleanup tackles trashed canyon sites

AUBURN CA - Hundreds of volunteers will be taking out the trash in the American River Canyon on Saturday. The Earth Week cleanup brings volunteers together with several organizati ...

Rain returns to Auburn area with a vengeance

AUBURN CA - A new round of rain pummeled the Auburn area Wednesday, sending rocks and mud sliding onto some roads and raising stream levels. The National Weather Service recorded 1 ...

Gold panning spikes in Auburn State Recreation Area rivers

AUBURN CA - Rivers in the Auburn State Recreation Area have been getting a workout from pans and hands. Supervising Ranger Scott Liske said that he’s witnessed a spike in pannin ...

State Parks, Reclamation ink Auburn State Recreation Area partnership pact

AUBURN CA - Uncertainty gave way to celebration Tuesday as the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and California State Parks marked the signing of a 25-year partnership pact to maintain op ...

Tarantulas scour foothills with sense of purpose

It’s tarantula mating season in the foothills. For some, that means an opportunity to venture out for a rare sighting of the reclusive giant of the arachnid world as the spider r ...

Memorial Day river, traffic safety stressed

With the American River flowing cold and fast, the state Parks Department is saying that there are plenty of alternative ways to enjoy the Auburn State Recreation Area. Cooler tha ...

Pay for rescue? American River daredevil’s wild ride sparks questions

A man swept downstream at the confluence and rescued from a rock by a California Highway Patrol helicopter has an unforgettable story to tell his buddies. But a witness who says h ...

Pot wars: Placer County canyons a battleground

Michoacán, Mexico pot grower Miguel Villa-Contreras’s farming foray into the hinterlands of California’s Placer County is expected to result in a stiff federal prison sentence ...

Raft fees going up in Auburn State Recreation Area

Raft fees going up in Auburn State Recreation Area By Gus Thomson Journal Staff Writer State Parks will be asking river-rafting businesses to dig deeper into their pockets a ...