Yuba County, California
Yuba County is located between Nevada County and Sutter County with the elevation ranging from 650 to 2540 above sea level and below the snow line. The conditions are ideal for growing a variety of crops including grape, olive, and citrus. Housing options range from in town condos, 600 square foot homes on small in town lots to larger 4000 plus square foot homes on acreage. Land lots are usually 5 acres and larger in the country providing plenty of room and privacy with smaller in town options. Whether you want to get away from it all or live close to town there’s something for everyone. Some of the towns include Smartsville, Browns Valley, Brownsville, Oregon House, Dobbins, Loma Rica, Wheatland, and Olivehurst with the largest being Marysville. Beale Air Force Base is also located in Yuba County.
The schools are generally small and personal in the rural areas with great teachers that take time to make sure the students are having fun while they learn. There are also great in-home daycare providers and 4-H Clubs in the area. Local Nonprofits such as the Lions Club offer many fun family events throughout the year.
The county has a lot to offer in the way of outdoor activities such as trails for horseback riding, hiking, ATVs, and areas for fishing, hunting, and bird watching.
Hammon Grove Park , located in Smartsville is a quiet park located where Dry Creek meets the Yuba River. Barbecue pits, shade, and a grass lawn provide for a nice family picnic area. With just over 40 acres, the park offers a 1-mile walking trail and easy paved road access to the Yuba River where you can often find fisherman fly fishing.
Parks Bar Bridge, located in Smartsville spans the Yuba River and leads to many miles of off-road trails for 4×4 and ATV enthusiasts. According to the Library of Congress, The Parks Bar Bridge is the oldest and largest of three remaining examples of the Thomas System of pre-cast, three hinged arch bridges built with reinforced concrete.
Daugherty Hill Wildlife Area, located in Yuba and Butte Counties provides approximately 7000 acres of land with access for hiking, horseback riding, bird watching, and hunting (seasonal). The Wildlife area is split into four locations, Daugherty Hill, Donovan Hill, Quail Valley, and Darby Road.
Spenceville Wildlife Area is nearly 12000 acres and borders Beale Air Force Base with numerous trails, ponds, and creeks. The area offers hiking trails, horse trails, wildlife viewing, seasonal camping, and hunting.
Collins Lake provides RV hookups, boat launch, swimming, hot showers and a general store with a great selection of ice cream for those warm summer days.
Lake Francis offers a variety of cute little deluxe cabins, RV hookups, tent camping, and an onsite store.