Auburn State Recreation Area

Rain creates heightened Auburn crash conditions

Rain is back in the Auburn forecast, creating slick roads and challenges for drivers on winding, narrow stretches of blacktop. While the rain was far from heavy during the day in ...

Placer County coroner probes cause of canyon death near Auburn

A cause had not been determined Thursday in the death of a Nevada County man whose body was discovered Tuesday in the American River canyon near Auburn. A Placer County Sheriff&rs ...

Hiker discovers corpse in American River canyon near Auburn

The Placer County Coroner’s Office was attempting to determine Wednesday what caused the death of a Nevada City man whose body was found by a hiker in the American River cany ...

New superintendent takes Auburn State Recreation Area helm

After less than a month on the job as new Auburn State Recreation Area superintendent, Mike Schneider said he has quickly learned to appreciate the diverse recreational opportuniti ...

It’s official. Mountain Quarries Railroad Bridge now a California Historical Landmark

Newly minted as a California Historical Landmark and with a gleaming plaque to prove it, the Mountain Quarries Railroad Bridge is 102 years old and far from sagging under the weigh ...

Spirit of 49er gold fever alive and well in Auburn State Recreation Area

The glow in the sand in the water at my feet was unmistakable. Gold. Add the exclamation mark, if you wish. Less than two weeks later, I was back at the same spot at the American ...

American River confluence restroom project nears completion

The Auburn State Recreation Area near Auburn is not only striving to have the cleanest restrooms in the nation, but is also on track to have one of the newest. The new restroom, l ...

Lovers' quarrel leads to American River canyon search and rescue

Left on her own in the American River canyon after a quarrel Wednesday with her boyfriend, a Bay Area woman got a helping hand out of the wild from a Placer County sheriff’s ...

Hiker who died in American River canyon ID’d

A 59-year-old American River canyon hiker who died Sunday has been identified. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday that Richard Bell of Roseville died of coronar ...

Man dies during American River canyon hike

A 59-year-old Roseville man died Sunday after collapsing on a hike in the American River canyon. The man had complained of tightness in his chest at the Highway 49 bridge before g ...