South Yuba River Park Association

The South Yuba River Park Association (SYRPA) was formed in 1993 and supports many South Yuba River State Park interpretive and educational programs. These programs include docent-led history, nature, wildflower, and gold-panning tours throughout the year. SYRPA also provides funding for trail work, displays, office supplies and equipment. Funds are obtained primarily through membership dues, donations and the sale of interpretive items to park visitors.

SYRPA's current main focus is to upgrade the Visitor Center displays, and restoration of the parks historic buildings and natural communities. The association also publishes a newsletter, The Bridgeport News, to keep members informed of exciting activities and events at the park.

SYRPA has proven itself to be a valuable asset to the visitors and staff at the South Yuba River State Park at Bridgeport. Join them by becoming a member! For more information about SYRPA and its many activities, or to become a supporter, e-mail the association at

South Yuba River Park Association
17660 Pleasant Valley Rd.
Penn Valley, CA 95946

TEL (530) 432-2546

Through the Cooperating Associations Program, California State Parks has valuable relationships with more than 80 cooperating associations authorized pursuant to Public Resources Code 513.
The association on this page is one of these official, charitable organizations. Like other associations it is dedicated to enhancing the educational and interpretive programs in California State Parks.

Cooperating associations are related to, but independent of the state parks they serve and are recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organizations.

Many cooperating associations have websites. California State Parks encourages you to visit these websites, however does not guarantee the content, timeliness or accuracy of the material on these sites.