Required Parking Fee of $10.00 Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend and a reduced seasonal fee required of $5.00 the rest of the year in the following areas:

  • North Parking lot interior
  • North parking lot outside of perimeter fence
  • South Parking lot


There are no fees required in the following areas of Bridgeport:

  • Cemetery parking lot
  • Alongside Pleasant Valley Road, if it is safe and legal to do so


*When no staff is available to accept your payment, a self-payment system is required and will be verified. Please use the Iron Ranger envelopes provided to pay your fees; please put the top half of the envelope face side up, clearly visible on the dashboard of your vehicle, and the bottom envelope in the Iron Ranger.*

**Cash and check are accepted year-round, however, change cannot be made in the Visitor Center. Credit Cards are accepted only when the North Parking Lot kiosk is open and staffed, from Memorial Day to Labor Day.**

Highway 49 Crossing, Jones Bar, Edwards Crossing & Purdon Crossing

No fees are required for parking at these crossings

Note: Please be sure to use good judgment when parking on the roadside shoulder at any of these crossings. To best avoid citation and/or getting your car towed away be sure to adhere to the following:

  • Read all signage related to parking restrictions in the area you plan to park;
  • Be sure not to park your vehicle over the white fog line or have your vehicle parked in such a way as to obstruct traffic;
  • Absolutely no parking anywhere on any bridge (the surest way to have your vehicle towed away)

If you frequently visit state parks that charge a fee you might want to consider purchasing an annual pass. To purchase an annual pass please visit the site below:


The only park passes accepted at South Yuba River State Park are California State Park issued passes. National Park passes are unfortunately not valid.