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Located along busy, forested La Porte Road on the west side of Northern Gold Country. Sly Creek Reservoir and Little Grass Valley Reservoir are both up LaPorte Rd, while New Bullards Bar Reservoir is a short drive away, near Hwy 49. This forest town is often combined with neighboring community and referred to as "Challenge-Brownsville, California"
elevation: 2595'
population: 1,200
zip code: 95925


red dirt mountains with dense woodlands, creeks, rivers, reservoirs

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Yuba County
SE of Lake Oroville
La Porte Road @ Oregon Hill Rd



  • back roads
  • camping
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • kayaking
  • river rafting
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • New Bullards Bar Reservoir
  • Feather River
  • Little Grass Valley Reservoir
  • Plumas National Forest
  • Tahoe National Forest
  • Lake Oroville State Recreation Area
  • Sly Creek Reservoir
  • description:
    Rural, residential, mountain community located along LaPorte Road. Three local Reservoirs and Plumas National Forest are the big attraction in this region.

    nearby towns:
    Strawberry Valley (Yuba)
    Nevada City
    La Porte
    North San Juan

    Sly Creek California
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