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Sycamore Ranch
Campground & Day Use Park

View from campsite D at Sycamore Ranch
5390 Highway 20
Browns Valley, CA

Day-Use Park Hours
OPEN: 30 minutes before sunrise
CLOSE: 30 minutes after sunset 

Campground Operations:
Open seasonally April to December
Limited entry after 9:00 p.m.
Advanced reservations only

Sycamore Ranch hosts campgrounds and day-use areas. Next door to Hammon Grove Park, just across Dry Creek, it encompasses 90 acres rich with history and beauty. Reservation should be made for campsites online. Onsite staff are not able to process reservation requests.

At the confluence of Dry Creek and the Yuba River, the Sycamore Ranch Day-Use area is an ideal location to spend the day or host an event. Day-Use features two pavilions, with limited power, available for reservation. Standard pavilion reservations are limited to 199 attendees, park hours, and only reserve the area under the pavilion. Larger or special events may require special permitting. For more information, please call (530) 749-5641.

No ATV or OHV permitted.

For questions, reservations, or to inquire about hosting large events, please contact our office at (530) 749-5641 or [email protected]

Full Park Map (PDF)        Campground Map (PDF)        Park Rules (PDF)       Cancellation Policy      Distinguished Veteran Pass       Facebook 

Hammon Grove
Day Use Park

View of picnic table near the Yuba River at Hammon Grove
5560 Highway 20
Browns Valley CA

Day-Use Park Hours: 
OPEN: 30 minutes before sunrise
CLOSE: 30 minutes after sunset 

Hammon Grove Park offers a glimpse into the rich past of Yuba County’s gold mining legacy. It sits next door to Sycamore Ranch, across Dry Creek. Encompassing just over 40 acres, Hammon Grove sits where Long Bar—a town long since buried under layers of hydraulic mining debris—once flourished. The land, a remnant of Wendell P. Hammon’s vast dredging operation, is littered with tell-tale signs of the quartz mining operation of days past. From extensive water canals that traverse the property leading to the mine tailings brought forth from deep underground, the stories can all but be heard from the subtle evidence that the Yuba River once thrived with prospectors.

A one-mile trail that follows the circumference of the park affords visitors the opportunity to experience the essence of the Yuba County foothills and its natural splendor. With majestic oak trees, California sycamores and towering pines, benches, and tables along the way allow visitors to stop and enjoy the surrounding beauty. Yuba River access is provided at one-half mile from the trailhead and a paved road also allows vehicle access from Highway 20 to the river. Hammon Grove is also home to an 18-hole disc golf course. Design and some maintenance of course provided in partnership by the disc golf club Hammon Grove Chain Rattlers. 

No ATV or OHV permitted.

To reserve the BBQ Area please contact our main office at (530) 749-5641  
Park Rules       Facebook        Disc Golf Course (Outside Link)

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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