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About Yuba County

About Yuba County

One of California's original 27 counties founded on February 18th in 1850, Yuba County is California’s gateway to the historic Mother Lode Country, with a diverse landscape that boasts grand rivers, thriving farmland, friendly communities and numerous recreational possibilities that extend into the Sierra foothills. Our communities have that small town feel so many people are seeking. With a population just over 70,000 people, residents enjoy relaxed living and affordable housing, while both ocean beaches and mountain skiing are only a couple of hours away. And, amazingly, the county’s border is just 30 minutes north of the State Capitol in Sacramento. 

At the heart of our county is historic Marysville, bordered by the Yuba and Feather Rivers. To the south and east of Marysville, you will find a variety of communities—including our newest community Plumas Lake—with numerous local events, active theater and arts groups, social and service clubs and year round festivals and fairs. The Sleep Train Amphitheatre is our state-of-the-art center for outdoor concerts, and the Yuba-Sutter Gold Sox, a minor league baseball team, makes its home in Marysville. Golf courses include Peach Tree County Club and Plumas Lake Golf Course.

Yuba County also enjoys an excellent school system and is home for Yuba Community College, which offers opportunities for higher education and personal enrichment. For those seeking an advanced degree, California State Universities at Chico and Sacramento and the University of California at Davis are all less than an hour away.

Slip into the foothills of Yuba County and you will discover abundant recreational activities including boating, camping, and fishing. It’s just a short drive to Bullards Bar Dam and Reservoir, Collins Lake, Lake Francis and over 25,000 acres of wildlife area that includes National Forest Land. And it’s only a short walk or drive from downtown Marysville to our vast Riverfront Park, where you will find boating, picnicking, several soccer fields and motocross tracks.

There are good reasons that Yuba County is the fastest-growing county in California*.

Affordable housing | Thriving Businesses | Great Recreation | First-rate Schools | Safety and Security

*California Department of Finance—fiscal year 05/06