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Located approximately 30 miles east of Marysville and about 15 miles from Wheatland Spenceville Wildlife Area is a popular recreational destination in Northern California. It covers 11,448 acres along the boundary of Western Nevada and Eastern Yuba counties. It was designated in 1966. Similar to other areas within the Sierra Foothills, Spenceville Wildlife Area is carpeted with pine and blue oaks. Other natural attractions within this area include ponds, falls, streams, and trees.

Spenceville Wildlife Area is named after Edward F. Spencer, who was a famous pharmacist in Nevada City. Spenceville Wildlife Area attracts great outdoor lovers all year round. Book a motorhome rental in Marysville to enjoy recreational activities such as hiking, fishing, horseback riding, hunting, mountain biking, and wildlife viewing.

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Getting Outdoors

For hiking enthusiasts, Spenceville Wildlife Area boasts some of the most scenic nature trails. For most recreational hikers, the two and a half mile Fairy Falls is the most popular hike. It leads visitors through the wildflowers before terminating at the beautiful falls cascading along the cliffs. This trail is perfect for the whole family.

When wildlife watching is your idea of fun, this area hosts a wide variety of animal species. The most notable species include deer, squirrels, river otters, and foxes. If you prefer birding, there are lots of birds in this scenic area. They include wild turkeys, quails, mallards, bald eagles, and mourning dove.

For the avid hunters, game hunting is allowed in season. Spring turkey hunting is especially popular with locals and visitors. Other game species include deer and quails. Spenceville Wildlife Area streams are popular spots for anglers. In particular, Dry Creek provides excellent catches of Chinook salmon and steelhead trout. Some of the warm water fish species found in the streams include bluegill, sunfish, brown bullhead, catfish, and largemouth bass. There are plentiful of rainbow trout and brown trout in the colder areas.

Camping Spenceville Wildlife Area

While you will not find any camping opportunities within the Spenceville Wildlife Area, there is no shortage of campgrounds near this area. One of the most recommended places where you can park your RV rental is Auburn Gold Country RV Park. Full hookups are available in most sites. Park amenities include a laundry facility, restrooms, a dump station, and a pool.

Looking for a lovely place to camp in your luxury motorhome rental? Consider checking out Lake of the Springs RV Resort in Oregon House. Spanning 950 acres, this resort offers over 550 sites. Resort amenities include full hookups, hot showers, laundry facilities, a dump station, and a pool. For family fun, the artificial lake within the resort's grounds offers ample recreational activities, including fishing, boating, and swimming.

Lake Minden RV Resort in Nicolaus is another awesome place to spend a night or two. Featured amenities include full hookups, a laundry facility, restrooms, a camp store, and a dumping station.

Exploring the Area

Renting a travel trailer in Marysville puts you in a central place to explore all the area attractions. Whichever direction you choose to explore, you will find countless numbers of attractions. The most popular ones being wineries and golf courses. For the great outdoor lovers, there are plenty of parks packed with fun activities for the whole family.

When you are looking for a family-friendly destination, you'll never run out of fun activities at Hidden Falls Regional Park. The park features waterfalls and creeks. Located in Auburn, about 26 miles away, this park is sprinkled with a network of recreational trails. With over 25 miles of trails open for equestrians, hikers, and bikers, Hidden Falls Regional Park is a nice place to enjoy the great outdoors. Fishing and swimming are popular activities too. 49er Fun Park has long been a must-visit destination for families in Northern California. Located in Grass Valley, about 24 miles away, this kid-friendly park has a wide range of recreational activities. They include arcade games, go-karts, mini-golf, and batting cages.

Northstar Mine Powerhouse and Pelton Wheel Museum is the preferred location for learning about mining history in the Sierra Nevada when you rent a motorhome in Marysville. Spread over 65 acres along the Wolf Creek, this museum seeks to preserve hard rock mining equipment. Inside the museum, visitors can see artifacts such as stamp mill, dynamite packer, and mining tools. One of the most notable mining artifacts is the Cornish Pump. With a 30- inch diameter, Cornish Pump is considered one of the biggest Pelton wheels in mining history. While here, you can get a glimpse of how mining was done in the past since some of the artifacts are still in good working condition.

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Popular nearby hiking trails and campgrounds

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  • Fairy Falls Trail to Beale/Shingle Falls, CASpenceville Wildlife Area, CA
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  • Rough & Ready Ditch and Wildflower Trail Loop, CAGrass Valley, CA
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  • Point Defiance Trail, CASouth Yuba River State Park, CA
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  • Bear River to Bear Falls Trail, CATahoe National Forest, CA
  • Jones Bar and West Trail Loop, CASouth Yuba River State Park, CA
  • Independence Trail East, CASouth Yuba River State Park, CA

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