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Regional Parks

American River Parkway - Ancil Hoffman Park

Welcome:
The park, dotted with ancient oaks and bordered on two sides by the American River, is home to the renowned Effie Yeaw Nature Center. Walk among reconstructed Maidu Indian homes or hit a bucket of golf balls at the award-winning Ancil Hoffman golf course.

Fast Facts:

  • 396 acres
  • Named after County Supervisor Ancil Hoffman, the manager of world heavyweight boxing champion Max Baer

How to Get There:

  • Located on Tarshes Drive
  • From U.S. Highway 50, take the Watt Avenue off-ramp
  • Head north to Fair Oaks Blvd. and turn right
  • Follow Fair Oaks Blvd. to Van Alstine and turn right
  • Turn left onto California Ave., then right at the park entrance

View Ancil Hoffman Park Map

Activities:

  • Trails - See a herd of deer or listen to the chirps and chatter of 100 bird species along the many trails.
  • Golf - Golf Digest named Ancil Hoffman Golf Course one of America’s top 75 courses. Shady even in the summer, the
    course houses a spacious clubhouse, restaurant and a trophy
    room.
  • Picnic - Offered on first-come, first served basis. Glass containers are not allowed and dogs are required to be on leashes throughout the park and may not enter the Nature Center.

Hours and Fees:
Open year-round from sunrise to sunset, special event fees vary by event.   

Park Fees:

  • $5 Vehicle
  • $3 Small Watercraft Launch Fee
  • $10 Vehicle + Trailer or Oversized Vehicle  (over 22 feet)
  • $20 Bus

Picnics Allowed:Yes

Additional Information:
Not at this time