Greenwood Creek River Access


Bureau of Land Management Mother Lode Field Office El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

38.826111, -120.948161

From the town of Auburn, drive south on Highway 49 for approximately forteen (14) miles.


Greenwood Creek River Access

Pitch-In! Please do your part to keep our public lands clean and safe. Pack-it-In and Pack-it-Out.


The BLM, Greenwood Creek River Access location provides access to the South Fork of the American River. It serves as a take-out for the Coloma to Greenwood or "C to G" run and as a put-in for the lower Class III run of the South Fork American River. Greenwood Creek River Access has limited parking at this time. There is no fee for use and is available for non-commercial river access.

Greenwood Creek River Access has overflow parking at the Magnolia Ranch Trailhead parking lot. A trail connects you back to the Greenwood Creek River Access.

What you need to know:

  • Greenwood Creek River Access is a Day-Use area only. No overnight camping.
  • Portions of this trail system border private property. Please respect the rights of private property owners by staying on designated routes at all times.
  • Please be aware that there are mountain lions and rattlesnakes in the area.
  • Fireworks are prohibited.
  • Fuelwood cutting and collection is prohibited.
  • A Special Recreation Use Permit is required for all commercial, organized groups, or competitive activities.

Pack it in - pack it out... and pack a little extra if you can. Help us keep this area clean.

Hunting and Shooting Info - Greenwood Creek River Access:

  • No target shooting allowed
  • No hunting for bear, squirrels, rabbits, jackrabbits, waterfowl, furbearers, or non game species
  • NOTE: All California game species are regulated by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    Rules, regulations, and seasons are controlled by CDFW, and it is the hunter’s responsibility to verify and comply with proper species, seasons, zones, regulations, and legal location if hunting on public lands.

    FGC 3004 – It is unlawful for any person to hunt or discharge while hunting, any firearm or other deadly weapon within 150 yards of any occupied dwelling house, residence, or other building or any barn or other outbuilding used in connection therewith. The 150 yard area is a "Safety Zone."

    Helpful Links:
    Where to Shoot
    California Department of Fish & Wildlife
    Hunting, Fishing and Recreational Shooting on Public Lands, BLM California

    Also VISIT: South Fork American River webpage.

    Other BLM Trailheads:
    Cronan Ranch Trailhead
    Magnolia Ranch Trailhead

    Return To: BLM, Mother Lode Field Office