Sutter County Information - Maps, Landmarks, Hotels

California State Historical Landmarks - Sutter County

Forbes Magazine names Yuba - Sutter as the top small business community in California. Yuba County hospitality, outdoor recreation, festivals and entertainment venues cater to the corporate, group, and leisure travelers. Whether you are traveling alone, with a group or your family, hotel accommodations and local attractions are geared to your interests. Visitors can swim, fly fish, pan for gold or go tubing on the Yuba River. Quietly paddle a canoe or kayak along the shaded banks for the Feather River. The Sacramento River was made for water skiing unless you are fishing for a Striper. Hike or bike ride in the beautiful Butte Mountains. If you are looking for Festivals, Bok Kai, Air Expo-Golden West EAA Regional Fly-In, Peach, Obon, Punjabi American, Strawberry Jubilee, Annual Yuba City Cultural Celebration and concerts at Sleeptrain Ampitheater will keep your toes tapping to the beat. You can also visit the historical landmarks that made this great area what it is today.

Several ecological reserves allow visitors to observe the splendor of bird in their habitat.  Audubon Society Bobelaine Ecological Reserve 12 miles south of Yuba City and one mile from Highway 99 on Laurel Avenue offers five miles of hiking trails in a riparian forest along Feather River where herons, egrets, mallards, hawks and owls are spotted. Gray Lodge State Wildlife Refuge 12 Miles west of Live Oak is a significant stop for millions of birds migrating along the Pacific Flyway. Spenceville State Wildlife Refuge 19 miles east of Marysville on Hammonton-Smartville Road of Highway 20 includes a shooting range, archery range, turkey hunting and trails for hiking, horsback riding, and cycling. A deep pool at the foot of the falls provides a popular swimming hole. Sutter Wildlife Reserve is 6 miles southwest of Yuba City on Oswald Road off Highway 99. For more information on local events and attractions, visit:

NO. 346 HOCK FARM (SITE OF) - This memorial is constructed of the original iron from the fort of Hock Farm, the first non-Indian settlement in Sutter County. Established in 1841 by John Augustus Sutter, the fort and farm buildings were located on the banks of the Feather River opposite this point.
Location: Plaque located on State Hwy 99 at Messick Rd, site at 5320 Garden Hwy at intersection of Messick Rd, 6. 7 mi S of Yuba City

NO. 929 SITE OF PROPAGATION OF THE THOMPSON SEEDLESS GRAPE - William Thompson, an Englishman, and his family settled here in 1863. In 1872 he sent to New York for three cuttings called Lady de Coverly of which only one survived. The grape, first publicly displayed in Marysville in 1875, became known as Thompson's seedless grape. Today, thousands of acres have been planted in California for the production of raisins, bulk wine, and table grapes.
Location: 9001 Colusa Hwy, State Hwy 20 (P.M. 7.7), 8 mi W of Yuba City


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