Directions 2017

DIRECTIONS

By air: Closest airports are Sacramento (1 hour drive) and Reno (1.5 hour drive).

By train: Amtrak connects in Auburn, CA to Gold Country Stage.

By car approximately: 1 hour from Sacramento, 1.5 hours from Reno, 2.5 hours from SF Bay Area

Traveling on Hwy. 80 heading east from Sacramento:
Use the Hwy. 49 off-ramp in Auburn. Proceed north on Hwy. 49 toward Grass Valley – appr. 25 miles. In Grass Valley, take the first off-ramp, McKnight Way. Turn left on Mcknight Way and proceed over the freeway, past the shopping center on the left. Turn right on Freeman Lane, past another shopping center on the left. Freeman Lane will turn into McCourtney Road at the second 4 – way stop sign. Continue straight on McCourtney Road until the Nevada County Fairgrounds appears on the right, appr. 2 blocks. For handicap parking use gate 1 and for general parking continue to gate 4.

Traveling on Hwy. 80 heading west from Reno:
Use the same directions as above, Hwy. 49 offramp in Auburn, head north to Grass Valley. Or, for a scenic and mildly curvy shortcut, take the Hwy. 20 offramp to Grass Valley, just after the Eagle Lakes Rd. offramp on Hwy. 80. Travel time on Hwy. 20 is appr. one-half hour. Stay on the highway through Nevada City and Grass Valley. Do not get off the highway when Hwy. 20 takes off west towards Marysville. Stay on and the highway becomes Hwy.49. Take the McKnight Way offramp and turn right on McKnight Way, traveling past the shopping center on the left. Turn right on Freeman Lane, past another shopping center on the left. Freeman Lane will turn into McCourtney Road at the second 4 – way stop sign. Continue straight on McCourtney Road until the Nevada County Fairgrounds appears on the right, appr. 2 blocks. For handicap parking use gate 1 and for general parking continue to gate 4.

Traveling on Hwy. 20 heading east from Marysville:
Take the McCourtney Road/Fairgrounds exit off of Hwy. 20 just before actually entering Grass Valley. Turn right on McCourtney Road, until the Nevada County Fairgrounds appears on the right, appr. 1 block. For handicap parking use gate 1 and for general parking continue to gate 4.

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GOLD COUNTRY STAGE FREE FARE DAYS JULY 14-16, 2016
County of Nevada Transit Services has received a Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP) air quality grant that provides public transit funding assistance for projects that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve mobility.

Route 3 Fairgrounds bus stop will be available at Brighton St. & McCourtney Rd. every hour.  

Route 3 will be stopping the :08 of every hour from 7:08 am through 7:08 pm Thursday & Friday and 8:08 am through 4:08 pm Saturday at the Fairgrounds Stop.

www.mynevadacounty.com/nc/cda/pw/transit/Pages/Riders-Guide.aspx