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Placer County is located in diverse Northern California, bordering Sacramento, Nevada and El Dorado counties and the State of Nevada.

Over half of beautiful Placer County is National Forest and State Park property offering wild and scenic rivers, breathtaking streams, valley views, and high mountain vistas. Lower elevations include grasslands, Gold Rush-era townsites and gently rolling hills. Two major highways, Interstate 80 and State Hwy 49, intersect at the City of Auburn.

If traveling by air, the Sacramento International Airport is a 50 minute drive from Auburn, and Reno Airport is a short drive from Lake Tahoe. There are smaller airports located at Auburn, Lincoln, Truckee-Tahoe, and Blue Canyon.

If traveling by car, Interstate 80 runs the length of the county, and is intersected by a network of well-developed rural roads, providing easy access to many areas.

Placer County Maps

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California Welcome Center is located off Interstate 80 in Auburn.


Traveling West

  1. Take Elm Street Exit, 119C 
  2. Turn right onto Elm Street and go over the freeway
  3. Turn right onto High Street 
  4. Continue on High Street to 1103 High Street 
  5. Located on the left hand-side

Traveling East

  1. Take Highway 49, Exit 119B
  2. Turn right onto Highway 49 
  3. Turn left on Lincoln Way 
  4. Turn right on High Street to 1103 High Street
  5. Located on the left hand-side

Mileage from Auburn, County seat to:
  • Sacramento 32
  • San Francisco 132
  • Reno 100
  • Los Angeles 418