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About The Area

Air Transportation

Placer County is easily accessed by two major airports. The Sacramento International Airport to the west is a quick 40 minute drive to Auburn, the county seat nestled in the Sierra Nevada foothills; and the Reno -Tahoe International Airport to the east, with hundreds of daily commercial flights, is just a 55 minute drive to Tahoe's North Shore. In addition, private planes, helicopters, and small jets utilize three smaller airports in Placer County: Lincoln, in the western country area; Auburn - in the Sierra foothills; and the Truckee-Tahoe Airport 20 minutes from Lake Tahoe.

Surface Transportation

Interstate 80, crosses through Placer County. I-80 begins in the San Francisco Bay Area and heads east to Sacramento, crosses over the Sierra Nevada mountains and reaches Lake Tahoe at the eastern end of Placer County before continuing to Reno, Nevada.

Interstate 5 from Los Angeles is a reasonable drive north to I-80 in Sacramento; then connect with I-80 east 10 miles to the Placer County line.

Where to Stay

When planning where to house your crew and production office, you'll discover a wide variety of accommodation choices with thousands of rooms from which to choose. The county caters to a wide ranging clientele requiring convention hotels, condos and five star resorts, retreats and budget hotels. For others, there are quaint, picturesque motels, extended-stay hotels, and charming bed and breakfasts as well as lovely rental homes, especially in the mountains and Lake Tahoe area. While the film office is happy to assist you with lodging needs, please check below for more information and bookings:

Tahoe Lodging - The North Lake Tahoe Resort Association (contact: Jason Neary at 530.581.8703)

Western Placer County Lodging - (Auburn, Colfax, Lincoln, Loomis, Roseville and Rocklin)


Roseville (Valley) - elevation is 165' (50 m) above sea level.

Auburn (Foothills) - elevation is 1,359' (414 m) above sea level.

Tahoe City (Lake Tahoe) - lake shore elevation is 6,255' (1,907 m), mountain peak elevations can be over 9,000' (2,743 m).

Sunrise and Sunset

Roseville Sun Chart

Auburn (Foothills) Sun Chart

Tahoe City (Lake Tahoe) Sun Chart

Lake Tahoe

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