American, N. Fork - 4. Yankee Jims Road Bridge to Lake Clementine


American, N. Fork, California, US

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4. Yankee Jims Road Bridge to Lake Clementine (Shirtail Run)

Usual Difficulty II-III (for normal flows)
Length 9.5 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
NF AMERICAN R A NORTH FORK DAM CA
usgs-11427000 500 - 5000 cfs II-III 01h21m 3080 cfs (running)


River Description

Put-in: Colfax-Foresthill Rd.

Take-out: Upper Lake Clementine Road

The harder rapids are between Yankee Jim bridge and Ponderosa Way bridge.  Below Ponderosa Way, the rapids are mainly class 1 or 2. 

CAMPING:   As of 2015, camping is allowed only from 2000’ downstream of Ponderosa Bridge to 1 mile downstream of Codfish Creek. A campfire permit and/or a camp stove permit will be required too.  Also, while they transition into this new policy it would be best to contact and pick up your permits at the Auburn State Recreation Area office.

Cassady & Calhoun, Holbek & Stanley, Martin
A description of this run can be found in Bill Tutthill's excellent California Creeks site.


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2015-06-09 00:16:08

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Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
5.0Ponderosa WayN/AAccess

Rapid Descriptions

Ponderosa Way (Class N/A, Mile 5.0)

This bridge is probably the most commonly used take out for this section because the river gets considerably easier downstream.




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