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Normal Take-out Closed in 2019 for Improvements - South Silver Creek (CA)

Posted: 03/20/2019
by Theresa Simsiman

During 2019 access to the normal take-out for South Silver Creek will be closed while the U.S. Forest Service and Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) begin paving the road and constructing a new day use area with public restroom. Boaters planning to paddle South Silver Creek this year will need to paddle the reservoir to a point beyond Strawberry Camp to take-out. Construction will commence in the spring and there will not be access to this take out area until winter/spring of 2020. This construction is part of recreational improvements negotiated by USFS, American Whitewater and other stakeholders during the hydropower relicensing of SMUD's Upper American River Project. Considering that the settlement agreement was signed back in 2006 these improvements are a long time coming but will ultimately benefit boaters using this take-out in the future.

Theresa Simsiman
Sacramento, CA

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Silver Creek, S. Fork CA