The 21st annual Feather River Festival (CA) will be held during the scheduled releases September
21-23, 2012. The fund-raiser event for American Whitewater is hosted by local paddling club, the
Chico Paddleheads. The benefit event will be held at "Indian Jim School" campground
located two miles upstream from the small town of Tobin and one mile upstream from Tobin Vista.
Free camping and ample parking is available.
The Feather Fest will once again include a film festival on Friday night. Films will include
winners from the National Paddling Film Festival and the latest films from local paddling film
makers. In the past, we have had the honor of showing films from Rush Sturgess, Ben Stookesberry,
Shasta Boys and others.
Saturday festivities will include a free Class II slalom course appropriate for all skill levels
and ages, open to kayaks, whitewater canoes and IKs. The slalom race will be located at the
Indian Jim School campground and will be held from noon to 3:00 pm. There will also be a
downriver race on the Tobin stretch Saturday afternoon beginning at Tobin Vista. For both races,
inquire at the campground benefit headquarters for information and signup.
The benefit party with live music, food and beverages will begin at 6:00 pm Saturday night.
Raffle prizes, race prizes and silent auction items will be given at the benefit party Saturday
night at the Indian Jim School adjacent to the campground.
The Rock Creek/Tobin releases will occur beginning Saturday morning through noon on Sunday. The
Rock Creek reach is a Class III run appropriate for rafts, IKs, and kayaks and the Indian Jim
campground is the perfect take-out. Below the campground is the Class V Tobin reach followed by
the Class IV "Lowbin" reach. There is also flatwater and Class I/II sections available
Bring the whole family to enjoy, celebrate, and support the work American Whitewater has done to
ensure regular, recreational whitewater releases on this amazing, classic California river!!