Join AW at the 2015 Feather Fest!

posted August 4, 2015
by Dave Steindorf

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Things have been dry in California but the water will be flowing for the 2015 Feather Fest.  American Whitewater will be hosting the 25th annual event near Tobin (CA) during  the scheduled releases on the Rock Creek reach of the Feather River.  American Whitewater negotiated these releases 15 years ago, during that time, the Feather Fest has become the biggest river festival in California.  The September 25-27 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.
 
This year's Feather Fest will once again include the film festival on Friday night, featuring winners the latest films an array of paddling filmmakers. In the past, we have had the honor of showing films from, Ben Stookesberry, Steve Fisher, Shasta Boys and others.
 
Saturday's festivities will include a Class II slalom course appropriate for all skill levels, ages and for a variety of craft. That evening there will be a benefit party with live music, food and beverages, complete with raffle prizes, race prizes and silent auction items.
 
The Rock Creek/Tobin releases will occur between 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 are also flatwater and Class I/II sections available all weekend.

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!

 

 

Haven Livingston