Feather Fest (CA) is Coming September 21-23, 2018!

posted September 6, 2018
by Evan Stafford

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The Feather River Festival will be September 21-23, 2018! This event is hosted by American Whitewater with a Bar-B-Que and party presented by the Chico Paddleheads. This is California’s biggest whitewater festival and is held annually on the fourth weekend in September to coincide with the Rock Creek Dam scheduled release. Come on out for multiple sections of excellent whitewater, guaranteed flows, and and awesome party.
 
What: Feather Fest 2018 – a river festival including: film festival, primitive camping, dinner, beer, party, silent auction, raffle prizes, clinics and scheduled water releases from Rock Creek Dam for boating opportunities on the North Fork Feather River. This event is fun for all with stretches of river for all levels of boaters.
 
***Proceeds from the weekend go towards supporting American Whitewater in their mission to conserve and restore America’s whitewater resources and to enhance opportunities to enjoy them safely.
 
Where: The “Indian Jim” School and adjacent campground located at Plumas County mile marker 8.22 on Highway 70 near Tobin, CA. Search “Injun Jim Campground” on Google Maps for location. 
 
Activities:
 
Friday Night September 21
LOW FLOW SLALOM COURSE PRACTICE - ALL DAY (BASE FLOWS)
ACA RACE REGISTRATION/CHECK IN
FILM FESTIVAL
 
Saturday September 22
ACA SPONSORED WHITEWATER EVENTS:
Class V Tobin Down River Race
Class IV Lobin Raft Race
Class II Slalom Race
 
IMPORTANT DETAILS:
 
This is a LEAVE NO TRACE event. Please, pack it in and pack it out. There are no trash cans nor is there trash pick-up available at the event.
 
NO DRINKING WATER is available at Festival, please BYO water.
 
There is FREE camping at the Festival site. Additional free camping is available one mile up-stream at Roger’s Flat or one mile down-stream at Tobin Vista. Parking is tight, carpool!
 
There is no shuttle service; however, there are hundreds of cool boater folks just like you… just meet your neighbor for guaranteed fun times and great boating!
 
NO open fires! You are required to have a free permit from the forest service web site for using any camp stove. Get yours here: http://www.preventwildfireca.org/Campfire-Permit/