American, N. Fork, California, US
|Usual Difficulty||II-III (for normal flows)|
|NF AMERICAN R A NORTH FORK DAM CA|
|usgs-11427000||500 - 5000 cfs||II-III||01h20m||1480 cfs (running)|
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.
|Mile||Rapid Name||Class||Features (Legend)|
This bridge is probably the most commonly used take out for this section because the river gets considerably easier downstream.