This photo needs editing.
Difficulty II-III
Length 9.5 Miles
Gauge NF AMERICAN R A NORTH FORK DAM CA
Flow Range 500 - 5000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 54 minutes ago 3110 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 06/09/2015 12:16 am

River Description


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.

Rapid Descriptions

Ponderosa Way

Class - N/A Mile - 5
Rapid Thumbnail Missing

This bridge is probably the most commonly used take out for this section because the river gets considerably easier downstream.

Comments

Gage Descriptions

Min Sug. Level:  500 cfs       Max Sug. Level:  5000 cfs

 

;

Directions Description


We have no additional detail on this route. Use the map below to calculate how to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.

;
Date Flow Result Factor  
2010-10-13 n/a Near Miss/Rescue Other Read More

Alerts

News

user-avatar

Zachary W Collier

user-avatar

Paul Martzen