Bumping - 1. Bumping Reservoir to American River

Bumping, Washington, US


1. Bumping Reservoir to American River

Usual Difficulty II (for normal flows)
Length 10.5 Miles
Avg. Gradient 61 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Bumping Below Bumping Dam
dream-558 300 - 600 cfs II 20h09m 120 cfs (too low)

River Description

Access: To reach the river, go to Highway 410 mile 88.4, turn onto Bumping River Road and cross the American River. You can access the Bumping River at the confluence with the American at American Forks Campground or continue a short distance upstream to Cedar Springs Campground. To reach the put-in, continue up the road to Bumping Crossing at mile 9.7 or go a short distance further and turn onto the access road that heads over to the base of the dam.

Description: This river cuts through a shifting channel which means that in some years there are significant wood hazards.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2006-07-16 14:01:03

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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May 10 2016 (920 days ago)
Sunflower (158196)
There are significant wood hazards this year -- many felled trees across the upper section just
downstream of the reservoir.
June 25 2008 (3797 days ago)
David ElliottDetails
If you run the Bumping past Cedar Springs Campground, you will soon come to an island with wood at
the top. The left channel has less water, but it was clear when we ran it in June 2008. The right
channel had major logs in it, and one of our group ended up swimming and his boat got away from

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Associated Projects

  • Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest (WA)
    The Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forests are home to some great whitewater runs and AW has in interest in protecting the resource values of these rivers.