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.
4 years ago
by Katie Stanchak
12 years ago
by David Elliott
Gauge: The gauge is maintained by the U.S.
Bureau of Reclamation's Yakima Project (flow
information also available through from the Army
The source of
water for this section is Bumping Reservoir. A
level between 300 and 600 cfs is ideal. You can
contact the flow information line at 509-575-
5854 which will provide you with a daily
conditions and the plan for the next couple days.
The same information is also updated daily on
the Yakima Project
System Status page.
Permits are not required for this reach.
We have no additional detail on this route.
Use the map below to calculate how
to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.
If someone gets hurt on a river, or you read about a whitewater-related injury, please report it to
American Whitewater. Don't worry about multiple submissions from other witnesses, as our safety
editors will turn multiple witness reports into a single unified accident report.
Log into the American Whitewater website and you can contribute to river descriptions,
flow and access tips, and maps associated with runs you've done. You can even add new
runs to the inventory!