Butte Creek, California, US
|Usual Difficulty||IV-V (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||95 fpm|
|Max Gradient||190 fpm|
|BUTTE C NR CHICO CA|
|usgs-11390000||100 - 1000 cfs||IV-V||00h53m||560 cfs (running)|
|Might be an optimal range|
Flowing during the spring, Upper Butte is a classic backyard creek for Chico residents, and paddlers passing through should take the chance to kayak this fun creek.
After a two mile downhill hike in, Upper Butte Creek flows through a volcanic canyon and
generally has 2-3 portages.
Holbek & Stanley "The Best Whitewater in California"
Other Information Sources:
Darin McQuoid's Jefferson State Creeking