South Branch is reported to be a very high quality class V run with many clean waterfalls and tall bedrock drops. Boatable season is in spring from snowmelt run off.
The put in and take out locations given here may not be accurate. Investigate and use your judgement.
Other Information Sources: South Branch of Middle Feather Blog by EG http://www.caliproduct.com Charlie Center. "The run has got to be one of the sickest one day runs around. ....." South Branch Feather: How a Hobbit Falls 50 Feet! April 24, 2009 by Stephen Wright at Jackson.Darin McQuoid's Photos from the South Branch April 24, 2009 at Jackson Kayak.
The nearest gauge that is useful for correlation is the Mislap Bar gauge on the Middle Fork Feather. This gauge does not include flows from the South Branch.
In 2009 Darin McQoid wrote:
"The gauge correlation seems to be different from last year. Over the weekend it was run with Milsap at 1500 and was "really low" from what I heard. We ran it Weds/Thurs with Milsap at 2600/2900, what would normally be way too high. It was high, but not too high, so I'd recommend looking for around 2000 on Milsap for medium flows. Everything is fun high, except the stressful "China Slide" above the mandy portage, which it pushes into very hard.
Strangely the water level was exactly the same both days, so the correlation with Milsap may be less tangible than we believed."
Permits are not required for this reach.
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