CONFLUENCE WITH EAST AND WEST BRANCHES OF NELSON CREEK TO CONFLUENCE WITH MIDDLE FORK FEATHER WSR
STREAMFLOW: 28 CFS
Class III-IV River Run
The Whitewater River Run Confluence with East and West Branches of Nelson Creek to Confluence with Middle Fork Feather WSR in California is a popular destination for rafting enthusiasts. The ideal streamflow range for this river run is between 1,500 and 4,000 cfs. The river is rated as Class III-IV, making it suitable for intermediate to advanced rafters.
The segment mileage for this river run is approximately 16 miles. Some of the notable rapids and obstacles on this run include “Pinball,” “China Slide,” and “The Big Bend.” The Pinball rapid is a technical stretch that requires precise maneuvering, while China Slide is a steep drop that requires speed and momentum. The Big Bend is a section of the river where the water flows fast and turbulent.
There are specific regulations that visitors to this area must follow. The use of motorized watercraft is prohibited, and visitors must obtain a permit to use the river. Additionally, visitors must follow Leave No Trace principles and pack out all trash. Campfires are not allowed in this area, and visitors must obtain a fire permit for propane stoves.