California Whitewater



Class III-V River Run

The Whitewater River run from Headwaters To Bucks Lake in California is a popular destination for whitewater enthusiasts. The ideal streamflow range for this run is between 500 and 1500 cfs. The class rating for this run is Class III to IV, with some Class V sections during high water levels. The segment mileage for this run is approximately 12 miles.

The river features a number of rapids and obstacles, including S-Turn, Pinball, and Toilet Bowl. S-Turn is a Class III rapid with a sharp turn and a large boulder in the middle. Pinball is a Class IV rapid with multiple boulders and drops. Toilet Bowl is a Class V rapid with a large hole and powerful hydraulics.

There are specific regulations to the area, including a permit requirement and restrictions on the use of motorized equipment. The area is also subject to seasonal closures and fire restrictions. It is important to check with local authorities before planning a trip to this area.

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Last Updated 2023-11-30
River Levels 205 cfs (6.23 ft)
Percent of Normal 115%
Reporting Streamgauge SPANISH C A QUINCY CA
Elevation 3,406 ft.
Watershed North Fork Feather

Nearby Camping
Location Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Rogers Cow Camp (Family ) 6 4,099 ft
Feather Falls 5 1,528 ft
Ponderosa Flat 63 4,164 ft
Queen Lily 12 2,456 ft
Little North Fork 6 3,807 ft
Lower Bucks 7 5,054 ft
Rocky Point - Feather River 131 4,512 ft
Sundew 19 5,217 ft
Whitehorse 20 5,230 ft
Silver Lake (Family ) 7 5,778 ft
Milsap Bar 20 1,639 ft
Gansner Bar 14 2,316 ft
Feather River/Rocky Point - Lake Almanor 131 4,535 ft
Haskins Valley 38 5,174 ft
Cool Springs 33 4,177 ft
Hallsted 20 2,790 ft