California Whitewater



Class IV-V River Run

The Colman Creek Whitewater River Run, located in California, is a class IV-V section of the Middle Fork Feather River. The ideal streamflow range for this section is between 300-700 cfs, and the segment covers approximately 3 miles. The river rapids and obstacles in this section include names such as "Pinball," "Terminal Velocity," and "Deadwood." The Colman Creek section of the river is recommended only for experienced kayakers, as the rapids require precise navigation and skill.

The specific regulations for this area include a permit requirement for all boaters, as well as a limit of 12 people per group. Additionally, boaters are required to adhere to Leave No Trace principles, as the area is a sensitive ecosystem.

Overall, the Colman Creek Whitewater River Run is a challenging and exciting section of the Middle Fork Feather River, best suited for experienced kayakers during the ideal streamflow range. Boaters should also be aware of the specific regulations and guidelines for the area to ensure responsible and safe enjoyment of the river. Get driving directions.
Last Updated 2023-08-30
River Levels 947 cfs (9.3 ft)
Percent of Normal 170%
Reporting Streamgauge EEL R A FORT SEWARD CA
Elevation 242 ft.
Watershed Lower Eel