Greenwood To Mammoth Bar

This might be the best beginner kayak run near Sacramento and Auburn.  You could run the South Fork C to G section if you like lots and lots and lots of people.  But if you want a little more solitude, forgiving rapids and a more wilderness'y feel, then you should consider this part of the middle fork.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the American River, Middle Fork are between a bare minimum of 750cfs and a high of 3,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 11427000, the Nf American R A North Fork Dam Ca Remember only watercraft are permitted at Greenwood to Mammoth Bar.

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Whitewater Rapids

Obstacles on the river run
The Ledge Rapid
Class II to III
Murderer's Bar Rapid
Class V
Confluence Rapid
Class III to IV

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Hutchinson C Bl Doolittle Dr Nr Marysville Ca
USGS 11424550
5 cfs 0.0 ft
N Yuba R Bl Goodyears Bar Ca
USGS 11413000
530 cfs 3.5 ft
Pilot C Bl Mutton Canyon Nr Georgetown Ca
USGS 11433040
2 cfs 3.0 ft
N Mokelumne Nr Walnut Grove Ca
USGS 11336685
16,600 cfs 25.6 ft
Unnamed Trib Ab Gavin Mandry Dr Nr Marysville Ca
USGS 11424548
0 cfs 1.0 ft
Little Truckee R Bl Div Dam Nr Sierraville Ca
USGS 10341950
3 cfs 1.0 ft
Yuba R Nr Marysville Ca
USGS 11421000
634 cfs 61.3 ft
Sacramento R A Freeport Ca
USGS 11447650
11,400 cfs 103.1 ft
Sacramento R Bl Georgiana Slough Ca
USGS 11447905
6,150 cfs 4.5 ft
American R A Fair Oaks Ca
USGS 11446500
2,170 cfs 7.8 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
blue canyon alert
47.43" 0.1"
blue canyon
47" 2.15"
Independence Lake
88" -1"
Css Lab
72" 0"
soda springs 1.5 ssw, ca
64.84" -0.61"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Rucky A Chucky - Auburn State Rec Area 5 723 ft
Bear River County Park 23 1,749 ft
Peninsula - Folsom Lake State Rec Area 100 792 ft
Mineral Bar - Auburn State Rec Area 18 1,167 ft
Giant Gap 35 3,686 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Tunnel Run (Ralston Powerhouse to Greenwood) 699.0cfs 16.5 Mi IV- to IV
Yankee Jim Road to Ponderosa Way (Shirttail) 699.0cfs 5.0 Mi II to III
Chili Bar 699.0cfs 8.0 Mi III to IV
Sunrise Avenue to Watt Avenue 2170.0cfs 11.0 Mi II- to II
Greenwood to Mammoth Bar 699.0cfs 7.0 Mi II to II+
Coloma to Greenwood - (C to G) 699.0cfs 5.0 Mi II to III-