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
Sacramento R Ab Delta Cross Channel Ca
USGS 11447890
1,600 cfs 6.5 ft
Deer C Nr Cameron Park Ca
USGS 11335655
8 cfs 3.6 ft
Unnamed Trib Bl Gavin Mandry Dr Nr Marysville Ca
USGS 11424546
8 cfs 0.0 ft
Sacramento R A Freeport Ca
USGS 11447650
241 cfs 104.1 ft
Laguna C Nr Elk Grove Ca
USGS 11336585
1 cfs 2.8 ft
Cosumnes R A Michigan Bar Ca
USGS 11335000
56 cfs 2.8 ft
Yuba R Nr Marysville Ca
USGS 11421000
620 cfs 61.3 ft
N Mokelumne Nr Walnut Grove Ca
USGS 11336685
16,600 cfs 25.6 ft
Hutchinson C Bl Doolittle Dr Nr Marysville Ca
USGS 11424550
5 cfs 0.0 ft
Deer C Nr Smartville Ca
USGS 11418500
5 cfs 1.4 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

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
Giant Gap 35 3,686 ft
Mineral Bar - Auburn State Rec Area 18 1,167 ft
Peninsula - Folsom Lake State Rec Area 100 792 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Chili Bar 1390.0cfs 8.0 Mi III to IV
Yankee Jim Road to Ponderosa Way (Shirttail) 1390.0cfs 5.0 Mi II to III
Greenwood to Mammoth Bar 1390.0cfs 7.0 Mi II to II+
Sunrise Avenue to Watt Avenue 1020.0cfs 11.0 Mi II- to II
Tunnel Run (Ralston Powerhouse to Greenwood) 1390.0cfs 16.5 Mi IV- to IV
Coloma to Greenwood - (C to G) 1390.0cfs 5.0 Mi II to III-