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
Deer C Nr Cameron Park Ca
USGS 11335655
8 cfs 3.6 ft
Laguna C Nr Elk Grove Ca
USGS 11336585
1 cfs 3.0 ft
Hutchinson C Bl Doolittle Dr Nr Marysville Ca
USGS 11424550
5 cfs 0.0 ft
Sacramento R A Freeport Ca
USGS 11447650
2,300 cfs 104.2 ft
Sacramento R Ab Delta Cross Channel Ca
USGS 11447890
2,800 cfs 5.7 ft
N Mokelumne Nr Walnut Grove Ca
USGS 11336685
16,600 cfs 25.6 ft
Pilot C Bl Mutton Canyon Nr Georgetown Ca
USGS 11433040
2 cfs 3.0 ft
S Mokelumne R A New Hope Br Nr Walnut Grove Ca
USGS 11336680
1,100 cfs ft
Pilot C Ab Stumpy Meadows Res Ca
USGS 11431800
3 cfs 4.1 ft
Deer C Nr Smartville Ca
USGS 11418500
1 cfs 1.1 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Mineral Bar - Auburn State Rec Area 18 1,167 ft
Rucky A Chucky - Auburn State Rec Area 5 723 ft
Peninsula - Folsom Lake State Rec Area 100 792 ft
Giant Gap 35 3,686 ft
Bear River County Park 23 1,749 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Yankee Jim Road to Ponderosa Way (Shirttail) 26.0cfs 5.0 Mi II to III
Sunrise Avenue to Watt Avenue 994.0cfs 11.0 Mi II- to II
Tunnel Run (Ralston Powerhouse to Greenwood) 26.0cfs 16.5 Mi IV- to IV
Coloma to Greenwood - (C to G) 26.0cfs 5.0 Mi II to III-
Chili Bar 26.0cfs 8.0 Mi III to IV
Greenwood to Mammoth Bar 26.0cfs 7.0 Mi II to II+