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ROYAL GORGE (SODA SPRINGS TO TADPOLE CREEK)

Whitewater River Run





California American River, North Fork

Royal Gorge (Soda Springs To Tadpole Creek)

Class V TO V+ Easy

121 CFS

Too Low
36°, Mostly Sunny

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the American River, North Fork are between a bare minimum of 750cfs and a high of 2,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 10344505, the Truckee R A Boca Bridge Nr Truckee Ca Remember only watercraft are permitted at Royal Gorge (Soda Springs to Tadpole Creek).

Status Too Low
Class Level V to V+
Elevation 5,493 ft
Run Length 25.0 Mi
Streamflow Discharge 121 cfs
Gage Height 5.5 ft
Reporting Streamgage Truckee R A Boca Bridge Nr Truckee Ca
USGS 10344505

Nearby Snowpack and Water Data

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Deer C Nr Cameron Park Ca
USGS 11335655
8 cfs 3.6 ft
Truckee R A Boca Bridge Nr Truckee Ca
USGS 10344505
121 cfs 5.5 ft
Steamboat C At Cleanwater Way Nr Reno
USGS 10349980
37 cfs 4.6 ft
Spanish C Ab Blackhawk C At Keddie Ca
USGS 11402000
146 cfs 2.3 ft
Incline Ck Abv Tyrol Village Nr Incline Village Nv
USGS 103366993
7 cfs 3.1 ft
Donner C A Donner Lk Nr Truckee Ca
USGS 10338500
23 cfs 3.2 ft
Carson River Near Carson City
USGS 10311000
140 cfs 2.3 ft
Donner C At Hwy 89 Nr Truckee Ca
USGS 10338700
30 cfs 2.9 ft
Steamboat Ck At Short Ln At Reno
USGS 10349849
14 cfs 0.2 ft
N Truckee Drain At Kleppe Ln Nr Sparks
USGS 10348300
108 cfs 4.5 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Squaw Valley G.C.
SNOTEL 784
50" -2"
Hagan'S Meadow
SNOTEL 508
24" -2"
Independence Lake
SNOTEL 541
49" -3"
Burnside Lake
SNOTEL 1051
35" 0"
Rubicon #2
SNOTEL 724
32" -1"
Ebbetts Pass
SNOTEL 462
42" -2"
black springs
SNOTEL BLSC1
18.93" -0.32"
Echo Peak
SNOTEL 463
35" -2"
Marlette Lake
SNOTEL 615
28" -1"
Blue Lakes
SNOTEL 356
33" -1"
Truckee #2
SNOTEL 834
26" -2"
bloods creek
SNOTEL BLCC1
18.78" -0.24"
Css Lab
SNOTEL 428
39" -3"
Fallen Leaf
SNOTEL 473
15" -1"
Little Valley
SNOTEL 1242
16" 0"
Mt Rose Ski Area
SNOTEL 652
46" -1"
Big Meadow
SNOTEL 340
27" -2"
Ward Creek #3
SNOTEL 848
34" -6"
Forestdale Creek
SNOTEL 1049
38" -4"
blue canyon
SNOTEL BLU
13" -1"
Horse Meadow
SNOTEL 1050
25" -1"
Tahoe City Cross
SNOTEL 809
19" -4"
Heavenly Valley
SNOTEL 518
31" -2"
Carson Pass
SNOTEL 1067
34" -2"
Independence Camp
SNOTEL 539
29" -3"
Spratt Creek
SNOTEL 778
12" -1"
Independence Creek
SNOTEL 540
23" -2"

Popular Destinations

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Airport Flat 16 5,383 ft
Wentworth Springs 8 6,153 ft
Hampshire Rocks 30 5,921 ft
Upper Little Truckee 26 6,187 ft
Lewis 40 5,280 ft
Sterling lake- dispersed None 7,036 ft
Donner Memorial State Park 54 5,951 ft
French Meadows 75 5,330 ft
Independence Lake 20 6,957 ft
Lower Little Truckee 15 6,141 ft
Hell Hole 10 5,167 ft
Ahart 12 5,341 ft
Gerle Creek 50 5,272 ft
Sterling Lake 8 7,023 ft
Goose Meadow 24 5,970 ft
Northshore 15 6,411 ft
Pleasant Dispersed 10 6,413 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Soda Springs 42" 33° 27.74"
Homewood Mountain Resort 36" 30° 25.99"
Alpine Meadows Ski Area 36" 30° 25.99"
Northstar 28" 34° 20.16"
Sugar Bowl Resort 28" 34° 20.16"
Boreal Mountain Resort 42" 33° 27.74"
Donner Ski Ranch 42" 33° 27.74"
Kirkwood 36" 27° 22.49"
Granlibakken Ski Resort 36" 30° 25.99"
Sierra at Tahoe 37" 29° 21.14"
Tahoe Donner 42" 33° 27.74"
Squaw Valley 52" 30° 28.12"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Generation and Giant Gaps (Tadpole to Colfax-Iowa Hill Road) 1390.0cfs 26.8 Mi IV to IV+
Royal Gorge (Soda Springs to Tadpole Creek) 817.0cfs 25.0 Mi V to V+
Tahoe City to River Ranch 323.0cfs None Mi I

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