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Kyburz to Riverton Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the South Fork American River


Kyburz to Riverton Info
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Put In:  Kyburz
Take Out:  Route 50 Bridge
Difficulty:  Class III to IV+ @ 700 - 1,200 cfs , Class IV to V @1,200 - 3,000 cfs , Portage
Gradient:  90 ft/mi
Run Length:  9.5 miles
Flow Information (phone):  916-368-8682
Good Level:  700 - 3,000 cfs, Optimum 1,200 cfs
Season Comments:  April, May, June
Primary Season:  This section of river only runs during the spring, usually during normal snowmelt
Permit:  None presently required.
Character/Similar To:  Popular run with ample opportunity for play.
Hazards:  Possible log hazards and one Class VI rapid that should be portaged
Water Craft:  kayak,raft
Land Ownership:  Mixed
Wilderness:  No
Location:  In the Pacific Region (CA), 70 miles East of Sacramento
Shuttle Logistics:  Put-in: Located at the bridge just past the grocery store and post office in Kyburz.

Take-out: Located at the Route 50 Bridge about 10 miles downriver.


Towns near Kyburz to Riverton Kayaking

Angels Camp California
Auburn California
Coloma California
Grass Valley California
Jackson California
Mammoth Lakes California
Placerville California
Reno Nevada
Sacramento California
San Francisco California
Tahoe City California
Truckee California


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  • Sierra Nevada Forest Protection Campaign
  • South Yuba River Citizens League
  • Pacific Coast Kayak Clubs
  • California Floaters Society
  • California Kayak Friends
  • Hydraulic Hooligans
  • River City Whitewater Club
  • Sequoia Paddling Club
  • Shasta Paddlers
  • Sierra Club San Francisco Bay RTS
  • Stanford Kayak Club
  • Western Waters Canoe Club
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