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Main - Englebright Dam to Highway 20 Bridge Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Yuba River

Main - Englebright Dam to Highway 20 Bridge Info
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Put In:  Englebright Dam
Take Out:  Parks Bar, Hwy 20 Bridge
Difficulty:  Class III
Gradient:  10 ft/mi
Run Length:  6 miles
Good Level:  1,500-3,500 cfs, Optimum 2,000 cfs
Season Comments:  June, July, August, September, October
Primary Season:  This section of river is dam-controlled and releases happen only in the summer and fall
Permit:  None presently required.
Character/Similar To:  Good Class III whitewater with some play.
Hazards:  Scout Ground Chuck Rapid about 1.5 miles below the put in.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Wilderness:  No
Location:  In the Pacific Region (CA), 60 miles Northeast of Sacramento
Shuttle Logistics:  Put-in: Drive down Mooney Flat Road, off Hwy 20 to Englebright Reservoir. Continue to the public access near the dam. From there paddle and carry to the base of the dam.

Take-out: Where Hwy 20 crosses the river. A short distance downstream from the bridge is Parks Bar, a public access an a convenient take-out.

Towns near Main - Englebright Dam to Highway 20 Bridge Kayaking

Auburn California
Chico California
Coloma California
Grass Valley California
Placerville California
Reno Nevada
Sacramento California
San Francisco California
Tahoe City California
Truckee California

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