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North Fork - Goodyears Bar Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Yuba River

North Fork - Goodyears Bar Info
Use this information at your own risk. See our legal notices.
Put In:  Goodyears Bar
Take Out:  Highway 49 Bridge
Difficulty:  Class III , Class IV
Gradient:  49 ft/mi
Run Length:  8.5 miles
Current Streamflow:  1800 cfs @ 12/14/2016 08:45 AM - N YUBA R BL GOODYEARS BAR CA, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  500-8,000 cfs
Season Comments:  April, May, June
Permit:  None presently required.
Hazards:  Maytag Rapid; depending on the level many boaters may choose to portage.
Water Craft:  kayak
Land Ownership:  National Forest
Wilderness:  No
Camping on River:  Improved Forest Service campgrounds along the run. Indian Valley and Fiddle Creek are accessible from both the river and the highway. Ramshorn Campground is not on the river.
Location:  In the Pacific Region (CA), 100 miles Northeast of Sacramento
Shuttle Logistics:  Put-in: Take a side road that crosses to the left bank of the river, 4 miles west of Downieville.

Take-out: From Hwy 49 toward Downieville to the bridge over the river.

Towns near North Fork - Goodyears Bar 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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