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North Fork Yuba - Bullards Bar Dam to Middle Fork Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Yuba River

North Fork Yuba - Bullards Bar Dam to Middle Fork Info
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Put In:  Bullards Bar Dam
Take Out:  Englebright Lake
Difficulty:  Class V
Gradient:  80 fpm
Run Length:  2.3 miles
Good Level:  500 - 1,500 cfs, Optimum 1,000 cfs
Streamflow Comments:  There is no gauge for this river.
Season Comments:  March, April, May
Primary Season:  This section of river only runs during the spring.
Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  Mostly class IV with a few easy class V rapids in a deep isolated canyon.
Hazards:  The canyon walls are very steep and there are a few rapids worth scouting.
Water Craft:  kayak
Land Ownership:  Public
Wilderness:  No
Location:  In the Pacific Region (CA), 61.1 miles (1 hour 9 minutes) Northeast of Sacramento
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: The take out is on Englebright Lake.

Put In: To reach the put in drive north on Highway 49 from Nevada City. After crossing over the Middle Fork Yuba turn left onto Moonshine Road. Turn left onto E-20 Road and follow it across the Bullards Bar Dam. After crossing the dam, the put in is a short hike down to river level.

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