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

Riverton to Peavine Info
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Put In:  Route 50 Bridge
Take Out:  Peavine Ridge Road
Difficulty:  Class III , Class IV
Gradient:  69 ft/mi
Run Length:  3.5 miles
Flow Information (phone):  916-368-8682
Good Level:  700 - 4,000 cfs, Optimum 1,500 cfs
Season Comments:  April, May, June
Primary Season:  This section of river only runs in the spring, usually during normal snowmelt
Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  Generally run in conjunction with the upstream, Kyburz to Riverton run, the river here enters into a deep canyon containing moderate whitewater with good rapids.
Hazards:  Isolated gorge
Water Craft:  kayak,raft
Land Ownership:  Mixed
Wilderness:  No
Location:  In the Pacific Region (CA), 60 miles East of Sacramento
Shuttle Logistics:  Put-in: Located at the Route 50 Bridge about 10 miles downriver.

Take-out: Take the eastern of the two Route 50 exits for Pacific House and take the dirt road which leads down to the river.

Towns near Riverton to Peavine 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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  • American River Watershed Group
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  • South Yuba River Citizens League
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  • California Floaters Society
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  • 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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