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California whitewater, Feather River - Middle Fork

Plumas Butte county, Nelson Point to Milsap Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V+     32.5 miles
 
Any info on the section between Nelson Point and Stagg Point.† Is this section† rated V+? Says Steve

The starting point is not too far from Truckee-Grass Valley, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The average California whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master than those in other states, so keep in mind that quite a few of the sections here are not easy.
    The wonderful California scenery and the cool fresh water beats anything. The Nelson Point to Milsap Bridge section is one of many paddling sections in this river system. Now this is a pretty long section, so it looks like
you will be camping out. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while have people coming from far and near. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The Nelson Point to Milsap Bridge  
stretch of Feather River - Middle Fork is 32.5 miles long and is a class V+ section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. When you're paddling down a Northern Sierra Nevada river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too.

Briefly about the general area:
Butte Bar is a delightful spot to spend some time at, and a short visit to Deadman Spring is always worthwhile. This location, the Northern Sierra Nevada, has so much outdoors exciting stuff. Plumas National Forest is a good site to stop at, and Stag Point is very near and is a great place to have a look at.

Feather River - Middle Fork, Nelson Point to Milsap Bridge road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Feather River - Middle Fork.
 Whitewater Near Feather River - Middle Fork:
Feather River - South Fork, Plumas County, 4 miles away
      Class IV - 8.3 miles long (Little Grass Valley Reservoir to South Fork Diversion Dam)
Feather River - North Fork, Plumas County, 13 miles away
      Class III-V - 10 miles long (Virgilia to Belden)
Feather River - Middle Fork, Plumas/ Butte County, 15 miles away
      Class V+ - 6.5 miles long (Milsap Bridge to Lake Oroville)
Feather River - Middle Fork, Plumas/ Butte County, 15 miles away
      Class V+ - 32.5 miles long (Nelson Point to Milsap Bridge)
Feather River - North Fork, Plumas County, 17 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Caribou to East BrancHighway North Fork Feather)
Yuba River - North Fork, Sierra County, 18 miles away
      Class IV - 8.5 miles long (Goodyears Bar Bridge to Highway 49 Bridge)
Feather River - North Fork, Plumas County, 19 miles away
      Class III-V - 8 miles long (Rock Creek Dam to Rock Creek Powerhouse)
Indian Creek Feather Tributary, Plumas County, 19 miles away
      Class V - 5.5 miles long (Close to Crescent Mills to Spanish Creek)
Yuba River - North Fork, Sierra County, 20 miles away
      Class II-V - 4 miles long (Downieville to Goodyears Bar Bridge)
Lavezzola Creek, Sierra County, 21 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 4 miles long (2nd Divide Bridge to Downieville)
 Ski Areas Near Feather River - Middle Fork:
Soda Springs, California , 53 miles away, 625 foot drop, 5 lifts, 16 runs
Boreal, California , 55 miles away, 500 foot drop, 10 lifts, 41 runs
Donner Ski Ranch, California , 56 miles away, 750 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
Sugar Bowl, California , 56 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 13 lifts, 85 runs
Tahoe Donner, California , 60 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 14 runs
Squaw Valley, California , 65 miles away, 2850 foot drop, 33 lifts, 177 runs
Alpine Meadows, California , 66 miles away, 1802 foot drop, 14 lifts, 100 runs
Northstar at Tahoe, California , 70 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 17 lifts, 70 runs
Granlibakken, California , 71 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 1 runs
Homewood, California , 72 miles away, 1650 foot drop, 8 lifts, 56 runs
 Marinas Near Feather River - Middle Fork:
Bucks Lake Marina, Quincy , 8 miles away
 Hotels Near Feather River - Middle Fork:
Deer Creek Inn, Nevada City , 27 miles away
Nevada City Inn, Nevada City , 28 miles away
BEST WESTERN Gold Country Inn, Grass Valley , 29 miles away
Grass Valley Courtyard Suites, Grass Valley , 30 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites GOLD MINERS INN-GRASS VALLEY, Grass Valley , 30 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Feather River - Middle Fork:
Stag Point OHV Camp, Meadow Valley, 1 miles away
Butte Bar, Meadow Valley, 2 miles away
Fowler Lake, Meadow Valley, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Feather River - Middle Fork:
Cleghorn Bar Trail, Plumas , 5 miles away,  6 hiking miles, 2074 feet elevation difference
Claremont Trail, Plumas , 9 miles away, 2.3 hiking miles, 1051 feet elevation difference
Finger Board Trail, Plumas , 11 miles away,  6.4 hiking miles, 3226 feet elevation difference
Halls Ranch Trail, Sierra , 16 miles away, 6.3 hiking miles, 2105 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Feather River - Middle Fork:
Lassen Volcanic National Park, Mineral - CA , 46 miles away
Plumas National Forest, California , 11 miles away
Malakoff Diggins State Park, California , 24 miles away
Plumas-Eureka State Park, California , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Feather River - Middle Fork:
MT Huff Golf Course, Crescent Mills , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Feather River - Middle Fork
Snake Lake, Plumas , 11 miles away
Lost Creek Reservoir, Butte , 12 miles away
Round Valley Reservoir, Plumas , 19 miles away

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