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California whitewater, Feather River - North Fork

Plumas county, Rock Creek Dam to Rock Creek Powerhouse section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-V     8 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Chico, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. This stretch of Feather River - North Fork is 8 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class III-V section of whitewater. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. The natural beauty of Plumas County and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here
    and paddle. This stretch has has enough mileage, you can easily run it on an afternoon. This river system is full of great paddling sections, the Rock Creek Dam to Rock Creek Powerhouse section is just one of them. The rivers
for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often tougher than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. The river winds through the Northern Sierra Nevada and  
you get great scenery. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about the general area:
Plumas National Forest is a delightful location to go if you're at Feather River - North Fork, and hiking is a popular thing to do around Feather River - North Fork; Yellow Creek Trail is a tremendous local trail. There's no way somebody can get bored here in the Northern Sierra Nevada. All the water falling down from the sky makes Feather River - North Fork a wet place.

Feather River - North Fork, Rock Creek Dam to Rock Creek Powerhouse 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 - North Fork.
 Whitewater Near Feather River - North Fork:
Feather River - North Fork, Plumas County, 3 miles away
      Class III-V - 8 miles long (Rock Creek Dam to Rock Creek Powerhouse)
Feather River - North Fork, Plumas/ Butte County, 6 miles away
      Class III-V - 6.5 miles long (Cresta Dam to Poe Dam)
Feather River - North Fork, Butte County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7.5 miles long (Poe Dam to Poe Powerhouse)
Feather River - North Fork, Plumas County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Caribou to East BrancHighway North Fork Feather)
Feather River - Middle Fork, Plumas/ Butte County, 13 miles away
      Class V+ - 6.5 miles long (Milsap Bridge to Lake Oroville)
Big Kimshew Creek, Butte County, 14 miles away
      Class V - -blank- miles long (to Confluence with West Fork of Feather)
Feather River - North Fork, Plumas County, 15 miles away
      Class III-V - 10 miles long (Virgilia to Belden)
Deer Creek, Tehama County, 20 miles away
      Class IV-V - 43 miles long (Highway 32 to Route 99)
Feather River - South Fork, Plumas County, 23 miles away
      Class IV - 8.3 miles long (Little Grass Valley Reservoir to South Fork Diversion Dam)
Mill Creek, Tehama County, 24 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 43 miles long (Town of Mill Creek to First Diversion Dam)
 Ski Areas Near Feather River - North Fork:
Soda Springs, California , 72 miles away, 625 foot drop, 5 lifts, 16 runs
Boreal, California , 74 miles away, 500 foot drop, 10 lifts, 41 runs
Donner Ski Ranch, California , 76 miles away, 750 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
Sugar Bowl, California , 76 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 13 lifts, 85 runs
Tahoe Donner, California , 79 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 14 runs
Squaw Valley, California , 84 miles away, 2850 foot drop, 33 lifts, 177 runs
Alpine Meadows, California , 85 miles away, 1802 foot drop, 14 lifts, 100 runs
Northstar at Tahoe, California , 90 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 17 lifts, 70 runs
Granlibakken, California , 90 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 1 runs
Homewood, California , 92 miles away, 1650 foot drop, 8 lifts, 56 runs
 Marinas Near Feather River - North Fork:
Lake Cove Resort and Marina, Canyon Dam , 14 miles away
Bucks Lake Marina, Quincy , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near Feather River - North Fork:
BEST WESTERN Rose Quartz Inn, Chester , 20 miles away
Comfort Inn Paradise, Paradise , 23 miles away
Paradise Inn Motel, Paradise , 25 miles away
Gold Country Casino AND Hotel, Oroville , 27 miles away
Lodge At Feather Falls Casino, Oroville , 29 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Feather River - North Fork:
Injun Jim Campground, Plumas County, 1 miles away
James Lee Campground, Plumas County, 1 miles away
Mud Lake, Storrie, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Feather River - North Fork:
Yellow Creek Trail, Plumas , 11 miles away, 5.7 hiking miles, 1226 feet elevation difference
Carter Meadow Trail, Tehama , 15 miles away, 3.6 hiking miles, 1153 feet elevation difference
Lassen Trail, Tehama , 18 miles away, 2.2 hiking miles, 224 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Feather River - North Fork:
Lassen Volcanic National Park, Mineral - CA , 28 miles away
Plumas National Forest, California , 9 miles away
Lake Oroville State Park, California , 24 miles away
Bidwell-Sacramento River State Park, California , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Feather River - North Fork:
Lake Alamore West Golf Course, Chester , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Feather River - North Fork
Bear Lake, Plumas , 6 miles away
Philbrook Reservoir, Butte , 12 miles away
Concow Reservoir, Butte , 18 miles away

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