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California whitewater, Feather River - North Fork

Butte county, Poe Dam to Poe Powerhouse section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     7.5 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Chico, as you can see on the road map further down. The Poe Dam to Poe Powerhouse section of Feather River - North Fork in Butte County is 7.5 miles long and is a class IV-V section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you
    might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so don't forget that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. The Poe Dam to Poe Powerhouse stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. And of course,
there are campgrounds nearby. The nature scenery of Butte County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. This is a pretty decent length section, it's perfect for a one day trip. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with mother  
nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. Whitewater paddling here in the Northern Sierra Nevada is a great experience.

Briefly about the general area:
A glorious site like Lake Oroville State Park right next door to Feather River - North Fork is too tremendous to leave out, and you're sure to run into some fine people from Berry Creek here. If you want a great time in the great outdoors just come on up to the Northern Sierra Nevada. Don't forget to visit Batchelor Point while you're here at Feather River - North Fork; nearby you hit upon splendid spots like Bardees Bar.

Feather River - North Fork, Poe Dam to Poe 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, Butte County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7.5 miles long (Poe Dam to Poe Powerhouse)
Big Kimshew Creek, Butte County, 7 miles away
      Class V - -blank- miles long (to Confluence with West Fork of Feather)
Feather River - North Fork, Plumas/ Butte County, 8 miles away
      Class III-V - 6.5 miles long (Cresta Dam to Poe Dam)
Feather River - Middle Fork, Plumas/ Butte County, 13 miles away
      Class V+ - 6.5 miles long (Milsap Bridge to Lake Oroville)
Butte Creek, Butte County, 14 miles away
      Class II+ - 6 miles long (PGandE Powerhouse to Covered Bridge)
Feather River - North Fork, Plumas County, 17 miles away
      Class III-V - 8 miles long (Rock Creek Dam to Rock Creek Powerhouse)
Deer Creek, Tehama County, 23 miles away
      Class IV-V - 43 miles long (Highway 32 to Route 99)
Feather River - North Fork, Plumas County, 26 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Caribou to East BrancHighway North Fork Feather)
Feather River - North Fork, Plumas County, 28 miles away
      Class III-V - 10 miles long (Virgilia to Belden)
Yuba River - North Fork, Yuba County, 29 miles away
      Class V - 2.3 miles long (Bullards Bar Dam to Middle Fork Yuba)
 Ski Areas Near Feather River - North Fork:
Soda Springs, California , 78 miles away, 625 foot drop, 5 lifts, 16 runs
Boreal, California , 79 miles away, 500 foot drop, 10 lifts, 41 runs
Donner Ski Ranch, California , 81 miles away, 750 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
Sugar Bowl, California , 81 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 13 lifts, 85 runs
Tahoe Donner, California , 85 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 14 runs
Squaw Valley, California , 89 miles away, 2850 foot drop, 33 lifts, 177 runs
Alpine Meadows, California , 90 miles away, 1802 foot drop, 14 lifts, 100 runs
Granlibakken, California , 95 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 1 runs
Northstar at Tahoe, California , 95 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 17 lifts, 70 runs
Homewood, California , 96 miles away, 1650 foot drop, 8 lifts, 56 runs
 Marinas Near Feather River - North Fork:
Lake Oroville Marina, Paradise , 9 miles away
 Hotels Near Feather River - North Fork:
Comfort Inn Paradise, Paradise , 11 miles away
Super 8 Oroville, Oroville , 16 miles away
Sunset Inn, Oroville , 16 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn And Suites Oroville, Oroville , 16 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites OROVILLE LAKE, Oroville , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Feather River - North Fork:
Goat Ranch Campground, Butte County, 7 miles away
Pine Ridge Travel Trailer Park, Paradise, 9 miles away
Quail Trails Village RV Park, Paradise, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Feather River - North Fork:
Lassen Volcanic National Park, Mineral - CA , 32 miles away
Lake Oroville State Park, California , 12 miles away
Plumas National Forest, California , 17 miles away
Bidwell-Sacramento River State Park, California , 21 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Feather River - North Fork:
Paradise Pines Golf Club, Magalia , 11 miles away
Lava Creek Golf Course, Paradise , 11 miles away
Kelly Ridge Golf Course, Oroville , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Feather River - North Fork
Concow Reservoir, Butte , 5 miles away
Lake Oroville, Butte , 12 miles away
Lake De Sabla, Butte , 12 miles away

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