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California whitewater, Mokelumne River - North Fork

Amador Calaveras county, Close to Bear River to Tiger Creek Afterbay section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-V     14.8 miles
  This stretch of Mokelumne River - North Fork is 14.8 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class III-V section of whitewater. The average California whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than those in other states, so keep in mind that many runs in this state are not easy. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. If you're coming from Phoenix Lake-Cedar
    Ridge it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. This section
is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so why not pack your camp stove too. The wonderful California scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The Northern Sierra Nevada scenery is wonderful. The Close to Bear River to Tiger Creek Afterbay section is one of  
many paddling sections in this river system. There's camping available near Mokelumne River - North Fork.

Briefly about the general area:
Sugar Spring is a beautiful place to stop by while you're at Mokelumne River - North Fork. You certainly should go to Calaveras Big Trees State Park while you're here at Mokelumne River - North Fork, and during your spree here you'll meet some people from Wilseyville for sure. This river is so wonderful. High temperatures at Mokelumne River - North Fork throughout the warmest time of the year are in the 90's. All through the dark hours of summer temperatures sink down into the 60's.

Mokelumne River - North Fork, Close to Bear River to Tiger Creek Afterbay 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 Mokelumne River - North Fork.
 Whitewater Near Mokelumne River - North Fork:
Mokelumne River - North Fork, Amador/ Calaveras County, 7 miles away
      Class III-V - 14.8 miles long (Close to Bear River to Tiger Creek Afterbay)
Mokelumne River - North Fork, Amador/ Calaveras County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Below Tiger Creek to Red Corral Road)
Stanislaus River - North Fork, Calaveras/ Tuolumne County, 14 miles away
      Class III-V - 3 miles long (Board's Crossing to Calaveras Big Trees)
Camp Creek, El Dorado County, 16 miles away
      Class IV+ - 10.1 miles long (Fleming Meadows trailhead to Happy Valley Road)
American River - South Fork, El Dorado County, 17 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.5 miles long (Riverton to Peavine Ridge Road)
Mokelumne River, Amador/ Calaveras County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Ponderosa Way to Highway 49 Bridge)
American River - South Fork, El Dorado County, 18 miles away
      Class IV-V - 9.4 miles long (Peavine Ridge Road to Forebay Road)
American River - South Fork, El Dorado County, 18 miles away
      Class III-V - 9.6 miles long (Kyburz to Riverton)
Silver Creek - South Fork, El Dorado County, 21 miles away
      Class V+ - 2 miles long (Atherton Flat to Ice House Reservoir)
Stanislaus River - Middle Fork, Tuolumne County, 22 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 14 miles long (Sand Bar Flat Dam to Camp 9 Powerhouse)
 Ski Areas Near Mokelumne River - North Fork:
Bear Valley, California , 24 miles away, 1900 foot drop, 11 lifts, 67 runs
Kirkwood, California , 26 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 15 lifts, 65 runs
Sierra at Tahoe, California , 28 miles away, 2212 foot drop, 12 lifts, 46 runs
Dodge Ridge, California , 34 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 59 runs
Homewood, California , 37 miles away, 1650 foot drop, 8 lifts, 56 runs
Alpine Meadows, California , 39 miles away, 1802 foot drop, 14 lifts, 100 runs
Heavenly, California , 41 miles away, 3500 foot drop, 31 lifts, 94 runs
Granlibakken, California , 41 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 1 runs
Squaw Valley, California , 41 miles away, 2850 foot drop, 33 lifts, 177 runs
Sugar Bowl, California , 46 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 13 lifts, 85 runs
 Marinas Near Mokelumne River - North Fork:
Bear River Lake Resort, Pioneer , 5 miles away
 Hotels Near Mokelumne River - North Fork:
Tamarack Lodge At Bear Valley, Bear Valley , 13 miles away
Dunbar House 1880, Murphys , 18 miles away
BEST WESTERN Stagecoach Inn, Pollock Pines , 21 miles away
Hotel Leger, Mokelumne Hill , 23 miles away
The Historic Hotel Leger, Mokelumne Hill , 23 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mokelumne River - North Fork:
Sopiago Springs Resort, Pioneer, 4 miles away
Sierra Recreation Managers, Pioneer, 4 miles away
Pi-Pi Campground, El Dorado County, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Mokelumne River - North Fork:
Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park - CA , 70 miles away
Calaveras Big Trees State Park, California , 14 miles away
Indian Grinding Rock State Park, California , 18 miles away
Eldorado National Forest, California , 19 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Mokelumne River - North Fork:
Meadowmont Golf Course, Arnold , 12 miles away
Mace Meadow Golf & Country Club, Pioneer , 12 miles away
Papais Lou Forest Meadows Golf, Murphys , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Mokelumne River - North Fork
Schaads Reservoir, Calaveras , 5 miles away
Tiger Creek Reservoir, Amador , 8 miles away
Salt Springs Reservoir, Amador , 13 miles away

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