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Bear River, California

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AW Class: II-V
Length: 11 miles
Putin Location Coordinates:
Latitude: 39.13119
Longitude: -120.95771

Takeout Location Coordinates:
Latitude: 39.03409
Longitude: -121.0274

Paddling Rivers Near Bear River, California:

   Bear River, Nevada / Placer County, 4 miles away
      Class II-V - 11 miles long (Highway 174 Bridge to Lake Combie)

   American River - North Fork, Placer County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.8 miles long (Colfax-Iowa Hill Road to Colfax-Foresthill Road Bridge)

   American River - North Fork, Placer County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Colfax-Foresthill Road Bridge to Ponderosa Way Bridge)

   American River - Middle Fork, Placer / El Dorado County, 8 miles away
      Class I(II) - 7.1 miles long (former Greenwood Bridge to Mammoth Bar)

   American River - North Fork, Placer County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 3 miles long (Confluence with Middle Fork to Folsom Lake)

   Whitewater Outfitter - Sierra Outdoor Center, Placer County, 11 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter

   Whitewater Outfitter - Canyon Raft Rentals, Placer County, 11 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter

   Yuba River - South Fork, Nevada County, 13 miles away
      Class IV - 4 miles long (Edwards Crossing to Purdon Crossing)

   Yuba River - South Fork, Nevada County, 13 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7.2 miles long (Route 49 to Bridgeport)

   Yuba River - South Fork, Nevada County, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4 miles long (Purdon's Crossing to Route 49)

   American River - South Fork, El Dorado County, 16 miles away
      Class III+ - 15 miles long (Lotus Campground to Folsom Lake)

   Whitewater Outfitter - Wilderness Adventures, El Dorado County, 16 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter

Hotels near Bear River, California:

Sierra Sun Cloud Inn, Colfax
3 miles away
Stagecoach Motel, Grass Valley
8.5 miles away
Gold Miners Inn, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Grass Valley
8.6 miles away
Best Western Gold Country Inn, Grass Valley
8.7 miles away
Grass Valley Courtyard Suites, Grass Valley
8.8 miles away
Nevada City Inn, Nevada City
9.4 miles away
Quality Inn Auburn - Foresthill, Auburn
9.4 miles away
Best Western Golden Key, Auburn
9.5 miles away
Super 8 Auburn, Auburn
9.6 miles away
Red Lion Inn & Suites Auburn, Auburn
9.7 miles away
Powers Mansion, Auburn
11 miles away
Holiday Inn AUBURN, Auburn
11.3 miles away
* Distances listed are direct linear distances, actual travel distance may be different.

Campgrounds near Bear River, California:

   Bear River Campground, Colfax, 0 miles away

   Orchard Springs Resort, Colfax, 2 miles away

   Long Ravine Campground, Placer County, 5 miles away

   Auburn State Recreation Area - Mineral Bar/Iowa Hill Bridge, Colfax, 5 miles away

   Greenhorn Campground, Grass Valley, 5 miles away

   Ponderosa Rv Resort, Auburn, 5 miles away

   Peninsula Camping and Boating Resort, Grass Valley, 5 miles away

Trails near Bear River, California:

   South Yuba Trail, Nevada , 14 miles away
      2.3 hiking miles, 929 feet elevation difference

   Green Valley Trail, Placer , 15 miles away
      2.8 hiking miles, 2371 feet elevation difference

   Humbug Trail, Nevada , 15 miles away
       4 hiking miles, 1041 feet elevation difference

   Euchre Bar Trail, Placer , 18 miles away
      3.3 hiking miles, 1947 feet elevation difference

   American Eagle Trail, Placer , 20 miles away
       1.8 hiking miles, 190 feet elevation difference

Public Lands Near Bear River, California:

   Empire Mine State Park, California, 8 miles away

   Auburn State Park, California, 10 miles away

   Marshall Gold Discovery State Park, California, 16 miles away

   Malakoff Diggins State Park, California, 17 miles away

   Folsom Lake State Park, California, 19 miles away

Lakes Near Bear River, California:

   Lake Combie, Placer , 6 miles away

   Lake Theodore, Placer , 6 miles away

   Halsey Forebay, Placer , 7 miles away

   Herring Reservoir, Nevada , 8 miles away

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