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California whitewater, Feather River - Middle Fork

Plumas Butte county, Milsap Bridge to Lake Oroville section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V+     6.5 miles
  This stretch of Feather River - Middle Fork in California is 6.5 miles long and it is classified as a class V+ section by American Whitewater. The put-in location is a short drive from Chico, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The beautiful scenery of California and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water attract people from near and far. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop
    paddle, good for a one day paddling trip. There are plenty of other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside California you might find the rivers here
a bit more challenging, so don't forget that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. The campgrounds here at Feather River - Middle Fork are pretty good. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. 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. The beautiful Northern Sierra Nevada scenery is an added bonus.

Briefly about the general area:
A journey to Feather River - Middle Fork wouldn't be complete without taking a look at Feather Falls. A tour to Plumas National Forest invigorates the spirit; if you're here why not stop at American Bar. This river is so wonderful. During your trip to Feather River - Middle Fork you'll meet some folks from Berry Creek for sure. California Nutmeg Spring is an inspiring site to explore during your stay.

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


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Feather River - Middle Fork.
 Whitewater Near Feather River - Middle Fork:
Feather River - Middle Fork, Plumas/ Butte County, 2 miles away
      Class V+ - 6.5 miles long (Milsap Bridge to Lake Oroville)
Feather River - North Fork, Plumas/ Butte County, 13 miles away
      Class III-V - 6.5 miles long (Cresta Dam to Poe Dam)
Feather River - North Fork, Butte County, 13 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7.5 miles long (Poe Dam to Poe Powerhouse)
Feather River - North Fork, Plumas County, 17 miles away
      Class III-V - 8 miles long (Rock Creek Dam to Rock Creek Powerhouse)
Yuba River - North Fork, Yuba County, 18 miles away
      Class V - 2.3 miles long (Bullards Bar Dam to Middle Fork Yuba)
Feather River - South Fork, Plumas County, 18 miles away
      Class IV - 8.3 miles long (Little Grass Valley Reservoir to South Fork Diversion Dam)
Yuba River, Yuba/ Nevada County, 19 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7.5 miles long (North and Middle Fork confluence to Englebright Reservoir)
Big Kimshew Creek, Butte County, 19 miles away
      Class V - -blank- miles long (to Confluence with West Fork of Feather)
Yuba River - Middle Fork, Nevada/ Yuba County, 20 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.5 miles long (Route 49 to North Fork Yuba)
Feather River - North Fork, Plumas County, 22 miles away
      Class III-V - 10 miles long (Virgilia to Belden)
 Ski Areas Near Feather River - Middle Fork:
Soda Springs, California , 65 miles away, 625 foot drop, 5 lifts, 16 runs
Boreal, California , 66 miles away, 500 foot drop, 10 lifts, 41 runs
Donner Ski Ranch, California , 68 miles away, 750 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
Sugar Bowl, California , 68 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 13 lifts, 85 runs
Tahoe Donner, California , 72 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 14 runs
Squaw Valley, California , 76 miles away, 2850 foot drop, 33 lifts, 177 runs
Alpine Meadows, California , 77 miles away, 1802 foot drop, 14 lifts, 100 runs
Granlibakken, California , 82 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 1 runs
Northstar at Tahoe, California , 82 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 17 lifts, 70 runs
Homewood, California , 83 miles away, 1650 foot drop, 8 lifts, 56 runs
 Marinas Near Feather River - Middle Fork:
Collins Lake Recreation Area, Oregon House , 17 miles away
Bucks Lake Marina, Quincy , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Feather River - Middle Fork:
Lodge At Feather Falls Casino, Oroville , 20 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn And Suites Oroville, Oroville , 22 miles away
Super 8 Oroville, Oroville , 22 miles away
Sunset Inn, Oroville , 22 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites OROVILLE LAKE, Oroville , 22 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Feather River - Middle Fork:
Mishop Bar Campground, Butte County, 2 miles away
Feather Falls Trailhead, Clipper Mills, 3 miles away
Rogers Cow Camp, Storrie, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Feather River - Middle Fork:
Lassen Volcanic National Park, Mineral - CA , 42 miles away
Plumas National Forest, California , 10 miles away
Lake Oroville State Park, California , 16 miles away
Empire Mine State Park, California , 29 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Feather River - Middle Fork:
Kelly Ridge Golf Course, Oroville , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Feather River - Middle Fork
Lost Creek Reservoir, Butte , 11 miles away
Miners Ranch Reservoir, Butte , 15 miles away
Lake Oroville, Butte , 16 miles away

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