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California whitewater, Mokelumne River - North Fork

Amador Calaveras county, Below Tiger Creek to Red Corral Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     3 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in California is often tougher than elsewhere, so if you're not from around here don't forget that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. The nature scenery of Amador/ Calaveras County and the cool fresh water have people coming here. This stretch of Mokelumne River - North Fork in Amador/ Calaveras County is 3 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III-IV section.
    You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. There are so many stretches to paddle in this river system,
the Below Tiger Creek to Red Corral Road stretch is just one of many. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. The put-in is not too far from Phoenix Lake-Cedar Ridge, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The river winds through the Northern Sierra Nevada and  
you get great scenery. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. This section is quite short so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times.

Briefly about the general area:
People from West Point love to come to Mokelumne River - North Fork, and Canzatti Spring is a great local attraction. All the outdoors cool things in the Northern Sierra Nevada will keep you coming back repeatedly. Indian Grinding Rock State Park is a perfect place to stop at on a delightful day.

Mokelumne River - North Fork, Below Tiger Creek to Red Corral Road 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 Mokelumne River - North Fork.
 Whitewater Near Mokelumne River - North Fork:
Mokelumne River - North Fork, Amador/ Calaveras County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Below Tiger Creek to Red Corral Road)
Mokelumne River, Amador/ Calaveras County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Ponderosa Way to Highway 49 Bridge)
Camp Creek, El Dorado County, 14 miles away
      Class IV+ - 10.1 miles long (Fleming Meadows trailhead to Happy Valley Road)
Mokelumne River - North Fork, Amador/ Calaveras County, 16 miles away
      Class III-V - 14.8 miles long (Close to Bear River to Tiger Creek Afterbay)
Cosumnes River - Middle Fork, El Dorado County, 18 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 11 miles long (Outingdale to Highway 49)
American River - South Fork, El Dorado County, 19 miles away
      Class IV-V - 9.4 miles long (Peavine Ridge Road to Forebay Road)
American River - South Fork, El Dorado County, 19 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.5 miles long (Riverton to Peavine Ridge Road)
Stanislaus River - North Fork, Calaveras/ Tuolumne County, 21 miles away
      Class III-V - 3 miles long (Board's Crossing to Calaveras Big Trees)
American River - South Fork, El Dorado County, 22 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7 miles long (Slab Creek Dam to White Rock Powerhouse)
Whitewater Outfitter - Zephyr White Water Expeditions, Tuolumne County, 23 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Mokelumne River - North Fork:
Bear Valley, California , 33 miles away, 1900 foot drop, 11 lifts, 67 runs
Kirkwood, California , 35 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 15 lifts, 65 runs
Sierra at Tahoe, California , 37 miles away, 2212 foot drop, 12 lifts, 46 runs
Dodge Ridge, California , 41 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 59 runs
Homewood, California , 44 miles away, 1650 foot drop, 8 lifts, 56 runs
Alpine Meadows, California , 44 miles away, 1802 foot drop, 14 lifts, 100 runs
Squaw Valley, California , 46 miles away, 2850 foot drop, 33 lifts, 177 runs
Granlibakken, California , 47 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 1 runs
Heavenly, California , 49 miles away, 3500 foot drop, 31 lifts, 94 runs
Sugar Bowl, California , 49 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 13 lifts, 85 runs
 Marinas Near Mokelumne River - North Fork:
Bear River Lake Resort, Pioneer , 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Mokelumne River - North Fork:
Hotel Leger, Mokelumne Hill , 14 miles away
The Historic Hotel Leger, Mokelumne Hill , 14 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites JACKSON, Jackson , 17 miles away
Best Western Amador Inn, Jackson , 18 miles away
Best Western Stagecoach Inn, Pollock Pines , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mokelumne River - North Fork:
Silver Mountain Park, Wilseyville, 3 miles away
Sopiago Springs Resort, Pioneer, 7 miles away
Sierra Recreation Managers, Pioneer, 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Mokelumne River - North Fork:
Indian Grinding Rock State Park, California , 9 miles away
Calaveras Big Trees State Park, California , 20 miles away
Columbia State Park, California , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Mokelumne River - North Fork:
Mace Meadow Golf & Country Club, Pioneer , 3 miles away
Meadowmont Golf Course, Arnold , 15 miles away
Forest Meadows Golf Course, Murphys , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Mokelumne River - North Fork
Tiger Creek Reservoir, Amador , 2 miles away
Schaads Reservoir, Calaveras , 6 miles away
Lake Tabeaud, Amador , 11 miles away

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