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California whitewater, Yuba River

Yuba Nevada county, Englebright Dam to Highway 20 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-III     6 miles
  This section of Yuba River in California is 6 miles long and it is classified as a class I-III section by American Whitewater. The average California whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master than those in other states, so keep in mind that rivers here are less forgiving. The beautiful scenery of California and the cool fresh water beats anything. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on
    the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people. This is not the only paddling section in this river system, there are others too. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve
in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The Northern Sierra Nevada scenery is wonderful. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good spots for that around here. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The put-in is not too far from Yuba City-Marysville, as you can see on the road map further down. This stretch is mid length, it's perfect for a one day trip.

Briefly about the general
Big Ravine is a pleasant spot to have a look at close by; this is a popular place for folks from Smartville. Man, is there a lot of entertaining stuff to do in the Northern Sierra Nevada. Don't leave Yuba River without first checking out Timbuctoo Bend, and this is a splendid location in the shadow of the Sand Hills. This river is so perfect. You ought to undeniably visit stunning Pine Island Beach while you're here at Yuba River. Summertime highs at Yuba River generally tend to be in the 90's. Summer night lows sink down to the 60's. All through the winter highs are in the 50's with temperatures at Yuba River dipping down into the 30's all through winter nights.

Yuba River, Englebright Dam to Highway 20 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 Yuba River.
 Whitewater Near Yuba River:
Yuba River, Yuba/ Nevada County, 2 miles away
      Class I-III - 6 miles long (Englebright Dam to Highway 20)
Yuba River, Yuba/ Nevada County, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7.5 miles long (North and Middle Fork confluence to Englebright Reservoir)
Yuba River - North Fork, Yuba County, 14 miles away
      Class V - 2.3 miles long (Bullards Bar Dam to Middle Fork Yuba)
Yuba River - South Fork, Nevada County, 15 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7.2 miles long (Route 49 to Bridgeport)
Yuba River - Middle Fork, Nevada/ Yuba County, 17 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.5 miles long (Route 49 to North Fork Yuba)
Yuba River - South Fork, Nevada County, 18 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4 miles long (Purdon's Crossing to Route 49)
Yuba River - South Fork, Nevada County, 22 miles away
      Class IV - 4 miles long (Edwards Crossing to Purdon Crossing)
Whitewater Outfitter - Black Bear Outdoors, Placer County, 23 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Sierra Outdoor Center, Placer County, 24 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Canyon Raft Rentals, Placer County, 24 miles away
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 Ski Areas Near Yuba River:
Soda Springs, California , 64 miles away, 625 foot drop, 5 lifts, 16 runs
Boreal, California , 66 miles away, 500 foot drop, 10 lifts, 41 runs
Sugar Bowl, California , 67 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 13 lifts, 85 runs
Donner Ski Ranch, California , 67 miles away, 750 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
Tahoe Donner, California , 72 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 14 runs
Squaw Valley, California , 73 miles away, 2850 foot drop, 33 lifts, 177 runs
Alpine Meadows, California , 73 miles away, 1802 foot drop, 14 lifts, 100 runs
Homewood, California , 79 miles away, 1650 foot drop, 8 lifts, 56 runs
Granlibakken, California , 79 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 1 runs
Northstar at Tahoe, California , 81 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 17 lifts, 70 runs
 Marinas Near Yuba River:
Skippers Cove Marina, Smartsville , 3 miles away
Collins Lake Recreation Area, Oregon House , 7 miles away
 Beaches Near Yuba River:
Pine Island Beach, Nevada , 6 miles away
 Hotels Near Yuba River:
Grass Valley Courtyard Suites, Grass Valley , 16 miles away
Stagecoach Motel, Grass Valley , 16 miles away
Gold Miners Inn, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Grass Valley , 17 miles away
Best Western Gold Country Inn, Grass Valley , 18 miles away
Nevada City Inn, Nevada City , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Yuba River:
Dixon Hill, Dobbins, 7 miles away
Collins Lake Recreation Area, Marysville, 7 miles away
Thousand Trails, Oregon House, 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Yuba River:
Lassen Volcanic National Park, Mineral - CA , 63 miles away
Empire Mine State Park, California , 18 miles away
Lake Oroville State Park, California , 21 miles away
Auburn State Park, California , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Yuba River:
Lake Wildwood Association Golf Course, Penn Valley , 7 miles away
Quail Valley Golf Course, Grass Valley , 15 miles away
Auburn Country Club, Auburn , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Yuba River
Harry L. Englebright Lake, Yuba , 2 miles away
Merle Collins Reservoir, Yuba , 5 miles away
Lake Wildwood, Nevada , 6 miles away

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