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California whitewater, Yuba River - North Fork

Yuba county, Bullards Bar Dam to Middle Fork Yuba section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V     2.3 miles
  If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so you'd better keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. This stretch of Yuba River - North Fork in Yuba County is 2.3 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class V section of whitewater. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Yuba City-Marysville, there's a road map
    further down the page with more info on that. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great
attractions for lots of people. When you're paddling down a Northern Sierra Nevada river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This section is quite short so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. The natural beauty of California and the beautiful  
way the water current moves down the stream make the trip here worthwhile. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the Bullards Bar Dam to Middle Fork Yuba stretch is just one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
There are plenty of people from North San Juan here at Yuba River - North Fork. Pine Island Beach is close to Yuba River - North Fork if you're in a beach type of mood; Marys Ravine is a good site to spend some time. This river is so good. On a great day at Yuba River - North Fork you can take a hike along the South Yuba Trail, and Empire Mine State Park is a fine location to stretch your legs a bit.

Yuba River - North Fork, Bullards Bar Dam to Middle Fork Yuba 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 - North Fork.
 Whitewater Near Yuba River - North Fork:
Yuba River, Yuba/ Nevada County, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7.5 miles long (North and Middle Fork confluence to Englebright Reservoir)
Yuba River - North Fork, Yuba County, 1 miles away
      Class V - 2.3 miles long (Bullards Bar Dam to Middle Fork Yuba)
Yuba River - Middle Fork, Nevada/ Yuba County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.5 miles long (Route 49 to North Fork Yuba)
Yuba River - South Fork, Nevada County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7.2 miles long (Route 49 to Bridgeport)
Yuba River - South Fork, Nevada County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4 miles long (Purdon's Crossing to Route 49)
Yuba River - South Fork, Nevada County, 11 miles away
      Class IV - 4 miles long (Edwards Crossing to Purdon Crossing)
Yuba River, Yuba/ Nevada County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 6 miles long (Englebright Dam to Highway 20)
Bear River, Nevada / Placer County, 18 miles away
      Class II-V - 11 miles long (Highway 174 Bridge to Lake Combie)
Yuba River - North Fork, Sierra County, 19 miles away
      Class IV - 8.5 miles long (Goodyears Bar Bridge to Highway 49 Bridge)
Feather River - Middle Fork, Plumas/ Butte County, 20 miles away
      Class V+ - 6.5 miles long (Milsap Bridge to Lake Oroville)
 Ski Areas Near Yuba River - North Fork:
Soda Springs, California , 52 miles away, 625 foot drop, 5 lifts, 16 runs
Boreal, California , 54 miles away, 500 foot drop, 10 lifts, 41 runs
Sugar Bowl, California , 56 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 13 lifts, 85 runs
Donner Ski Ranch, California , 56 miles away, 750 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
Tahoe Donner, California , 61 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 14 runs
Squaw Valley, California , 63 miles away, 2850 foot drop, 33 lifts, 177 runs
Alpine Meadows, California , 63 miles away, 1802 foot drop, 14 lifts, 100 runs
Granlibakken, California , 69 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 1 runs
Homewood, California , 69 miles away, 1650 foot drop, 8 lifts, 56 runs
Northstar at Tahoe, California , 70 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 17 lifts, 70 runs
 Marinas Near Yuba River - North Fork:
Collins Lake Recreation Area, Oregon House , 10 miles away
Skippers Cove Marina, Smartsville , 11 miles away
 Beaches Near Yuba River - North Fork:
Pine Island Beach, Nevada , 9 miles away
 Hotels Near Yuba River - North Fork:
Grass Valley Courtyard Suites, Grass Valley , 10 miles away
Gold Miners Inn, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Grass Valley , 10 miles away
Nevada City Inn, Nevada City , 10 miles away
Stagecoach Motel, Grass Valley , 10 miles away
Best Western Gold Country Inn, Grass Valley , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Yuba River - North Fork:
Hornswaggle Group Campground, Yuba County, 2 miles away
Schoolhouse, Camptonville, 2 miles away
Garden Point Campground, Yuba County, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Yuba River - North Fork:
South Yuba Trail, Nevada , 12 miles away, 2.3 hiking miles, 929 feet elevation difference
Humbug Trail, Nevada , 15 miles away,  4 hiking miles, 1041 feet elevation difference
Halls Ranch Trail, Sierra , 16 miles away, 6.3 hiking miles, 2105 feet elevation difference
Lafayette Ridge Trail, Sierra , 18 miles away, 4 hiking miles, 1583 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Yuba River - North Fork:
Lassen Volcanic National Park, Mineral - CA , 60 miles away
Empire Mine State Park, California , 11 miles away
Malakoff Diggins State Park, California , 16 miles away
Plumas National Forest, California , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Yuba River - North Fork:
Lake Wildwood Association Golf Course, Penn Valley , 9 miles away
Nevada County Country Club, Grass Valley , 10 miles away
Quail Valley Golf Course, Grass Valley , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Yuba River - North Fork
Lake Francis, Yuba , 5 miles away
Lake Vera, Nevada , 9 miles away
Lake Wildwood, Nevada , 10 miles away

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