Friday, October 24, 2008

 

American River NF & MF, California - Whitewater Overview.

Kayaking, Rafting & Canoeing Guide & Maps - Placer County, California, USA.


Whitewater Runs on American River NF & MF - locations of put-ins.


North Fork American River.
A. American River NF Chamberlain Falls Run (IV/V).
      - "higher concentration of sieve/strainer hazards" (Holbeck & Stanley)
      - class IV whitewater with class V hazards.
B. American River NF Shirttail Canyon Run (II+).
C. American River NF Auburn Confluence Run (III).

Middle Fork American River.
D. American River MF Tunnel Chute Run (IVp).
E. American River MF Greenwood Bridge Run (II).

Main American River.
F. American River Lower - Parkway Run (I/II).

River Map showing put-in locations for whitewater runs - American River NF & MF.

River map user instructions.
• Full screen river map - see below.



Full-Screen River Map: American River NF & MF put-in locations.
Markers on the river map show locations of put-ins listed above (A, B).
Point or DoubleClick on the markers to see their names.
Click on the Topo button to see the topographic map

Whitewater Guidebooks - American River NF & MF.

Best Whitewater in California, 3rd Edition 1998. (pg 150-181)
California Whitewater - A Guide to the Rivers, 3rd Edition 1995. (pg.102-125)
Ann Dwyer's Easy Waters of California North, 2000. (pg. 188-195)
Paddling Northern California by Charlie Pike. (pg. 152-158, 214-220, 223-230)
Western Whitewater From the Rockies to the Pacific, 1994. (pg. 354-366)
Sierra Whitewater - A Paddler's Guide ... 1974. (pg. 68-86)
The American River: North, Middle & South Forks, 1989.
• See online guides & flows in American River NF & MF Whitewater Directory.
California River Maps - Atlas & Gazetteer by Delorme, 2008.

Whitewater River Trip Reports

Please send in reports on your American River NF & MF trips. I will gladly post or link to well-written, whitewater paddleboating trip reports from guest authors, particularly if boating pictures and/or videos are provided.


River tubing middle fork american video - TubeNation 13july2009
Middle Fork American river tubing 09 video - TubeNation 13july2009
River Tubing Middle Fork American 7 video - TubeNation 19june2009
Middle Fork American River Tubing 6 video - TubeNation 18june2009
Middle Fork American River 5 video - TubeNation 18june2009
Middle Fork American River Tubing 4 video - TubeNation 18june2009
Middle Fork American River Tubing 3 video - TubeNation 18june2009
Middle Fork American river tubing 2 video - TubeNation 18june2009
Middle Fork American River Tubing video - TubeNation 18june2009
NF American Shirttail Run - California Whitewater Paddling 14mar2009.
American River NF Confluence Run - classtwokayakers 08june2008.
NF American, Chamberlain Falls - California Whitewater 16jan2006.
American River NF Chamberlain Falls - California Whitewater Paddling 16jan2006.
American River NF Chamberlain Falls - Wonkemtel 28april2007.
High Water Rafting on NF American - blog.aorafting 04may2006.
American River NF Chamberlain Falls - trailrunr 15jan2006.
American River MF Tunnel Chute rafting - Homebrew and Hypalon 19june2008.
video - kayaking Chamberlain Falls - Darrick Hilbert 15jan2006.
Shirttail Canyon NF American River - kimandgeoff 18june2006.
Rafting on the NF American River video - armygunsmith 05july2007.
Rafting the MF American River with AO video - aorafting 26july2007.
NF American River NF Generation-Giant-Chamberlain - Preston Holmes may2000.

Whitewater River Recreation & Conservation.

• American River NF is protected within the USA National Wild & Scenic Rivers Program.
American River NF & MF Conservation & Recreation Directory. (Sort by Alphabetical. 1=whitewater, 2=rafting, 3=conservation, 4=fishing, 5=camping-hiking, 6=local-info)

More about:
Using the white water river paddleboating guides - BRT Kayaking.
• Rivers & creeks nearby: Bear River (Nevada/Placer County), American River SF, Sacramento River Valley Region.
California Whitewater River Guides for kayakers, canoeists & rafters.

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