Tuesday, October 21, 2008


American River SF, California - Whitewater Overview.

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

Whitewater Runs on American River SF - locations of put-ins.

    River & Run name (whitewater class).
A. American River SF Kyburz to Riverton Run (IV).
B. American River SF Riverton to Peavine Run (III+).
C. American River SF Chili Bar Run (III).
D. American River SF Coloma To Greenwood Run (II+).
E. American River SF - Barking Dog Park & Surf.
F. American River SF Gorge Run (IV).

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

River Map showing put-in locations for whitewater runs - American River SF.

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

Full-Screen River Map: American River SF 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 SF.

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, 226-230)
Western Whitewater From the Rockies to the Pacific, 1994. (pg. 354-366)
Sierra Whitewater - A Paddler's Guide ... 1974. (pg. 87-95)
The American River: North, Middle & South Forks, 1989.
California River Maps - Atlas & Gazetteer by Delorme, 2008.
• See online guides & flows in American River SF Whitewater Directory.

Whitewater River Trip Reports

Contact me to submit reports on your American River SF trips. I will happily post or link to well-written, whitewater paddleboating trip reports from guest authors, particularly if boating pictures and/or videos are provided.
South Fork American Full River Part 1 - Chili Bar video - CalKayaking 27sept2010
Kenya's paddling in the Gorge Run - California Whitewater Paddling 03jan2009.
Kayaking the American River Chili Bar Run - savagesnow.
Kyburz Run, SF American River - Rambling Ruminations 23may2008.
California Whitewater Paddling: SF American Kyburz Run July 13, 2006.
Kyburz Run SF American River - kimandgeoff 24june2006.
SF American River Riverton to Peavine - kimandgeoff 19june2005.
Topo-duo on the SF American River Gorge - kimandgeoff 02july2005.
SF American River Chili Bar - kimandgeoff 11march2005.
Whitewater rafting the South
Fork of the American River video - ryanhiniker 12oct2007.

Rafting the South Fork
American, Chili Bar Section with AO video - aorafting 18july2007.

• See more trip reports on guide pages for Chili Bar, C to G, and Gorge Runs.

Whitewater River Recreation & Conservation.

• American River Lower is protected within the USA National Wild & Scenic Rivers Program.
American River SF Conservation & Recreation Directory. (Display options - alphabetical 100. Section 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: American River NF/MF, Cosumnes River, Sacramento River Valley Region.
California Whitewater River Guides for kayakers, canoeists & rafters.

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