Sunday, October 07, 2007


Butte Creek near Chico Paddleboating Guide - Butte County, California USA.

Whitewater River Guide & Maps for kayaking, canoeing, rafting & tubing.

Recent Flows on Butte Creek.


River Difficulty vs. Flow Rate.

class . . flow (cfs)
II+ . . . 200 - 1200

Description - Butte Creek near Chico.

Popular training run for class II boaters. Outstanding scenery in the "Little Grand Canyon" of Butte Creek (Butte County, California, USA).

Driving Directions, Distance, Estimated Time & Road Conditions.

Mapquest provides directions, distance & time from your house to the river.
* From Davis, CA to Chico, CA - driving time 1 hour, 49 minutes.

California Road Conditions (Delays or closures due to weather, construction, etc.)
* California Travel Information -
* Road Conditions - California Dept Transportation.

Topographic River Map, Road Map & Local Business Search.

• The map below is interactive - click and drag on the map to adjust the location.
• Point or DoubleClick on the red markers below to see their names.
• Use the tool on the left to zoom and pan.
• Click on the Map button for a road map, Topo button for topographic map.
• Click on Google logo for road map & local business search (gas, food, camping).
• Full screen topo map and coordinates of additional landmarks - see below.
Topographic map user instructions.

Topographic River Map.

A=Put-in. B=Takeout.
Full-Screen Topographic Map: Butte Creek.

River Landmarks - Geographic Coordinates.
Copy/paste the coordinates below into the search box at Google Maps or into the Find box at Acme Mapper.
* N 39.78890 W 121.65778, Powerhouse at Centerville - Put-in (A).
* N 39.72910 W 121.70330, Bridge - Take-out (B).
* N 39.72600 W 121.70900, CDEC gauge (C).
* N 39.71046 W 121.74892, Alternate Take-out ?? (D).

Local weather in Chico, California.

Online River Guides & River Flow Data for Paddle Boating.

Butte Creek Directory.
(Set display options - alphabetical 100. See section 1.)

Printed Guidebooks - Butte Creek white water.

Ann Dwyer's Easy Waters of California North, 2000. (pg. 176)
California River Maps - Atlas & Gazetteer by Delorme, 2008.

Float Tubing - Innertubing.

Float Tube (Innertube) Skills, Techniques and Safety for your River Trips.
Equipment for Float Tubing - BRT Insights.

Whitewater River Trip Reports NEEDED !!

• Please contact me to submit your trip report. I'm eager to post or link to well-written, whitewater boating trip reports from guest authors, especially if boating pictures or videos are included.
Butte Creek tubing whitewater video - POPEoLOPE 16may2010.
Butte Creek Whitewater Tubing - Trapped in Chico.

River Recreation Links - Butte Creek.

Butte Creek Recreation & Conservation Directory. (Set display options - alphabetical 100. Section 1=whitewater, 2=rafting, 3=conservation, 4=fishing, 5=camping-hiking, 6=local-info)

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Using the white water river paddleboating guides - BRT Kayaking.
• Rivers & creeks nearby: Deer Creek, (Feather River, Indian Creek, Spanish Creek), Sacramento River Valley Region.
River Guides for California Whitewater.

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