Class I-II American River, CA

Nimbus Dam to Howe Ave (Sailor Bar / Illinois BTAF to Howe Ave)

This short stretch of river, flowing through the city of Sacramento, is the most heavily used recreation river in California. It provides an urban greenway for trail and boating activities and is also known for its runs of steelhead trout and salmon.

This is a tame section but there are a few areas with swiftwater and riffles. San Juan Rapid hole is popular for playboating. River

Section Details

Trip Length Full Day, 11.0 Miles
Fishing Yes
Camping No
Permit No
Manager County, Sacramento County Regional Parks
Wild & Scenic Yes
Water Trail No
Partner Information
Description American Whitewater