Class II Sacramento River, CA

Ball's Ferry to Red Bluff (Jelly's Ferry Access to Red Bluff Takeout)

The Sacramento River (from Ball's Ferry to Red Bluff) is served by a variety of developed boat ramps and primitive river access sites. Public boat ramps are available at Balls Ferry, Barge Hole, Jelly's Ferry, Bend Bridge Boat Ramp, and Lake Red Bluff Recreation Area. Reading Island boat ramp is currently available for carry-in only. Please see the Sacramento River Bend Area map for specific locations and directions. (BLM)

Section Details

Trip Length Partial Day
Notes The Sacramento River water is cold (45°-50°) year-round and is deceptively swift and powerful. Always wear an approved floatation device when on the river.
Fishing Yes
Camping Yes
Permit No
Manager Bureau of Land Management, Redding Field Office
Wild & Scenic No
Water Trail No
Partner Information
Description American Whitewater