Mother Lode Field Office

River Recreation

 Kayakers on the South Fork American River View of the South Fork American River Rafting down "Troublemaker" rapids on the South Fork American River

General Information

The Mother Lode Field Office administers river recreation on the South Fork of the Yuba River, the North and South Forks of the American River, the Mokelumne River, the Merced River and a portion of the Tuolumne River.  Permits are issued to private concessionares to conduct whitewater rafting trips down the rivers.

 PDFbnav2Special Recreation Permit 

Wild & Scenic Rivers Act - 40th Anniversary

For information on rafting opportunities contact the Mother Lode Field Office.

Just for the wet of it, log some watery mileage on electrifying whitewater runs through the heart of the Mother Lode. The Tuolumne, Merced, Yuba, American Rivers--all steeped in history, spectacular scenery, and heart-stopping rapids.

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