Paddling Northern California

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Explore the diverse natural wonders of sixty-five of Northern California's finest lakes, streams, and coastal waterways. From the snowcapped Sierra Nevada to the broad Central Valley to the rugged Coast Ranges, Paddling Northern California takes you on a journey through the region's most spectacular landscapes. Included are waterways known for wonderful scenery, good fishing, relaxation, historical importance, and marine wildlife. Inside you'll find: an overview of what to expect and how to prepare; detailed ...
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Overview


Explore the diverse natural wonders of sixty-five of Northern California's finest lakes, streams, and coastal waterways. From the snowcapped Sierra Nevada to the broad Central Valley to the rugged Coast Ranges, Paddling Northern California takes you on a journey through the region's most spectacular landscapes. Included are waterways known for wonderful scenery, good fishing, relaxation, historical importance, and marine wildlife. Inside you'll find: an overview of what to expect and how to prepare; detailed maps showing access points and routes; information on each waterway's character, difficulty, and the best times to paddle; lists of local paddling organizations and information resources. (6 x 9, 288 pages, b&w photos, maps, charts)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560449683
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Series: Regional Paddling Series Series
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Map Legend vi
Northern California Map vii
Acknowledgments viii
Introduction 1
Lay of the Land 1
How to Use This Guide 3
Planning Your Trip 9
Safety on the Water and Paddling Etiquette 10
Minimum Impact Camping 11
Wild and Scenic Rivers Protection 12
Marine Mammal Protection Act 13
1. Monterey Bay--Cannery Row 15
2. Elkhorn Slough 18
3. Chesbro Reservoir 22
4. Lexington Reservoir 24
5. Lake Del Valle 26
6. Lafayette Reservoir 28
7. Berkeley Aquatic Park 30
8. East San Francisco Bay--Emeryville to Berkeley 32
9. San Leandro Bay 34
10. San Francisco Bay--Angel Island 36
11. China Camp Shoreline 39
12. Drakes Estero 43
13. Tomales Bay 48
14. Estero Americano 52
15. Lake Sonoma 55
16. Navarro River 58
17. Navarro River Estuary 62
18. Albion River 64
19. Big River 67
20. Mendocino Coast 70
21. South Fork Eel River--Leggett to Redway 76
22. South Fork Eel River--Sylvandale to Weott 83
23. Eel River 87
24. Trinity River--Lewiston to Junction City 89
25. Trinity River--Junction City to Cedar Flat 96
26. Trinity River--Hawkins Bar to Willow Creek 101
27. Sacramento River--Redding to Balls Ferry 105
28. Sacramento River--Balls Ferry to Red Bluff 109
29. Sacramento River--Red Bluff to Woodson Bridge 114
30. Sacramento River--Woodson Bridge to Colusa 118
31. Feather River--Oroville to Wildlife Refuge 124
32. Yuba River 129
33. Cache Creek--North Fork to Bear Creek 134
34. Cache Crek--Rumsey Canyon 138
35. Cache Creek--Capay Valley 142
36. Folsom Lake--North Fork Arm 144
37. Lake Natoma 148
38. American River Parkway 152
39. Cosumnes River Preserve 159
40. Mokelumne River--Electra Run 165
41. Mokelumne River below Camanche 167
42. Stanislaus River--Knights Ferry to McHenry Recreation Area 170
43. Tuolumne River--La Grange to Roberts Ferry 176
44. Tuolumne River--Roberts Ferry to Fox Grove Park 180
45. Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park 183
46. Eagle Lake 185
47. Juniper Lake 189
48. Round Valley Reservoir 192
49. Mountain Meadow Reservoir 194
50. Antelope Lake 196
51. Middle Fork Feather River--Sloat to Nelson Point 198
52. Little Grass Valley Reservoir 201
53. Bear River--Colfax to Dog Bar 204
54. Lake Spaulding 207
55. Lake Valley Reservoir 210
56. Sugar Pine Reservoir 212
57. North Fork American River--Colfax to Lake Clementine 214
58. Lake Clementine 219
59. French Meadows Reservoir 221
60. Middle Fork American River--Greenwood Bridge to Mammoth Bar 223
61. South Fork American River--Chili Bar to Folsom Lake 226
62. Truckee River--Tahoe City to River Ranch 231
63. Truckee River--River Ranch to Floriston 235
64. Lake Tahoe near Emerald Bay 241
65. East Fork Carson River 246
Appendix A Flows, Tides, Waves and Storms 251
Appendix B For More Information 254
Appendix C Further Reading 269
Appendix D California Paddling Organizations 270
Index 273
About the Author 280
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