The South Fork of the American River, below Chili Bar Dam to Salmons Falls, is managed by El Dorado County Parks and Trails Division of the Chief Administrative Office.
For canoes, boards, rafts, kayaks, rowboats, paddleboats, inflatables, sculls, and other non-motorized recreational watercraft:
CLEAN off visible aquatic plants, animals, and mud from watercraft, gear, paddles, floats, ropes, anchors, dip nets, and trailer before leaving water access. Scrub hull using a stiff brush. Rinse watercraft, trailer and equipment with high pressure hot water, when possible.
DRAIN water from watercraft, sponges, bailers, and water containing devices before leaving water access.
DRY everything five days or more, unless otherwise required by local or state laws, when moving between waters to kill small species not easily seen OR wipe with a towel before reuse.
Education, Information, and Safety is our focus. Sharing ways for river access with residents and visiting river recreation enthusiasts.
South Fork of the American River
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River Map - South Fork Upper Canyon
River Map - South Fork Lower Canyon
How will the River Management Plan affect private boaters?