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River Management

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CAUTION - HIGH WATER During the Spring Runoff: 

Wear appropriate cold weather gear and use advanced boating skills.  Be prepared for changing water levels

El Dorado County adopted an updated River Management Plan in 2018 to improve the County's management of whitewater recreation on the South Fork of the American River below Chili Bar Dam. The County's goals are to preserve the river corridor's environmental resources; protect the area's rural character; reduce conflicts between residents and boaters; and maintain a quality whitewater boating experience.



River Recreation 
200 Armory Dr.
Placerville, CA 95667
Local Number 
(530) 621-5360
From South Lake Tahoe
(530) 573-7955 Ext 5360
From El Dorado Hills
(916) 358-3555 Ext 5360
Fax: (530) 642-0301

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.