Kayakers and rafters find an aquatic playground within Butte County with so much diversity that they can dial up the adrenaline for world-class whitewater or relax on leisurely summer floats. The Feather River’s middle and north forks are renowned whitewater destinations, and kayakers test themselves on raging rapids of these canyons’ crystalline Sierra Nevada snowmelt. The lower portions of the Feather River, the Sacramento River and Butte Creek offer up milder water. For the more leisurely kayaker, stop by the Forebay Aquatic Center in Oroville to rent kayaks for a few hours of exploration.

Butte Creek

Middle Fork Feather River

North Fork Feather River