Of the three forks that feed Lake Oroville, the Middle Fork of the Feather River is the only one undammed, so it remains wild and scenic.
For kayakers and rafters up for one of the most challenging sections of whitewater anywhere, the Middle Fork of the Feather River serves up 32 miles of Class V rapids in a remote, pristine canyon. The river was designated as one of the original eight wild and scenic rivers by Congress, and is known throughout the West as one of the premiere whitewater descents in the state. Experienced whitewater kayakers take 3 to 4 days for the self-supported trip.
Those looking for fishing spots will enjoy access to both warm- and cold-water fish. The Middle Fork is full of riffles, runs, and holes that receive very little pressure throughout the season and wild, hard-fighting fish.