With a steady dose of dam-released water from Lake Almanor, this section of river holds some of the best year-round whitewater in the state.
Fishing is also available at several spots along the river. From below Lake Almanor downstream to Belden Bridge, enjoy a no-restriction, five-fish limit from the last Saturday in April through the middle of November. The section from Cresta Powerhouse downstream to Lake Oroville is open year-round without restrictions.
Access to the upper portion of the North Fork is accessible via Highway 70.
Recreation high-water flows are generally help four weekends a year in June, July, August, and September along the Rock Creek Reach. During these periods, in which water flows are increased to 700-800 cubic feet per second (cfs) (normal range for the season is 150 cfs), the part of the North Fork contains Class III, IV, and V rapids.
The Rock Creek Reach is the 8.3-mile portion of the North Fork of the Feather River in the Plumas National Forest between PG&E’s Rock Creek dam and the Rock Creek powerhouse near Storrie.