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.