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Just wondering if anyone ever goes floating down the American River? Some friends and I do quite a few times every summer, we start at Sunrise Blvd and end at River Bend Park. I was just curious if you do a longer trip? If so, where to you start/end?
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I went prospecting in the American river back in the mid eighties with my dad somewhere in northern CA. Not sure if thats the same part your talking about? If so I do not remember seeing another soul.....

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Not sure if thats the same part your talking about? If so I do not remember seeing another soul.....

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Probably not, the part we go on gets pretty crowded.
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Probably not, the part we go on gets pretty crowded.
Where abouts?


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Between Sunrise Blvd and River Bend Park, in the Sacramento area - right next to Highway 50.
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Done it once, loved it. Do not remember where we started, but it was great.

Yes, I realize that this reply offers absolutely no answers or value, other than saying I'd be down for a trip once my leg is healed!

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Done it once, loved it. Do not remember where we started, but it was great.

Yes, I realize that this reply offers absolutely no answers or value, other than saying I'd be down for a trip once my leg is healed!

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Will it be healed by August 8th?
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Between Sunrise Blvd and River Bend Park, in the Sacramento area - right next to Highway 50.
OK, we were north of Sacramento I think near Colfax, CA?

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Will it be healed by August 8th?
Ooh...my day off.
You really can only start so far upstream, as there is a dam between folsom(city)and sunrise blvd, and further upstream of the dam, you run into folsom prison.

I'm definitely down to tag along, all I have is my Kayak.

How would everyone get back to sunrise?
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Ooh...my day off.
You really can only start so far upstream, as there is a dam between folsom(city)and sunrise blvd, and further upstream of the dam, you run into folsom prison.

I'm definitely down to tag along, all I have is my Kayak.

How would everyone get back to sunrise?
We park one vehicle at River Bend Park and one at Sunrise, or they run a shuttle back to Sunrise.
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Will it be healed by August 8th?
I'm afraid not... I have another four weeks (at least) of crutches, and maybe more.

Next time...

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went floating down the american yesterday. You can start further up past sunrise at the Hazel exit off of hwy 50. We usually just do the sunrise to river bend park, but, have gone down to the watt ave exit before. We're going again next weekend.
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went floating down the american yesterday. You can start further up past sunrise at the Hazel exit off of hwy 50. We usually just do the sunrise to river bend park, but, have gone down to the watt ave exit before. We're going again next weekend.
I was there yesterday also I will be going back next Sunday.

And thank you, I think we might try starting at Hazel!
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Is everyone in innertubes? Rafts? Canoes?
Would I be totally out of place if I was in a kayak?
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Is everyone in innertubes? Rafts? Canoes?
Would I be totally out of place if I was in a kayak?
I see about an average of 10 kayaks per trip. We usually go in rafts but next weekend we are thinking about using inner tubes.
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Well, if you go all the way to the Watt landing, it's about 200 yards from my place, and there is plenty of parking at the Big Lots across the street from the park/boat ramp. (big lots=free, park=5 per boat, 3 per car)

I'd definitely be down if I can get a ride to the launch, either to start, or afterwards. I'm sure someone would be willing.
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Well, if you go all the way to the Watt landing, it's about 200 yards from my place, and there is plenty of parking at the Big Lots across the street from the park/boat ramp. (big lots=free, park=5 per boat, 3 per car)

I'd definitely be down if I can get a ride to the launch, either to start, or afterwards. I'm sure someone would be willing.
We are about 90% sure we are going on Sunday and not Saturday. If you meet us at this parking lot when we drop one vehicle off you can catch a ride with us or we can give you a ride back to Sunrise after.
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I've been down the river many years back on tubes-many fun times, but haven't been in the last 10yrs. We also used to pan for gold up north of Auburn, in the outskirts off the road to Cool. A friend of the family found a 5ounce nugget, all we could get was flakes of 'fools gold'. Got my first buzz up there, brings a tear to me eye

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Post up some pics Marcy! We all want to see the American River and ?
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Here you go, these are the only ones I can find right now...







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Wait a minute... Are you drinking river water out of a bag, or is that Patron?

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With all this nice weather we are having here I'm hoping to go to the river on Saturday.
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Wait a minute... Are you drinking river water out of a bag, or is that Patron?

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