Sonora, CA 95370
- April to November
Experienced whitewater boaters may paddle a five-mile, Class IV stretch of the river between Sourgrass, near Dorrington, and Calaveras Big Trees State Park, just east of Arnold.
Forest Service developed Wa Ka Luu Hep Yoo (Wild River) Campground is located within the Sourgrass Recreation Complex on the site of an ancient MiWuk Indian village. Significant Native American artifacts such as grinding stones and middens have been preserved. Nearby picnic/day use area, river shore trails, and whitewater boating launch.
A valid California state fishing license is needed to fish in the National Forest. Licenses are sold at sporting good outlets in many department and other retail stores. Make sure you pick up a current state fishing regulation guide with your license, for information on fishing times and limits. Contact California Department of Fish and Game for more information.
Map + Directions
Highway 4 to Dorrington, south on Board's Crossing/Sourgrass Road