Fishing: Silver Fork American River

Recreational Activities: Fishing

Silver Fork American River

Species Present: Brown trout are resident in the river. Catchable rainbow trout are stocked every other week by California Dept. of Fish and Game from opening of season through July.

Seasons: Last Saturday in April through November 15th. Visit the Department of Fish and Game web site for fishing regulations.

Camping : Elevation 4,500 feet. China Flat and Silver Fork campgrounds. A fee is charged. There is piped water, picnic tables, handicapped accessible toilets, grills, and fire-rings, but no hook-ups. First come, first served. Open May 15 - Oct. 15, depending on snow. China Flat has 26 units; Silver Fork has 34 units. Fee. No reservations.

Access: Take Highway 50 east of Placerville 32.5 miles to Kyburz and then take the Silver Fork Road to the river and campgrounds.

Comments: Low gradient stream with pools and riffles.

More Information :
Placerville Ranger District
4260 Eight Mile Road
Camino, CA 95709
(530) 644-2324