North Fork American River

Experience Placer’s natural beauty at this beautiful river canyon.

Visitors of the North Fork of the American River often immediately fall in love with the awe-inspiring river canyon, a romantic and scenic look into the beauty of Placer County’s wilderness. Best known for its thrilling class IV and V whitewater rapids, the North Fork also offers hiking trails and fishing for those who want a more relaxed experience.

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  • Greenhorn Park Campground

    Greenhorn Park Campground

    Colfax, CA

    Located on the coat of Rollins Lake, Greenhorn Park is a full service campground with 40 sites. On site is a general store, marina, boat launch, beach for swimming, showers, dump station and wifi for campers.

    1500 Greenhorn Road, Chicago Park, CA 95945
  • Windy Point Trail

    Windy Point Trail

    Colfax, CA

    This short but challenging trail affords some spectacular views of the North Fork Canyon and when timing is right a spectacular wildflower display.

    Iowa Hill Road, Colfax, CA 95713
  • Coyote Group Campground

    Coyote Group Campground

    Foresthill, CA

    Features are cooking grills, campfire rings with benches, serving and eating tables, and lots of tent space.

    Mosquito Ridge Road 96, Foresthill, CA 95631