Middle Fork American River at French Meadows Inlet

Launch Conditions

The Middle Fork American River watershed area is home to three boat launch locations for your use. Information on this page will update regularly.

French Meadows South Boat Launch
French Meadows South Boat Launch

Date: 7/29/2021
Water Surface Elevation: 5,204' msl
Storage: 66,500 acre-feet
Boat Launch Terminus Elevation: 5,200' msl
Difference: +4' Above Launch Terminus
7 Day Elevation Change: -2'

French Meadows North Boat Launch
French Meadows North Boat Launch

Date: 7/29/2021
Water Surface Elevation: 5,204’ msl
Storage: 66,500 acre-feet
7 Day Elevation Change: -2’

Hell Hole Boat Launch
Hell Hole Boat Launch

Date: 7/29/2021
Water Surface Elevation: 4,517' msl
Boat Launch Terminus Elevation: 4,530' msl
Difference: -13' Below Launch Terminus
7 Day Elevation Change: -4.5' msl


Reference Maps
French Meadows Boat Ramp and Picnic Area

French Meadows Boat Ramp and Picnic Area

McGuire Boat Ramp, Picnic and Launch Area/Parking Areas

McGuire Boat Ramp, Picnic and Launch Area/Parking Areas

Hell Hole Boat Ramp/Parking Areas

Hell Hole Boat Ramp/Parking Areas

Ralston Picnic Area/Car Top Boat Ramp

Ralston Picnic Area/Car Top Boat Ramp

PCWA Logo

144 Ferguson Rd.

Auburn, CA 95603

(530) 823-4850

Copyright © 2021 Placer County Water Agency All Rights Reserved