Middle Fork American River at French Meadows Inlet

Safety

Find everything you need to know to stay informed of important safety guidelines and sign up for alerts.

It is important to safely plan for your recreation adventures around the Middle Fork American River. Whether you’re camping, fishing, rafting, or hiking, it’s crucial to make sure you’re equipped with the correct gear and knowledge to fully enjoy your trip.

Camping

If you’re planning an extended camping trip where you’ll be bringing food with you to the outdoors, knowing the proper food storage protocols and bear box rules is essential. Check our partner’s:

United States Forest Service – Tahoe National Forest

United States Forest Service – Eldorado National Forest

Water Safety

The waters of the Middle Fork American River are cold and the levels and flow can change at any moment. Make sure you are equipped with proper protective gear and knowledge to protect yourself from unexpected rises, colder temperatures and strong currents.

CAL FIRE Water Safety Brochure

Wildfires

The risk of wildfire is a reality of our ever-changing climate. We encourage you to take the proper precautions while visiting the Middle Fork American Rover. Make sure to pay attention to air quality alerts, know your community’s evacuation plan and listen for emergency alerts and information. For more information about how to prepare for the chance of wildfire, visit: readyforwildfire.org

Driving When traveling to rural areas, please be aware that some roads can be narrow and steep. Use caution while navigating the roads and be on the lookout for potential hazards like rock or mud slides, logging trucks or road closures. If you come across a potential hazard while out, please call the Tahoe National Forest or Eldorado National Forest.

Driving

When traveling to rural areas, please be aware that some roads can be narrow and steep. Use caution while navigating the roads and be on the lookout for potential hazards like rock or mud slides, logging trucks or road closures. If you come across a potential hazard while out, please call the Tahoe National Forest or Eldorado National Forest.

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