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Raft/Tube/Float the Yuba River

  • Sunsplash Park n' Ride (near Shell gas station)

    1813 Taylor Rd, Roseville, CA (map)

    38.758347 -121.258835

  • Float lazily down the Yuba River for about five hours and the enjoy the afternoon with a beach party. I have done this float since my teens and it is a relaxing an enjoying float with just enough change in the river to keep you from being bored. Bring lots of sunscreen, liquids for the float and ice chest for your potluck items for an after the float beach party. Last year this was one of the funnest events of the summer. I can be reached at [masked] for question regarding this trip.

    Link for map to Shad Pad aka Beach!: http://maps.google.co...

    Trailhead link has been changed 08/17/2008 6:30a.m.

    Link to the Trailhead for access to the river:http://maps.google.co...


    This is a rafting and tubing trip down the Yuba River in Yuba County. We will hike to the river the first part via the dredger ponds. Distance 750 feet. From here we will float our way down to the beach. We will need drivers to transport us to the trailhead from the trail end/beach. Volunteers for this can help by being a part of the beach party at the end too. So anyone who doesn't feel comfortable floating but would like to beach for the day and help us transport please sign up and let me know you are willing to help in this way. If enough people are willing this would cut down on driver expenses and make this a greener hike/float.

    I plan on leaving the park and ride about 8:30am then travel to Shad Pad in Marysville. Parking cars there and traveling up to the launch point in Hallwood. Which should take another half an hour. Launching around 10:30am. We should reach the Shad Pad at 2:30pm. We will have a beach party there for those who would like to stay and play. So, you should bring something you can store in the car for the party afterwards. Please list your potluck item in your rsvp. Bring treats for the float. Water for Hydration and sunscreen.

    Riders pay your driver $10.00 for this trip.

    You will need more than just floaties to do this trip an innertube raft or something large enough to support you for five hours on the water. Wear water shoes if you have them or tennis shoes for portages if there are any.

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  • JillThePill

    I have an 8 man raft which, as Johno was pointing out, is better suited for 6 or less for a long ride. I'm a little confused about the trip though and will be calling for more information tomorrow. If you are a maybe because of the flotation devise situation stay tuned.

    July 25, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Kaybee - I have room and gear for you on my big raft, and still have room and gear for two more. Also, my 4-person raft holds two adults easily. The innertube floats one person or a large ice chest. Anyone is welcome to use what they need, just ask!

    July 24, 2009

  • Gary P

    Thanks for asking Lina. I would say that it is... if they are strong swimmers. When you say child I think of a 2 year old or maybe 5, 7 ...probably not for this age group. A strong swimmer would be a teenager? There is one spot that you will have to portage through the river(it's so shallow you have to walk 50 feet). Other places it's moving a little faster. As I stated above I started doing this as a teen. My parents and friends did not take preteens through this section of river.

    July 23, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a "6-MAN" life raft (I've had 11 persons on it in Lower American), a "four-person" raft (holds two kids), a two-person inflatable kayak (holds two!), and a large tractor-trailer innertube. I also have two paddles for the kayak, 10 to 12 raft paddles, eight Mae West type PFDs, and a few life vests. I can haul one person and a lot of stuff in my pickup.

    July 20, 2009

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