California Rivers

Major California Rivers

Rivers located in Southern California tend to be more like a creek, than a real raging river. For big flowing rivers, head to the Sierra Nevada mountains or Northern California. This California Rivers list is in alphabetical order by name of river.

California River Maps

American River Auburn, CA
El Dorado National Forest Map
Yuba & American Rivers Map
Crystal Basin/Silver Fork Map

Bear River (North Coast)
Lost Coast Map

Bear River (Donner Pass)
Tahoe National Forest Map

Carson River Markleeville, CA
Mokelumne Wilderness Map
Toiyabe National Forest Map

Cosumnes River Placerville, CA
Mokelumne Wilderness Map
ElDorado National Forest Map

Cuyama River Ventucopa, CA
Los Padres National Forest Map

Eel River Scotia, CA
Yolla Bolly Middle Eel Wilderness
Mendocino National Forest
Six Rivers National Forest Map

Feather River Oroville, CA
Lassen National Forest Map
Plumas National Forest Map
Feather River Map

Kaweah River Three Rivers, CA
Mineral King Map
Sequoia National Park Map

Kern River Kernville, CA
Sequoia National Forest Map
Golden Trout Wilderness

Kings River, Kings Canyon NP
Kings Canyon Highcountry Map
Kings Canyon National Park
Sierra National Forest

Klamath River Happy Camp, CA
Klamath National Forest Map
Six Rivers National Forest Map

Mad River Arcata, CA
Yolla Bolly Wilderness
Shasta-Trinity National Forest Map

Matole River Ferndale, CA
Lost Coast Map

McCloud River McCloud, CA
Shasta-Trinity National Forest Map

Merced River

Merced River Yosemite NP
Yosemite National Park Map
Merced & Tuolumne Rivers Map

Mojave River (underground)
Mojave National Preserve Map

Mokelumne River Jackson, CA
El Dorado National Forest Map
Carson Iceberg, Emigrant, Mokelumne Wilderness

New River Willow Creek, CA
Trinity Alps Wilderness Map
Shasta-Trinity National Forest Map

Owens River Bishop, CA
Inyo National Forest Map

Pit River Alturas, CA
Modoc National Forest Map

Rubicon River
Desolation Wilderness Maps
Eldorado National Forest Map
Crystal Basin/Silver Fork Map

Russian River
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Sacramento River Redding, CA
Mount Shasta/Castle Crags Map
Shasta-Trinity National Forest Map

Salinas River Salinas, CA
Los Padres National Forest
Ventana Wilderness Map
Pinnacles National Park Map

Salmon River Orleans, CA
Klamath National Forest Map
Marble Mountain Wilderness Map
Trinity Alps Wilderness Map
Shasta-Trinity National Forest Map

San Joaquin River Shaver Lake, CA
Sierra National Forest Map
Shaver Lake Map

Santa Ana River
San Bernardino National Forest Map

Santa Ynez River
Los Padres National Forest Map

Sisquoc River
Los Padres National Forest Map

Scott River Etna, CA
Klamath National Forest Map
Marble Mountain Wilderness Map
Shasta-Trinity National Forest Map

Shasta River Yreka, CA
Klamath National Forest Map

Smith River Crescent City, CA
Smith River NRA Map
Six Rivers National Forest Map
Redwoods Map
Siskiyou Maps

Stanislaus River Sonora, CA
Stanislaus National Forest Map
Carson Iceberg, Emigrant, Mokelumne Wilderness

Susan River Susanville, CA
Lassen National Forest Map

Trinity River Weaverville, CA
Shasta-Trinity National Forest Map
Six Rivers National Forest Map
Trinity Alps Wilderness

Truckee River Truckee, CA
Tahoe National Forest Map

Tule River Springville, CA
Sequoia National Forest Map
Golden Trout Wilderness Map

Tuolumne River Twain Harte, CA
Tuolumne Meadows Map
Yosemite High Country Map
Yosemite National Park Map
Merced & Tuolumne Rivers Map
Carson Iceberg, Emigrant, Mokelumne Wilderness

Van Duzen River Fortuna, CA
Six Rivers National Forest Map
Redwoods Map

Walker River Walker, CA
Toiyabe National Forest Map

Yuba River Downieville, CA
Lakes Basin Recreation Area
South Yuba River Recreation Map
Yuba & American Rivers Map
Tahoe National Forest Map

Rivers of California
Wikipedia – All Rivers in California
wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rivers_of_California

Other Rivers Nearby –

Colorado River
Lake Mead Map NV

Oregon’s Columbia River
Columbia River Map
Rogue River Guide Book
Rogue River National Forest
Siskiyou Maps