Welcome to, your resource for all recreation activities on the beautiful Middle Fork American River. As owner of the Middle Fork American River Project, Placer County Water Agency created as your go-to hub for all the information you and your family need to enjoy the gorgeous wilderness of the Sierra Nevada. Recreation facilities on the Middle Fork American River include camping, rafting, fishing, hiking, off-highway vehicle trails and more!

At, you can check river levels, flow times and water releases to plan your outdoor trip down to the last detail. You will find out when fish stocking takes place at French Meadows and Hell Hole Reservoirs, the best time for rafting trips and other annual events in the area.

Summer is in full swing, so get out and be safe on Middle Fork American River! helps fulfill the requirements of PCWA’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission license, which allows PCWA to continue operating the Middle Fork American River Project, providing water supplies, hydroelectric power, public recreational opportunities, and environmental stewardship for the people of Placer County and the region.
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