Bear River

Colfax / Rivers

Bear River flows 73 miles from the coniferous forests of the Sierra Nevada to the open grasslands and pastures of the Central Valley. Starting at Wheatland, it forms the border of Yuba and Sutter Counties. A few miles below this point it receives Dry Creek from the north, then flows into the Feather River at Nicolaus, 11 miles above the Feather's confluence with the larger Sacramento River, and about 20 miles due south of Yuba City–Marysville. The lower section of the river has a wide array of freshwater species including Central Valley steelhead, Chinook salmon, and green and white sturgeon.


Bear River
2500 Campground Rd.
Colfax, CA 95713