China Bar

American River access point opens two months early

Spring has come early this year for Auburn State Recreation Area boaters. The China Bar, an access point in the north fork of the American River, was opened two months early on Sa ...

Unimproved areas soon to cost users

The state government is stealing from us again! The state plans to start charging $10 per day daily user fees at a local favorite swimming hole, the Ponderosa Bridge area — at th ...

Our View: Auburn must be willing to dig for whitewater gold

Auburn is sitting on a cold, exhilarating, foamy and thrilling gold mine, and it’s time to seek the treasure within. Last weekend’s inaugural American River Festival at China ...

Inaugural fest churns whitewater thrills on American River

The American River in the canyon below Auburn will be where the action is this weekend during the inaugural Auburn River Festival. It’s a stretch of river – restored as part o ...

Families and river nudists don’t mix

I would like to comment on the Auburn River Festival that was written about in the Auburn Journal recently (May 12). Our family was so excited about the new stretch of the Americ ...

Use ‘light’ on newly restored river stretch

Suppose you open a new stretch of river to boaters and nobody comes? After another year of light use, people are asking whether the American River in the canyon below Auburn has a ...

China Bar opens for free day-use

China Bar White Water Recreation Area on the American River in the canyon below Auburn will be opened up for free day-use today, giving the public a chance to experience the rush o ...

Sex on the beach: Craigslist fostering hook-ups at the American River near Auburn

Craigslist is spreading the word over the Internet that a stretch of the American River recently reopened to boaters near Auburn is a great place for open-air sexual encounters. A ...