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Feather River Retreat Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

Plumas County, California, USA

4 Anglers Maximum

Fishing per day: starting at $200 per guest

Lodging available: Prices vary depending on the lodging chosen starting at $500 per guest

Please send us an email to inquire about lodging:

This property is “request to book”.  See below for more details.

Come check out the breathtaking vistas in Northern California on the Middle Fork of the Feather River. This property boasts 1 mile on the Middle Fork of the Feather River, 1 mile on Poplar Creek, and 4 stocked ponds that fish lights out. The Middle Fork of the Feather River was one of the first nationally designated wild and scenic rivers. You will find Brown and Rainbow Trout on this property. If you want some easy fishing then hit the ponds, looking for a challenge then Poplar Creek is where it is at. The creek definitely has fish in it, but it is tight and narrow. This property is great for the whole family, the access is easy and the river is scenic.

Want to make a long weekend or week out of it? Lodging options are available, just ask. This is a great option for corporate retreats and events and the property can sleep up to 30 people in various cabins. 2-night minimum booking on lodging stays.

Although we typically get your booking approved within a few hours, please allow up to 1 business day for booking confirmations.

Lodging fees. Lodging options are available, just ask. Lodging fees are $500.00 per person per night and include fishing. Depending on your group size the ranch manager will put you in the appropriate cabin or housing on the property. Once lodging is booked we will send you all the details and contact information for the Ranch.

Day Fishing. When day fishing only, there may be other guests on the property who are staying in the cabins. Please respect their space. There is plenty of room for all to have a great day on the water. Day fishing is only allowed on weekdays.

Lodging options range from:

  • Feather House: 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, Kitchen – sleeps 10
  • Meadow House: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, Kitchen – sleeps 7
  • 2 River cabins: 1 bedroom, 1 bath, Kitchen – sleeps 3 each (these are both near the river)
  • River House: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, Kitchen – sleeps 6.

Request to book: When you select your dates and hit the “book now” button you are sending in a request to book, please note this is not a confirmed booking. If it is available, we will accept your booking/payment and send a confirmation email. If it is not available, we will inform you via email. 



Know before you go

Check out the resources below to help you prepare for your upcoming trip and ensure you have the most accurate and up-to-date information for a stellar day on the water.

  1. Don’t forget your local fishing license, you can grab one online here.
  2. Check your local flow report here.
  3. Contact a local fly shop for the most up-to-date hatch and fly information.
  4. Know the local regulations.
  5. Fishing Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

Most of our properties are ranches, so expect to walk through hayfields, cow fields, or even hop a few fences. These are not "groomed" properties. They can be rugged and wild and we believe that is part of the adventure with RareWaters! If you have specific questions or concerns, please reach out in advance of booking a trip!

5-Day Weather Forecast

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Features and Amenities


Reviews (3)

4.9 out of 5.0
Service 5.0
Value for Money 5.0
Location 5.0
Cleanliness 4.7
  • Bryon B
    August 22, 2023 at 11:26 pm

    The Feather River Property is simply exquisite. Accommodations are beyond superb with lodging on the water. The drive out is part of the adventure as it’s a ways from town, but we were looking for a remote spot to fish. I arrived when the river was a touch high but was still productive with a few trout to the net. This place has a ton of fishing potential and can’t wait to visit again.

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  • Jacob
    July 12, 2023 at 5:46 pm

    Amazing view

    Helpful Review 2
  • Samuel
    July 6, 2023 at 12:24 pm

    Great accommodations. Very private. 10/10.

    Helpful Review 7

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Feather River Retreat

Frequently asked questions.

What is RareWaters?

We provide affordable and easy access to private ranches for you to experience do-it-yourself (DIY) fly fishing experiences. No upfront membership fees are required. Just pay as you book! Pricing is listed at the top of each property's listing page. DIY fly fishing means anglers are responsible for determining weather, river flow and fishing conditions. When the information is available, we include weather and river flow information for the properties on our website.

What hours can I fish?

Each landowner sets their fishing hours, and most are sunrise to sunset. We have a few landowners who deviate from that timeframe. This information is listed on each property listing page.

Can a non-angling friend or relative join me?

At this time, everyone over the age of 12 must pay the full rod fee to be on RareWaters' property. This is to ensure that all anglers have the serenity, space and outdoor experience we are committed to providing.

Will I get the water all to myself?

We limit each property to a max number of anglers, typically no more than 3-4 anglers per mile. This is different for each property, so be sure to go to the property's listing page to find out what the maximum is for the property you want to book. For example, if you have 2 anglers in your group and the maximum number of anglers is 4, we may add 2 other anglers to the property that day, even if they are from another group. If you book all 4 (or more) rod spots that day, then your group will have the whole property to yourselves.

How do I know where to go after I book?

After we receive your payment, you will receive a booking confirmation email. Within 7 days of your reservation, you will receive a property map via email with GPS coordinates, directions, parking and camping information, etc. We strongly encourage all anglers to save GPS coordinates into their smartphones before leaving cell service. Many of our properties are remote working ranches with limited cell service. Google Maps is our preferred app for all angler directions.

What are your booking policies?

Great question. Here are a few policies you should know before you go:

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made ten (10) days or more before the booked date will receive a full refund. Cancellations made five (5) to ten (10) days before the booked date will receive a credit for future use. Cancellations made five (5) days or less before the booked date will receive no refund or credit. By submitting a booking request for any RareWaters' property, you agree to this cancellation policy. If you request to book a property within 10 days of the request date, and the booking is approved and you cancel the booking, you will receive a credit for future use. RareWaters is not responsible for weather, river flows or fishing conditions. Anglers are responsible for determining weather, river flows and fishing conditions. Refunds and credits will not be issued for weather, river flows or fishing conditions. The Cancellation Policy may be superseded by extenuating circumstances as deemed appropriate by RareWaters' staff.

Maximum Angler Policy:

Please note, if your party does not equate to the maximum angler amount for the property you've booked, you may encounter another angler or group. Maximum angler amounts are listed in the description for every property on the website. Please practice good fishing etiquette around other anglers by giving each other plenty of space and sharing different stretches of the watershed.

Leave No Trace Policy:

All anglers must adhere to RareWaters "Leave No Trace" policy. This policy requires all anglers to leave properties better off than they found them. If you see trash, please pick it up and pack it out. We ask that you kindly be respectful of the land, any livestock, and the watershed so we can continue to offer fly fishing access for years to come. Trespassing will not be tolerated and all violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. By submitting a booking request through the RareWaters website, you agree to this Leave No Trace Policy.

Solicitation Policy:

Under no circumstances may an angler or their guest solicit RareWaters' landowners for any reason. During your trip, anglers and guests are not permitted to promote, sell or offer any kind of services or products to RareWaters' landowners. Additionally, anglers and their guests may not compete with RareWaters in any way while visiting RareWaters' properties. By submitting a booking request through the RareWaters website, you agree to this Solicitation Policy.