Caribou Crossroads

​Photos shown are from 2015.

2017 Caribou Trout Opener

This year's Opener took place Saturday, April 29th, 2017. The opener is always the last Saturday in April. It was a gorgeous day, but the water was very high and very fast.

We had 58 anglers signed up this year - 48 adults and 10 kids under 12. Fishing was tough and we didn't have many fish turned in - but our winners brought in some nice fish!

In the Kids 12 and Under division, Oroville's Quade Lobo, age 12, walked away with everything as he was the only one to turn in a fish! Quade's buddy, Rylan Giovanonni, age 11, also of Oroville, almost had a fish to challenge him, but lost it just before bringing it to shore - dang! Well, that's fishing. It should be noted that Quade has won the Kids division three times! Watch out guys, he's fishing in the Adult division next year...

Our Adults worked really hard and were exhausted when they came in. First place honors went to Norman Molinari from Greenville. Norman brought in a

24 1/2" beautiful brown trout. Nice job!

Our 2nd place winner was Rich Huntsinger from Sacramento - and he, too, is no stranger to the winners circle in our Big Fish Contest. He brought in a 19" rainbow. 3rd place went to Pat Fitzsimmons from Davis, showing up with a 18" fish. Good job all!

Trout Season just started so you have plenty of time to enjoy and get your fish on! Grab your license, a rod and come on up! Season runs the last Saturday in April through November 15th.

And make plans now to participate in next years Big Fish Contest! It is open to all anglers with a valid fishing license. Entry fee is $5.00 and we pay 100% payback to the top 3 anglers in adult and kids divisions.

The opener is a great family event. We offer a pancake breakfast, starting at 6am, the day of the event. We offer food specials in our cafe all day- our shakes are always a delicious choice!  We hope you will make plans to join us -

you could be the next big angler!

Upcoming changes....



Rivers, lakes, camping, wildlife, waterfalls, hiking trails  it's all here! Come join us for the day, the weekend, the entire summer! It's s'more fun at Caribou! 

We will be open Labor Day weekend - September 2nd - 4th, and our store and cafe will be open all three days, 8am - 5pm.

We will then be closing our store and cafe for the season. We want to thank everyone who has supported us for the past 12 years. 

PCT Hikers:

We will be accepting packages until the end of August, and we will only be available to distribute packages until September 4th. Please plan accordingly.

Fish Plants

Are you looking for more fish plants?

We have had one fish plant so far this year.

Join us in contacting Fish & Game to request more plants for Plumas County, Belden, North Fork Feather River.

Call 916-358-2900 or 530-520-4753.

Let your voice be heard!

Come join

the fun...!




Caribou is located in Belden, CA. Our official address is 16242 Hwy. 70, in the beautiful Feather River Canyon. Located at the 'corner' of Hwy. 70 and Caribou Road. You can reach us by phone at 530-283-1384. Come join us!

Beautiful sights! The Feather River Canyon is gorgeous! We've seen deer, otters and beaver recently. Don't forget your camera - who knows what you'll see...

Store/Cafe closing for the season Sept. 4, 2017.

RV Park available with prior arrangements.

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The solution to any problem - work, love money, whatever - is

to go fishing, and the worse the problem, the longer the trip should be.         ~John Gierach