Saturday, January 12, 2008

 

Rancheria Creek - Fish Rock Run & Mountain View Run.

Whitewater River Guide & Maps - California.


Recent Flows on Rancheria Creek.

Rancheria Creek - At Mountain View Road - Dreamflows. Estimated river flows.

Navarro River near Navarro - CDEC. Real-time river flow data.
Navarro River near Navarro - USGS. Real-time river flow data.
Rancheria Creek flow is approximately 1/3 of the flow on the Navarro River. The gauge is located over 10 miles downstream from the Hendy Woods State Park take-out, so the flow on which you have been boating will not be measured at the gauge until many hours after your take-out time.


River Difficulty vs. Flow Rate.

class . . flow (cfs)
II+ . . . ????

Description - Rancheria Creek - Fish Rock Run & Mountain View Run.

This is a wintertime rainy season run in the Coast Range along the north coast of California. The scenery on this wilderness run is most excellent! From Mountain View to Ray's Road bridge there are a multitude of nice class II rapids spread throughout the run. (Mendocino County, California, USA)

Driving Directions, Distance, Estimated Time & Road Conditions.

Mapquest provides directions, distance & time from your house to the river.
* From Davis, CA to Philo, CA - driving time 2 hours, 49 minutes.

California Road Conditions (Delays or closures due to weather, construction, etc.)
* California Travel Information - highwayconditions.com.
* Road Conditions - California Dept Transportation.

Topographic River Map, Road Map & Local Business Search.

• The map below is interactive - click and drag on the map to adjust the location.
• Point or DoubleClick on the red markers below to see their names.
• Use the tool on the left to zoom and pan.
• Click on the Map button for a road map, Topo button for topographic map.
• Click on Google logo for road map & local business search (gas, food, camping).
• Full screen topo map and coordinates of additional landmarks - see below.
Topographic map user instructions.

Unfortunately there is no blue line on the topographic map for Rancheria Creek when the map is zoomed in for the magnified view. Thus it is helpful to use the Satellite or Hybrid views in Acme Mapper to see the location of the creek.


Full-Screen Topographic Map - Rancheria Creek.
Markers on the topo map show locations of some landmarks listed below (A & B).
Point or DoubleClick on the markers to see their names.

More River Landmarks - Geographic Coordinates.
Copy/paste the coordinates below into the search box at Google Maps or into the Find box at Acme Mapper.
* N 38.91914 W 123.29063, Hwy 128 junction Fish Rock Rd, put-in (A).
* N 38.93990 W 123.31425, unnamed road - alternate creek access?
* N 39.00571 W 123.36376, Boonville CA
* N 39.01258 W 123.37226, Hwy 128 junction Mountain View Rd (Manchester Elk Rd).
* N 38.99397 W 123.43466, Mountain View Road creek access, upper run take-out, lower run put-in (B).
* N 39.06131 W 123.43698, Hwy 128 bridge & Indian Creek County Park (potential take-out?)
* N 39.05372 W 123.44135, Anderson Ck - Rancheria Ck confluence.
* N 39.05812 W 123.44238, Indian Ck - Rancheria Ck confluence (Navarro River).
* N 39.05858 W 123.44411, Vanzandt Resort Ray's Road bridge.
* N 39.06659 W 123.44290, Philo, CA.
* N 39.06622 W 123.44204, Ray's Road junction Hwy 128 in Philo.
* N 39.074877 W 123.466582, Hendy Woods St Pk, take-out(C).
* N 39.08592 W 123.48456, bridge nr Hendy Woods St Pk entrance on Philo Greenwood Rd, take-out.
* N 39.17101 W 123.66632, CDEC & USGS gauge on the Navarro River.

Local weather in Philo, California.



Online River Guides & River Flow Data for Paddle Boating.

Rancheria Creek Directory.
(Display options - alphabetical 100. See section 1.)

Printed Guidebooks - Rancheria Creek Whitewater.

Ann Dwyer's Easy Waters of California North, 2000. (pg. 86-87)
California Whitewater - A Guide to the Rivers, Third Edition 1995. (pg. 158-161)
West Coast River Touring - Rogue River Canyon and South, 1974. (pg. 166)
California River Maps - Atlas & Gazetteer by Delorme, 2008.

Whitewater River Trip Reports.

Rancheria Creek photos - liquidfusionkayaking 06may2010.
Rancheria Creek photos - liquidfusionkayaking 01may2010.
Rancheria Creek Fish Rock Run photos - liquidfusionkayaking 07feb2010.
Rancheria Creek photos - liquidfusionkayaking 05feb2010.
Rancheria Creek photos - liquidfusionkayaking 23jan2010.
Rancheria Creek, Mountain View Run, kayaking classII+ 13jan2008.
Rancheria Creek pictures from kayaking - marold 15april2006.

River Recreation Links - Rancheria Creek.

Rancheria Creek Directory - Recreation & Conservation - Mendocino County California USA. Website resources for the Rancheria Creek and Navarro River watershed. (Display options - alphabetical 100. Section 1=whitewater, 2=rafting, 3=conservation, 4=fishing, 5=camping-hiking, 6=local-info)

More about:
Using these guides to white water river paddleboating - BRT Kayaking.
• Rivers & creeks nearby: Navarro River, Garcia River, Gualala River, North Coast Rivers Region.
Whitewater River Guides for California.

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