Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Eel River Pillsbury Run - California Whitewater River Paddleboating.

River Guide & Maps for kayaking, canoeing & rafting - Lake County & Mendocino County, California USA.

Recent River Flows on Eel River Pillsbury Run.

Release from Lake Pillsbury - Dreamflows.
The flow on Eel River is measured just upstream from put-in.

Whitewater Rating vs. Flow Rate.

class . . . flows (cfs)
III . . . . . 300 - 3000 cfs

River Description.

A silty Coast Range river with some good whitewater running through a beautiful canyon. The shuttle road on river-left was blocked by a landslide some years ago, so shuttle using the road on river-right. The road on river-left is open up to Bucknell Creek take-out and a little ways upstream from there. (Lake County / 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 Potter Valley, CA (Mendocino County) - driving time 2.0 hours 32 minutes.

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

Topographic River Map, Road Map & Local Business Search.

Topographic map user instructions.
• Full screen topo map and coordinates of additional landmarks - see below.

Full-Screen Topographic Map - Eel River Pillsbury Run.
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 39.41022 W 122.97926, Elk Mountain Road Bridge put-in (A).
• N 39.41630 W 123.01151, Dennis' Menace Rapid (B).
• N 39.39176 W 123.03949, Double Falls Rapid (C).
• N 39.37729 W 123.05009, Bucknell Creek take-out (D).

Local weather in Potter Valley, CA.

Online River Guides & River Flow Data for Paddle Boating.

Eel River Recreation & Conservation Directory.
(Display options - alphabetical 100. See section 1.)

River Guidebooks.

Best Whitewater in California, Third Edition 1998. (pg 13-14)
California Whitewater - A Guide to the Rivers, Third Edition 1995. (pg.167-169)
West Coast River Touring - Rogue River Canyon and South, 1974. (pg. 134)
California River Maps - Atlas & Gazetteer by Delorme, 2008.

Whitewater River Trip Reports NEEDED !!

Please contact me to send in your trip reports. I'm happy to post or link to well-written, whitewater boating trip reports from guest authors, especially if boating pictures are included.
Eel River Pillsbury Run photos - liquidfusionkayaking 09march2010.
Eel River Pillsbury Run kayaking pictures - Andy 09april2001.

Whitewater River Recreation Links.

Eel River Conservation & Recreation Directory. Eel River valley websites. (Display options - alphabetical 100. Section 1=whitewater, 2=rafting, 3=conservation, 4=fishing, 5=camping-hiking, 6=local-info)

More about:
Use of these white guides to water river kayaking and rafting - BRT Insights.
• Rivers & creeks nearby: (Eel River, Black Butte River, Outlet Creek, Ten Mile Creek), Russian River, North Coast Rivers Region.
California Whitewater River Guides.

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