Thursday, August 21, 2008

 

Sacramento River - Whitewater Paddleboating Overview.

Whitewater River Kayaking, Canoeing & Rafting Guide & Maps - California USA.


Whitewater Put-ins on Upper Sacramento River - Siskiyou & Shasta Counties.

Run name (whitewater class)(coordinates of put-in).
A. Box Canyon Dam to Dunsmuir (class IV)(N 41.27945 W 122.32626).
B. Dunsmuir to Castle Crags (class III+)(N 41.22050 W 122.27536).
C. Castle Crags to Sims Flat (class III+)(N 41.16389 W 122.29405).
D. Sims Flat to Gibson (class III+)(N 41.06322 W 122.35991).
E. Gibson to Lake Shasta (class III)(N 41.01558 W 122.40657).
F. Delta take-out (N 40.93819 W 122.41744)

Whitewater Runs on lower Sacramento River - Shasta, Tehama, Glenn, Colusa, Sutter, Yolo, Sacramento & Solano Counties.

Run name (whitewater class, mileage)(coordinates of access points).
G. Keswick Dam to Ball's Ferry (class I-II, 22 miles) N 40.60998 W 122.44597
H. Ball's Ferry to Red Bluff (class I-II, 34 miles) N 40.41716 W 122.19337
I. Red Bluff to Knight's Landing (class I, 72 miles) N 40.17848 W 122.23148
J. Knight's Landing to Discovery Park (class I, ~20 miles) N 38.80213 W 121.71907
K. Discovery Park to Rio Vista (class I, ~40 miles) N 38.59943 W 121.50879
L. Rio Vista to Collinsville (class I, ~15 miles) N 38.16075 W 121.68594
M. Collinsville take-out N 38.07553 W 121.84988

Whitewater Runs on lower Sacramento River - Shasta, Tehama, Glenn, Colusa, Sutter, Yolo, Sacramento & Solano Counties.

Run name (whitewater class, mileage)(coordinates of access points).
Sacramento River - Redding to Red Bluff. Class I-II, 56 miles.
Sacramento River - Red Bluff to San Francisco Bay. Class I, 240 miles.

Whitewater Put-ins on Lower Sacramento River - Shasta, Tehama, Glenn, Colusa, Sutter, Yolo, Sacramento & Solano Counties.

Run name (whitewater class)(coordinates of put-in).
G. Keswick Dam to Ball's Ferry (class I-II, 22 miles) N 40.60998 W 122.44597
H. Ball's Ferry to Red Bluff (class I-II, 34 miles) N 40.41716 W 122.19337
I. Red Bluff to Knight's Landing (class I, 72 miles) N 40.17848 W 122.23148
J. Knight's Landing to Discovery Park (class I, ~20 miles) N 38.80213 W 121.71907
K. Discovery Park to Rio Vista (class I, ~40 miles) N 38.59943 W 121.50879
L. Rio Vista to Collinsville (class I, ~15 miles) N 38.16075 W 121.68594
M. Collinsville take-out N 38.07553 W 121.84988

River Map showing put-in locations for whitewater runs - Sacramento River.

River map user instructions.
• Markers on the topo map show locations of put-ins listed above (A, B, etc.).
• Point or DoubleClick on the markers to see their names.
Full-Screen River Map: Sacramento River put-in locations.


Online River Guides & River Flow Data for Paddle Boating.

whitewater guides & flow data in Sacramento River Directory.
(Set display options - alphabetical 100. See section 1.)

Whitewater Guidebooks - Sacramento River.

Best Whitewater in California, Third Edition 1998. (pg 92-96)
California Whitewater - A Guide to the Rivers, Third Edition 1995. (pg.194-198)
West Coast River Touring - Rogue River Canyon and South, 1974. (pg. 186-189)
Ann Dwyer's Easy Waters of California North, 2000. (pg. 162-175, Lower Sacramento River only)
Down the Wild Rivers- A Guide to the Streams of California, 1972. (pg. 156-166, Upper & Lower Sacramento River)
California River Maps - Atlas & Gazetteer by Delorme, 2008.

Float Tubing - Innertubing.

Float Tube (Innertube) Skills, Techniques and Safety for your River Trips.
Equipment for Float Tubing - BRT Insights.

Whitewater River Trip Reports NEEDED !!

Contact me to submit your trip report. I'm happy to post or link to well-written, whitewater boating trip reports from guest authors, especially if boating pictures and/or videos are included.
Sacramento River Box Canyon - Jefferson State Creeking 17may2006.
Sacramento River, Castle Crags to Sims Flat - daysontheriver.
Sacramento River, Dunsmuir to Castle Crags - daysontheriver.
Upper Sacramento River rafting video - Living Waters Recreation.

Whitewater River Conservation & Recreation.

Sacramento River Conservation & Recreation Directory. (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: Clear Creek, McCloud River, Sacramento River Valley Region.
Sacramento River Public Access Sites - sacramentoriver.org.
California Whitewater River Guides - BRT Insights.

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