Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Kings River Wild and Scenic, Big Creek, Helms Creek, Sycamore Creek - California Whitewater Paddleboating.

Kayaking, Rafting, Rowing, Tubing & Canoeing Guide - Fresno County, California, USA.

Whitewater Runs on Kings River - locations of put-ins.

    River & Run name (whitewater class).

A. Kings River Banzai Run (III)
Garnet Dike Campground put-in, N 36.86630 W 119.02871
Kirch Flat Campground take-out, N 36.87924 W 119.14746

B. Kings River Powerhouse to Big Creek Run (II-III)
Kings River Powerhouse put-in, N 36.88786 W 119.15675
Big Creek take-out, N 36.89184 W 119.25144

C. Kings River Pine Flat Dam to Centerville Run (II-III)
Pine Flat Recreation Area put-in, N 36.82852 W 119.34225
Hwy 180 bridge take-out, N 36.73123 W 119.47177

D. Big Creek Trimmer Springs Road to Kings River Run (III-IV)
Trimmer Springs Rd Bridge put-in, N 36.90951 W 119.24313
Pine Flat Reservoir take-out, N 36.88999 W 119.24681

E. Helms Creek Courtright Reservoir to the NF Kings River Run (III-IV)
below Courtright Reservoir put-in, N 37.06843 W 118.96382
Wishon Reservoir take-out, N 37.02887 W 118.96820

F. Sycamore Creek, Maxson Road to Trimmer Springs Road (III-IV)
N 36.92025 W 119.31051 - put-in
N 36.91756 W 119.27670 - take-out

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

River map user instructions.
• Full screen river map - see below.

Kings River Full-Screen River Map: put-in locations.
Markers on the river map show locations of put-ins listed above (A, B).
Point or DoubleClick on the markers to see their names.
Click on the Topo button for the topographic map, Map button for the road map.

Online River Guides & River Flow Data for Paddle Boating.

Kings River Whitewater Directory.
(Display options - alphabetical 100. See section 1.)

Printed Guidebooks & Maps - Kings River.

Best Whitewater in California, Third Edition 1998. (pg 258-273)
California Whitewater - A Guide to the Rivers, Third Edition 1995. (pg.43-51)
Western Whitewater From the Rockies to the Pacific, 1994. (pg. 337-339)
Sierra Whitewater - A Paddler's Guide ... 1974. (pg. 135-144)
California River Maps - Atlas & Gazetteer by Delorme, 2008.

Kings River Whitewater Trip Reports NEEDED !!

Waterfall videos from MF Kings River in Kings Canyon National Park 30june2009.
Kings River - pictures from kayaking - marold 15june2007
Kings River California photos - Google Images.
Kings River California videos - YouTube.
• I am eager to post or link to well-written, whitewater paddleboating trip reports from guest authors, particularly if boating pictures and/or videos are included. Please contact me to submit reports on your Kings River boating trips.

Whitewater River Recreation & Conservation.

• Kings River is protected within the USA National Wild & Scenic Rivers Program.
Kings 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:
What to expect from these whitewater river kayaking and rafting guides - BRT Insights.
Waterfall videos from MF Kings River in Kings Canyon National Park 30june2009.
• Rivers & creeks nearby: San Joaquin River, Kaweah River, San Joaquin River Valley Region.
California Whitewater River Guides for kayakers, canoeists & rafters.

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