Sunday, December 14, 2008

 

Eel River Wild and Scenic - California Whitewater Paddleboating Overview.

Whitewater River Kayaking, Rafting, Tubing & Canoeing Guide - Lake County, Mendocino County, Trinity County, & Humboldt County, California USA.


Whitewater Runs on Eel River, Black Butte River, Van Duzen River & local creeks.

Locations of put-ins, take-outs and other landmarks.

Run name (whitewater class)(coordinates of put-in).

Eel River Main.
A. Rice Fork Creek to Lake Pillsbury (class II-IIIp)
put-in - N 39.32729 W 122.87118
take-out - N 39.40533 W 122.95413

B. Horse Creek to Lake Pillsbury (class IV-V)
put-in - N 39.52477 W 122.85170
alt put-in - N 39.46916 W 122.83886 ??
take-out - N 39.40899 W 122.95686

C. Pillsbury Run (class III+).
put-in - N 39.41036 W 122.97900
take-out - N 39.37697 W 123.04996

D. Russian River EF (class III+)(flows in the summer due to Eel River water diversions)
put-in - N 39.26077 W 123.11215
take-out - N 39.23671 W 123.15176

E. Van Arsdale Dam to Outlet Creek Confluence (class II-III).
put-in - N 39.38725 W 123.11640
Hearst - N 39.49444 W 123.20935
take-out - N 39.62688 W 123.34462

F. Outlet Creek Run (Eel River tributary) (class II-III).
put-in - N 39.55042 W 123.42509
take-out - N 39.62688 W 123.34462

G. Outlet Creek Confluence to Dos Rios (class III).
put-in - N 39.62688 W 123.34462
take-out - N 39.71234 W 123.35355

H. Dos Rios to Alderpoint Run. (class II-III)
put-in - N 39.71234 W 123.35355
take-out - N 40.17310 W 123.60477

I. Alderpoint to Humboldt Redwods (class I)
put-in - N 40.17310 W 123.60477
take-out - N 40.35472 W 123.92509

J. Humboldt Redwoods to Rio Dell. (class I)
put-in - N 40.35472 W 123.92509
take-out - N 40.49102 W 124.10036

Eel River Middle Fork.
K. Black Butte River (Eel River tributary). (class IV+p)
put-in - N 39.59474 W 122.85903
take-out - N 39.82324 W 123.08434

L. Black Butte Confluence to Dos Rios. (class II-IVp)
put-in - N 39.82324 W 123.08434
take-out - N 39.71095 W 123.34728

Eel River North Fork.
M. Salt Creek to Hulls Creek. (class IV)
put-in - N 40.13036 W 123.36720
take-out - N 40.00467 W 123.27317

N. Hulls Creek to Mina Road. (class III)
put-in - N 40.00467 W 123.27317
take-out - N 39.93814 W 123.34921

Eel River South Fork.
O. Near Branscomb to Big Bend. (class IV-V)
put-in - N 39.65421 W 123.62941
take-out - N 39.82363 W 123.67889

P. Ten Mile Creek to Big Bend. (class IV-V)
put-in - N 39.76698 W 123.54401
take-out - N 39.82363 W 123.67889

Q. Big Bend to Piercy. (class II-III)
put-in - N 39.82363 W 123.67889
take-out - N 39.96745 W 123.80279

R. Piercy to Humboldt Redwoods (class I)
put-in - N 39.96745 W 123.80279
take-out - N 40.35472 W 123.92509

Lower Eel River Flatwater Runs.
S. Eel River Lower Runs - Wild and Scenic Flatwater Paddleboating.

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

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

Full-Screen River Map: Eel River put-in locations.
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.

Online River Guides & River Flow Data for Paddle Boating.

Eel River Paddleboating Directory.
(Display options - alphabetical 100. See section 1.)

Printed Guidebooks & Maps - Eel River Whitewater.

Ann Dwyer's Easy Waters of California North, 2000. (pg. 96-110)
Paddling Northern California by Charlie Pike. (pg. 76-88)
Best Whitewater in California, Third Edition 1998. (pg 12-24)
California Whitewater - A Guide to the Rivers, Third Edition 1995. (pg.165-188)
West Coast River Touring - Rogue River Canyon and South, 1974. (pg. 133-158)(EF Russian River pg. 174)
Down the Wild Rivers- A Guide to the Streams of California, 1972. (pg. 85-104)
California River Maps - Atlas & Gazetteer by Delorme, 2008.

Whitewater River Trip Reports NEEDED !!

Please contact me to send in your Eel River trip report. I'm eager to post or link to whitewater boating trip stories from guest authors, especially if boating pictures and/or videos are included.
Kayaking Upper Middle Fork Eel River video - NuskoolDan 11july2010
Eel River float tubing helmet cam under water video - OrganizeKAOS 02july2010. nr Redway CA - SF Eel River
Eel River Twilight Whitewater Kayaking - Woman on Water 15may2010.
Eel River Whitewater Rafting Dos Rios to Alderpoint video - webguy357 28mar2010.
Seldom Seen Eel River Canyon video - coastoak 25may2009
Eel River canoeing video - blw2k1 26april2008.
South Fork Eel River video - sodunlap 19mar2008.
Back Paddling Eel River in a Kayak video - loletaeric 20jan2008
Eel River rafting photos - skylinenet 01june2005
Photographic Journey Down the Eel River - Friends of the Eel River.
Eel River California boating pictures - Google Image Search.

Whitewater River Conservation & Recreation.

• Eel River is protected in the Wild and Scenic River - USA National Program.
Eel River Watershed Directory - Restoration, Conservation & Recreation. Eel River valley websites. (Display options - alphabetical 100. Section 1=kayaking-canoeing, 2=rafting, 3=conservation, 4=fishing, 5=camping-hiking, 6=local-info)

More about:
How to use whitewater river rafting and kayaking guides - BRT Insights.
North Coast California River Guides for Paddleboating.
California Whitewater River Paddleboating Guides.

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