Monday, December 29, 2008

 

Kaweah River Overview - Whitewater in California.

Kayaking, Canoeing & Rafting Guide - Tulare County California, USA.


Whitewater Runs on the Kaweah River - put-ins and other landmark locations.


Kaweah River North Fork.
A. Paradise Beach to Bailey Bridge Run, class III+, 2.1 miles.
alt put-in - N 36.51716 W 118.90074 - Advance Ruins
put-in - N 36.50550 W 118.90194 ?? Paradise Beach ??
take-out - N 36.47852 W 118.92211

B. Bailey Bridge to Three Rivers Run, class III+, 3 miles.
put-in - N 36.47852 W 118.92211
take-out - N 36.43827 W 118.90623

Kaweah River Main.
C. Park Boundary Run, class IV-V, 0.6 miles.
(SCE Power Plant No 3. to Confluence with the East Fork)
put-in - N 36.49027 W 118.82881
take-out - N 36.47628 W 118.84919

D. Confuence of the East Fork to Dinely Bridge Run, class IV, 3.1 miles.
bridge - N 36.47908 W 118.83952 - bridge not OK for put-in ??
put-in - N 36.47628 W 118.84919
take-out - N 36.45860 W 118.87713

E. Dinely Bridge to Three Rivers Run, class III-IV, 3 miles.
put-in - N 36.45860 W 118.87713
Three Rivers Hideaway RV Park - N 36.45413 W 118.89035
take-out - N 36.43827 W 118.90623

F. Three Rivers to Lake Run, class II-IV, 3.6 miles.
put-in - N 36.43827 W 118.90623
take-out - N 36.41058 W 118.94588 ??

Kaweah River & St. Johns River Below Lake Kaweah.
G. Terminus Dam to Visalia Run, class I-II, 15 miles.
put-in - N 36.40091 W 119.02704
Hwy 245 bridge - N 36.37182 W 119.09798
take-out - N 36.33838 W 119.22020

H. St. Johns River below McKays Point, class II+, ~12 miles.
put-in - N 36.38923 W 119.04605
Airport - N 36.39666 W 119.10094
Cutler Park - N 36.35122 W 119.23286
Rd 80 - N 36.41410 W 119.39461

River Map - whitewater put-in locations on the Kaweah River.

Instructions for interactive road maps & river maps.
• For full screen topographic & road maps see below.

Full-Screen River Map - Kaweah River landmarks.
Point or DoubleClick on the red markers to see the names & coordinates of landmarks shown above (A, B, etc.).

Online River Guides & River Flow Data for Paddle Boating.

Directory for Paddle Boating on the Kaweah River.
(Click on All Tags, click on a river. Display options - alphabetical 100. See section 1.)

Printed Guidebooks - Kaweah River.

Guidebook - Sierra Whitewater - A Paddler's Guide ... 1974. (pg. 145-147)
Guidebook - Best Whitewater in California, Third Edition 1998. (pg 274-282)
Guidebook - California Whitewater - A Guide to the Rivers, Third Edition 1995. (pg.39-42)
California River Maps - Atlas & Gazetteer by Delorme, 2008.

Kaweah River Boating Stories NEEDED !!

• Please write to me to send in your Kaweah River trip report. I will post or link to whitewater boating trip stories, pictures & videos from guest authors.
K for Kaweah - Paddle California 11june2009.
Kaweah River video - aorafting 07june2007.
Kaweah River Rafting video - All-Outdoors 05june2008.
Kaweah River Gateway Run - PDX River Explorers 21june2008.
Kaweah River Rafting - All-Outdoors 25mar2008.

Whitewater River Canyons - Outdoor Activities & Environmental Protection.

Kaweah River Watershed Recreation & Conservation Directory. Websites for the Kaweah River Valley. (Display options - alphabetical 100. Section 1=kayaking-canoeing, 2=rafting-oarboating, 3=environment-conservation, 4=fishing, 5=camping-hiking, 6=other-resources)

More about:
• Creeks & rivers nearby: Kings River, Tule River, San Joaquin River Valley Region.
Rafting, Canoeing, and Kayaking Guides for Whitewater Rivers in California.
What to expect from these whitewater river kayaking and rafting guides - BRT Insights.

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