Saturday, January 17, 2009


San Lorenzo River Whitewater Paddleboating in California USA.

Guide & Map for Rafting, Tubing, Kayaking & Canoeing - Santa Cruz County.

1. San Lorenzo River Boulder Creek to Felton Run, class II, 9 miles.
2. San Lorenzo River Felton to Ocean Run, class III-IV, 6 miles.

Real-time Flow Data - San Lorenzo River whitewater.

San Lorenzo River at Big Trees - USGS Real-Time Flow. N 37.04403 W 122.07199
San Lorenzo River at Santa Cruz - USGS Real-Time Flow. N 36.99083 W 122.03083

Map of San Lorenzo River - whitewater river access locations.

Instructions for online interactive road maps & topographic river maps.
• Map=Roads. Satellite=Satellite Map. Terrain=3D Terrain Map. Topo=Topographic Map.
• Point on the red markers to see the names of landmarks listed below (A, B, etc.).
Full-Screen River Map and Road Map - San Lorenzo River landmarks.

Whitewater Runs on San Lorenzo River - put-ins and other landmarks.

1. San Lorenzo River Boulder Creek to Felton Run, class II, 9 miles.
       put-in - N 37.12703 W 122.12134 - Boulder Creek (A)
       alt put-in - N 37.08204 W 122.08157 - Ben Lomond
       take-out - N 37.04403 W 122.07199 - Felton

2. San Lorenzo River Felton to Ocean Run, class III-IV, 6 miles.
       put-in - N 37.04403 W 122.07199 - Felton - gauge at Big Trees (B)
       gauge - N 36.99083 W 122.03083 - gauge at Santa Cruz
       take-out - N 36.96540 W 122.01287 - Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Driving Directions, Map, Distance, Estimated Time & Road Conditions.

Mapquest provides directions, distance & time from your house to the river.
• For example: Davis, CA to Santa Cruz, CA - driving time 2 hrs 24 mins - 133 miles.

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

Local weather in Santa Cruz, CA (elevation 70 feet).

Click for Santa Cruz, California Forecast

Online Guides for San Lorenzo River Boating.

Paddleboating Directory for San Lorenzo River. See Directory Section 1.

Guidebooks for San Lorenzo River Whitewater.

West Coast River Touring - Rogue River Canyon and South, 1974. (pg. 208-211)
Best Whitewater in California, Third Edition 1998. (pg 3)
California Whitewater - A Guide to the Rivers, Third Edition 1995. (pg.260)

Stories from San Lorenzo River Paddle Boating REQUESTED !!

Send in your trip reports from whitewater kayaking on San Lorenzo River. I am interested to post or link to whitewater boating trip stories, pictures & videos from guest authors.

Whitewater Rivers - Recreation and Protection of the Environment.

San Lorenzo River Valley Conservation & Recreation Directory. Websites for the San Lorenzo River Watershed. (Set display options: alphabetical 100. Section 1=kayaking-canoeing, 2=rafting-rowing-tubing, 3=conservation-environment, 4=fishing, 5=hiking-camping, 6=local-information).

Additional information:
• Nearby rivers and creeks: Central & South Coast California River Paddleboating Guides.
Kayaking, Rafting & Canoeing Guides for Whitewater Rivers in California.

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