Sunday, January 04, 2009

 

Stony Creek & Grindstone Creek - California Whitewater Overview.

Guide for Kayaking, Rafting & Canoeing - Colusa County & Glenn County California, USA.


Whitewater Runs on Stony Creek & Grindstone Creek - put-ins and other landmark locations.


Stony Creek.
A. Mill Creek Campground to Diversion Dam Run, class IV, 5 miles.
put-in - N 39.37790 W 122.65240
take-out - N 39.37030 W 122.60540

B. Diversion Dam to Stonyford Run, class ???, 4 miles.
put-in - N 39.37030 W 122.60540
take-out - N 39.38215 W 122.55146

C. Stonyford to Rd 303 Run, class II, 7 miles.
put-in - N 39.38215 W 122.55146
take-out - N 39.43497 W 122.50297

D. Elk Creek to Grindstone Ck Confluence Run, class I-II, 7 miles.
put-in - N 39.61167 W 122.52872
take-out - N 39.67066 W 122.52477

E. Grindstone Ck Confluence To Black Butte Lake Run, class I ??, 4 miles.
put-in - N 39.67066 W 122.52477
take-out - N 39.73227 W 122.41447

Grindstone Creek.
F. Grindstone Creek Run, class IVp, 12 miles.
put-in - N 39.71267 W 122.71214
take-out - N 39.67915 W 122.53056

Whitewater put-in locations - map of Stony Creek & Grindstone Creek.

Instructions for online interactive road maps & topographic river maps.
• See below for full screen road maps & topographic maps.

Full-Screen River Map - Stony Creek landmarks.
DoubleClick or point on the red markers to see the names & coordinates of landmarks displayed above (A, B, etc.).

Online River Guides & River Flow Data for Paddle Boating.

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

Printed Guidebooks for Stony Creek & Grindstone Creek.

Guidebook - Best Whitewater in California, Third Edition 1998. (pg. 76-78)
Guidebook - West Coast River Touring - Rogue River Canyon and South, 1974. (pg. 195-197)
Guidebook - California Whitewater - A Guide to the Rivers, Third Edition 1995. (pg.162-164)
Guidebook - Ann Dwyer's Easy Waters of California North, 2000. (pg. 178-179)
California River Maps - Atlas & Gazetteer by Delorme, 2008.

Paddleboating Stories from Stony Creek & Grindstone Creek NEEDED !!

• Please send in trip reports from whitewater boating on Stony Creek & Grindstone Creek. I will post or link to whitewater boating trip stories, pictures & videos from guest authors.

Whitewater River Canyons - Environmental Protection & Outdoor Activities.

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

Additional information:
• Rivers & streams nearby: Thomes Creek, Cache Creek, Sacramento River Valley Region.
Stony Creek Class II Runs - BRT Insights.
Kayaking, Rafting & Canoeing Guides for Whitewater Rivers in California.
Using these whitewater river paddleboating guides - BRT Kayaking.

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