Wednesday, November 25, 2009

 

McCloud River & Squaw Valley Creek - California Whitewater Paddleboating Guide.

Wild and Scenic Rafting, Kayaking, IKing - Siskiyou & Shasta County, California, USA.

McCloud River & Squaw Valley Creek - locations for Kayaking, IKing & Rafting put-in.

1. McCloud River Upper Run (class III-IV, 11 Miles).
      N 41.24445 W 122.02354, Fowler's Campground put-in (A) See map below.
      N 41.15682 W 122.09141, Tarantula Gulch, Lake McCloud, take-out (B).

2. McCloud River Middle Run (class IVp, 5 Miles).
      N 41.12676 W 122.06789, Below Lake McCloud Dam, put-in (C) See map below.
      N 41.09892 W 122.11089, Road Access, take-out/put-in (D).

3. McCloud River Lower Run (class IV, 19 Miles).
      N 41.09892 W 122.11089, Road Access, take-out/put-in (D) See map below.
      N 40.93984 W 122.24650, Gilman Rd (top of Lake Shasta) take-out (E).

4. Squaw Valley Creek - McCloud River Run (class IV+, 21.5 Miles).
      N 41.14305 W 122.17037, Cabin Creek Campground put-in (F) See map below.
      N 41.04000 W 122.20634, Squaw Valley Creek - McCloud River confluence
      N 40.93984 W 122.24650, Gilman Rd (top of Lake Shasta) take-out (E).

McCloud River road map & topographic map for paddleboaters.

Instructions for online interactive topographic river maps & road maps.
Full-Screen River Map - landmarks on the McCloud River valley.
• To see the names of landmarks displayed below (A, B, etc.) - DoubleClick or point on the red markers.


McCloud River Guides, Maps & River Flow Data for Whitewater Paddle Boating.

Best Whitewater in California, Third Edition 1998. (pg. 98-101)
California Whitewater - A Guide to the Rivers, Third Edition 1995. (pg. 259)
California River Maps - Atlas & Gazetteer by Delorme, 2008.
• River flow data & online river guides: McCloud River Paddlesports Directory. Squaw Valley Creek Directory. Display options alphabetical 100. See boating guides & flows in Section 1.

McCloud River Valley paddleboating trip reports NEEDED !!

Please send your trip reports from whitewater paddleboating trips on McCloud River. Stories, pictures & videos from boating trips will be linked here.
River Lover - Middle & Lower Run McCloud River kayaking IV+ 21april2008.

Outdoor Activities & Environmental Protection in McCloud River Canyon.

McCloud River Watershed Directory - Conservation & Recreation. Websites for McCloud River valley. (Display options alphabetical 100. Section 1=kayaking, 2=rafting, 3=environment-conservation, 4=fishing, 5=hiking-camping, 6=local-websites)

More About McCloud River:
California Whitewater River Guides for Kayaking, IKing, Innertubing, Canoeing & Rafting.
• McCloud River has been protected in the California State Wild and Scenic Rivers Program.
• Nearby streams: Upper Sacramento River, Pit River, Sacramento River Valley Region.
How to use whitewater river paddleboating guides - BRT Kayaking.

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