Wednesday, December 02, 2009


San Joaquin River Parkway - California River Paddleboating Guide.

Kayaking, IKing, Canoeing, Rafting & River-tubing Guide - Madera & Fresno County, California, USA.

Jump down to: Flow | Difficulty | Map | Weather | Guidebooks | TripReports | Links.

River Flow Data.

This river run is fed by the water release from Friant Dam.

River Difficulty vs. Flow Rate.

• Class I, 200 to 1500 cfs, 40 miles.

San Joaquin River road map & topographic map for paddleboaters.

Instructions for online interactive topographic river maps & road maps.
• Click on Map button for road map, Topo button for topographic map.
Full-Screen River Map - landmarks in the San Joaquin River valley.
• Names of landmarks displayed below (A, B, etc.) - DoubleClick or point on the red markers.

San Joaquin River Kayaking, IKing, River-tubing & Canoeing put-in & take-out locations.

• San Joaquin River Parkway (class I, 40 Miles).
      N 36.98432 W 119.72720, Gaging Station (A).
      N 36.96814 W 119.73965, Lost Lake Rec Area (B).
      N 36.89610 W 119.78992, Washington Beach (C).
      N 36.85263 W 119.82994, Sycamore Island (D).
      N 36.84412 W 119.92738, Camp Pashayan (E).
      N 36.82299 W 120.05585, Hwy 145 Skaggs Bridge (F).
      N 36.79142 W 120.20605, Gravelly Ford (G).
      N 36.78224 W 120.31252, N San Mateo Rd (H).
      N 36.78815 W 120.37179, Mendota Pool (I).

Directions, Distance, Driving Time & Road Conditions.

Mapquest provides directions, distance & time from your house to the river.
    * From Davis, CA to Fresno, CA - driving time 3 hours 5 minutes, 187 miles.
• California Road Conditions (Delays or closures due to weather, construction, etc.)
    * California Travel Information -
    * Road Conditions - California Dept Transportation.

Local weather in Fresno, California.

San Joaquin River Parkway Maps & Guidebooks for Paddleboating.

Ann Dwyer's Easy Waters of California North, 2000. (pg. 258-259)
Map from San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust.
California River Maps - Atlas & Gazetteer by Delorme, 2008.
• Online river guides: Paddle Boating on the San Joaquin River. Sort alphabetically, see boating guides & flows in Section 1.

San Joaquin River paddleboating trip reports NEEDED !!

Please send your trip reports from whitewater paddleboating trips on San Joaquin River Parkway. Stories, pictures & videos from boating trips will be linked here.
Impromptu Trip Down San Joaquin River photos - Fresno Kayak Club 16oct2010
Trip tests waters of revived San Joaquin - A River Reborn - 12nov2009.
San Joaquin River Parkway trip report -
Kayaking San Joaquin river trip report -
San Joaquin River Parkway - Google Images.
San Joaquin River Parkway - Google Videos.

Outdoor Activities & Environmental Protection in San Joaquin River Canyon.

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

More About California River Paddleboating:
How to use whitewater river paddleboating guides - BRT Kayaking.
California Whitewater River Guides for Kayaking, IKing, Innertubing, Canoeing & Rafting.
• Nearby streams: Merced River, San Joaquin River upstream, Kings River, San Joaquin River Valley Region.

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