Saturday, August 28, 2010
Kern River Camp 3 Wave - Park & Play Kayak Freestyle Surfing
North Fork Kern River, Sequoia National Forest, Tulare County, California, USA.This kayak freestyle surfing wave is located on NF Kern River at Camp 3. The Camp 3 Wave is located 5 miles north of Kernville, CA on the Kern River Highway (County Road 521). This is in the middle of the NF Kern River - Cable to Kern River Powerhouse #3 Run (class III-IV, 3.5 miles).
"Wave seems best at flow rates around 2000 cfs though still fun around 1200 & below." (Camp 3 Wave - backcountrysecrets.com)
River flow data updates: NF Kern River flow At Kernville - DreamFlows.
Driving Directions, Distance, Estimated Time & Road Conditions.Mapquest provides directions, distance & time from your house to the river.
• From Davis, CA to Kernville, CA - driving time 5 hours 45 minutes - 350.48 miles. Obviously I'm not able to go there very often.
California Road Conditions (Delays or closures due to weather, construction, etc.)
• California Travel Information - highwayconditions.com.
• Road Conditions - California Dept Transportation.
Road Map, Terrain Map & Topographic River Map.• The map is interactive. Click and drag to reposition map. Map user FAQ.
• Point on the red markers to see their names. Use the tool on the left to zoom and pan.
• Map button = road map. Terrain = 3D shaded topo map. Topo = topographic map.
• Full-Screen Topographic Map - Camp 3 Wave, NF Kern River.
Zoom in on the Satellite view of the map to see the whitewater!!
More River Landmarks - Geographic Coordinates.
Copy/paste the coordinates below into the search box at Google Maps or into the Find box at Acme Mapper.
• N 35.80928 W 118.45495, Camp 3 Wave (A).
• N 35.75473 W 118.42541, Kernville, CA (B) Elevation 2800 feet.
• N 35.75449 W 118.42337, Gaging station (C)
Local weather in Kernville, California.
Online River Guides & River Flow Data for Paddle Boating.• Kern River Wild & Scenic whitewater river paddleboating guide. Describes 17 boating runs covering 108 river miles.
• Kern River Whitewater Boating Directory. (Display options - alphabetical 100. See sections 1 & 2.)
Whitewater River Trip Reports• I'm happy to post or link to well-written, whitewater boating trip reports from guest authors, especially if boating pictures are included. Please contact me to submit your trip report.
• Camp 3 wave California - Backcountry Secrets.
Whitewater River Recreation Links - Kern River.• Kern River Recreation Directory. (Display options - alphabetical 100. Section 1=whitewater, 2=rafting, 3=conservation, 4=fishing, 5=camping-hiking, 6=local-info)
• River Surfing Guide - California & Nevada Locations for Whitewater Freestyle Kayak Playboating.
• San Joaquin River Valley Region Whitewater Paddleboating Guides.
• Whitewater River Kayaking, Rafting, Canoeing & Innertubing Guides for California.
• How to use guides to white water river rafting and kayaking - BRT Insights.
• California River Maps - Atlas & Gazetteer by Delorme, 2008.
Ice Rocket: socal, Southern California.
Tags: kayaking, playboating, river map, paddle boating, river, Kern River, whitewater, California.