Monday, December 20, 2010

 

Russian River Flatwater Paddleboating Map and Guide - California USA.

Canoeing, Kayaking, Rafting and Innertubing Paddlesport - Sonoma County.

The lower Russian River gets fast, high flows in the winter/spring rainy season. Most boating on this section of river is done in the summer when the river has a calm, gentle flow of flatwater.

Russian River Watershed Flatwater Boating Runs.

• Russian River, Cloverdale to Pacific Ocean, class 1, 62 miles.
• Mark West Creek Lower Run, class I ??, ~12 miles.
• Austin Creek Run, class I+, 7.5 miles.

Real-time Flow - Lower Russian River flatwater.

Use the flow gauge that is closest to the section of river that you plan to paddle. See red location markers on map below.



Russian River gauge nr Cloverdale - USGS Real-Time Water Flow Data (A)
Russian River gauge nr Healdsburg - USGS Real-Time Water Flow Data (E)
Russian River gauge nr Guerneville - USGS Real-Time Water Flow Data (H)

Austin Creek gauge nr Cazadero - USGS Real-Time Water Flow Data (N)

River Map - access locations for lower Russian River paddle boating.

Map user FAQ. The map is interactive. Click and drag to reposition map.
• Use the tool on the left to zoom in and out. Point on the red markers to see their names.
• Map button = road map. Terrain = 3D shaded topo map. Topo = topographic map.
Full-Screen River Map: lower Russian River access and flow gauge locations .



Geographic coordinates - Landmark name (marker on map above)
--- Russian River ---

1. Cloverdale to Asti Run, class I, 6 miles.
N 38.88215 W 123.05518 - Russian River gauge nr Cloverdale (A)
N 38.80898 W 123.00789 - Cloverdale put-in (B)
N 38.76335 W 122.96868 - Asti take-out (C)

2. Asti to Alexander Valley Rd Run, class I, 10.5 miles.
N 38.76335 W 122.96868 - Asti put-in (C)
N 38.65871 W 122.82964 - Alexander Valley Rd take-out (D)

3. Alexander Valley Rd to Healdsburg Run, class I, 14.6 miles.
N 38.65871 W 122.82964 - Alexander Valley Rd put-in (D)
N 38.61327 W 122.83633 - Russian River gauge nr Healdsburg (E)
N 38.60118 W 122.85929 - Healdsburg take-out (F)

4. Healdsburg to Mirabel Pk Run, class I, 10.1 miles.
N 38.60118 W 122.85929 - Healdsburg put-in (F)
N 38.49407 W 122.89526 - Mirabel Pk take-out (G)

5. Mirabel Pk to Guerneville Run, class I, 8.6 miles.
N 38.49407 W 122.89526 - Mirabel Pk put-in (G)
N 38.50847 W 122.92770 - Russian River gauge nr Guerneville (H)
N 38.51110 W 122.98388 - Guerneville take-out (I)

6. Guerneville to Austin Ck Run, class 1, 6.7 miles.
N 38.51110 W 122.98388 - Guerneville put-in (I)
N 38.46078 W 123.05271 - Austin Ck take-out (J)

7. Austin Ck to Willow Ck Run, class 1, ~5 miles.
N 38.46078 W 123.05271 - Austin Ck put-in (J)
N 38.44004 W 123.09601- Willow Ck take-out (K)

--- Russian River Tributaries runnable in the rainy season ---
8. Mark West Creek Lower Run, class ??, ~12 miles.
N 38.50551 W 122.72964 - put-in (L) ??
N 38.49407 W 122.89526 - Mirabel Pk take-out (G) ??

9. Austin Creek Run, class I+, 7.5 miles.
N 38.54333 W 123.08807 - put-in (M)
N 38.50667 W 123.06863 - Austin Creek gauge nr Cazadero (N)
N 38.47133 W 123.04619 - take-out (O)

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

Mapquest provides directions, distance & time from your house to the river.
• From Davis, CA to Guerneville, CA - driving time 2 hrs - 108 miles.

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

Local weather in Guerneville, California (elevation 55 feet).

Click for Guerneville, California Forecast

Online River Guides & River Flow Data for Paddleboating.

Directory for Paddle Boating on the Russian River. (See section 1.)

Printed Guidebooks & Maps - Russian River flatwater.

Ann Dwyer's Easy Waters of California North, 2000. (pg. 68-81, Cloverdale to ocean, Austin Creek)
West Coast River Touring - Rogue River Canyon and South, 1974. (pg. 173-182, Cloverdale to Austin Ck confluence)
Down the Wild Rivers- A Guide to the Streams of California, 1972. (pg. 200-205, Cloverdale to ocean)

Russian River Boating Stories REQUESTED !!

Contact me to send in your Russian River trip report. I appreciate paddleboating trip stories, pictures & videos from guest authors. I am interested to post or link to your trip reports.
Just around the Riverbend…Again! - dollybeast 19june2011
Russian River Canoeing - Tyrrell's Site Oct. 2010.
Russian River Kayaking photos - gaylainberkeley 25july2010
Ridiculously Rad Russian River Rafting - dollybeast june2010
Wine by Canoe? - Left Coast Wanders 25feb2010.
Google Image Search - Russian River California (kayaking OR canoeing OR rafting OR tubing).
• See older trip reports: Russian River Boating Overview.

Russian River Canoeing & Kayaking Videos.

Rock Diving - Russian River Canoe trip‬‏ - mashimomo 31may2011
Russian River Canoe & Kayak video - kaisergecko 06aug2010.
Kayaking along the Russian River‬‏ - elementsaustincreek 08june2010
Google Videos - Russian River" (kayaking OR canoeing OR rafting).
YouTube - Russian River" (kayaking OR canoeing OR rafting).
• See older videos: Russian River Boating Overview.

Flatwater River Recreation & Environment.

Russian River Watershed Recreation and Conservation Directory. Websites for the Russian River valley. Set display options - alphabetical 100. Section 1=kayaking-canoeing, 2=rafting-tubing, 3=environment-conservation, 4=fishing, 5=hiking-camping, 6=other-resources)

More about:
• Rivers nearby: Gualala River, Eel River, Petaluma River.
North Coast California River Guides for Paddleboating.
Canoeing, Kayaking & Rafting Paddlesport Guides for California Whitewater Rivers.
Use of this guide for river kayaking and rafting - BRT Insights.

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