Wednesday, February 02, 2011

 

Chowchilla River Whitewater Paddle Boating Guide and Map - California USA.

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

The Chowchilla River is a tributary of the San Joaquin River.

Chowchilla River Whitewater Boating Runs.

1. EF Chowchilla River, Bailey Flats to Road 800, class III-IV, 7 miles.
2. Chowchilla River, Road 800 to Eastman Lake, class ??, ~6 miles.
3. Chowchilla River, Buchanan Dam to Buchanan Hollow Rd, class ??, ~5 miles.

Real-time Flow - Chowchilla River whitewater.

Chowchilla River real-time flow data - cdec.water.ca.gov. Buchanan Dam reservoir inflow data for runs 1 and 2 above. Reservoir outflow data for run 3 above. Buchanan Dam impounds Eastman Lake Reservoir on the Chowchilla River.

River Map - access locations for Chowchilla River paddle boating.

• Interactive map. Click and drag to reposition map. Map user instructions.
• The tool on the left zooms 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 Road and River Map: Chowchilla River access locations.



Geographic coordinates - Landmark names (markers on map above)
1. EF Chowchilla River, Bailey Flats to Road 800, class III-IV, 7 miles.
N 37.33696 W 119.82024 - Bailey Flats put-in (A)
N 37.28805 W 119.86917 - Road 800 take-out (B)

2. Chowchilla River, Road 800 to Eastman Lake, class ??, ~6 miles.
N 37.28805 W 119.86917 - Road 800 put-in (B)
N 37.26026 W 119.94633 - Eastman Lake take-out (C)

3. Chowchilla River, Buchanan Dam to Buchanan Hollow Rd, class ??, ~5 miles.
N 37.21666 W 119.98564 - Buchanan Dam put-in (D)
N 37.18754 W 120.04435 - Buchanan Hollow Rd take-out (E)

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

Mapquest provides directions, distance & time from your house to the river.
• For example: Davis, CA to Raymond, CA - driving time 2 hrs 59 mins / 173 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 Raymond, CA (elevation 540 feet).


Click for Raymond, California Forecast

Online River Guides for Paddle Boaters.

Directory for Paddlesports on Chowchilla River. (See section 1.)

Printed Maps and Guidebooks - Chowchilla River whitewater.

• None.

Chowchilla River Boating Stories REQUESTED !!

Contact me to submit your Chowchilla River trip report. I am interested to post or link to your trip reports. I welcome whitewater boating trip stories, pictures & videos from guest authors.

Whitewater River Recreation, Conservation & Environment.

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

More about:
• Rivers & creeks nearby: Merced River, (Fresno River, Coarsegold Creek), San Joaquin River.
San Joaquin Valley Region - California Paddleboating Guides.
California Statewide Boating Guides for Whitewater Rivers - Canoeing, Tubing, Rowing, Rafting, and Kayaking.
California Road Maps and River Maps - Atlas and Gazetteer by Delorme, 2008.

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Comments:
You have great resources for kayaking. I quite often tweet your site.
 
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