Friday, February 04, 2011

 

Fresno River and Coarsegold Creek Paddle Boating Guide and Map - Whitewater California USA.

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

Coarsegold Creek is a tributary of the Fresno River, which is a tributary of the San Joaquin River.

Fresno River and Coarsegold Creek Whitewater Boating Runs.

1. Fresno River, Oakhurst to Goldside Dr ??, class ??, miles ??.
2. Fresno River, Goldside Drive to Road 600, class III-V, 3 miles.
3. Fresno River, Road 600 to Road 415, class IV-V(V+), 11 miles.
4. Fresno River, Road 415 to Lake Hensley, class IV-V+, 12 miles.
5. Fresno River, below Lake Hensley ??, class ??, miles ??.
6. Coarsegold Creek, Highway 41 to Spinelli Rd, class IV-V, 5 miles.
7. Coarsegold Creek, Spinelli Rd to Yosemite Springs Parkway ??, class ??, miles ??.
8. Coarsegold Creek, Yosemite Springs Parkway to Rd. 400, class II-III(IV), 7 Miles.

Real-time Flow - Fresno River whitewater.

Fresno River real-time flow data - cdec.water.ca.gov. Hensley Lake reservoir inflow data for runs 1-4 and 6-8 above. Reservoir outflow data for run 4 above?? Hidden Dam impounds Hensley Lake Reservoir on the Fresno River.

River Map - access locations for Fresno River paddle boating.

• Interactive map. Click and drag to reposition map. Map user instructions.
• Zoom in and out using tool on the left. 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: Fresno River access locations.



Geographic coordinates - Landmark names (markers on map above)
1. Fresno River, Oakhurst to Goldside Dr ??, class ??, miles ??.
N 37.32973 W 119.65575 - Oakhurst (A)
N 37.33475 W 119.70695 - Goldside Dr (B)

2. Fresno River, Goldside Dr to Road 600, class III-V, 3 miles.
N 37.33475 W 119.70695 - Goldside Dr (B)
N 37.34846 W 119.75153 - Road 600 (C)

3. Fresno River, Road 600 to Road 415, class IV-V(V+), 11 miles.
N 37.34846 W 119.75153 - Road 600 (C)
N 37.30386 W 119.76106 - Dupty Fire Rd 8084 ?? (D)
N 37.23709 W 119.77514 - Road 415 (E) (access in this area is problematic)

4. Fresno River, Road 415 to Lake Hensley, class IV-V+, 12 miles.
N 37.23709 W 119.77514 - Road 415 (E) (access in this area is problematic)
N 37.12159 W 119.88833 - Lake Hensley (F)

5. Fresno River, below Lake Hensley ??, class ??, miles ??.
N 37.10455 W 119.88899 - below Lake Hensley ?? (G)
N 37.07045 W 119.90783 - below Lake Hensley ??

6. Coarsegold Creek, Highway 41 to Spinelli Rd, class IV-V, 5 miles.
N 37.26012 W 119.70253 - Hwy 41 (H)
N 37.20658 W 119.72733 - Spinelli Rd (I)

7. Coarsegold Creek, Spinelli Rd to Yosemite Springs Parkway ??, class ??, miles ??.
N 37.20658 W 119.72733 - Spinelli Rd (I)
N 37.15584 W 119.73703 - Yosemite Springs Parkway (J)

8. Coarsegold Creek, Yosemite Springs Parkway to Rd. 400, class II-III(IV), 7 Miles.
N 37.15584 W 119.73703 - Yosemite Springs Parkway (J)
N 37.16835 W 119.83543 - Rd. 400 - near confluence with Fresno River (K)

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

Mapquest provides directions, distance & time from your house to the river.
• For example: Davis, CA to Madera, CA - driving time 2 hrs 43 mins - 163 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 Coarsegold, CA (elevation 2,218 feet).

Weather, Yosemite Lakes Park, Coarsegold CA.

Local weather in Madera, CA (elevation at Hensley Lake 540 feet).

Click for Madera, California Forecast

Online River Guides for Paddle Boaters.

Guide for Paddlesports on Fresno River - Guide for Coarsegold Creek (See section 1.)

Guidebooks and Printed Maps - Fresno River whitewater.

• None.

Fresno River Boating Stories REQUESTED !!

Contact me to submit your Fresno River and Coarsegold Creek trip reports. I am interested to post or link to your trip reports. Guest authors are encouraged to send in their whitewater boating trip stories, pictures & videos.

Whitewater River Recreation, Conservation & Environment.

Fresno River Watershed Conservation and Recreation Directory. Coarsegold Creek Directory. Websites for the Fresno 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 information:
• Creeks and rivers nearby: Chowchilla River, San Joaquin River.
San Joaquin Valley Region - California Paddleboating Guides.
California Statewide Paddleboating Guides for Whitewater Rivers.
California Road Maps and River Maps - Atlas and Gazetteer by Delorme, 2008.

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