Tuesday, August 05, 2008


Cal Salmon River - Whitewater Overview.

Whitewater River Kayaking Guide & Maps - Siskiyou County, California USA.

Whitewater Runs on Cal Salmon River - put-in locations.

Run name (whitewater class)(coordinates of put-in).
A. NF upper - Idlewild Campground to Sawyers Bar (class III-IV)(N 41.33068 W 123.05820).
B. NF lower - Little North Fork to Forks of Salmon (class III-V)(N 41.31323 W 123.18987).
C. SF upper - Bridge to Limestone Bluffs (class III)(N 41.13959 W 123.12970).
D. SF middle - Limestone Bluffs to Matthews Creek (class IV-V)(N 41.14538 W 123.19871).
E. SF lower - Methodist Creek to Forks of Salmon (class III)(N 41.22270 W 123.24978).
F. Nordheimer Campground to Somes Bar (class V)(N 41.29935 W 123.36230).
F. Forks of Salmon to Nordheimer Campground (class ??)(N 41.25703 W 123.32170).
G. Nordheimer Campground to Butler Creek (class V)(N 41.29935 W 123.36230).
H. Butler Creek to Brannon Bar (class IV)(N 41.33682 W 123.40854)
I. Brannon Bar to Somes Bar (class II)(N 41.37433 W 123.42940)

River Map showing put-in locations for whitewater runs - Cal Salmon River.

River map user instructions.
• Full screen river map - see below.

Full-Screen River - Cal Salmon River put-in locations.
Markers on the topo map show locations of put-ins listed above (A, B, etc.).
Point or DoubleClick on the markers to see their names.

Online River Guides & River Flow Data for Paddle Boating.

Cal Salmon River Directory.
(Display options - alphabetical 100. See section 1.)

Printed Guidebooks - Cal Salmon River white water.

Best Whitewater in California, Third Edition 1998. (pg. 53-56)
California Whitewater - A Guide to the Rivers, Third Edition 1995. (pg. 219-223)
Western Whitewater From the Rockies to the Pacific, 1994. (pg. 376-379)
West Coast River Touring - Rogue River Canyon and South, 1974. (pg. 96-98)
Whitewater Recreation, Cal Salmon River Watershed - SRRC.org.
California River Maps - Atlas & Gazetteer by Delorme, 2008.

Whitewater River Trip Reports NEEDED !!

Contact me to submit your trip report. I'm happy to post or link to well-written, whitewater boating trip reports from guest authors, especially if boating pictures and/or videos are included.
Cal Salmon River photos - Loma Prieta Paddlers 16oct2009.
SF Salmon River photos - Loma Prieta Paddlers 16oct2009.
SF Salmon River Methodist Creek Run - River Lover 11dec2007.
California Salmon Rafting - MomentumRafting 21march2007.
Salmon-Nordheimer Downriver Kayak Race - oldcore14 19oct2007.
Cal Salmon raft & kayak races - geekernet 26sept2007.
Cal Salmon Whitewater Rafting - High Country Expeditions 02march2007.
White Water Rafting on Cal Salmon River Photo Gallery - Peiying.
Cal Salmon Nordheimer Run - oregonkayaking.net 2004.
SF Salmon River, California - The Water Cycle 16april2007.

Whitewater River Conservation & Recreation.

Cal Salmon River Conservation & Recreation Directory. (Display options - alphabetical 100. Section 1=whitewater, 2=rafting, 3=conservation, 4=fishing, 5=camping-hiking, 6=local-info)

More about:
Use of these white guides to water river kayaking and rafting - BRT Insights.
• Rivers & creeks nearby: Klamath River, Trinity River, Scott River, Klamath River Valley Region.
• The USA National Wild & Scenic Rivers Program ensures that the Cal Salmon River "shall be preserved in free-flowing condition."
California Whitewater River Guides.

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