Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Merced River, California, Wild and Scenic - Whitewater Overview.

Kayaking, Rafting & Canoeing Guide & Maps - Mariposa County, California, USA.

Whitewater Runs on Merced River - locations of put-ins.

    River & Run name (whitewater class).
A. Merced River El Cap Meadow to Highway 120 / 140 junction. (III-IV)
    - At present Yosemite National Park rules prohibit boating on this section.
    - See Merced River page at American Whitewater.
B. Merced River El Portal to Suspension Bridge (IV)
C. Merced River Suspension Bridge to Briceberg (II)
D. Merced River Briceberg to Bagby (IV)
E. Merced River SF Snyder Gulch Run. (IV)

River Map showing put-in locations for whitewater runs - Merced River.

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

Full-Screen River Map: Merced River put-in locations.
Markers on the river map show locations of put-ins listed above (A, B).
Point or DoubleClick on the markers to see their names.
Click on the Topo button to see the topographic map.

Online River Guides & River Flow Data for Paddle Boating.

Merced River Whitewater Directory.
(Display options - alphabetical 100. See section 1.)

Printed Guidebooks - Merced River.

Best Whitewater in California, Third Edition 1998. (pg 237-243)
California Whitewater - A Guide to the Rivers, Third Edition 1995. (pg.56-60)
Ann Dwyer's Easy Waters of California North, 2000. (pg. 250-257)
Sierra Whitewater - A Paddler's Guide ... 1974. (pg. 131-134)
California River Maps - Atlas & Gazetteer by Delorme, 2008.

Whitewater River Trip Reports NEEDED !!

• I will gladly post or link to whitewater trip reports from guest authors, particularly if boating pictures and/or videos are provided. Please contact me to submit reports on your Merced River trips.
Merced River kayaking trip report - Trip Journal 30april2006.
SF Merced River - Shasta Base Camp 30july2008.
El Portal Run Merced River - kimandgeoff 10april05.
Merced River Rafting - All-Outdoors 25mar2008.
Merced River pictures from kayaking - marold 15april2007

Whitewater River Recreation & Conservation.

• Merced River is protected within the USA National Wild & Scenic Rivers Program.
Merced 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:
Using the white water river paddleboating guides - BRT Kayaking.
• Creeks & rivers nearby: Tuolumne River, Chowchilla River, San Joaquin River, San Joaquin River Valley Region.
California Whitewater River Guides for kayakers, canoeists & rafters.

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