Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Mattole River Overview, Whitewater Kayaking in California.

Whitewater River Kayaking, Rafting & Canoeing Guide - Humboldt County, California USA.

Paddleboating Runs on Mattole River - locations of put-ins and other landmarks.

Run name (whitewater class)(coordinates of put-in).

A. Thorn Junction to Ettersburg (class II-III)
put-in - N 40.05814 W 123.97359
take-out - N 40.13952 W 123.99118

B. Ettersburg to Honeydew (class I-II)
put-in - N 40.13952 W 123.99118
take-out - N 40.24416 W 124.12259

C. Honeydew to Petrolia (class I-II)
put-in - N 40.24416 W 124.12259
take-out - N 40.31350 W 124.28303

Map of Mattole River showing put-in locations for whitewater boating runs.

User instructions for river map.
• See below for full screen river map.

Full-Screen River Map: Mattole 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.

Mattole River Kayaking Directory.
(Display options - alphabetical 100. See section 1.)

Printed Guidebooks for Mattole River Whitewater.

Ann Dwyer's Easy Waters of California North, 2000. (pg. 94-95)
Down the Wild Rivers- A Guide to the Streams of California, 1972. (pg. 188-193)
California River Maps - Atlas & Gazetteer by Delorme, 2008.

Mattole River Whitewater River Trip Reports NEEDED !!

• Use the web form to contact me about your Mattole River trip report. I'm happy to post or link to guest authors' rafting, kayaking or canoeing adventure stories, especially if whitewater boating pictures and/or videos are included.
Mattole River, Shelter Cove Rd. to Ettersburg - JLester 1999.

Whitewater River Recreation & Environment.

Mattole River Directory - Watershed, Recreation & Environmental Preservation. Mattole River valley websites. (Display options - alphabetical 100. Section 1=kayaking-canoeing, 2=rafting, 3=conservation, 4=fishing, 5=camping-hiking, 6=local-info)

Additional information about whitewater rivers:
How to use whitewater river paddleboating guides - BRT Kayaking.
• Streams nearby: Bear River (Humboldt County), Noyo River.
North Coast California River Guides for Paddleboating.
Paddleboating Guides for Whitewater Rivers in California.

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