Friday, January 16, 2009
Big Sur River Wild & Scenic - California Whitewater Kayaking Overview.
Guide for Kayaking, IK, Rafting & Canoeing - Monterey County California, USA.
Whitewater Runs on Big Sur River - put-ins and other landmark locations.A. Big Sur River Run, class II+, 7.5 miles.
put-in - N 36.24583 W 121.77341
alt take-out - N 36.27265 W 121.81160
alt take-out - N 36.28542 W 121.84336
take-out - N 36.28106 W 121.86009
Real-time Flow - Big Sur River whitewater.
Whitewater put-in locations - map of Big Sur River.• Instructions for online interactive road maps & topographic river maps.
• See below for full screen road maps & topographic maps.
Full-Screen River Map - Big Sur River landmarks.
DoubleClick or point on the red markers to see the names & coordinates of landmarks displayed above (A, B, etc.).
Online River Guides & River Flow Data for Paddle Boating.• Paddleboating Directory for Big Sur River.
(Click on All Tags, click on a river. Display options - alphabetical 100. See section 1.)
Printed Guidebooks for Big Sur River.• California River Maps - Atlas & Gazetteer by Delorme, 2008.
Paddleboating Stories from Big Sur River NEEDED !!• Send in your trip reports from whitewater kayaking on Big Sur River. I will post or link to whitewater boating trip stories, pictures & videos from guest authors.
Outdoor Activities in the Big Sur River Canyon.• Big Sur River Valley Conservation & Recreation Directory. Websites for the Big Sur River Watershed. (Display options - alphabetical 100. Section 1=kayaking-canoeing, 2=rafting-oarboating, 3=conservation-environment, 4=fishing, 5=hiking-camping, 6=other-websites)
• Creeks & rivers nearby: Carmel River, Little Sur River, (Sisquoc River, Manzana Creek, Cuyama River, Santa Maria River), Central & South Coast Rivers Region.
• Kayaking, Rafting & Canoeing Guides for Whitewater Rivers in California.
• Big Sur River is protected within the Wild & Scenic Rivers USA National Program.
• Using these whitewater river paddleboating guides - BRT Kayaking.
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The II+ rapid was easy and fun, and the III cement drop was worth scouting and at a perfect level to run (had a 6' wide target area tongue to ride down). A beautiful stretch with more tribs running than expected, one a waterfall pouring directly into the river! Hoping to run it again soon at a slightly lower level (350-500 cfs).
Please keep me posted on your kayaking trips. It is nice to have recent information, especially about the smaller rivers and creeks, because they can vary so much from year to year due to logjams, brush growing in the channel, etc.