Monday, June 07, 2010


Great Basin Rivers of California & Nevada USA - Paddle Boating Overview.

Rafting, Kayaking, Rowing, Canoeing & Innertubing Guide - East Side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Lahontan Region rivers (Susan River, Truckee River, Carson River, Walker River, & Owens River) drain from the east slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains into the Great Basin. The Colorado River watershed runs along the east side of the Great Basin and drains into the Salton Sea.

Lahontan Region Rivers & Creeks, listed north to south:

Susan River. (A)
Truckee River, Donner Creek & Little Truckee River. (B)
Carson River Wild & Scenic, Silver Ck, Hot Springs Ck, Markleeville Ck, Pleasant Valley Ck. (C)
Walker River Wild & Scenic. (D)
Owens River Wild & Scenic, Reversed Creek, Rush Creek, Mammoth Creek, Hot Creek. (E)
Colorado River Lower - Black Canyon, Davis to Parker, & Blythe to Imperial. (F)

Great Basin CA NV river map for paddleboaters.

Instructions for online interactive topographic river maps & road maps.
Full-Screen River Map - landmarks for Great Basin CA NV rivers & creeks.
• To see the names of landmarks displayed above (A, B, etc.) - DoubleClick or point on the red markers.

Great Basin CA NV Guidebooks for Paddle Boating.

Paddling Northern California by Charlie Pike, 2001. (Truckee R, Carson R.)
Ann Dwyer's Easy Waters of California North, 2000. (Truckee R, Carson R, Walker R, Owens R.)
Best Whitewater in California, Third Edition 1998. (Truckee R, Carson R, Walker R.)
California Whitewater - A Guide to the Rivers, 3rd Edition 1995. (Truckee R, Carson R.)
Paddler's Atlas of U.S. Rivers West, 1993. (Owens R, Lower Colorado R)
Sierra Whitewater - A Paddler's Guide to the Rivers of California's Sierra Nevada, 1974. (Walker R.)

Online guides for Lahontan Region CA NV paddleboating:

California Rivers Rafting, Rowing, Canoeing & Kayaking Directory. (Click on a river. Sort alphabetically. 1=whitewater, 2=rafting-rowing,
3=conservation, 4=fishing, 5=camping-hiking, 6=local-info)

Great Basin CA NV paddleboating reports NEEDED !!

Please send your trip reports from boating trips on Great Basin creeks & rivers. Stories, pictures & videos from boating trips will be linked here.

Environmental Protection & Outdoor Activities in Great Basin CA NV River Canyons.

California River Directory - Watershed Conservation & Recreation. Websites for California river canyons. (Click on the desired river; sort alphabetically. 1=kayaking, 2=rafting-rowing, 3=environment-conservation, 4=fishing, 5=hiking-camping, 6=local-websites)

More Information on California Rivers & Creeks:
How to use whitewater river paddleboating guides - BRT Insights.
Securing our legal rights to whitewater paddleboating in California and Nevada.
Statewide Guides & Maps for California Whitewater Kayaking, Rowing, Innertubing, Canoeing & Rafting.
• Some Great Basin rivers & creeks have been protected in the USA National Wild & Scenic Rivers Program and/or the California State Wild and Scenic Rivers Program.

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