CONFLUENCE OF THE NORTH AND SOUTH FORKS BEAR WALLOW CREEK TO 0.1 MILE ABOVE FISH BARRIER
STREAMFLOW: 29 CFS
Class II-III River Run
The Whitewater River Run at the Confluence of the North and South Forks Bear Wallow Creek to 0.1 mile above Fish Barrier in Arizona is a popular rafting destination. The ideal streamflow range for this segment is between 400 and 1,200 cubic feet per second (cfs). The class rating for this section is Class II-III, with some sections reaching Class IV at higher flows. The segment mileage is approximately 8.5 miles long and features several rapids and obstacles, including the Bear Wallow Rapid, which is a Class III+ rapid.
This section of the river is managed by the US Forest Service, and specific regulations apply to the area. A permit is required for all commercial outfitters, and private boaters should check with the local ranger station for current regulations and restrictions. The use of motorized watercraft is prohibited, and all boaters should carry appropriate safety equipment, including personal flotation devices. Additionally, all boaters should practice Leave No Trace principles to minimize their impact on the environment.