WHITE BRIDGE TO BEASLEY FLAT River Run
STREAMFLOW: 157 CFS
Class III-IV River Run
The Whitewater River Run in Prescott National Forest is a popular destination for kayaking and rafting enthusiasts. The ideal streamflow range for this section of the Verde River is between 500 and 1,500 cubic feet per second (cfs), although experienced paddlers may venture out in higher flows. The class rating for this section of the river is Class III, with some Class IV rapids and obstacles. The segment mileage from the Prescott National Forest boundary to the north edge of private land in Sec 33, T17N, R3E, near Clarkdale is approximately 5 miles.
Specific rapids and obstacles on this section of the river include House Rock, which is a large boulder in the middle of the river that creates a challenging eddy line, and Tuzigoot Falls, which is a Class IV rapid. Paddlers should also be aware of strainers, which are large debris and vegetation that can trap and capsize boats.
Specific regulations to the area include a permit requirement for commercial outfitters and a limit of 15 people per group for private parties. Paddlers are also required to pack out all trash and abide by Leave No Trace principles. It is important to note that this section of the river can be dangerous and should only be attempted by experienced paddlers with proper safety equipment and training.
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