Arizona Whitewater



Class III-IV River Run

Sycamore Creek is a popular whitewater river run located in the state of Arizona. The ideal streamflow range for the creek is between 200-500 cubic feet per second (cfs), and it is rated as a class III-IV river. The segment mileage of the creek is approximately 18 miles, and there are several specific river rapids and obstacles to navigate, including "The Meat Grinder," "The Toilet Bowl," and "The Chute."

The creek is subject to regulations and restrictions to protect the environment and ensure safety for all visitors. The Tonto National Forest, which manages the area, requires all visitors to obtain a permit before entering the creek. Additionally, visitors are required to follow Leave No Trace principles and are prohibited from camping within 200 feet of the creek.

Overall, Sycamore Creek offers a thrilling whitewater experience for experienced kayakers and rafters who are looking for a challenging adventure. However, it is important to check current streamflow conditions and obtain all necessary permits before embarking on a trip down the creek. Get driving directions.
Last Updated 2023-08-30
River Levels 1 cfs (2.45 ft)
Percent of Normal 1%
Reporting Streamgauge AGUA FRIA RIVER NEAR MAYER, AZ.
Elevation 3,455 ft.
River Agua-Fria-River
Watershed Agua Fria

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