California Whitewater

8,000 FT CONTOUR LINE (BOUNDARY EXTEND 0.25 MILE ON EACH SIDE OF RIVER) TO THE ATWELL MILL TRAIL BRIDGE AT ~ 5,800 FT


STREAMFLOW: 1 CFS

Class III-IV River Run

The Whitewater River Run is a popular destination for kayaking and rafting enthusiasts in California. The ideal streamflow range for this run is between 500-1500 cfs, with higher flows being more suitable for experienced paddlers. The segment mileage of this run is approximately 7.5 miles, starting at the 8,000 ft contour line boundary and ending at the Atwell Mill Trail Bridge at around 5,800 ft.

The Whitewater River Run is classified as a Class III-IV run, with several challenging rapids and obstacles along the way. Some of the notable rapids include the "Corner Pocket", "S-Turn", and "Horseshoe Falls". Paddlers must be skilled and experienced to navigate these rapids safely.

There are specific regulations that paddlers must follow while on the Whitewater River Run. These include ensuring all equipment is in good condition and properly fitting, wearing a personal flotation device, and carrying a whistle. Additionally, paddlers must adhere to any posted signs and stay within the boundary extend of 0.25 mile on each side of the river.

In conclusion, the Whitewater River Run is a thrilling and challenging adventure for experienced kayakers and rafters. With its ideal streamflow range, class rating, segment mileage, and specific regulations, paddlers can have a safe and enjoyable experience on this iconic California river. Get driving directions.
 8,000 FT CONTOUR LINE (BOUNDARY EXTEND 0.25 MILE ON EACH SIDE OF RIVER) TO  THE ATWELL MILL TRAIL BRIDGE AT ~ 5,800 FT
Last Updated 2023-12-08
River Levels 128 cfs (8.2 ft)
Percent of Normal 21%
Reporting Streamgauge MARBLE FORK KAWEAH R AB HORSE C NR LODGEPOLE CA
Elevation 7,149 ft.
River
Watershed Upper Kaweah

Nearby Camping
Location Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Hedrick Pond - State Forest 14 6,233 ft
Hidden Falls - State Forest 8 6,188 ft
Wishon 39 4,075 ft
Lodgepole - Sequoia National Park 214 6,726 ft
Belknap 13 4,969 ft
Moses Gulch - State Forest 7 5,484 ft
Cold Springs - Sequoia National Park 40 7,489 ft
Balch Park 71 6,459 ft
Shake Camp - State Forest 11 6,475 ft
Frazier Mill - State Forest 46 6,251 ft
Atwell Mill - Sequoia National Park 21 6,563 ft