WILDERNESS BOUNDARY JUST BELOW TOKOPAH FALLS (BOUNDARY EXTEND 0.25 MILE ON EACH SIDE OF RIVER) TO  CONFLUENCE WITH THE MIDDLE FORK KAWEAH RIVER

WILDERNESS BOUNDARY JUST BELOW TOKOPAH FALLS (BOUNDARY EXTEND 0.25 MILE ON EACH SIDE OF RIVER) TO CONFLUENCE WITH THE MIDDLE FORK KAWEAH RIVER

River Runs Kayaking Whitewater


The Whitewater River Run at the Wilderness Boundary just below Tokopah Falls in California is a popular destination for river enthusiasts. The ideal streamflow range for this section of the river is between 400-800 cfs. The run is classified as a Class III-IV and covers a distance of 7.5 miles from the Wilderness Boundary to the confluence with the Middle Fork Kaweah River.

There are several notable rapids and obstacles along the way, including the Tokopah Falls, the Entrance Exam, the Chute, and the S-Turns. These rapids require skill and experience to navigate safely and are not recommended for beginners.

To preserve the natural beauty of the area and protect the wildlife habitat, there are specific regulations in place for the Whitewater River Run. The Wilderness Boundary extends 0.25 miles on each side of the river, and visitors must obtain a wilderness permit to access the area. Additionally, visitors are required to follow Leave No Trace principles and pack out all trash and waste.

Overall, the Whitewater River Run at the Wilderness Boundary is a challenging and exhilarating experience for experienced river runners. However, visitors must take care to follow regulations and respect the natural environment to ensure the continued enjoyment of this beautiful area.

Red Flag Warning
Until 2024-07-13T22:00:00-07:00 National Weather Service
...RED FLAG WARNINGS CONTINUE... .The Red Flag Warning continues for FWZ 592>595 until Sunday at 900 PM PDT and the Red Flag Warning continues for FWZ 596>599 until Sunday at 900 AM PDT. * AFFECTED AREA...Southern Sierra Nevada from Kern County through Yosemite National Park. * OUTFLOW WINDS...Erratic wind gusts 40 to 50 mph in thunderstorm outflow. * HUMIDITY...Minimum daytime humidity levels as 15% or less. * THUNDERSTORMS...20-30% chance of thunderstorms - including dry lightning - each afternoon from Friday through Sunday. Less than a 10% chance of wetting rain with these storms. Thunderstorm potential is the greatest in the afternoon and evening on Saturday and Sunday * IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly due to dry fuels. Outdoor burning is not recommended. * HIGHEST THREAT...Dry thunderstorms can ignite fire and create wind gust favorable for rapid fire spread.

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Last Updated 2024-07-13
River Levels 128 cfs (8.2 ft)
Percent of Normal 10%
Reporting Streamgauge MARBLE FORK KAWEAH R AB HORSE C NR LODGEPOLE CA
Elevation 7,149 ft.
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Watershed Upper Kaweah

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