California Whitewater

CORA CREEK TO CONFLUENCE WITH SAN JOAQUIN RIVER


STREAMFLOW: 23 CFS

Class IV-V River Run

The whitewater river run from Cora Creek to the confluence with San Joaquin River in California is a challenging Class IV-V run that spans 12 miles. The ideal streamflow range for this run is between 500-1500 cfs.

The segment mileage for the Cora Creek to the confluence with San Joaquin River run is approximately 12 miles, with several notable rapids and obstacles along the way. Some of the more challenging rapids include Suicide Falls, Pinball, and S-Turn.

There are specific regulations that must be followed when running this river, including the requirement for a permit from the U.S. Forest Service. Additionally, all boaters must wear a personal flotation device (PFD) at all times, and groups of ten or more must follow a Leave No Trace plan and obtain a special permit.

Overall, the Cora Creek to the confluence with San Joaquin River run is a thrilling and challenging whitewater experience for experienced paddlers. It is important to be aware of the specific regulations and recommended streamflow range before attempting this run. Get driving directions.
CORA CREEK TO CONFLUENCE WITH SAN JOAQUIN RIVER
Last Updated 2023-11-29
River Levels 886 cfs (5.98 ft)
Percent of Normal 91%
Reporting Streamgauge MF SAN JOAQUIN R NR MAMMOTH LAKES CA
Elevation 7,593 ft.
River
Watershed Upper San Joaquin

Nearby Camping
Location Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Kinnikinnick 35 7,005 ft
Minaret Falls 26 7,609 ft
Little Jackass 6 4,886 ft
Mammoth Pool 47 3,594 ft
Soda Springs 29 7,690 ft
Sample Meadow 13 7,828 ft
West Kaiser 10 5,785 ft
Clover Meadow 7 7,017 ft
Reds Meadow 56 7,659 ft
June Lake 28 7,649 ft
Catavee 30 7,032 ft
Aerie Crag RV Camp 15 7,209 ft
Pumice Flat 4 7,660 ft
Reversed Creek 16 7,674 ft
Silver Lake - June Lake 63 7,227 ft
Oh Ridge 147 7,706 ft
Devils Postpile 21 9,079 ft
Rancheria 153 7,024 ft
Gull Lake 11 7,615 ft
College 12 6,970 ft
Badger Flat 15 8,244 ft
Portal Forebay 10 7,179 ft
Agnew Meadows 21 8,304 ft