SANDY FLAT CAMP TO DEMOCRAT PICNIC AREA River Run
STREAMFLOW: 61 CFS
Class III-IV River Run
The Whitewater River Run from Isabella Lake Dam to 7 Miles Downstream in California is a popular destination for rafters and kayakers alike. The ideal streamflow range for this section of the river is between 300 and 1000 cubic feet per second (cfs). This range provides enough water for a fun and challenging ride without being too dangerous. The river is rated as a Class III-IV, with some sections reaching Class V during high water.
The segment mileage of this run is approximately 7 miles, starting at Isabella Lake Dam and ending just downstream of Sand Flat Campground. There are several notable rapids and obstacles along the way, including Class III rapids such as Pinball and Freight Train, and Class IV-V rapids such as Hospital Rock and Legal Beagle.
There are specific regulations in place for this area, including a requirement for all boaters to wear a personal flotation device (PFD) at all times while on the river. Additionally, camping along the river is not permitted without a permit from the Bureau of Land Management. It is important to note that this section of the river can be dangerous during high water, and boaters should always exercise caution and be prepared for changing conditions.