CONFLUENCE WITH HIGHLAND CREEK TO ONE-QUARTER MILE UPSTREAM FOREST ROAD 5NO2 BRIDGE CROSSING
STREAMFLOW: 6 CFS
Class III-IV River Run
The Whitewater River run from Confluence with Highland Creek to one-quarter mile upstream Forest Road 5No2 Bridge Crossing in California is a popular destination for skilled kayakers and rafters. The ideal streamflow range for this segment is between 200 cfs to 1000 cfs, although it is possible to run it at lower or higher flows. This section is rated as Class III-IV, making it an intermediate to advanced level run. The segment covers approximately 5 miles of the river, with several challenging rapids and obstacles such as Snaggletooth, Three-Forks and Widowmaker.
Specific regulations for the area include obtaining a permit from the Bureau of Land Management and following Leave No Trace principles. Camping is allowed in designated areas only and fire permits are required. It is also important to note that the Whitewater River is designated as a Wild and Scenic River, making it subject to additional protections and restrictions.