California Whitewater

DAM OUTLET AT SOUTH LAKE TO HABEGGERS RV PARK


STREAMFLOW: 63 CFS

Class III-IV River Run

The Whitewater River Run from the Dam Outlet at South Lake to Habeggers RV Park in California is a popular destination for whitewater enthusiasts. The ideal streamflow range for this segment is between 200 and 600 cubic feet per second (cfs). The class rating of this segment is Class III to IV, which means that the rapids require intermediate to advanced whitewater skills.

The segment mileage of the Whitewater River Run from the Dam Outlet to Habeggers RV Park is approximately 6.5 miles. The river features various rapids and obstacles, including the Razorback, Meatgrinder, and Triple Threat. The Razorback is a Class III rapid that requires precise maneuvering to avoid rocks and waves. The Meatgrinder is a Class IV rapid that features a large hole, which can be dangerous for inexperienced paddlers. The Triple Threat is a Class III rapid that features three consecutive drops, which require strong paddling skills.

There are specific regulations in place for the Whitewater River Run from the Dam Outlet to Habeggers RV Park. There is a limit of 15 people per group, and all paddlers must wear a personal flotation device (PFD) at all times during the trip. Additionally, all paddlers must have a whistle and a throw rope. Alcohol is prohibited on the river, and all trash must be packed out.

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DAM OUTLET AT SOUTH LAKE TO HABEGGERS RV PARK
Last Updated 2024-04-25
River Levels 184 cfs (2.74 ft)
Percent of Normal 128%
Reporting Streamgauge HOT C A FLUME NR MAMMOTH LAKES CA
Elevation 6,951 ft.
River
Watershed Crowley Lake

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