FROM ITS HEADWATERS IN SEC. 32, T2S, R2W, HM TO TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN
STREAMFLOW: 102 CFS
Class III-IV River Run
The Whitewater River run begins at its headwaters in Section 32, T2S, R2W, HM and flows into the Pacific Ocean in the state of California. The ideal streamflow range for this river run is between 500-1,500 cfs. The river is classified as Class III-IV, making it suitable for experienced paddlers.
The total segment mileage of the Whitewater River run is approximately 12 miles. Along the way, paddlers will encounter specific river rapids and obstacles such as the "Punch Bowl" and "Pinball" rapids. The "Punch Bowl" is a Class IV rapid with a steep drop and a large boulder in the middle of the flow, while "Pinball" is a Class III rapid with numerous boulders and eddies.
Specific regulations to the area include a permit requirement for organized groups of 15 or more and a prohibition on swimming or wading in the river due to dangerous currents and underwater hazards. Additionally, users are required to practice Leave No Trace principles and pack out all trash.