HEADWATER DEADMAN CREEK TO CONFLUENCE WITH MIDDLE FORK STANISLAUS RIVER
STREAMFLOW: 87 CFS
Class IV River Run
The whitewater river run from Headwater Deadman Creek to Confluence with Middle Fork Stanislaus River in California is a popular destination for kayakers, rafters and other outdoor enthusiasts. The ideal streamflow range for this run is between 300 and 800 cfs, although some experienced paddlers may attempt it at higher flows.
The class rating for this run is class IV, with several challenging rapids and obstacles along the way, including Deadman's Drop, Pinball, and Devil's Toilet Bowl. The segment mileage for this run is approximately 11.5 miles, with a total descent of around 1,800 feet.
Regulations for this area include the requirement for a permit to launch at the put-in, as well as strict guidelines for camping and fires along the river. It is also important to respect the natural environment and leave no trace, as this area is a designated wilderness.