HOOVER WILDERNESS BOUNDARY TO LEAVITT MEADOWS CAMPGROUND
STREAMFLOW: 87 CFS
Class III-V River Run
The Whitewater River Run in California is a popular destination for kayakers and rafters. The ideal streamflow range for this run is between 400 and 700 cfs. The run is classified as Class III to IV, with some sections reaching Class V. The segment mileage is approximately 15 miles, taking paddlers from the Hoover Wilderness Boundary to Leavitt Meadows Campground.
There are several notable rapids and obstacles along this run, including the "Flume," which is a Class IV rapid with a steep drop, and the "Rock Garden," which is a technical Class IV rapid with multiple boulder obstacles. Paddlers should also be aware of the "Widowmaker" and "Deadly Eddy," which are Class V rapids and require advanced experience and skill to navigate.
It is important for paddlers to adhere to specific regulations in the area, including respecting private property and following Leave No Trace principles. Campfires are only allowed in designated areas, and all waste must be properly disposed of. Paddlers should also be aware of the seasonal closures in the area, with the run typically being open from May to September.