HEADWATERS, INCLUDES EAST FORK AND WEST FORK TO HOOVER WILDERNESS BOUNDARY
STREAMFLOW: 10 CFS
Class III-V River Run
The Whitewater River Headwaters, including East Fork and West Fork to Hoover Wilderness Boundary in California, is an adventurous run for experienced kayakers and rafters. The ideal streamflow range for this run is between 150 and 500 cfs. The class rating for this stretch of river varies between Class III and Class V, with rapids such as Pinball, Inception, and The Gauntlet providing challenging obstacles for boaters. The total segment mileage for the Whitewater River Headwaters is approximately 17 miles.
The specific regulations for this area include a permit system for overnight camping in the Hoover Wilderness boundary, which requires a reservation and a fee. The use of drones is prohibited in the area, and fires are only allowed in established fire rings. Additionally, visitors are encouraged to practice Leave No Trace principles and pack out all trash.