The Battle Creek section of the Whitewater River in California is a popular spot for whitewater kayaking and rafting. The ideal streamflow range for this section is between 200 and 800 cubic feet per second (cfs), which typically occurs during the spring and early summer months. The class rating for this section is class III to IV, with a segment mileage of approximately 11 miles.
There are several notable rapids and obstacles along the Battle Creek section, including "Pinball," "Pirate's Cove," and "Hells Kitchen." Pinball is a technical rapid with several channels and large boulders, while Pirate's Cove is a steep and narrow drop that requires precise maneuvering. Hells Kitchen is a long rapid with several drops and wave trains.
There are specific regulations in place for the Battle Creek section. All visitors must obtain a permit from the Bureau of Land Management, and groups are limited to a maximum of 15 people. Additionally, visitors must abide by Leave No Trace principles and pack out all trash. It is important to note that this section of the river is not suitable for inexperienced boaters and should only be attempted by those with advanced skills and experience.