California Whitewater



Class IV-V River Run

The Little South Fork Elk Creek is a popular white water river run located in the state of California. The ideal streamflow range for this river run is between 400-800 cubic feet per second (cfs). The river is rated as Class IV-V, which means that it is only suitable for experienced and skilled paddlers.

The segment mileage for the Little South Fork Elk Creek is approximately 6.4 miles, and the river has several challenging rapids and obstacles that paddlers must navigate. Some of the most notable rapids include Red Rock Falls, The Narrows, and The Maze. These rapids are known for their technical challenges and are only recommended for advanced paddlers.

To ensure safety and protect the local ecosystem, there are specific regulations in place for the Little South Fork Elk Creek. Paddlers are required to obtain a permit to access the river, and they must also adhere to strict camping regulations. Additionally, paddlers are prohibited from disturbing the local wildlife and vegetation, and they must adhere to Leave No Trace principles to prevent environmental damage.

In summary, the Little South Fork Elk Creek is a challenging and exciting white water river run that requires experience and skill to navigate. It has a narrow ideal streamflow range, a class IV-V rating, and several notable rapids and obstacles. Paddlers must adhere to specific regulations to ensure safety and protect the local ecosystem. Get driving directions.
Last Updated 2023-08-30
River Levels 1300 cfs (10.43 ft)
Percent of Normal 157%
Reporting Streamgauge EEL R A SCOTIA CA
Elevation 51 ft.
Watershed Mad-Redwood

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Location Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Redwood Acres Fairgrounds Numerous 136 ft