California Whitewater



Class III-V River Run

The Salmon Creek run in California is a popular destination for whitewater enthusiasts. The ideal streamflow range for this section of the river is between 400-800 cfs. The class rating for Salmon Creek varies depending on the segment, ranging from Class III to Class V. The segment mileage for this run is approximately 3.5 miles.

One of the most notable obstacles on the Salmon Creek run is "Ejector Seat," a Class V rapid that requires expert maneuvering to navigate safely. Other rapids, such as "Punchbowl" and "Reefslide," also provide exciting challenges for experienced paddlers.

There are specific regulations in place for the Salmon Creek run, including a permit requirement for commercial outfitters and a limit of 25 people per day on the river. Additionally, all paddlers are required to wear a personal flotation device at all times while on the water.

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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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