California Whitewater



Class III-V River Run

Clear Creek is a popular whitewater river run in California, known for its challenging rapids and scenic views. The ideal streamflow range for this river is between 800-2,000 cubic feet per second (cfs), which typically occurs during the spring and early summer months. The segment mileage for Clear Creek is approximately 20 miles, with rapids ranging from Class III to Class V. Some of the most notable rapids and obstacles on the river include Pinball, Double Drop, and Hells Corner.

Due to the challenging nature of the river, Clear Creek is regulated by specific guidelines and regulations. All individuals must wear a personal flotation device (PFD) at all times while on the river, and helmets are strongly recommended. Additionally, all individuals must be at least 14 years of age to participate in the river run. Commercial guided tours are also available for those who prefer a more structured experience.

Overall, Clear Creek offers a thrilling and unforgettable whitewater experience for adventurous individuals. However, it is important to carefully evaluate the conditions and regulations before attempting to navigate the rapids. Get driving directions.
Last Updated 2023-08-30
River Levels 185 cfs (2.93 ft)
Percent of Normal 100%
Reporting Streamgauge CLEAR C NR IGO CA
Elevation 680 ft.
Watershed Sacramento-Upper Clear

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