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Whitewater River Run

California Klamath River

Iron Gate Dam To Happy Camp

Class II TO III Difficulty


90°, Sunny

The Iron Gate Dam to Happy Camp River Run on the Klamath River is a Class III+ section that requires intermediate to advanced experience. The run is approximately 20 miles long and contains several class III rapids and one class IV. The best time to float this section is from May to June with a recommended flow of 2000-3500 cfs. The biggest obstacle on this run is the Hell's Corner rapid, which contains a challenging entrance and several turbulent waves. Overall, this section offers a thrilling and scenic experience for experienced paddlers looking for a challenging adventure.

Weather today, Sunny, with a high near 90. Calm wind becoming south southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Status Runnable
Class Level II to III
Elevation 2,168 ft
Run Length 84.0 Mi
Gradient 13 FPM
Streamflow Discharge 1010 cfs
Gauge Height 2.1 ft
Reporting Streamgage Klamath R Bl Iron Gate Dam Ca
USGS 11516530

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