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Main - Dos Rios to Alderpoint Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Eel River

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Main - Dos Rios to Alderpoint Info
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Put In:  Dos Rios (Middle and Main Forks of the Eel)
Take Out:  Alderpoint
Difficulty:  Class II , Class III
Gradient:  13 ft/mi
Run Length:  46 miles; longer runs possible.
Current Streamflow:  13800 cfs @ 12/14/2016 09:15 AM - EEL R A FORT SEWARD CA, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  500-20,000 cfs
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, May, November, December
Permit:  None presently required.
Character/Similar To:  This run is the heart of the Main Eel providing excellent scenery, solitude and long flat stretches seperated by good Class II-III rapids.
Hazards:  Rattlesnakes. Isolated wilderness area.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  Mixed
Wilderness:  Yes
Camping on River:  Excellent sites available on beautiful sandy beaches along the river.
Location:  In the Pacific Region (CA), 200 miles Northwest of Sacramento
Shuttle Logistics: 

Put-in: Drive 13 miles north of Willits, California, on Hwy 101 and turn east on Hwy 162 (Covelo Road). The confluence and the hamlet of Dos Rios are about 15 miles up the road. Put-in at a big gravel bar on the left bank of the Main Eel just above the confluence, or on the Middle Fork between the bridge and the confluence, or just downstream at Dos Rios.

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