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Otter Bar Lodge Kayak School
Located in:
Forks of Salmon, CA

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Otter Bar offers all skill levels of whitewater kayak instruction based out of our wilderness lodge on California's pristine Salmo (more...)
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Main Tuolumne Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Tuolumne River

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Main Tuolumne Info
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Put In:  Meral's Pool
Take Out:  Ward's Ferry Bridge
Difficulty:  Class IV +
Gradient:  39' per mile
Run Length:  18 miles
Current Streamflow:  72 cfs @ 12/14/2016 08:30 AM - TUOLUMNE R BL EARLY INTAKE NR MATHER CA, reading taken from USGS
Flow Information (phone):  916-368-8682
Good Level:  650 - 7500 cfs
Season Comments:  March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Character/Similar To:  Continuous class IV with one class V (Clavey Falls) at high water.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Wilderness:  Yes
Camping on River:  Yes
Location:  In the Pacific Region (CA), 135 miles South/East of Sacramento
Shuttle Logistics: 

Put-in: Off Hwy 120 go east on Feretti Road for one mile. Go east on Lumdsen Road for 5 miles to Meral's Pool.

Take-out: Go north from Hwy 120 on Ward's Ferry Road for six miles where Ward's Ferry Bridge crosses Don Pedro Resevoir.

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