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Middle Fork (Gateway Bridge) Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Kaweah River

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Middle Fork (Gateway Bridge) Info
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Put In:  Gateway Bridge
Take Out:  Three Rivers
Difficulty:  Class IV @ 500 - 1,000 cfs, IV+ > 1,000 cfs
Gradient:  85 fpm
Run Length:  6 miles
Good Level:  500 - 1,000 cfs, Optimum 1,000 cfs
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, May, November, December
Primary Season: 

This section of river runs in the winter and spring, usually after a few days of heavy rain or during normal snowmelt

Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  The upper half of this run consists of continuous class IV rapids while the lower portion contains many pool drop raipids.
Hazards:  The beginning of this run starts very fast and continuous. Scout the drops near the end because they contain some very retentive river wide hydraulics.
Water Craft:  kayak,raft
Land Ownership:  Mixed public and private
Wilderness:  No
Location:  In the Pacific Region (CA), 233 miles (3 hours 54 minutes) of Sacramento
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: The take out is in Three Rivers behind the gas station just downstream of the bridge over the Main Kaweah.

Put In: Drive east through Three Rivers, to Gateway Bridge near Seqouia National Park.

Towns near Middle Fork (Gateway Bridge) Kayaking

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