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Otter Bar Lodge Kayak School
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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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Middle Fork Stanislaus River - Dardanelles Run Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Stanislaus River


Middle Fork Stanislaus River - Dardanelles Run Info
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Put In:  Baker Campground
Take Out:  Clark Fork Bridge
Difficulty:  Class IV , Class V , Portage 4
Gradient:  95 fpm
Run Length:  9 Miles
Good Level:  300 - 600 cfs, Optimum 500 cfs
Season Comments:  April, May, June
Primary Season:  Spring rain, and snowmelt
Permit:  None presently required
Hazards:  This is a class V section of river with 4 mandatory portages and many possible portages
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan
Location:  In the Pacific Region (CA), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: From Sonora drive 50 miles east on Route 108 to the Clark Fork turn-off. In .5 miles cross over the Middle Stanislaus, take out is under the bridge just below Tightrope Rapid.

Put In: To reach the put in continue up river on route 108 for 9 miles. Put in at the Kennedy Meadows turn off.





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