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North Fork - Boards Crossing Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Stanislaus River

North Fork - Boards Crossing Info
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Put In:  Sourgrass Bridge
Take Out:  Utica Ditch Diversion Dam
Difficulty:  Class IV , Class V
Gradient:  77 fpm
Run Length:  7.5 miles
Good Level:  500 - 1,500 cfs, Optimum 1,200 cfs
Streamflow Comments:  This section runs after heavy rain, snowmelt, and scheduled dam releases
Season Comments:  March, April, May, June
Primary Season:  Spring, runs during normal peak season
Permit:  None presently required
Hazards:  Many class IV/V rapids. Possible portages
Water Craft:  kayak,raft
Location:  In the Pacific Region (CA), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: From Angels Camp drive 18 miles to Avery. Once in Avery turn right onto Moran Road, in 1 mile turn right onto Love Creek Road. Go 4 miles to the fork in the road, take the right fork and continue .5 miles until the 4-way intersection at the top of the hill. Go straight at the intersection and drive down the hill to the river.

Put In: From the take out return to Moran Road, turn right and continue 4 miles to highway 4. Turn right onto Highway 4, in 4.4 miles turn right again onto Boards Crossing Road. The put in at Sourgrass Bridge is 5 miles down this road.

Towns near North Fork - Boards Crossing Kayaking

Angels Camp California
Bakersfield California
Groveland California
Jackson California

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