Other Whitewater Trips on the Kaweah River


 »  North Fork Kaweah River - Upper
 »  North Fork Kaweah River - Lower
 »  Middle Fork (Hospital Rock)
 »  Middle Fork (Gateway Bridge)
 »  Three Rivers to Lake Kaweah
 
 »  Review this trip
 »  Post Alert for this trip
 
Lodging in California

 »  California Bed & Breakfasts
 »  California Cabins, Condos, and Vacation Rentals
 »  California Campgrounds
 »  California Hotels & Motels

 
 Find a Rafting Trip

 Link to Us
 Email This Page to a Friend
 Business Login
 Add a Listing

 
  Follow Us On Twitter
  Visit Us On Facebook
 
 

Paddlesports Schools:

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

More Details
Our Website
Otter Bar offers all skill levels of whitewater kayak instruction based out of our wilderness lodge on California's pristine Salmo (more...)
 
 
site home  :: self guided home  :: U.S. river guide  :: Rivers in California  :: Kaweah River California  :: North Fork Kaweah River - Upper Whitewater Kayaking Trip

North Fork Kaweah River - Upper Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Kaweah River



View larger map of North Fork Kaweah River - Upper & get directions
Click 'Earth' to fly through the canyon!
 
North Fork Kaweah River - Upper Info
Use this information at your own risk. See our legal notices.
Put In:  Above Burnt Point Creek
Take Out:  Yucca Creek
Difficulty:  Class IV +
Gradient:  129 fpm
Run Length:  4.1 miles
Good Level:  200 - 800 cfs, Optimum 400 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 run off

Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  Fun continuous class IV+, there are many good rapids, some long slides, and two vertical drops
Hazards:  The first waterfall comes very quick, the landing of this drop has a large boulder in the right side.
Land Ownership:  Public
Wilderness:  No
Location:  In the Pacific Region (CA), 233 miles (3 hours 54 minutes) Southeast of Sacramento
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: From Visalia take Route 198 east for 30 miles to Three Rivers. In this small town turn left onto North Fork Road and follow it to a small bridge near Yucca Creek.

Put In: To reach the put in, cross the bridge and continue up river to Burnt Point Creek. At some point the road becomes washed out and you have to hike to the put in.



Towns near North Fork Kaweah River - Upper Kayaking

Angels Camp California
Bakersfield California
Groveland California
Jackson California


Other Resources

Conservation Organizations
  • American River Conservancy
  • American River Watershed Group
  • Disabled Adventure Outfitters' (DAO)-
  • Protect American River Canyons
  • Sierra Nevada Forest Protection Campaign
  • South Yuba River Citizens League
  • Pacific Coast Kayak Clubs
  • California Floaters Society
  • California Kayak Friends
  • Hydraulic Hooligans
  • River City Whitewater Club
  • Sequoia Paddling Club
  • Shasta Paddlers
  • Sierra Club San Francisco Bay RTS
  • Stanford Kayak Club
  • Western Waters Canoe Club
  • Paddling Sites
  • California Whitewater Rafting
  • Dreamflows
  • Travel Guides
  • California Vacation & Travel Guide
  •