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South Fork Yuba River - Kingvale Run Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Yuba River

South Fork Yuba River - Kingvale Run Info
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Put In:  Kingvale
Take Out:  Indian Springs Campground
Difficulty:  Class IV + , Portage 6
Gradient:  69 fpm
Run Length:  8.7 miles
Good Level:  400 - 1,000 cfs, Optimum 800 cfs
Streamflow Comments:  There is no gauge for this river.
Season Comments:  March, April, May
Primary Season:  This section of river only runs in the spring during normal snowmelt
Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  Pool drop class IV+ rapids alongside I-80.
Hazards:  There are many mandatory portages in this short stretch river.
Water Craft:  kayak
Land Ownership:  Mixed
Wilderness:  No
Location:  In the Pacific Region (CA), 86.1 miles (1 hour 36 minutes) Northeast of Sacramento
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: To reach the take out take the Eagle Lakes Road exit for I-80, follow this road until you reach Indian Springs Campground.

Put In: The put in is off the frontage road at the Kingvale Exit on I-80.

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