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Tributary - Clear Creek Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Klamath River

Tributary - Clear Creek Info
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Put In:  Wilderness Line
Take Out:  Fourmile Creek
Difficulty:  Class IV + , Portage 3
Gradient:  97 fpm
Run Length:  3.5 miles
Good Level:  300 - 600 cfs, Optimum 600 cfs
Streamflow Comments:  Ther is no gauge for this creek
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, May, November, December
Primary Season:  This creek only runs during the winter and spring, usually after a few days of heavy rain and during peak snowmelt
Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  Fun tight and technical creek
Hazards:  There is a mandatory portage around a nasty ledge
Water Craft:  kayak
Land Ownership:  Public
Wilderness:  Put in is at the wilderness boundry
Location:  In the Pacific Region (CA), 333 miles (5 hours 58 minutes) Northwest of Sacramento
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: To reach the take out drive down river from Happy Camp for about 10 miles. Turn right at Wingate Bar on the road that goes up Clear Creek. Drive upstream for about 6 miles to the take out at Fourmile Creek.

Put In: Continue upstream for 4 miles and put in when convenient.

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