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Tributary - Rattlesnake Creek Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Eel River


Tributary - Rattlesnake Creek Info
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Put In:  Bridge on US 101
Take Out:  Big Bend
Difficulty:  Class IV + @ 400 - 700 cfs , Class V > 700 cfs , Portage 3
Gradient:  108 fpm
Run Length:  5 miles
Current Streamflow:  4010 cfs @ 12/14/2016 08:30 AM - SF EEL R A LEGGETT CA, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  400 - 700 cfs
Streamflow Comments: 

There is no gauge for this creek. This creek usually runs when the South Fork Eel at Leggett gauge reads between 3,000 and 6,000 cfs

Season Comments:  January, February, March, November, December
Primary Season: 

This creek only runs during the winter, usually after a few days of heavy rain.

Permit:  None presently required. Parking fee required at the take out.
Character/Similar To:  This creek starts as a very low volume narrow creek. After a while the flow picks up, most of the rapids on this run are long and continuous and involve alot of rock dodging.
Hazards:  There are a few mandatory portages around rapids. This run is for expert kayakers only
Land Ownership:  Public
Wilderness:  Yes
Location:  In the Pacific Region (CA), 168 miles (3 hours 15 minutes) Northwest of Sacramento
Shuttle Logistics: 

Put In: From Laytonville take US 101 north to the bridge over Rattlesnake Bridge, this is the put in.

Take Out: Continue north on US 101 and take the Cummings exit. Turn left at the exit and drive about 3 miles to Big Bend.





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