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Joe's Valley Reservoir to Castle Dale Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Cottonwood Creek

Joe's Valley Reservoir to Castle Dale Info
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Put In:  Joe's Valley Reservoir
Take Out:  Castle Dale
Difficulty:  Class III , Class IV
Gradient:  82 ft/mi
Run Length:  8 miles
Good Level:  300 to 1,000 cfs
Season Comments:  June
Primary Season:  Dam-controlled, short season may last a few days to a month, usually in June.
Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  At high water Cottonwood Creek is predominately Class IV with a couple of IV+ pool-drop rapids.
Hazards:  Possible log hazards
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan
Wilderness:  No
Location:  In the Canyon Country (UT), 148 miles South of Salt Lake City
Shuttle Logistics:  Put-in: Heas south from Price, UT on Hwy 10 some 30 miles toward the town of Castle Dale. Take Hwy 29 near Castle Dale northwest some 8 miles to Joe's Valley Reservoir. Take the trail leading to the base of the dam and the put-in.

Take-out: Located in Castle Dale, Utah some 8 miles from the put-in.

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Canyon Country Kayak Clubs
  • U of Utah Outdoor Recreation Program
  • Utah Whitewater Club
  • Conservation Organizations
  • Glen Canyon Institute
  • Virgin River Runners' Coalition