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California whitewater, Beegum Creek

Shasta Tehama county, USFS Campground to State Highway 36 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V(V+)     7 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in California is often more difficult than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Redding, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The USFS Campground to State Highway 36 section of Beegum Creek in Shasta / Tehama County is 7 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class IV-V(V+)
    section of whitewater. This stretch is mid length, good for a one day paddling trip. Whitewater paddling here in the Klamath Mountains is a great experience. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to
drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the USFS Campground to State Highway 36 section is one of them. The campgrounds here at Beegum Creek are pretty good. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good rivers for that around here.  
The beautiful scenery of Shasta / Tehama County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great.

Briefly about the general area:
Take a hike on the Bluford Trail, and do schedule some time to check out Walker Point if you have a chance. But wait, there's more fun things to do in the Klamath Mountains. Beegum Creek is a place with many visitors from Platina; Bear Gulch is a pleasant place to stop at. This is a really good river. Have a glorious hiking adventure along the North Yolla Bolly Cold Fork Trail. A common amount of precipitation falls here at Beegum Creek.

Beegum Creek, USFS Campground to State Highway 36 road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Beegum Creek.
 Whitewater Near Beegum Creek:
Beegum Creek, Shasta / Tehama County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 7 miles long (USFS Campground to State Highway 36)
Cottonwood Creek - Middle Fork, Shasta/ Tehama County, 4 miles away
      Class IV - 11.1 miles long (Knob Gulch confluence to Platina Road)
Hayfork Creek, Trinity County, 12 miles away
      Class III - 3.5 miles long (Above Highway 36 to Highway 36)
Cottonwood Creek - North Fork, Shasta County, 16 miles away
      Class IV - 4 miles long (Sunny Hill Road to Platina Road bridge Close to Ono)
Cottonwood Creek - Middle Fork, Shasta/ Tehama County, 18 miles away
      Class III - 23.5 miles long (Platina Road to North Fork)
Cottonwood Creek - North Fork, Shasta County, 21 miles away
      Class II-IV - 8 miles long (Ono to Gas Point Road)
Trinity River, Trinity County, 21 miles away
      Class II - 30.3 miles long (Lewiston to Junction City)
Mad River, Trinity County, 24 miles away
      Class III - 5.8 miles long (North and South Fork confluence to Barry Creek Road)
Brandy Creek, Shasta County, 24 miles away
      Class V+ - 2 miles long (above Whiskeytown Reservoir)
Thomes Creek, Tehama County, 24 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 22 miles long (Above Paskenta)
 Ski Areas Near Beegum Creek:
Mount Shasta, California , 71 miles away, 1390 foot drop, 5 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 93 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
 Marinas Near Beegum Creek:
Pine Cove Marina, Lewiston , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Beegum Creek:
Lewiston Hotel, Lewiston , 21 miles away
Win-River Resort And Casino, Redding , 37 miles away
Shasta Lodge, Redding , 38 miles away
Travelodge Redding CA, Redding , 39 miles away
Rodeway Inn Redding, Redding , 39 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Beegum Creek:
Beegum Gorge Campground, Shasta County, 2 miles away
Basin Gulch Campgrounds, Shasta County, 4 miles away
Wells Creek Campground, Tehama County, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Beegum Creek:
Bluford Trail, Shasta , 5 miles away, 3 hiking miles, 2510 feet elevation difference
North Yolla Bolly Cold Fork Trail, Tehama , 8 miles away, 7.7 hiking miles, 2276 feet elevation difference
Long Ridge Trail, Tehama , 10 miles away,  8.8 hiking miles, 3044 feet elevation difference
Pettijohn Trail, Tehama , 10 miles away,  11 hiking miles, 1535 feet elevation difference
Humboldt Trail, Trinity , 10 miles away,  43 hiking miles, 3844 feet elevation difference
South Fork Cottonwood Trail, Tehama , 11 miles away, 18.8 hiking miles, 4456 feet elevation difference
Lazyman Butte Trail, Tehama , 12 miles away,  24 hiking miles, 3886 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Beegum Creek:
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Whiskeytown - CA , 29 miles away
Weaverville Joss House State Park, California , 21 miles away
Mendocino National Forest, California , 33 miles away

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