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California whitewater, Brandy Creek

Shasta county, above Whiskeytown Reservoir section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V+     2 miles
  If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so if you're not from around here don't forget that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. This stretch of Brandy Creek is 2 miles long and is a class V+ section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking
    this area has a large number of paddling spots. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a
short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The beautiful scenery of Shasta County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in nature have a lot of people coming here. This is a bit of a short stretch so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. The put-in  
location is a short drive from Redding, as you can see on the road map further down.

Briefly about the general area:
If time allows, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is a national park worth visiting. Have a wonderful hiking adventure along the Dry Creek Trail, and lots of people from French Gulch come here. This river is so wonderful. A wonderful place near Brandy Creek is Rich Gulch. Brandy Creek gets a typical amount of annual precipitation. The month with most of the rain is January, and July meanwhile is the driest month. Throughout the warmest time of the year here at Brandy Creek, high temperatures ordinarily get into the 90's.

Brandy Creek, above Whiskeytown Reservoir 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 Brandy Creek.
 Whitewater Near Brandy Creek:
Brandy Creek, Shasta County, 1 miles away
      Class V+ - 2 miles long (above Whiskeytown Reservoir)
Clear Creek Sacramento Tributary, Shasta County, 5 miles away
      Class IV - 8 miles long (Whiskeytown Reservoir to Sacramento Valley)
Cottonwood Creek - North Fork, Shasta County, 7 miles away
      Class II-IV - 8 miles long (Ono to Gas Point Road)
Cottonwood Creek - North Fork, Shasta County, 10 miles away
      Class IV - 4 miles long (Sunny Hill Road to Platina Road bridge Close to Ono)
Cottonwood Creek - Middle Fork, Shasta/ Tehama County, 11 miles away
      Class III - 23.5 miles long (Platina Road to North Fork)
Whitewater Outfitter - North Country Raft Rental, Shasta County, 15 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Trinity River, Trinity County, 15 miles away
      Class II - 30.3 miles long (Lewiston to Junction City)
Clear Creek Sacramento Tributary, Shasta County, 17 miles away
      Class IV(V+) - 16 miles long (Clear Creek Campground to Trinity Mountain Road)
Cottonwood Creek - South Fork, Tehama County, 22 miles away
      Class II - 9.5 miles long (Pettyjohn Road to Highway 36)
Cottonwood Creek - Middle Fork, Shasta/ Tehama County, 22 miles away
      Class IV - 11.1 miles long (Knob Gulch confluence to Platina Road)
 Ski Areas Near Brandy Creek:
Mount Shasta, California , 47 miles away, 1390 foot drop, 5 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 78 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
 Marinas Near Brandy Creek:
Oak Bottom Marina, Whiskeytown , 4 miles away
Pine Cove Marina, Lewiston , 14 miles away
Trinity ALPS Marina-Fairview, Lewiston , 15 miles away
Marina RV Park, Redding , 16 miles away
Sugarloaf Resort, Lakehead , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Brandy Creek:
Shasta Lodge, Redding , 15 miles away
Travelodge Redding CA, Redding , 15 miles away
Rodeway Inn Redding, Redding , 15 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Redding , 15 miles away
Lewiston Hotel, Lewiston , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Brandy Creek:
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area - Sheep Camp, Whiskeytown, 1 miles away
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area - Brandy Creek, Whiskeytown, 1 miles away
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area - Dry Creek Group, Whiskeytown, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Brandy Creek:
Dry Creek Trail, Shasta , 14 miles away, 3.7 hiking miles, 188 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Brandy Creek:
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Whiskeytown - CA , 6 miles away
Weaverville Joss House State Park, California , 24 miles away
Shasta National Forest, California , 28 miles away
Castle Crags State Park, California , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Brandy Creek:
Lake Redding Golf Course, Redding , 14 miles away
Allen's Golf Course, Redding , 16 miles away
River Bend Golf & Country Club, Redding , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Brandy Creek
Shasta Lake, Shasta , 14 miles away
Trinity Lake, Trinity , 15 miles away

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