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California whitewater, Cache Creek

Lake Yolo county, Highway 20 to Bear Creek Confluence section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II(III)     18 miles
  The Highway 20 to Bear Creek Confluence section of Cache Creek is 18 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II(III) section of whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in California is often more difficult than elsewhere, so better not forget that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. The starting location is a short drive from Clearlake, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further
    down the page. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. This section is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so pack your camping stuff. The campgrounds here at
Cache Creek are pretty good. The natural beauty of California and the water flowing gracefully down Cache Creek will make you feel great. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly about the general area:
Cache Creek is near Petrified Canyon
 
which is absolutely worth checking out. When you're here at Cache Creek it's always fun to go to Anderson Marsh State Park. During the summer at Cache Creek temperatures are generally in the 90's. During the moonlight hours it's generally in the 50's. The wintertime brings highs down to the 50's, and night lows in the 30's for Cache Creek. The annual rainfall here at Cache Creek is about average. Of all the months in a year January is the one with the most rain, and the driest month of the year is July.

Cache Creek, Highway 20 to Bear Creek Confluence road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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Stats for this river stretch


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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Cache Creek.
 Whitewater Near Cache Creek:
Bear Creek, Lake County, 5 miles away
      Class IV - 12 miles long (Close to Wilbur Hot Springs to Cache Creek ConFork)
Cache Creek, Lake / Yolo County, 7 miles away
      Class II(III) - 18 miles long (Highway 20 to Bear Creek Confluence)
Cache Creek, Yolo County, 7 miles away
      Class III - 9 miles long (Bear Creek Confluence to Rumsey)
Putah Creek, Lake/ Napa County, 13 miles away
      Class IV-V - 16 miles long (Highway 29 to Lake Berryessa)
Napa River, Napa County, 24 miles away
      Class III - 18 miles long (St. Helena to Napa)
Big Sulphur Creek, Lake County, 25 miles away
      Class III-V - 4.6 miles long (Close to Geysers to Iron Bridge)
Stony Creek, Colusa / Glenn County, 26 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Mill Creek to Diversion Dam)
Little Sulphur Creek, Sonoma County, 28 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 11 miles long (Healdsburg-Geyserville Road to Big Sulphur Creek)
Mark West Creek, Sonoma County, 29 miles away
      Class III-V - 4 miles long (Mark West Lodge to Mark West Road)
 Marinas Near Cache Creek:
Austin's Campground and Marina, Clearlake , 15 miles away
Riviera Marina, Kelseyville , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Cache Creek:
Clear Lake Cottages Marina, Clearlake , 13 miles away
BEST WESTERN El Grande Inn, Clearlake , 13 miles away
Travelodge Clearlake, Clearlake , 14 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Clearlake , 15 miles away
Ferndale Resort And Marina, Kelseyville , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cache Creek:
Cowboy Camp Horse Camp Ground, Rumsey, 6 miles away
Indian Valley Recreation Area -Blue Oaks, Clearlake, 8 miles away
Knoxville Recreation Area - Cedar Creek, Pope Valley, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cache Creek:
Point Reyes National Seashore, Point Reyes - CA , 54 miles away
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley - CA , 58 miles away
Anderson Marsh State Park, California , 14 miles away
Robert Louis Stevenson State Park, California , 21 miles away
Bothe-Napa Valley State Park, California , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cache Creek:
Aetna Springs Golf Course, Pope Valley , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Cache Creek
Indian Valley Reservoir, Lake , 10 miles away
Hidden Valley Lake, Lake , 12 miles away
Duvall Lake, Napa , 17 miles away

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