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California whitewater, Cache Creek

Yolo county, Bear Creek Confluence to Rumsey section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III     9 miles
  This section of Cache Creek in California is 9 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III section. The beautiful scenery of California and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Napa, as you can see on the road map further down. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. The average California whitewater rafting
    or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. No matter if you're whitewater rafting
or kayaking this area has a pretty small number of paddling spots. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, it's good length for a morning trip. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too.

Briefly about the general area:
Pocket Gulch is a wonderful
 
place to take a look at nearby, and if you're here you will meet lots of people from nearby Guinda. At Cache Creek you donít see much precipitation. The month of January is the wettest with most of the rain while July is the month with the least amount of precipitation. Summertime brings highs in the 90's to Cache Creek while night lows are frequently in the 50's. For the period of the wintertime the highs are commonly in the 50's, and night lows at Cache Creek during the wintertime mostly descend into the 30's.

Cache Creek, Bear Creek Confluence to Rumsey 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 Cache Creek.
 Whitewater Near Cache Creek:
Cache Creek, Yolo County, 3 miles away
      Class III - 9 miles long (Bear Creek Confluence to Rumsey)
Bear Creek, Lake County, 11 miles away
      Class IV - 12 miles long (Close to Wilbur Hot Springs to Cache Creek ConFork)
Cache Creek, Lake / Yolo County, 18 miles away
      Class II(III) - 18 miles long (Highway 20 to Bear Creek Confluence)
Putah Creek, Lake/ Napa County, 20 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)
 Marinas Near Cache Creek:
Lake Berryessa Marina Resort, Napa , 18 miles away
Pleasure Cove Marina, Napa , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Cache Creek:
Econo Lodge Williams, Williams , 17 miles away
Ramada Williams, Williams , 17 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Dunnigan, Dunnigan , 22 miles away
Clear Lake Cottages Marina, Clearlake , 24 miles away
Calistoga Ranch Auberge Resort, Calistoga , 24 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cache Creek:
Cache Creek Canyon County Park, Rumsey, 2 miles away
Cowboy Camp Horse Camp Ground, Rumsey, 7 miles away
Knoxville Recreation Area - Lower Hunting Creek, Pope Valley, 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cache Creek:
Point Reyes National Seashore, Point Reyes - CA , 58 miles away
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley - CA , 58 miles away
Anderson Marsh State Park, California , 24 miles away
Colusa-Sacramento River State Park, California , 25 miles away
Bothe-Napa Valley State Park, California , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cache Creek:
Arbuckle Golf Club, Arbuckle , 11 miles away
Aetna Springs Golf Course, Pope Valley , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Cache Creek
Duvall Lake, Napa , 19 miles away
Indian Valley Reservoir, Lake , 20 miles away
Hidden Valley Lake, Lake , 20 miles away

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