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California whitewater, Carson River - East Fork

Alpine county, Cave Rock to Hangman's Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III     7.3 miles
  This stretch of Carson River - East Fork in California is 7.3 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class III section of whitewater. The scenic beauty of Alpine County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Whitewater paddling here in the Northern Sierra Nevada
    is a great experience. This stretch has has enough mileage, suitable for an afternoon trip. If you're coming from Gardnerville Ranchos it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, there's a road map further down
the page with more info on that. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master in this state than those in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less manageable. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of places for that. The Cave Rock to Hangman's Bridge section is one of many paddling sections in this river system. Getting  
some good exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
Go for a hike on the Burnside Lake Trail, and you might also want to pay a visit to Mogul Canyon since you're here at Carson River - East Fork. Yep, outdoors entertaining things truly is plentiful here in the Northern Sierra Nevada. Going for a hike on the Pacific Crest Trail - section 13 is always a splendid adventure. Everybody loves Grover Hot Springs State Park, and you're sure to run into some cheerful folks from Markleeville here.

Carson River - East Fork, Cave Rock to Hangman's Bridge 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 Carson River - East Fork.
 Whitewater Near Carson River - East Fork:
Carson River - East Fork, Alpine County, 2 miles away
      Class III - 7.3 miles long (Cave Rock to Hangman's Bridge)
Carson River - East Fork, Alpine County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 20 miles long (Hangman's Bridge to CA-NV border)
Carson River - East Fork, Alpine County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 20 miles long (Hangman's Bridge to Gardnerville)
Mokelumne River - North Fork, Alpine/ Amador/ Calaveras County, 13 miles away
      Class V+ - 24.9 miles long (Route 4 Bridge to Salt Springs Reservoir)
Stanislaus River - Middle Fork, Tuolumne County, 18 miles away
      Class IV-V - 13 miles long (Baker Campground to Donnells Lake)
West Walker River, Mono County, 22 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.3 miles long (Leavitt Station Trailhead to Pickel Meadow)
West Walker River, Mono County, 25 miles away
      Class III-V - 11 miles long (Highway 395 Bridge to Walker)
American River - South Fork, El Dorado County, 29 miles away
      Class IV-V - 9.6 miles long (Strawberry to Kyburz)
 Ski Areas Near Carson River - East Fork:
Heavenly, California , 20 miles away, 3500 foot drop, 31 lifts, 94 runs
Kirkwood, California , 22 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 15 lifts, 65 runs
Bear Valley, California , 23 miles away, 1900 foot drop, 11 lifts, 67 runs
Sierra at Tahoe, California , 24 miles away, 2212 foot drop, 12 lifts, 46 runs
Dodge Ridge, California , 29 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 59 runs
Diamond Peak, Nevada , 34 miles away, 1840 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Homewood, California , 37 miles away, 1650 foot drop, 8 lifts, 56 runs
Mt. Rose, Nevada , 37 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 8 lifts, 60 runs
Granlibakken, California , 39 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 1 runs
Northstar at Tahoe, California , 42 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 17 lifts, 70 runs
 Marinas Near Carson River - East Fork:
Topaz Landing & Marina-Rv Park, Gardnerville , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near Carson River - East Fork:
Super 8 Gardnerville Topaz Lake, Gardnerville , 14 miles away
BEST WESTERN Topaz Lake Inn, Gardnerville , 14 miles away
Historian Inn, Gardnerville , 15 miles away
Carson Valley Inn, Minden , 16 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites MINDEN, Minden , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Carson River - East Fork:
Carson River Resort, Markleeville, 1 miles away
Centerville Flat Campground, Alpine County, 2 miles away
Markleeville Campground, Alpine County, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Carson River - East Fork:
Pacific Crest Trail - section 13, overlapping , 5 miles away, 66 hiking miles, 3818 feet elevation difference
Burnside Lake Trail, Alpine , 9 miles away, 3.4 hiking miles, 2762 feet elevation difference
Charity Valley Trail, Alpine , 10 miles away, 4.5 hiking miles, 2275 feet elevation difference
Silver King Trail, Alpine , 14 miles away,  23.6 hiking miles, 1976 feet elevation difference
Corral Valley Trail, Alpine , 14 miles away,  7.4 hiking miles, 756 feet elevation difference
Lost Canyon Trail, Mono , 19 miles away, 9.9 hiking miles, 3648 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Carson River - East Fork:
Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park - CA , 59 miles away
Grover Hot Springs State Park, California , 7 miles away
Echo Canyon State Park, Nevada , 18 miles away
Washoe Meadows State Park, California , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Carson River - East Fork:
Carson Valley Golf Course, Gardnerville , 14 miles away
Genoa Lakes Golf Resort, Genoa , 20 miles away
 Lakes Near Carson River - East Fork
Mosquito Lake, Alpine , 14 miles away
Wheeler Lake, Alpine , 18 miles away
Woods Lake, Alpine , 18 miles away

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