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California whitewater, Clear Creek Sacramento Tributary

Shasta county, Clear Creek Campground to Trinity Mountain Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV(V+)     16 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Redding, as you can see on the road map further down. The natural beauty of Shasta County and the water flowing gracefully down Clear Creek Sacramento Tributary beats anything. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in California are often tougher than in other states, so better not forget that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater
    rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling spots. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. The Clear Creek Campground to Trinity Mountain
Road stretch of Clear Creek Sacramento Tributary in California is 16 miles long and it is classified as a class IV(V+) section by American Whitewater. 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. This stretch is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your sleeping bag. Getting a good workout and just being out on the river  
for a while are great reasons to come. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
Do pay a visit to Whiskeytown National Recreation Area while you're here at Clear Creek Sacramento Tributary. Hiking along the Dry Creek Trail is nice fun, and a fine location nearby is Brush Gulch. At this river you will always have a good time. There are plenty of folks from French Gulch here at Clear Creek Sacramento Tributary. Not much rainfall falls here at Clear Creek Sacramento Tributary. For the duration of the month of December you get the most rain around here, and July is when it's the driest.

Clear Creek Sacramento Tributary, Clear Creek Campground to Trinity Mountain Road 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 Clear Creek Sacramento Tributary.
 Whitewater Near Clear Creek Sacramento Tributary:
Clear Creek Sacramento Tributary, Shasta County, 3 miles away
      Class IV(V+) - 16 miles long (Clear Creek Campground to Trinity Mountain Road)
Brandy Creek, Shasta County, 14 miles away
      Class V+ - 2 miles long (above Whiskeytown Reservoir)
Trinity River - East Fork, Trinity County, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 8 miles long (Rams Horn Road to Clair Engle Lake)
Clear Creek Sacramento Tributary, Shasta County, 15 miles away
      Class IV - 8 miles long (Whiskeytown Reservoir to Sacramento Valley)
Trinity River, Trinity County, 17 miles away
      Class II - 30.3 miles long (Lewiston to Junction City)
Trinity River, Trinity County, 19 miles away
      Class III-IV - 13.6 miles long (Tangle Blue Creek to Clair Engle Lake)
Sacramento River, Siskiyou/ Shasta County, 20 miles away
      Class IV - 13 miles long (Sims Flat Campground to Lake Shasta)
Cottonwood Creek - North Fork, Shasta County, 21 miles away
      Class II-IV - 8 miles long (Ono to Gas Point Road)
Whitewater Outfitter - North Country Raft Rental, Shasta County, 21 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Coffee Creek, Trinity County, 21 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10 miles long (Coffee Creek Road to Trinity River)
 Ski Areas Near Clear Creek Sacramento Tributary:
Mount Shasta, California , 36 miles away, 1390 foot drop, 5 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 64 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
 Marinas Near Clear Creek Sacramento Tributary:
Oak Bottom Marina, Whiskeytown , 12 miles away
Sugarloaf Resort, Lakehead , 14 miles away
Antler Resort & Marina, Lakehead , 15 miles away
Trinity ALPS Marina-Fairview, Lewiston , 16 miles away
Pine Cove Marina, Lewiston , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Clear Creek Sacramento Tributary:
Lewiston Hotel, Lewiston , 17 miles away
Bridge Bay Motel, Redding , 19 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Redding, Redding , 20 miles away
Travelodge Redding CA, Redding , 20 miles away
Comfort Suites Redding - Shasta Lake, Redding , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Clear Creek Sacramento Tributary:
Clear Creek, French Gulch, 4 miles away
Jackass Spring Campground, Trinity County, 6 miles away
Captains Point Campground, Trinity County, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Clear Creek Sacramento Tributary:
Dry Creek Trail, Shasta , 13 miles away, 3.7 hiking miles, 188 feet elevation difference
Echo Lake Trail, Shasta , 19 miles away, 1.2 hiking miles, 357 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Clear Creek Sacramento Tributary:
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Whiskeytown - CA , 8 miles away
Shasta National Forest, California , 15 miles away
Weaverville Joss House State Park, California , 25 miles away
Castle Crags State Park, California , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Clear Creek Sacramento Tributary:
Lake Redding Golf Course, Redding , 20 miles away
 Lakes Near Clear Creek Sacramento Tributary
Trinity Lake, Trinity , 12 miles away
Shasta Lake, Shasta , 15 miles away
Granite Lake, Trinity , 19 miles away

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