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California whitewater, Cosumnes River

El Dorado Amador Sacramento county, Highway 49 to Highway 16 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-V     20 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so don't forget that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. The natural beauty of California and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a large number of paddling rivers. The nearby hotels are a bit away
    from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The starting point is not too far from Sacramento—Arden-Arcade—Roseville, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. There are
campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so why not pack your camp stove too. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have a lot of people coming here.

Briefly about the general area:
The smiling folks of Shingle Springs like to hang out close by. All through
 
the days of summer, highs typically are in the 90's at Cosumnes River. During the dark hours of summer temperatures plunge down into the 60's. High temperatures throughout the winter are normally in the 50's, and overnight lows through the winter for Cosumnes River tend to be in the 30's. The amount of precipitation that falls at Cosumnes River is close to the national average. January is the month that gets the most rain while July is ordinarily the driest month.

Cosumnes River, Highway 49 to Highway 16 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 Cosumnes River.
 Whitewater Near Cosumnes River:
Cosumnes River, El Dorado / Amador / Sacramento County, 9 miles away
      Class II-V - 20 miles long (Highway 49 to Highway 16)
Whitewater Outfitter - Whitewater Voyages, El Dorado County, 16 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
American River - South Fork, El Dorado County, 16 miles away
      Class III+ - 15 miles long (Lotus Campground to Folsom Lake)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wilderness Adventures, El Dorado County, 16 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Cosumnes River - Middle Fork, El Dorado County, 17 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 11 miles long (Outingdale to Highway 49)
American River - South Fork, El Dorado County, 17 miles away
      Class II-IV - 20.5 miles long (Route 193 to Folsom Lake)
Whitewater Outfitter - American River Raft Rentals, -blank- County, 21 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Canyon Raft Rentals, Placer County, 22 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Sierra Outdoor Center, Placer County, 22 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
American River - North Fork, Placer County, 22 miles away
      Class II - 3 miles long (Confluence with Middle Fork to Folsom Lake)
 Ski Areas Near Cosumnes River:
Soda Springs, California , 59 miles away, 625 foot drop, 5 lifts, 16 runs
Sugar Bowl, California , 61 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 13 lifts, 85 runs
Alpine Meadows, California , 61 miles away, 1802 foot drop, 14 lifts, 100 runs
Boreal, California , 61 miles away, 500 foot drop, 10 lifts, 41 runs
Donner Ski Ranch, California , 62 miles away, 750 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
Squaw Valley, California , 62 miles away, 2850 foot drop, 33 lifts, 177 runs
Kirkwood, California , 63 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 15 lifts, 65 runs
Sierra at Tahoe, California , 63 miles away, 2212 foot drop, 12 lifts, 46 runs
Homewood, California , 64 miles away, 1650 foot drop, 8 lifts, 56 runs
Bear Valley, California , 64 miles away, 1900 foot drop, 11 lifts, 67 runs
 Marinas Near Cosumnes River:
Folsom Lake Marina, El Dorado Hills , 13 miles away
Lake Camanche Marina, Valley Springs , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Cosumnes River:
Quality Inn & Suites Cameron Park, Cameron Park , 7 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites EL DORADO HILLS, El Dorado Hills , 10 miles away
Imperial Hotel, Amador City , 11 miles away
Hampton Inn And Suites Folsom, Folsom , 12 miles away
Staybridge Suites SACRAMENTO - FOLSOM, Folsom , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cosumnes River:
Far Horizons 49er Trailer Village, Plymouth, 9 miles away
Placerville KOA Kampgrounds, Shingle Springs, 9 miles away
Yellowjacket - Eldorado National Forest, Placerville, 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cosumnes River:
Folsom Lake State Park, California , 16 miles away
Marshall Gold Discovery State Park, California , 16 miles away
Auburn State Park, California , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cosumnes River:
Rancho Murieta Country Club, Rancho Murieta , 8 miles away
Castle Oaks Golf Club, Ione , 9 miles away
Bass Lake Golf Course, Rescue , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Cosumnes River
Bass Lake, El Dorado , 9 miles away
Folsom Lake, Sacramento , 16 miles away
Camanche Reservoir, San Joaquin , 16 miles away

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