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California whitewater, Cottonwood Creek - North Fork

Shasta county, Ono to Gas Point Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     8 miles
  The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Redding, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master in this state than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. The nature scenery of California and the playfulness of the water beats anything.
    Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. And
of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The Ono to Gas Point Road section of Cottonwood Creek - North Fork is 8 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-IV section of whitewater. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, you can easily run it on an afternoon. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. This river system is full of great paddling  
sections, the Ono to Gas Point Road section is just one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
Cottonwood Creek - North Fork is a location with many visitors from Igo. If you havenít been to Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, you should schedule some time for it since you're here. Cottonwood Creek - North Fork gets a typical amount of rain. During January this area sees the most rain; July is when it's the driest. All through the summertime highs here at Cottonwood Creek - North Fork get into the 90's, and during summer nights temperatures are in the 40's. The winter comes with highs in the 40's while the cold winter nights at Cottonwood Creek - North Fork are in the 20's.

Cottonwood Creek - North Fork, Ono to Gas Point 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 Cottonwood Creek - North Fork.
 Whitewater Near Cottonwood Creek - North Fork:
Cottonwood Creek - North Fork, Shasta County, 3 miles away
      Class II-IV - 8 miles long (Ono to Gas Point Road)
Cottonwood Creek - Middle Fork, Shasta/ Tehama County, 6 miles away
      Class III - 23.5 miles long (Platina Road to North Fork)
Cottonwood Creek - North Fork, Shasta County, 8 miles away
      Class IV - 4 miles long (Sunny Hill Road to Platina Road bridge Close to Ono)
Brandy Creek, Shasta County, 8 miles away
      Class V+ - 2 miles long (above Whiskeytown Reservoir)
Clear Creek Sacramento Tributary, Shasta County, 9 miles away
      Class IV - 8 miles long (Whiskeytown Reservoir to Sacramento Valley)
Cottonwood Creek - South Fork, Tehama County, 14 miles away
      Class II - 9.5 miles long (Pettyjohn Road to Highway 36)
Whitewater Outfitter - North Country Raft Rental, Shasta County, 15 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Trinity River, Trinity County, 21 miles away
      Class II - 30.3 miles long (Lewiston to Junction City)
Cottonwood Creek - Middle Fork, Shasta/ Tehama County, 21 miles away
      Class IV - 11.1 miles long (Knob Gulch confluence to Platina Road)
Elder Creek, Tehama County, 23 miles away
      Class III - 17.2 miles long (Lowrey Road to Paskenta Road)
 Ski Areas Near Cottonwood Creek - North Fork:
Mount Shasta, California , 53 miles away, 1390 foot drop, 5 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 87 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
 Marinas Near Cottonwood Creek - North Fork:
Oak Bottom Marina, Whiskeytown , 10 miles away
Marina RV Park, Redding , 16 miles away
Pine Cove Marina, Lewiston , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Cottonwood Creek - North Fork:
Win-River Resort And Casino, Redding , 14 miles away
Shasta Lodge, Redding , 15 miles away
Travelodge Redding CA, Redding , 16 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Redding , 16 miles away
Rodeway Inn Redding, Redding , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cottonwood Creek - North Fork:
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area - Peltier Bridge, Redding, 8 miles away
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area - Horse Camp, Shasta, 8 miles away
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area - Sheep Camp, Whiskeytown, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Cottonwood Creek - North Fork:
Lanyan Trail, Tehama , 17 miles away,  7.4 hiking miles, 783 feet elevation difference
Dry Creek Trail, Shasta , 18 miles away, 3.7 hiking miles, 188 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Cottonwood Creek - North Fork:
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Whiskeytown - CA , 14 miles away
Weaverville Joss House State Park, California , 29 miles away
Shasta National Forest, California , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cottonwood Creek - North Fork:
Allen's Golf Course, Redding , 15 miles away
Lake Redding Golf Course, Redding , 15 miles away
River Bend Golf & Country Club, Redding , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Cottonwood Creek - North Fork
Shasta Lake, Shasta , 18 miles away

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