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California whitewater, Dinkey Creek

Fresno county, Dinkey Creek Campgrounds to logging spur road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     5 miles
  The wonderful California scenery and the cool fresh water make the trip here worthwhile. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in California tend to be more challenging than the national average, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. This stretch is mid length, good for a one day paddling trip. The put-in is not too far from Visalia-Porterville, there's a road map further down the
    page with more info on that. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people. The Dinkey Creek Campgrounds to logging spur road stretch of Dinkey Creek is 5 miles long
and is rated by American Whitewater as a class IV-V section. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The beautiful Central Sierra Nevada scenery is an added bonus. The campgrounds here at Dinkey Creek are pretty good. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of spots for that. There  
are plenty of other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well.

Briefly about the general area:
Hiking is a popular thing to do around Dinkey Creek; Red Mountain Trail is a great local trail. Sierra Summit has glorious slopes and a friendly staff, and the Deep Creek Trail offers hiking at its best. This is such a wonderful river. All through the warmest time of the year at Dinkey Creek highs are usually in the 70's, and during the night it cools down to the 40's. Highs all through the winter are typically in the 40's, and night lows in the 20's for Dinkey Creek.

Dinkey Creek, Dinkey Creek Campgrounds to logging spur 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 Dinkey Creek.
 Whitewater Near Dinkey Creek:
Dinkey Creek, Fresno County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5 miles long (Dinkey Creek Campgrounds to logging spur road)
Dinkey Creek, Fresno County, 3 miles away
      Class V - 3.5 miles long (Dinkey Dome to Dinkey Campgrounds)
Dinkey Creek, Fresno County, 7 miles away
      Class V - 1.5 miles long (Old mine trail to National Forest Kings confluence)
Big Creek Kings River Tributary, Fresno County, 8 miles away
      Class III-V - 5 miles long (Bridge on Forest Service Route 7 to Trimmer Springs Road)
Dinkey Creek, Fresno County, 8 miles away
      Class V+ - 6.3 miles long (Ross Creek Trail to confluence of National Forest Kings)
Big Creek Kings River Tributary, Fresno County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1 miles long (Trimmer Springs Road to Kings River)
Kings River - North Fork, Fresno County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Dinkey Creek to Main Kings Confluence)
Kings River - North Fork, Fresno County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 1.5 miles long (Balch Afterbay to confluence with Dinkey Creek)
Kings River, Fresno County, 9 miles away
      Class II(III) - 7 miles long (Kings River Powerhouse to Big Creek Cove)
Sycamore Creek, Fresno County, 12 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2 miles long (Trimmer Springs Road to Kings River)
 Ski Areas Near Dinkey Creek:
Sierra Summit, California , 10 miles away, 1679 foot drop, 11 lifts, 45 runs
Mammoth Mountain, California , 34 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 27 lifts, 156 runs
June Mountain, California , 39 miles away, 2580 foot drop, 7 lifts, 37 runs
Badger Pass, California , 49 miles away, 540 foot drop, 5 lifts, 10 runs
Dodge Ridge, California , 84 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 59 runs
Shirley Meadow, California , 85 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
 Marinas Near Dinkey Creek:
Huntington Lake Resort Marina, Lakeshore , 11 miles away
Shaver Lake Marina, Shaver Lake , 12 miles away
 Hotels Near Dinkey Creek:
Americas Best Value Inn, Port Hueneme , 24 miles away
Windsor Oaks Inn And Suites, Grayville , 24 miles away
Tamarack Lodge & Resort, Mammoth Lakes , 32 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites DINUBA WEST, Dinuba , 33 miles away
Mammoth Mountain Inn, Mammoth Lakes , 34 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Dinkey Creek:
Lower Dinkey Creek Campground, Fresno County, 1 miles away
Dinkey Creek, Big Creek, 1 miles away
Upper Dinkey Creek Campground, Fresno County, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Dinkey Creek:
Red Mountain Trail, Fresno , 7 miles away,  16.8 hiking miles, 2167 feet elevation difference
Deep Creek Trail, Fresno , 9 miles away,  8 hiking miles, 1608 feet elevation difference
Bobs Flat Trail, Fresno , 12 miles away, 5.3 hiking miles, 1872 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Dinkey Creek:
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park, Three Rivers - CA , 38 miles away
Devils Postpile National Monument, Mammoth Lakes - CA , 39 miles away
Sierra National Forest, California , 20 miles away
Millerton Lake State Park, California , 38 miles away
 Lakes Near Dinkey Creek
Rainbow Lake, Fresno , 7 miles away
Huntington Lake, Fresno , 11 miles away
Shaver Lake, Fresno , 12 miles away

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