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California whitewater, Dinkey Creek

Fresno county, Ross Creek Trail to confluence of National Forest Kings section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V+     6.3 miles
  If you're coming from Visalia-Porterville it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in California are often tougher than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. The natural beauty of California and the sparkling of the sunlight
    on the water beats anything. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. This is not the only paddling
stretch in this river system, there are others too. This stretch of Dinkey Creek in California is 6.3 miles long and is a class V+ section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. This is a pretty decent length section, it's good length for a morning trip. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. The beauty of the Central Sierra Nevada  
is a great plus for this river. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come.

Briefly about the general area:
Sycamore Springs is always fun to check out, and Dinkey Creek is right by the Bobs Flat Trail. Just can't get enough of the Central Sierra Nevada. Why not take a refreshing hike along the Deep Creek Trail. Dinkey Creek gets very little precipitation. Throughout the month of January you get the most rain around here, and July on the other hand is the driest. All through the summertime at Dinkey Creek temperatures are generally in the 90's; the nighttime is rather cooler of course, regularly in the 60's.

Dinkey Creek, Ross Creek Trail to confluence of National Forest Kings 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:
Kings River, Fresno County, 3 miles away
      Class II(III) - 7 miles long (Kings River Powerhouse to Big Creek Cove)
Dinkey Creek, Fresno County, 3 miles away
      Class V - 1.5 miles long (Old mine trail to National Forest Kings confluence)
Big Creek Kings River Tributary, Fresno County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1 miles long (Trimmer Springs Road to Kings River)
Big Creek Kings River Tributary, Fresno County, 4 miles away
      Class III-V - 5 miles long (Bridge on Forest Service Route 7 to Trimmer Springs Road)
Dinkey Creek, Fresno County, 4 miles away
      Class V+ - 6.3 miles long (Ross Creek Trail to confluence of National Forest Kings)
Kings River - North Fork, Fresno County, 4 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Dinkey Creek to Main Kings Confluence)
Kings River - North Fork, Fresno County, 6 miles away
      Class V - 1.5 miles long (Balch Afterbay to confluence with Dinkey Creek)
Sycamore Creek, Fresno County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2 miles long (Trimmer Springs Road to Kings River)
Mill Flat Creek, Fresno County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2 miles long (Forest Service Road 12S0 to Kings River)
Dinkey Creek, Fresno County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5 miles long (Dinkey Creek Campgrounds to logging spur road)
 Ski Areas Near Dinkey Creek:
Sierra Summit, California , 17 miles away, 1679 foot drop, 11 lifts, 45 runs
Mammoth Mountain, California , 41 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 27 lifts, 156 runs
June Mountain, California , 47 miles away, 2580 foot drop, 7 lifts, 37 runs
Badger Pass, California , 52 miles away, 540 foot drop, 5 lifts, 10 runs
Shirley Meadow, California , 80 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Dodge Ridge, California , 88 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 59 runs
 Marinas Near Dinkey Creek:
Shaver Lake Marina, Shaver Lake , 14 miles away
Pine Flat Lake Marina, Piedra , 14 miles away
Huntington Lake Resort Marina, Lakeshore , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Dinkey Creek:
Windsor Oaks Inn And Suites, Grayville , 19 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites DINUBA WEST, Dinuba , 26 miles away
BEST WESTERN Americana, Dinuba , 27 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Port Hueneme , 29 miles away
Hummingbird Cottage At Seven Sycamores Ranch, Ivanhoe , 30 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Dinkey Creek:
Nutmeg Campground, Fresno County, 3 miles away
Oak Flat Campground, Fresno County, 3 miles away
Kirch Flat Campground, Fresno County, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Dinkey Creek:
Deep Creek Trail, Fresno , 6 miles away,  8 hiking miles, 1608 feet elevation difference
Bobs Flat Trail, Fresno , 8 miles away, 5.3 hiking miles, 1872 feet elevation difference
Red Mountain Trail, Fresno , 15 miles away,  16.8 hiking miles, 2167 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Dinkey Creek:
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park, Three Rivers - CA , 34 miles away
Devils Postpile National Monument, Mammoth Lakes - CA , 46 miles away
Sierra National Forest, California , 26 miles away
Millerton Lake State Park, California , 36 miles away
 Lakes Near Dinkey Creek
Pine Flat Lake, Fresno , 12 miles away
Rainbow Lake, Fresno , 14 miles away
Shaver Lake, Fresno , 15 miles away

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