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California whitewater, Dinkey Creek

Fresno county, Old mine trail to National Forest Kings confluence section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V     1.5 miles
  This stretch of Dinkey Creek is 1.5 miles long and it is classified as a class V section by American Whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in California is often more difficult than elsewhere, so keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. The scenic beauty of California and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time
    outdoors will make you glad you came. The wild scenery of the Central Sierra Nevada is great. There's camping available near Dinkey Creek. This is a pretty short section so better bring some good walking shoes. Some people
prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good spots. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Visalia-Porterville, as you can see on the road map further down. This river system is full of great paddling  
stretches, the Old mine trail to National Forest Kings confluence stretch is just one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
Have a pleasant hiking adventure along the Bobs Flat Trail, and a short trip to Sycamore Springs is always worthwhile. And if that's not enough there's a lot more entertaining stuff to do in the Central Sierra Nevada. Hiking along the Deep Creek Trail is nice fun, and Indian Rock is an attention-grabbing place to stop by while at Dinkey Creek. Coming to this river is always a good idea. A common amount of precipitation falls here at Dinkey Creek.

Dinkey Creek, Old mine trail to National Forest Kings confluence road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Dinkey Creek.
 Whitewater Near Dinkey Creek:
Dinkey Creek, Fresno County, 1 miles away
      Class V - 1.5 miles long (Old mine trail to National Forest Kings confluence)
Kings River - North Fork, Fresno County, 1 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Dinkey Creek to Main Kings Confluence)
Kings River, Fresno County, 3 miles away
      Class II(III) - 7 miles long (Kings River Powerhouse to Big Creek Cove)
Kings River - North Fork, Fresno County, 3 miles away
      Class V - 1.5 miles long (Balch Afterbay to confluence with Dinkey Creek)
Mill Flat Creek, Fresno County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2 miles long (Forest Service Road 12S0 to Kings River)
Kings River, Fresno County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9.5 miles long (Garnet Dike Campground to Kirch Flat Campground)
Big Creek Kings River Tributary, Fresno County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1 miles long (Trimmer Springs Road to Kings River)
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)
Dinkey Creek, Fresno County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5 miles long (Dinkey Creek Campgrounds to logging spur road)
 Ski Areas Near Dinkey Creek:
Sierra Summit, California , 18 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 , 56 miles away, 540 foot drop, 5 lifts, 10 runs
Shirley Meadow, California , 77 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Dodge Ridge, California , 91 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 59 runs
 Marinas Near Dinkey Creek:
Shaver Lake Marina, Shaver Lake , 17 miles away
Pine Flat Lake Marina, Piedra , 17 miles away
Huntington Lake Resort Marina, Lakeshore , 19 miles away
 Beaches Near Dinkey Creek:
Sandy Cove Beach, Fresno , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Dinkey Creek:
Windsor Oaks Inn And Suites, Grayville , 21 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites DINUBA WEST, Dinuba , 28 miles away
BEST WESTERN Americana, Dinuba , 28 miles away
Plantation Bed & Breakfast, Lemon Cove , 29 miles away
Hummingbird Cottage At Seven Sycamores Ranch, Ivanhoe , 30 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Dinkey Creek:
Kirch Flat Campground, Fresno County, 2 miles away
Camp 4 1/2, Kings Canyon National Pk, 3 miles away
Gravel Flat Group, Kings Canyon National Pk, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Dinkey Creek:
Deep Creek Trail, Fresno , 10 miles away,  8 hiking miles, 1608 feet elevation difference
Bobs Flat Trail, Fresno , 11 miles away, 5.3 hiking miles, 1872 feet elevation difference
Red Mountain Trail, Fresno , 16 miles away,  16.8 hiking miles, 2167 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Dinkey Creek:
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park, Three Rivers - CA , 31 miles away
Devils Postpile National Monument, Mammoth Lakes - CA , 45 miles away
Sierra National Forest, California , 28 miles away
Millerton Lake State Park, California , 40 miles away
 Lakes Near Dinkey Creek
Rainbow Lake, Fresno , 14 miles away
Pine Flat Lake, Fresno , 14 miles away
Duck Lake, Fresno , 17 miles away

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