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California whitewater, Kings River - Middle Fork

Fresno county, Dusy Branch to South Fork confluence section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V+     29 miles
  If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside California you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so better not forget that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. The starting location is a short drive from Visalia-Porterville, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The nature scenery of Fresno County and the playfulness of the water beats anything. This stretch is long enough
    for an overnight trip if you take your time, so pack your camping stuff. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. Whitewater paddling here in the Central
Sierra Nevada is a great experience. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. There are so many stretches to paddle in this river system, the Dusy Branch to South Fork confluence stretch is just one of many. This section of Kings River - Middle Fork in Fresno County is 29 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class V+ section. The  
nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
There are nice places to explore along the Don Cecil Trail; Lost Canyon is another delightful location to take a look at nearby. This location, the Central Sierra Nevada, has so much outdoors amusing things. Don't leave Kings River - Middle Fork without first going for a hike along the Sheep Creek Trail. During the days of summer highs here at Kings River - Middle Fork reach the 70's.

Kings River - Middle Fork, Dusy Branch to South Fork confluence 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 Kings River - Middle Fork.
 Whitewater Near Kings River - Middle Fork:
Kings River - Middle Fork, Fresno County, 12 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6 miles long (Above Wishon Reservoir)
Kings River, Fresno County, 12 miles away
      Class V - 10 miles long (Middle South Fork confluence to Garnet Dike Campground)
Kings River - Middle Fork, Fresno County, 12 miles away
      Class V+ - 29 miles long (Dusy Branch to South Fork confluence)
San Joaquin River - South Fork, Fresno/ Madera County, 16 miles away
      Class V - 14 miles long (Bridge over Piute Creek to Florence Lake)
Kings River, Fresno County, 21 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9.5 miles long (Garnet Dike Campground to Kirch Flat Campground)
Kaweah River - North Fork, Tulare County, 23 miles away
      Class V+ - 8 miles long (Tarbell Pocket to Yucca Creek)
San Joaquin River - South Fork, Fresno/ Madera County, 23 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7 miles long (Florence Lake to Mono Hot Springs)
Kaweah River - Middle Fork, Tulare County, 25 miles away
      Class V - 4.8 miles long (Hospital Rock)
Kings River - North Fork, Fresno County, 25 miles away
      Class V - 1.5 miles long (Balch Afterbay to confluence with Dinkey Creek)
Mill Flat Creek, Fresno County, 25 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2 miles long (Forest Service Road 12S0 to Kings River)
 Ski Areas Near Kings River - Middle Fork:
Sierra Summit, California , 33 miles away, 1679 foot drop, 11 lifts, 45 runs
Mammoth Mountain, California , 42 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 27 lifts, 156 runs
June Mountain, California , 51 miles away, 2580 foot drop, 7 lifts, 37 runs
Shirley Meadow, California , 70 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Badger Pass, California , 75 miles away, 540 foot drop, 5 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Kings River - Middle Fork:
South Lake Boat Landing, Bishop , 17 miles away
 Beaches Near Kings River - Middle Fork:
Sandy Cove Beach, Fresno , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Kings River - Middle Fork:
The Gateway Restaurant And Lodge, Three Rivers , 31 miles away
Mountain View Motel, Bishop , 32 miles away
Days Inn Bishop, Bishop , 32 miles away
Super 8 Bishop, Bishop , 32 miles away
Thunderbird Motel, Bishop , 32 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Kings River - Middle Fork:
Pacific Crest Trail Trailcamp 840.6 - Wanda Lake 2, Bishop, 9 miles away
Pacific Crest Trail Trailcamp 840.5 - Wanda Lake 1, Bishop, 9 miles away
Kings Canyon National Park - Sheep Creek, Sequoia National Park, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Kings River - Middle Fork:
Don Cecil Trail, Fresno , 11 miles away, 4.8 hiking miles, 3586 feet elevation difference
Sheep Creek Trail, Fresno , 11 miles away,  6.2 hiking miles, 1123 feet elevation difference
John Muir Trail - Pacific Crest Section, overlapping , 17 miles away, 142.1 hiking miles, 7476 feet elevation difference
Pacific Crest Trail - section 11, overlapping , 19 miles away, 264.9 hiking miles, 9028 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Kings River - Middle Fork:
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park, Three Rivers - CA , 31 miles away
Devils Postpile National Monument, Mammoth Lakes - CA , 33 miles away
 Lakes Near Kings River - Middle Fork
Duck Lake, Fresno , 11 miles away
Hume Lake, Fresno , 15 miles away
Lake Sabrina, Inyo , 16 miles away

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