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California whitewater, Kings River - Middle Fork

Fresno county, Above Wishon Reservoir section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     6 miles
  The wonderful California scenery and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. This stretch is mid length, it's perfect for a one day trip. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Visalia-Porterville, as you can
    see on the road map further down. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. When you're paddling down a Central Sierra Nevada river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. This section
of Kings River - Middle Fork is 6 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class IV-V section of whitewater. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has  
a large number of paddling spots. The Above Wishon Reservoir section is one of many paddling sections in this river system.

Briefly about the general area:
You have to without doubt explore charming Sandy Cove Beach since you're here at Kings River - Middle Fork. Kings River - Middle Fork gets a common amount of rain. Of all the months in a year January is the one with the most rain, and July is the month with the least moisture. High temperatures at Kings River - Middle Fork throughout the warm days of summer are in the 70's. Once the sun is down it dips down to the 40's. All through the wintertime this place gets highs in the 40's with winter lows in the 20's overnight here at Kings River - Middle Fork.

Kings River - Middle Fork, Above Wishon Reservoir road map
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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, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6 miles long (Above Wishon Reservoir)
San Joaquin River - South Fork, Fresno/ Madera County, 12 miles away
      Class V - 14 miles long (Bridge over Piute Creek to Florence Lake)
Kings River, Fresno County, 12 miles away
      Class V - 10 miles long (Middle South Fork confluence to Garnet Dike Campground)
Kings River, Fresno County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9.5 miles long (Garnet Dike Campground to Kirch Flat Campground)
San Joaquin River - South Fork, Fresno/ Madera County, 13 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7 miles long (Florence Lake to Mono Hot Springs)
Kings River - North Fork, Fresno County, 14 miles away
      Class V - 1.5 miles long (Balch Afterbay to confluence with Dinkey Creek)
Dinkey Creek, Fresno County, 15 miles away
      Class V - 3.5 miles long (Dinkey Dome to Dinkey Campgrounds)
Dinkey Creek, Fresno County, 16 miles away
      Class V - 1.5 miles long (Old mine trail to National Forest Kings confluence)
Kings River - North Fork, Fresno County, 16 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Dinkey Creek to Main Kings Confluence)
Mill Flat Creek, Fresno County, 16 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 , 19 miles away, 1679 foot drop, 11 lifts, 45 runs
Mammoth Mountain, California , 33 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 27 lifts, 156 runs
June Mountain, California , 41 miles away, 2580 foot drop, 7 lifts, 37 runs
Badger Pass, California , 61 miles away, 540 foot drop, 5 lifts, 10 runs
Shirley Meadow, California , 78 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Dodge Ridge, California , 95 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 59 runs
 Beaches Near Kings River - Middle Fork:
Sandy Cove Beach, Fresno , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near Kings River - Middle Fork:
Convict Lake Resort, Mammoth Lakes , 30 miles away
Tamarack Lodge & Resort, Mammoth Lakes , 32 miles away
The Mammoth Creek Inn, Mammoth Lakes , 33 miles away
Juniper Springs Resort, Mammoth Lakes , 33 miles away
The Sierra Nevada Resort, Mammoth Lakes , 33 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Kings River - Middle Fork:
Marmot Rock Campground, Fresno County, 4 miles away
Voyager Rock Campground, Fresno County, 4 miles away
Upper Kings River Group, Kings Canyon National Pk, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Kings River - Middle Fork:
Red Mountain Trail, Fresno , 17 miles away,  16.8 hiking miles, 2167 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Kings River - Middle Fork:
Devils Postpile National Monument, Mammoth Lakes - CA , 31 miles away
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park, Three Rivers - CA , 34 miles away
Sierra National Forest, California , 30 miles away
 Lakes Near Kings River - Middle Fork
Duck Lake, Fresno , 4 miles away
Rainbow Lake, Fresno , 12 miles away
Hume Lake, Fresno , 14 miles away

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