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California whitewater, Kings River - North Fork

Fresno county, Dinkey Creek to Main Kings Confluence section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V     3 miles
  The Dinkey Creek to Main Kings Confluence stretch of Kings River - North Fork is 3 miles long and is a class V section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. If you're coming from Visalia-Porterville it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so don't
    forget that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. The campgrounds here at Kings River - North Fork are pretty good. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming
back for more. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This is not the only paddling section in this river system, there are others too. The beauty of the Central Sierra Nevada is a great plus for this river. This is a short paddling stretch so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. The beautiful scenery of California and  
the playfulness of the water have people coming here. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are lots of good spots for that around here.

Briefly about the general area:
The Deep Creek Trail offers hiking at its best, and during your trip here you'll meet some people from Dunlap for sure. So much amusing stuff to do in the Central Sierra Nevada, not sufficient time. Kings River - North Fork is right by the Bobs Flat Trail. The amount of precipitation that falls at Kings River - North Fork is close to the national average.

Kings River - North Fork, Dinkey Creek to Main Kings 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 - North Fork.
 Whitewater Near Kings River - North Fork:
Kings River - North Fork, Fresno County, 1 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Dinkey Creek to Main Kings Confluence)
Kings River, Fresno County, 2 miles away
      Class II(III) - 7 miles long (Kings River Powerhouse to Big Creek Cove)
Dinkey Creek, Fresno County, 2 miles away
      Class V - 1.5 miles long (Old mine trail to National Forest Kings confluence)
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, 4 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)
Mill Creek, Fresno County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 6 miles long (Squaw Valley to Wonder Valley Guest Ranch)
 Ski Areas Near Kings River - North Fork:
Sierra Summit, California , 19 miles away, 1679 foot drop, 11 lifts, 45 runs
Mammoth Mountain, California , 43 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 27 lifts, 156 runs
June Mountain, California , 49 miles away, 2580 foot drop, 7 lifts, 37 runs
Badger Pass, California , 57 miles away, 540 foot drop, 5 lifts, 10 runs
Shirley Meadow, California , 76 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Dodge Ridge, California , 92 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 59 runs
 Marinas Near Kings River - North Fork:
Pine Flat Lake Marina, Piedra , 17 miles away
Shaver Lake Marina, Shaver Lake , 18 miles away
 Beaches Near Kings River - North Fork:
Sandy Cove Beach, Fresno , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Kings River - North Fork:
Windsor Oaks Inn And Suites, Grayville , 21 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites DINUBA WEST, Dinuba , 26 miles away
BEST WESTERN Americana, Dinuba , 27 miles away
Plantation Bed & Breakfast, Lemon Cove , 28 miles away
Hummingbird Cottage At Seven Sycamores Ranch, Ivanhoe , 28 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Kings River - North Fork:
Camp 4 1/2, Kings Canyon National Pk, 1 miles away
Gravel Flat Group, Kings Canyon National Pk, 2 miles away
Kirch Flat Campground, Fresno County, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Kings River - North Fork:
Deep Creek Trail, Fresno , 10 miles away,  8 hiking miles, 1608 feet elevation difference
Bobs Flat Trail, Fresno , 12 miles away, 5.3 hiking miles, 1872 feet elevation difference
Red Mountain Trail, Fresno , 17 miles away,  16.8 hiking miles, 2167 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Kings River - North Fork:
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park, Three Rivers - CA , 30 miles away
Devils Postpile National Monument, Mammoth Lakes - CA , 46 miles away
Sierra National Forest, California , 30 miles away
Millerton Lake State Park, California , 40 miles away
 Lakes Near Kings River - North Fork
Pine Flat Lake, Fresno , 14 miles away
Rainbow Lake, Fresno , 15 miles away
Hume Lake, Fresno , 16 miles away

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