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California whitewater, Kings River - South Fork

Fresno county, Boyden Cave to Middle Fork confluence section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V+     4.4 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in California are harder than the national norm, so better not forget that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. The put-in is not too far from Hanford-Corcoran, as you can see on the road map further down. This stretch of Kings River - South Fork is 4.4 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class V+ section of whitewater. There are a few other stretches in this river system that
    can be paddled as well. The nature scenery of California and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with not too many
other places for that. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, it's good length for a morning trip. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp.

Briefly about the general area:
You're sure to bump into some smiling people from Lemoore here. Around Kings River - South Fork you donít get
 
a lot of rainfall. January is when you get the most rain here, and July on the other hand is the driest. During the warm days of summer at Kings River - South Fork highs are mostly in the 90's, and the night is slightly colder of course, usually in the 60's. Daytime highs through the wintertime are in the 50's, and after the sun is down during the winter temperatures at Kings River - South Fork dip into the 30's.

Kings River - South Fork, Boyden Cave to Middle 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 - South Fork.
 Whitewater Near Kings River - South Fork:
Kings River - South Fork, Fresno County, 2 miles away
      Class V+ - 4.4 miles long (Boyden Cave to Middle Fork confluence)
Kings River - South Fork, Fresno County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 7.8 miles long (Park Boundary to Boyden Cave)
 Ski Areas Near Kings River - South Fork:
Sierra Summit, California , 70 miles away, 1679 foot drop, 11 lifts, 45 runs
Badger Pass, California , 76 miles away, 540 foot drop, 5 lifts, 10 runs
Mammoth Mountain, California , 94 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 27 lifts, 156 runs
Shirley Meadow, California , 96 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
June Mountain, California , 96 miles away, 2580 foot drop, 7 lifts, 37 runs
 Hotels Near Kings River - South Fork:
BEST WESTERN Inn & Suites Lemoore, Lemoore , 6 miles away
Travelodge Lemoore, Lemoore , 6 miles away
Tachi Palace Hotel And Casino, Lemoore , 7 miles away
The Sequoia Inn, Hanford , 12 miles away
BEST WESTERN Hanford Inn, Hanford , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Kings River - South Fork:
Lemoore Naval Air Station, Lemoore, 5 miles away
Four Seasons Mobile Park, Hanford, 11 miles away
Viking RV, Kingsburg, 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Kings River - South Fork:
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park, Three Rivers - CA , 67 miles away
Millerton Lake State Park, California , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Kings River - South Fork:
Lemoore Golf Course, Lemoore , 5 miles away
Kings Country Club, Hanford , 13 miles away
Lakeview Golf Course, Hanford , 16 miles away

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