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California whitewater, Little Dry Creek

Fresno county, Sycamore Road to Sycamore Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     4 miles
  The wonderful Fresno County scenery and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. The starting point is not too far from Fresno, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside California you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. Whether you're whitewater rafting
    or kayaking there are lots of good places for that around here. The Sycamore Road to Sycamore Creek section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother
nature will make you glad you came. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. This stretch is mid length, it's perfect for a one day trip. When you're paddling down a Central Sierra Nevada river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This stretch of Little Dry Creek in Fresno  
County is 4 miles long and it is classified as a class IV-V section by American Whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
Hiking along the Deep Creek Trail is great fun; during your journey here you'll meet some people from Tollhouse for sure. All year is a glorious time in the Central Sierra Nevada if you like the outdoors. Little Dry Creek is right by the Bobs Flat Trail. Throughout the summertime at Little Dry Creek temperatures are ordinarily in the 90's; the nighttime is quite chillier of course, regularly in the 60's. Through the winter highs are in the 50's, and overnight lows in the 30's for Little Dry Creek.

Little Dry Creek, Sycamore Road to Sycamore Creek 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 Little Dry Creek.
 Whitewater Near Little Dry Creek:
Little Dry Creek, Fresno County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4 miles long (Sycamore Road to Sycamore Creek)
Sycamore Creek, Fresno County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 3 miles long (Maxson Road to Trimmer Springs Road)
Sycamore Creek, Fresno County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2 miles long (Trimmer Springs Road to Kings River)
Kings River, Fresno County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 12 miles long (Pine Flat Dam to Centerville)
Dinkey Creek, Fresno County, 7 miles away
      Class V+ - 6.3 miles long (Ross Creek Trail to confluence of National Forest Kings)
Big Creek Kings River Tributary, Fresno County, 7 miles away
      Class III-V - 5 miles long (Bridge on Forest Service Route 7 to Trimmer Springs Road)
Big Creek Kings River Tributary, Fresno County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1 miles long (Trimmer Springs Road to Kings River)
Kings River, Fresno County, 13 miles away
      Class II(III) - 7 miles long (Kings River Powerhouse to Big Creek Cove)
Mill Creek, Fresno County, 14 miles away
      Class V - 6 miles long (Squaw Valley to Wonder Valley Guest Ranch)
San Joaquin River, Madera/Fresno County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Redinger Dam to Kerckhoff Reservoir)
 Ski Areas Near Little Dry Creek:
Sierra Summit, California , 20 miles away, 1679 foot drop, 11 lifts, 45 runs
Mammoth Mountain, California , 45 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 27 lifts, 156 runs
Badger Pass, California , 46 miles away, 540 foot drop, 5 lifts, 10 runs
June Mountain, California , 48 miles away, 2580 foot drop, 7 lifts, 37 runs
Dodge Ridge, California , 81 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 59 runs
Shirley Meadow, California , 87 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Bear Valley, California , 98 miles away, 1900 foot drop, 11 lifts, 67 runs
 Marinas Near Little Dry Creek:
Pine Flat Lake Marina, Piedra , 7 miles away
Shaver Lake Marina, Shaver Lake , 9 miles away
 Hotels Near Little Dry Creek:
Windsor Oaks Inn And Suites, Grayville , 11 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites DINUBA WEST, Dinuba , 23 miles away
BEST WESTERN Americana, Dinuba , 23 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Port Hueneme , 24 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Fresno Clovis, Clovis , 26 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little Dry Creek:
Trimmer Recreation Area, Piedra, 4 miles away
Lombardo's Lakeview Resort, Sanger, 4 miles away
Island Park, Piedra, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Little Dry Creek:
Bobs Flat Trail, Fresno , 3 miles away, 5.3 hiking miles, 1872 feet elevation difference
Deep Creek Trail, Fresno , 5 miles away,  8 hiking miles, 1608 feet elevation difference
Red Mountain Trail, Fresno , 19 miles away,  16.8 hiking miles, 2167 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Little Dry Creek:
Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park - CA , 42 miles away
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park, Three Rivers - CA , 42 miles away
Millerton Lake State Park, California , 25 miles away
Sierra National Forest, California , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Little Dry Creek:
Sherwood Forest Golf Club, Sanger , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Little Dry Creek
Pine Flat Lake, Fresno , 6 miles away
Avocado Lake, Fresno , 10 miles away
Shaver Lake, Fresno , 11 miles away

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