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California whitewater, Outlet Creek

Mendocino county, Highway 101 bridge to Highway 162 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     12.2 miles
  The Highway 101 bridge to Highway 162 stretch of Outlet Creek in California is 12.2 miles long and has been rated as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often tougher than in other states, so don't forget that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. The wonderful California scenery and the
    sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. If you're coming from Ukiah it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down. You might be
into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a large number of paddling places. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. If you hurry you can run this stretch in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so go ahead and pack your sleeping bag. The river winds through the Coast Ranges and you get great scenery. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have  
to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Highway 101 bridge to Highway 162 section is one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
Reeves Canyon is a tremendous site to spend some time at, and lots of folks from Willits come here. You'll beyond doubt wish for more hours in a day to enjoy all the entertaining things in the Coast Ranges. A visit to Montgomery Woods State Park revitalizes the spirit. Summer brings highs in the 60's to Outlet Creek. Summer nighttime lows drop down to the 40's.

Outlet Creek, Highway 101 bridge to Highway 162 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 Outlet Creek.
 Whitewater Near Outlet Creek:
Outlet Creek, Mendocino County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 12.2 miles long (Highway 101 bridge to Highway 162)
Tomki Creek, Mendocino County, 10 miles away
      Class III - 9.3 miles long (Hearst Road to Eel River)
Eel River, Mendocino/ Trinity/ Humboldt County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV - 47 miles long (Dos Rios to Alderpoint)
Noyo River, Mendocino County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 20 miles long (Northspur to Fort Bragg)
Tenmile Creek, Mendocino County, 17 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Gauge on Highway 101 to South Fork Eel)
Eel River - South Fork, Mendocino County, 19 miles away
      Class IV-V - 9.5 miles long (Close to Branscomb to Big Bend)
Russian River, Mendocino County, 19 miles away
      Class II - 8.8 miles long (Calpella to Ukiah)
Eel River, Mendocino County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III - 35 miles long (Van Arsdale Dam to Dos Rios)
Russian River - East Fork, Mendocino County, 23 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 2.6 miles long (Falls to Lake Mendocino)
Rattlesnake Creek, Mendocino County, 24 miles away
      Class V - 5 miles long (US 101 to Big Bend)
 Hotels Near Outlet Creek:
Super 8 Willits, Willits , 6 miles away
Lark Motel, Willits , 6 miles away
Clarion Collection Baechtel Creek Inn & Spa, Willits , 6 miles away
Baechtel Creek Inn, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Willits , 7 miles away
BEST WESTERN Willits Inn, Willits , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Outlet Creek:
Creekside Cabins and RV Resort, Willits, 1 miles away
Quail Meadows RV Campground, Willits, 7 miles away
Golden Rule RV Park, Willits, 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Outlet Creek:
Montgomery Woods State Park, California , 15 miles away
Hendy Woods State Park, California , 24 miles away
Van Damme State Park, California , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Outlet Creek:
Brooktrails Golf Course, Willits , 4 miles away

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