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California whitewater, Redwood Creek

Humboldt county, Highway 299 to Bair Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     5.4 miles
  This stretch of Redwood Creek is 5.4 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II section. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, as you can see on the road map further down. When you're paddling down a Coast Ranges river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but
    if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here. This river system has a few good paddling sections and
the Highway 299 to Bair Road section is one of them. On this section you do get some distance, it's perfect for a one day trip. The beautiful scenery of Humboldt County and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that  
a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling rivers.

Briefly about the general area:
People from Blue Lake love to come to Redwood Creek; don't leave Redwood Creek without first checking out Princess Rock. All year is a glorious time in the Coast Ranges if you adore the outdoors. Do schedule some time to go to Circle Point in close proximity to Redwood Creek if you have a chance. Redwood Creek is right by the Grouse Creek Tractor Way. Redwood Creek is a wet site that gets a lot of precipitation.

Redwood Creek, Highway 299 to Bair Road 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 Redwood Creek.
 Whitewater Near Redwood Creek:
Redwood Creek, Humboldt County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 5.4 miles long (Highway 299 to Bair Road)
Redwood Creek, Humboldt County, 7 miles away
      Class III - 25 miles long (Lacks Creek to Orick)
Whitewater Outfitter - Bigfoot Rafting, Humboldt County, 14 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Mad River, Humboldt County, 14 miles away
      Class III-V - 10 miles long (Jackshaw Road to Butler Valley-Maple Creek Road)
Klamath River, Humboldt County, 15 miles away
      Class II - 36 miles long (Weitchpec to Klamath Glen)
Trinity River, Trinity/ Humboldt County, 20 miles away
      Class II - 39 miles long (Hawkins Bar to Weitchpec)
Van Duzen River, Humboldt County, 24 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.2 miles long (Grizzly Creek to Highway 36 bridge)
Trinity River, Trinity County, 27 miles away
      Class IV-V - 10 miles long (Cedar Flat to Hawkins Bar)
Klamath River, Humboldt County, 29 miles away
      Class II - 16 miles long (Orleans to Weitchpec)
 Ski Areas Near Redwood Creek:
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 98 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
 Hotels Near Redwood Creek:
Moss Manor The River House, Willow Creek , 13 miles away
Howard Johnson Express Arcata, Arcata , 18 miles away
Red Roof Inn Arcata, Arcata , 18 miles away
Days Inn & Suites Arcata, Arcata , 18 miles away
Hampton Inn And Suites Arcata, Arcata , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Redwood Creek:
East Fork, Willow Creek, 8 miles away
Lazy Double B Park, Salyer, 8 miles away
Boise Creek Campground, Humboldt County, 12 miles away
 Trails Near Redwood Creek:
Grouse Creek Tractor Way, Humboldt , 14 miles away, 0.8 hiking miles, 896 feet elevation difference
Grouse Creek Tractor Trail, Humboldt , 16 miles away, 2.9 hiking miles, 2606 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Redwood Creek:
Redwood National and State Parks, Crescent City - CA , 50 miles away
Oregon Caves National Monument, Cave Junction - OR , 65 miles away
Little River State Beach, California , 20 miles away
Trinidad State Beach, California , 24 miles away
Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park, California , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Redwood Creek:
Baywood Golf & Country Club, Arcata , 16 miles away
Beau Pre Golf Club, Mckinleyville , 19 miles away

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