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California whitewater, Alameda Creek

Alameda county, Sunol to Niles Junction Close to Fremont section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III     4.3 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, as you can see on the road map further down. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in California is often more difficult than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. The Sunol to Niles Junction Close to Fremont stretch of Alameda Creek in California is 4.3 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a
    class III section. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. On this section you do get some distance, you can easily run it on an afternoon. The wonderful
Alameda County scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way  
this is an area with not too many other rivers for that. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too.

Briefly about the general area:
A tour to Stonybrook Canyon is always fun, and the great folks of Sunol like to hang out close by. For the period of the warmest time of the year at Alameda Creek highs are typically in the 70's. Summer nighttime lows sink down to the 50's. High temperatures throughout the winter are normally in the 50's, and all through the dark hours in the wintertime at Alameda Creek temperatures fall to the 40's.

Alameda Creek, Sunol to Niles Junction Close to Fremont road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Alameda Creek.
 Whitewater Near Alameda Creek:
Alameda Creek, Alameda County, 2 miles away
      Class III - 4.3 miles long (Sunol to Niles Junction Close to Fremont)
Arroyo Hondo River, Santa Clara County, 18 miles away
      Class V - 8 miles long (Kincaid Road to Calaveras Reservoir)
Arroyo Mocho River, Alameda County, 22 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 8 miles long (Above Waterfalls to Mines Road bridge)
Pescadero Creek, San Mateo County, 27 miles away
      Class II - 9 miles long (Portola State Park to Memorial County Park)
Arroyo Valle River, Santa Clara/ Alameda County, 28 miles away
      Class IV - 28 miles long (Mt. Hamilton to Del Valle Reservoir)
San Lorenzo River, Santa Cruz County, 28 miles away
      Class II - 9.1 miles long (Boulder Creek to Felton)
 Marinas Near Alameda Creek:
South Bay Yacht Club, Alviso , 9 miles away
San Leandro Marina, San Leandro , 17 miles away
Port of Redwood City, Redwood City , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Alameda Creek:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites FREMONT - MILPITAS CENTRAL, Fremont , 5 miles away
Days Inn Fremont, Fremont , 5 miles away
DoubleTree By Hilton Newark - Fremont, Newark , 5 miles away
Good Nite Inn Fremont - Silicon Valley, Fremont , 6 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Fremont / Silicon Valley, Fremont , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Alameda Creek:
Alameda County Fairgrounds, San Ramon, 5 miles away
The Fair Park RV, Pleasanton, 5 miles away
Sunol Regional Wilderness, San Jose, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Alameda Creek:
Juan Bautista De Anza National Historic Trail, San Francisco - CA , 35 miles away
Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco - CA , 36 miles away
Mount Diablo State Park, California , 17 miles away
Lake Del Valle State Park, California , 17 miles away
Castle Rock State Park, California , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Alameda Creek:
Fremont Park Golf & Practice Center, Fremont , 2 miles away
Sunol Valley Golf Club, Sunol , 3 miles away
Pleasanton Golf Center Nine Hole Golf Course, Pleasanton , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Alameda Creek
Calaveras Reservoir, Alameda , 9 miles away
Cherry Flat Reservoir, Santa Clara , 16 miles away
Stevens Creek Reservoir, Santa Clara , 19 miles away

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