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California whitewater, Battle Creek - South Fork

Tehama county, Close to Ponderosa Way to Manton Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-V(V+)     11.5 miles
  The scenic beauty of California and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in California are often more challenging than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. This stretch of Battle Creek - South Fork in California is 11.5 miles long and has been rated as a class II-V(V+)
    section by American Whitewater. There's camping available near Battle Creek - South Fork. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you won't find a large number of other places.
There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Close to Ponderosa Way to Manton Road section is one of them. This stretch is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so why not pack your camping stuff too. If you're coming from Red Bluff it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. 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. The wild scenery of the Southern Cascade Range is great. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came.

Briefly about the general area:
Good hiking is available along the Old Lassen Trail, and you'll possibly meet some people from Manton here. You just can't imagine the amount of outdoors entertaining things the Southern Cascade Range has to offer. Lane Valley is a good place to explore. High temperatures at Battle Creek - South Fork through the summer months are in the 90's with nighttime lows in the 60's.

Battle Creek - South Fork, Close to Ponderosa Way to Manton Road 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 Battle Creek - South Fork.
 Whitewater Near Battle Creek - South Fork:
Battle Creek, Shasta / Tehama County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 13 miles long (Manton Road)
Battle Creek - South Fork, Tehama County, 7 miles away
      Class II-V(V+) - 11.5 miles long (Close to Ponderosa Way to Manton Road)
Bear Creek, Shasta County, 9 miles away
      Class IV(V+) - 9.5 miles long (Hydro to Highway 44)
Antelope Creek, Tehama County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 20 miles long (Hogsback Road to Cone Grove Road)
Mill Creek, Tehama County, 27 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 43 miles long (Town of Mill Creek to First Diversion Dam)
Deer Creek, Tehama County, 28 miles away
      Class IV-V - 43 miles long (Highway 32 to Route 99)
 Ski Areas Near Battle Creek - South Fork:
Mount Shasta, California , 53 miles away, 1390 foot drop, 5 lifts, 32 runs
 Hotels Near Battle Creek - South Fork:
Comfort Inn Red Bluff, Red Bluff , 25 miles away
Best Western Antelope Inn & Suites, Red Bluff , 25 miles away
Super 8 Red Bluff, Red Bluff , 25 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Red Bluff, Red Bluff , 26 miles away
Days Inn Red Bluff, Red Bluff , 26 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Battle Creek - South Fork:
Tehama Wildlife Area, Paynes Creek, 5 miles away
Shingletown KOA Kampground, Shingletown, 9 miles away
Mt Lassen/Shingletown KOA, Shingletown, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Battle Creek - South Fork:
Old Lassen Trail, Tehama , 16 miles away,  14 hiking miles, 2089 feet elevation difference
Heart Lake Twin Meadows Trail, Tehama , 19 miles away,  7.2 hiking miles, 1384 feet elevation difference
Graham Trail, Tehama , 20 miles away,  3.2 hiking miles, 1422 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Battle Creek - South Fork:
Lassen Volcanic National Park, Mineral - CA , 23 miles away
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Whiskeytown - CA , 51 miles away
Woodson Bridge State Park, California , 28 miles away
Bidwell-Sacramento River State Park, California , 34 miles away
Bidwell Mansion State Park, California , 35 miles away
 Lakes Near Battle Creek - South Fork
Hog Lake, Tehama , 16 miles away

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