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California whitewater, Big Kimshew Creek

Butte county, to Confluence with West Fork of Feather section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

At Stirling City take retson rd.(r-line) down and cross the west branch feather river up the other side rt. turn on r-200 goes down to the confluance of big and little kimshew Says ragdump (see picture)

The to Confluence with West Fork of Feather stretch of Big Kimshew Creek in California is -blank- miles long and it is classified as a class V section by American Whitewater. The natural beauty of California and the sparkling of the sunlight
    on the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. This is the only paddling section along Big Kimshew Creek. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near.
For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so keep in mind that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. The wild scenery of the Northern Sierra Nevada is great. The put-in is not too far from Chico, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll  
find a large number of good places. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about the general area:
Near Big Kimshew Creek you locate good places like Shake Ravine, and you'll meet a lot of folks from Stirling City here. Yeah, come up here to the Northern Sierra Nevada for a good time. Big Kimshew Creek gets a normal amount of rain. Of all the months in a year January is the one with the most snow, and the driest of the months is July.

Big Kimshew Creek, to Confluence with West Fork of Feather road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


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These outdoors activities are available near Big Kimshew Creek.
 Whitewater Near Big Kimshew Creek:
Feather River - North Fork, Butte County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7.5 miles long (Poe Dam to Poe Powerhouse)
Feather River - North Fork, Plumas/ Butte County, 9 miles away
      Class III-V - 6.5 miles long (Cresta Dam to Poe Dam)
Butte Creek, Butte County, 11 miles away
      Class II+ - 6 miles long (PGandE Powerhouse to Covered Bridge)
Deer Creek, Tehama County, 16 miles away
      Class IV-V - 43 miles long (Highway 32 to Route 99)
Feather River - North Fork, Plumas County, 17 miles away
      Class III-V - 8 miles long (Rock Creek Dam to Rock Creek Powerhouse)
Feather River - Middle Fork, Plumas/ Butte County, 19 miles away
      Class V+ - 6.5 miles long (Milsap Bridge to Lake Oroville)
Mill Creek, Tehama County, 24 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 43 miles long (Town of Mill Creek to First Diversion Dam)
Feather River - North Fork, Plumas County, 26 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Caribou to East BrancHighway North Fork Feather)
Feather River - North Fork, Plumas County, 29 miles away
      Class III-V - 10 miles long (Virgilia to Belden)
 Ski Areas Near Big Kimshew Creek:
Soda Springs, California , 83 miles away, 625 foot drop, 5 lifts, 16 runs
Boreal, California , 85 miles away, 500 foot drop, 10 lifts, 41 runs
Donner Ski Ranch, California , 87 miles away, 750 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
Sugar Bowl, California , 87 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 13 lifts, 85 runs
Mount Shasta, California , 90 miles away, 1390 foot drop, 5 lifts, 32 runs
Tahoe Donner, California , 91 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 14 runs
Squaw Valley, California , 95 miles away, 2850 foot drop, 33 lifts, 177 runs
Alpine Meadows, California , 96 miles away, 1802 foot drop, 14 lifts, 100 runs
 Marinas Near Big Kimshew Creek:
Lake Oroville Marina, Paradise , 12 miles away
 Hotels Near Big Kimshew Creek:
Comfort Inn Paradise, Paradise , 10 miles away
Super 8 Oroville, Oroville , 20 miles away
Sunset Inn, Oroville , 20 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn And Suites Oroville, Oroville , 21 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites OROVILLE LAKE, Oroville , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Big Kimshew Creek:
West Branch, Forest Ranch, 8 miles away
Philbrook Lake Campground, Butte County, 8 miles away
Quail Trails Village RV Park, Paradise, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Big Kimshew Creek:
Murphy Trail, Tehama , 15 miles away,  3.6 hiking miles, 2025 feet elevation difference
Yellow Creek Trail, Plumas , 17 miles away, 5.7 hiking miles, 1226 feet elevation difference
Carter Meadow Trail, Tehama , 18 miles away, 3.6 hiking miles, 1153 feet elevation difference
Graham Trail, Tehama , 19 miles away,  3.2 hiking miles, 1422 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Big Kimshew Creek:
Lassen Volcanic National Park, Mineral - CA , 26 miles away
Lake Oroville State Park, California , 18 miles away
Bidwell-Sacramento River State Park, California , 18 miles away
Plumas National Forest, California , 21 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Big Kimshew Creek:
Paradise Pines Golf Club, Magalia , 8 miles away
Lava Creek Golf Course, Paradise , 10 miles away
Kelly Ridge Golf Course, Oroville , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Big Kimshew Creek
Concow Reservoir, Butte , 6 miles away
Lake De Sabla, Butte , 7 miles away
Philbrook Reservoir, Butte , 8 miles away

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