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California whitewater, Big Sulphur Creek

Lake county, Close to Geysers to Iron Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-V     4.6 miles
  The beautiful scenery of California and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream make the trip here worthwhile. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master in this state than those in other states, so don't forget that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The Close to Geysers to Iron Bridge stretch of Big Sulphur Creek in
    Lake County is 4.6 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III-V section. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great attractions for lots of people. No matter
if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good places for that around here. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, you can easily run it on an afternoon. 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 if you  
donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. If you're coming from Clearlake it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost.

Briefly about the general area:
During your stay at Big Sulphur Creek do have a look at close by Indian Beach. Robert Louis Stevenson State Park is worth visiting if you're at Big Sulphur Creek, and don't leave Big Sulphur Creek without first going for a hike along the Cadd Fire Trail. This river is always fun. Clear Lake State Park is a good place to go if you're at Big Sulphur Creek; this is a popular place for folks from Geyserville.

Big Sulphur Creek, Close to Geysers to Iron Bridge 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 Big Sulphur Creek.
 Whitewater Near Big Sulphur Creek:
Little Sulphur Creek, Sonoma County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 11 miles long (Healdsburg-Geyserville Road to Big Sulphur Creek)
Big Sulphur Creek, Lake County, 4 miles away
      Class III-V - 4.6 miles long (Close to Geysers to Iron Bridge)
Big Sulphur Creek, Lake County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V - 9 miles long (Iron Bridge to washed-out crossing)
Mark West Creek, Sonoma County, 16 miles away
      Class III-V - 4 miles long (Mark West Lodge to Mark West Road)
Russian River, Mendocino/ Sonoma County, 17 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 8.4 miles long (Pieta Creek to 101 Bridge)
Putah Creek, Lake/ Napa County, 18 miles away
      Class IV-V - 16 miles long (Highway 29 to Lake Berryessa)
Cache Creek, Lake / Yolo County, 22 miles away
      Class II(III) - 18 miles long (Highway 20 to Bear Creek Confluence)
 Marinas Near Big Sulphur Creek:
Konocti Vista Casino Resort and Marina, Finley , 11 miles away
Riviera Marina, Kelseyville , 12 miles away
Glenhaven Beach Campground, Glenhaven , 14 miles away
Lake Sonoma Resort Area, Geyserville , 14 miles away
Austin's Campground and Marina, Clearlake , 15 miles away
 Beaches Near Big Sulphur Creek:
Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach, Sonoma , 11 miles away
Indian Beach, Lake , 14 miles away
Laurel Beach, Lake , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Big Sulphur Creek:
Hope Merrill And Hope Bosworth Inns, Geyserville , 8 miles away
Geyserville Inn, Geyserville , 8 miles away
Old Crocker Inn, Cloverdale , 10 miles away
Travelodge Healdsburg - Sonoma Wine Country, Healdsburg , 10 miles away
Best Western Dry Creek Inn, Healdsburg , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Big Sulphur Creek:
Jellystone RV Park and Camp Resort, Cobb, 5 miles away
Alexander Valley Campground, Healdsburg, 8 miles away
Loch Lomond RV Park, Middletown, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Big Sulphur Creek:
Cadd Fire Trail, Sonoma , 3 miles away, 3.6 hiking miles, 640 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Big Sulphur Creek:
Point Reyes National Seashore, Point Reyes - CA , 40 miles away
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley - CA , 52 miles away
Clear Lake State Park, California , 11 miles away
Robert Louis Stevenson State Park, California , 15 miles away
Anderson Marsh State Park, California , 15 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Big Sulphur Creek:
Adams Springs Golf Course, Kelseyville , 8 miles away
Cobb Meadow Golf Club, Kelseyville , 10 miles away
Tayman Park Golf Course, Healdsburg , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Big Sulphur Creek
Highland Springs Reservoir, Lake , 9 miles away
Lake Sonoma, Sonoma , 13 miles away
Clear Lake, Lake , 14 miles away

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