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California whitewater, Brush Creek

tulare county, Rincon Camp to Kern River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V     1.5 miles
You don't walk back up the run.........there is a short shuttle, then you walk down to the put-in Says Scott

Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in California tend to be more challenging than the national average, so keep in mind that many runs in this state are not easy. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Bakersfield, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The beautiful Southern Sierra Nevada
    scenery is an added bonus. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while have people coming from far and near. The scenic beauty of tulare County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream
are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good spots. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Rincon Camp to Kern River section is one of them. This stretch is short so no need to bring snacks. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to  
stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The Rincon Camp to Kern River section of Brush Creek in California is 1.5 miles long and it is classified as a class V section by American Whitewater. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
You positively must check out Sequoia National Forest if you're here at Brush Creek, and South Creek Falls is an inspiring place to explore during your stay. If you like the outdoors you'll like it here in the Southern Sierra Nevada. Going for a hike along the Tobias Creek Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this area.

Brush Creek, Rincon Camp to Kern River 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 Brush Creek.
 Whitewater Near Brush Creek:
Brush Creek, tulare County, 1 miles away
      Class V - 1.5 miles long (Rincon Camp to Kern River)
Kern River, Tulare/ Kern County, 1 miles away
      Class III-V - 17 miles long (Johnsondale Bridge to Powerhouse #3)
Dry Meadow Creek, Kern County, 3 miles away
      Class V - 1.5 miles long (to North Fork Kern)
Kern River, Tulare County, 9 miles away
      Class III-V - 16.8 miles long (Forks of Kern to Johnsondale Bridge)
Whitewater Outfitter - Eagle Rafting, Kern County, 12 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Sierra South MT Sports, Kern County, 12 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Hyside Inflatables River Trips, Kern County, 13 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Kern River Outfitters, Kern County, 15 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Kern River, Kern County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Lake Isabella to Sandy Flat)
Whitewater Outfitter - Chuck Richard's White Water, Kern County, 19 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Brush Creek:
Shirley Meadow, California , 16 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Sierra Summit, California , 85 miles away, 1679 foot drop, 11 lifts, 45 runs
 Marinas Near Brush Creek:
Reds Kern Valley Marina, Lake Isabella , 18 miles away
French Gulch Marina, Lake Isabella , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Brush Creek:
The Gateway Restaurant, Three Rivers , 38 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Porterville, Porterville , 39 miles away
Best Western Porterville Inn, Porterville , 39 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites PORTERVILLE, Porterville , 39 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Sequoia Kings Canyon, Three Rivers , 40 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Brush Creek:
Brush Creek, Kernville, 1 miles away
Limestone Campground, Tulare County, 1 miles away
Fairview, Kernville, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Brush Creek:
Tobias Creek Trail, Tulare , 6 miles away, 6.5 hiking miles, 4434 feet elevation difference
Summit Trail, Tulare , 9 miles away,  51.4 hiking miles, 3514 feet elevation difference
Bull Run Cattle Drive, Tulare , 11 miles away, 3.6 hiking miles, 1739 feet elevation difference
Cannell Meadow Trail, Kern , 13 miles away,  21.4 hiking miles, 5112 feet elevation difference
Old Sled Trail, Tulare , 14 miles away, 2.1 hiking miles, 1313 feet elevation difference
Virginia Trail, Kern , 15 miles away, 4.1 hiking miles, 2879 feet elevation difference
Black Mountain Trail, Tulare , 19 miles away, 6.3 hiking miles, 4286 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Brush Creek:
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park, Three Rivers - CA , 39 miles away
Sequoia National Forest, California , 7 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Brush Creek:
Kern Valley Golf Course, Kernville , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Brush Creek
Isabella Lake, Kern , 18 miles away

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