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California whitewater, Hurdygurdy Creek

Del Norte county, Bear Basin Road to Big Flat Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V     7.7 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Crescent City North, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The scenic beauty of California and the playfulness of the water will make you feel great. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. The Bear Basin Road to Big Flat Road section of Hurdygurdy Creek is 7.7 miles long and is a class V section of whitewater according to American Whitewater.
    This stretch has has enough mileage, you can easily run it on an afternoon. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this
state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that many runs in this state are not easy. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. The Coast Ranges scenery is wonderful. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. There are a few other sections in this river system that  
can be paddled as well.

Briefly about the general area:
You might want to pay a visit to Devils Gap if you're here at Hurdygurdy Creek. There's good hiking along the Summit Valley Trail, and the smiling people of Gasquet like to hang out nearby. This is such a wonderful river. Places like Six Rivers National Forest are magnificent to take a look at, and the French Hill Trail offers hiking at its best. Hurdygurdy Creek commonly gets a good deal of precipitation. For the duration of December this area sees the most rain; July is the month with the least moisture. For the period of the summertime here at Hurdygurdy Creek, high temperatures ordinarily get into the 60's; the nighttime is slightly colder of course, ordinarily in the 50's.

Hurdygurdy Creek, Bear Basin Road to Big Flat 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 Hurdygurdy Creek.
 Whitewater Near Hurdygurdy Creek:
Hurdygurdy Creek, Del Norte County, 3 miles away
      Class V - 7.7 miles long (Bear Basin Road to Big Flat Road)
Smith River - South Fork, Del Norte County, 5 miles away
      Class III-V - 13 miles long (Big Flat Campground to confluence with Middle Fork)
Goose Creek, Del Norte County, 6 miles away
      Class V - 5.6 miles long (Saddle Road to South Fork Smith confluence)
Smith River - Middle Fork, Del Norte County, 11 miles away
      Class II-V - 22 miles long (6 Miles Above Patrick Creek to South Fork Road)
Smith River - North Fork, Del Norte County, 13 miles away
      Class III-V - 13 miles long (Low Divide Road to Gasquet)
Trace Creek, Siskiyou County, 18 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7 miles long (Bear Pen Creek to Klamath River)
Klamath River, Siskiyou County, 26 miles away
      Class II - 22 miles long (Coon Creek to Ishi Pishi Falls)
Whitewater Outfitter - Klamath River Outfitters, Siskiyou County, 27 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Hurdygurdy Creek:
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 82 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
 Beaches Near Hurdygurdy Creek:
Wilson Creek Beach, Del Norte , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Hurdygurdy Creek:
Holiday Inn Express KLAMATH - REDWOOD NTL PK AREA, Klamath , 17 miles away
Super 8 Crescent City, Crescent City , 22 miles away
Ocean View Inn And Suites, Crescent City , 22 miles away
Best Western Plus Northwoods Inn, Crescent City , 22 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Redwood Coast, Crescent City , 22 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Hurdygurdy Creek:
Big Flat Campground, Del Norte County, 5 miles away
Grassy Flat Campground - Six Rivers National Forest, Eureka, 6 miles away
Patrick Creek, Gasquet, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Hurdygurdy Creek:
Summit Valley Trail, Del Norte , 8 miles away,  14.8 hiking miles, 3955 feet elevation difference
French Hill Trail, Del Norte , 8 miles away, 2.2 hiking miles, 2021 feet elevation difference
Paradise Trail, Del Norte , 9 miles away, 7.6 hiking miles, 1561 feet elevation difference
Elk Camp Ridge Trail, Del Norte , 9 miles away, 8.7 hiking miles, 2616 feet elevation difference
Clear Creek National Recreation Trail, Siskiyou , 17 miles away,  34.8 hiking miles, 3925 feet elevation difference
Packsaddle Trail, Curry , 19 miles away, 2.4 hiking miles, 1548 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Hurdygurdy Creek:
Redwood National and State Parks, Crescent City - CA , 21 miles away
Oregon Caves National Monument, Cave Junction - OR , 26 miles away
Six Rivers National Forest, California , 2 miles away
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, California , 17 miles away
Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park, California , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Hurdygurdy Creek:
Elk Valley Rancheria, Crescent City , 7 miles away
Del Norte Golf Course, Crescent City , 17 miles away
Kings Valley Golf Course, Crescent City , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Hurdygurdy Creek
Dry Lake, Del Norte , 1 miles away

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