US Whitewater > California > Kings River - South Fork



California whitewater, Kings River - South Fork

Fresno county, Park Boundary to Boyden Cave section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V(V+)     7.8 miles
  This stretch of Kings River - South Fork in Fresno County is 7.8 miles long and it is classified as a class IV-V(V+) section by American Whitewater. The scenic beauty of California and the water flowing gracefully down Kings River - South Fork are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master in this state than those in other states, so you'd better keep in mind
    that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The put-in location is a short drive from Hanford-Corcoran, if you're not familiar with the area there's
a road map further down the page. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Park Boundary to Boyden Cave section is one of them. There are some good hotels near the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are not so  
many other good rivers for that around here. This is a pretty decent length section, good for a one day paddling trip.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of folks from Lemoore here. All through the days of summer here at Kings River - South Fork, high temperatures usually reach the 90's, and throughout the night it cools down to the 60's. The wintertime comes with highs in the 50's, and winter nights come with lows in the 30's to Kings River - South Fork. Not much precipitation falls here at Kings River - South Fork. During February this area sees the most rain while July is the month with the least amount of precipitation.

Kings River - South Fork, Park Boundary to Boyden Cave 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 Kings River - South Fork.
 Whitewater Near Kings River - South Fork:
Kings River - South Fork, Fresno County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 7.8 miles long (Park Boundary to Boyden Cave)
Kings River - South Fork, Fresno County, 3 miles away
      Class V+ - 4.4 miles long (Boyden Cave to Middle Fork confluence)
Whitewater Outfitter - Sunshine Adventures, Fresno County, 30 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Kings River - South Fork:
Sierra Summit, California , 65 miles away, 1679 foot drop, 11 lifts, 45 runs
Badger Pass, California , 73 miles away, 540 foot drop, 5 lifts, 10 runs
Mammoth Mountain, California , 90 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 27 lifts, 156 runs
June Mountain, California , 92 miles away, 2580 foot drop, 7 lifts, 37 runs
Shirley Meadow, California , 93 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
 Hotels Near Kings River - South Fork:
Best Western Inn & Suites Lemoore, Lemoore , 4 miles away
Travelodge Lemoore Near Naval Air Station, Lemoore , 4 miles away
Tachi Palace Hotel And Casino, Lemoore , 7 miles away
Best Western Hanford Inn, Hanford , 10 miles away
Rodeway Inn Hanford, Hanford , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Kings River - South Fork:
Four Seasons Mobile Park, Hanford, 7 miles away
Viking RV, Kingsburg, 9 miles away
Lemoore Naval Air Station, Lemoore, 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Kings River - South Fork:
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park, Three Rivers - CA , 62 miles away
Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park - CA , 68 miles away
Millerton Lake State Park, California , 35 miles away
Colonel Allensworth State Park, California , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Kings River - South Fork:
Lemoore Golf Course, Lemoore , 5 miles away
Kings Country Club, Hanford , 9 miles away
Lakeview Golf Course, Hanford , 12 miles away

Copyright © Stratus-Pikpuk, Inc.
Some content, including Reach Name, Class, Coordinates, and Length, comes from American Whitewater with permission.