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California whitewater, Rancheria Creek

Mendocino county, Fish Rock Road to Mountain View Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II+(III)     13 miles
  The scenic beauty of California and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water attract people from near and far. The Fish Rock Road to Mountain View Road stretch of Rancheria Creek in Mendocino County is 13 miles long and has been rated as a class II+(III) section by American Whitewater. The average California whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master than those in other states, so don't forget that many runs
    in this state are not easy. The Fish Rock Road to Mountain View Road section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. There's camping available near Rancheria Creek. The starting point is not too far from
Ukiah, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The wild scenery of the Coast Ranges is great. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good spots for that around here. Great exercise and spending some quality  
time in nature are great reasons to come. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so pack your sleeping bag.

Briefly about the general area:
A wonderful place like Hendy Woods State Park in the vicinity of Rancheria Creek is too splendid to leave out, and you can spend the day on the beach at Pebble Beach. You absolutely must like the Coast Ranges. A spree to Montgomery Woods State Park when you're here at Rancheria Creek is a delightful idea, and at Rancheria Creek you always meet someone from Boonville. Coming to this river is always a good idea. High temperatures at Rancheria Creek through the days of summer are in the 90's.

Rancheria Creek, Fish Rock Road to Mountain View 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 Rancheria Creek.
 Whitewater Near Rancheria Creek:
Rancheria Creek, Mendocino County, 5 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 13 miles long (Fish Rock Road to Mountain View Road)
Rancheria Creek, Mendocino County, 5 miles away
      Class II - 11 miles long (Mountain View Road to Navarro River)
Russian River, Mendocino County, 19 miles away
      Class II - 8.8 miles long (Calpella to Ukiah)
Russian River, Mendocino/ Sonoma County, 21 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 8.4 miles long (Pieta Creek to 101 Bridge)
Russian River - East Fork, Mendocino County, 23 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 2.6 miles long (Falls to Lake Mendocino)
Outlet Creek, Mendocino County, 27 miles away
      Class II-III - 12.2 miles long (Highway 101 bridge to Highway 162)
Tomki Creek, Mendocino County, 28 miles away
      Class III - 9.3 miles long (Hearst Road to Eel River)
Noyo River, Mendocino County, 28 miles away
      Class II-III - 20 miles long (Northspur to Fort Bragg)
Eel River, Mendocino County, 29 miles away
      Class II-III - 35 miles long (Van Arsdale Dam to Dos Rios)
 Marinas Near Rancheria Creek:
Lake Mendocino Marina, Ukiah , 20 miles away
 Beaches Near Rancheria Creek:
Pebble Beach, Sonoma , 15 miles away
Black Point Beach, Sonoma , 15 miles away
Cooks Beach, Mendocino , 16 miles away
Fish Rock Beach, Mendocino , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Rancheria Creek:
Quality Inn Ukiah, Ukiah , 15 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Ukiah , 15 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Ukiah, Ukiah , 15 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Ukiah Mendocino County, Ukiah , 15 miles away
Hampton Inn Ukiah CA, Ukiah , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Rancheria Creek:
Mendocino County Fair RV Park, Boonville, 3 miles away
Indian Creek County Park, Philo, 8 miles away
Gualala River Park, Gualala, 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Rancheria Creek:
Point Reyes National Seashore, Point Reyes - CA , 61 miles away
Hendy Woods State Park, California , 10 miles away
Montgomery Woods State Park, California , 15 miles away
Salt Point State Park, California , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Rancheria Creek:
Ukiah Municipal Golf Course, Ukiah , 14 miles away
Sea Ranch Golf Links, Gualala , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Rancheria Creek
Lake Mendocino, Mendocino , 18 miles away

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