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California whitewater, Rancheria Creek

Mendocino county, Mountain View Road to Navarro River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II     11 miles
  The nature scenery of California and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream have people coming here. The Mountain View Road to Navarro River stretch of Rancheria Creek is 11 miles long and is a class II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. If you're coming from Ukiah it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get
    lost. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. If
you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside California you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so you'd better keep in mind that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. The Coast Ranges scenery is wonderful. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. This section has enough mileage for an overnight  
trip, so pack your camp stove. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well.

Briefly about the general area:
Montgomery Woods State Park is a pleasant place to check out on a wonderful day, and Ham Canyon is without doubt a pleasant place to stop at. Man, is there a heap of cool things to do in the Coast Ranges. Rancheria Creek is not far at all from Boonville, and visiting Hendy Woods State Park is a perfect thing to do. This river is so good. At Rancheria Creek through the days of summer highs are in the 60's. All through the moonlight hours it's typically in the 40's.

Rancheria Creek, Mountain View Road to Navarro 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 Rancheria Creek.
 Whitewater Near Rancheria Creek:
Rancheria Creek, Mendocino County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 11 miles long (Mountain View Road to Navarro River)
Rancheria Creek, Mendocino County, 11 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 13 miles long (Fish Rock Road to Mountain View Road)
Russian River, Mendocino County, 20 miles away
      Class II - 8.8 miles long (Calpella to Ukiah)
Noyo River, Mendocino County, 23 miles away
      Class II-III - 20 miles long (Northspur to Fort Bragg)
Outlet Creek, Mendocino County, 24 miles away
      Class II-III - 12.2 miles long (Highway 101 bridge to Highway 162)
Russian River - East Fork, Mendocino County, 25 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 2.6 miles long (Falls to Lake Mendocino)
Russian River, Mendocino/ Sonoma County, 27 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 8.4 miles long (Pieta Creek to 101 Bridge)
Tomki Creek, Mendocino County, 27 miles away
      Class III - 9.3 miles long (Hearst Road to Eel River)
Eel River, Mendocino County, 30 miles away
      Class II-III - 35 miles long (Van Arsdale Dam to Dos Rios)
 Beaches Near Rancheria Creek:
Cooks Beach, Mendocino , 15 miles away
Fish Rock Beach, Mendocino , 15 miles away
Bowling Ball Beach, Mendocino , 17 miles away
Pebble Beach, Sonoma , 18 miles away
Black Point Beach, Sonoma , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Rancheria Creek:
Quality Inn Ukiah, Ukiah , 17 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Ukiah , 17 miles away
Days Inn Ukiah, Ukiah , 17 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Ukiah, Ukiah , 17 miles away
Travelodge Ukiah, Ukiah , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Rancheria Creek:
Indian Creek County Park, Philo, 2 miles away
Mendocino County Fair RV Park, Boonville, 5 miles away
Orr Hot Springs Resort, Ukiah, 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Rancheria Creek:
Point Reyes National Seashore, Point Reyes - CA , 67 miles away
Hendy Woods State Park, California , 4 miles away
Montgomery Woods State Park, California , 12 miles away
Manchester State Park, California , 19 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Rancheria Creek:
Sea Ranch Golf Links, Gualala , 15 miles away
Ukiah Municipal Golf Course, Ukiah , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Rancheria Creek
Lake Mendocino, Mendocino , 20 miles away

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