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California whitewater, Stanislaus River - North Fork

Calaveras Tuolumne county, Board's Crossing to Calaveras Big Trees section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-V     3 miles
  The scenic beauty of California and the water flowing gracefully down Stanislaus River - North Fork attract people from near and far. The put-in is not too far from Phoenix Lake-Cedar Ridge, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that
    the rivers in this state are less manageable. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature will have you coming back for more. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number
of good places. The Board's Crossing to Calaveras Big Trees section of Stanislaus River - North Fork in California is 3 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III-V section. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The beautiful Central Sierra Nevada scenery is an added bonus. This section is quite 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, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The Board's Crossing to Calaveras Big Trees stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system.

Briefly about the general area:
Oak Leaf Spring is a splendid local attraction, and Calaveras Big Trees State Park is a picturesque location any time of year. Man, is there lots of entertaining stuff to do in the Central Sierra Nevada. Million Dollar Spring is always fun to check out, and Calaveras Bigtree National Forest is a forest that you can go to. This river is so good. You're sure to stumble upon some great people from Arnold here.

Stanislaus River - North Fork, Board's Crossing to Calaveras Big Trees road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


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These outdoors activities are available near Stanislaus River - North Fork.
 Whitewater Near Stanislaus River - North Fork:
Stanislaus River - North Fork, Calaveras/ Tuolumne County, 2 miles away
      Class III-V - 3 miles long (Board's Crossing to Calaveras Big Trees)
Stanislaus River - Middle Fork, Tuolumne County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 14 miles long (Sand Bar Flat Dam to Camp 9 Powerhouse)
Mokelumne River - North Fork, Amador/ Calaveras County, 11 miles away
      Class III-V - 14.8 miles long (Close to Bear River to Tiger Creek Afterbay)
Stanislaus River - South Fork, Tuolumne County, 15 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4 miles long (Highway 108 Bridge to Lyons Reservoir)
Whitewater Outfitter - Zephyr White Water Expeditions, Tuolumne County, 18 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Mokelumne River - North Fork, Amador/ Calaveras County, 20 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Below Tiger Creek to Red Corral Road)
Clavey River, Tuolumne County, 21 miles away
      Class V+ - 8.5 miles long (Upper Bridge to Lower Bridge)
Clavey River, Tuolumne County, 24 miles away
      Class V+ - 20.8 miles long (Lower Bridge to Ward's Ferry)
Mokelumne River, Amador/ Calaveras County, 26 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Ponderosa Way to Highway 49 Bridge)
American River - South Fork, El Dorado County, 27 miles away
      Class III-V - 9.6 miles long (Kyburz to Riverton)
 Ski Areas Near Stanislaus River - North Fork:
Bear Valley, California , 18 miles away, 1900 foot drop, 11 lifts, 67 runs
Dodge Ridge, California , 21 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 59 runs
Kirkwood, California , 25 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 15 lifts, 65 runs
Sierra at Tahoe, California , 30 miles away, 2212 foot drop, 12 lifts, 46 runs
Heavenly, California , 41 miles away, 3500 foot drop, 31 lifts, 94 runs
Homewood, California , 44 miles away, 1650 foot drop, 8 lifts, 56 runs
Alpine Meadows, California , 48 miles away, 1802 foot drop, 14 lifts, 100 runs
Granlibakken, California , 48 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 1 runs
Squaw Valley, California , 49 miles away, 2850 foot drop, 33 lifts, 177 runs
Badger Pass, California , 53 miles away, 540 foot drop, 5 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Stanislaus River - North Fork:
Bear River Lake Resort, Pioneer , 16 miles away
Pinecrest Lake Marina, Pinecrest , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Stanislaus River - North Fork:
Tamarack Lodge At Bear Valley, Bear Valley , 5 miles away
Lazy Z Resort, Twain Harte , 14 miles away
Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center, Sonora , 18 miles away
Rodeway Inn Sonora, Sonora , 19 miles away
Inns Of California Sonora, Sonora , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Stanislaus River - North Fork:
Boards Crossing, Arnold, 1 miles away
Squaw Hollow Campground, Calaveras County, 3 miles away
Calaveras Big Trees State Park - Oak Hollow, Arnold, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Stanislaus River - North Fork:
Emigrant Trail, Alpine , 19 miles away, 1.2 hiking miles, 463 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Stanislaus River - North Fork:
Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park - CA , 56 miles away
Calaveras Big Trees State Park, California , 1 miles away
Columbia State Park, California , 17 miles away
Stanislaus National Forest, California , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Stanislaus River - North Fork:
Meadowmont Golf Course, Arnold , 8 miles away
Papais Lou Forest Meadows Golf, Murphys , 12 miles away
Twain Harte Golf Course, Twain Harte , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Stanislaus River - North Fork
Salt Springs Reservoir, Amador , 12 miles away
Lyons Reservoir, Tuolumne , 12 miles away
Beardsley Lake, Tuolumne , 13 miles away

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