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California whitewater, Stony Creek

Colusa Glenn county, Mill Creek to Diversion Dam section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     5 miles
  The natural beauty of Colusa / Glenn County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The Mill Creek to Diversion Dam section of Stony Creek is 5 miles long and is a class III-IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The starting location is a short drive from Clearlake, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The sections for whitewater rafting and
    kayaking here in California are often more challenging than in other states, so keep in mind that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations
you might end up sleeping in your car. This is a pretty decent length section, it's perfect for a one day trip. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Mill Creek to Diversion Dam section is one of them. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of spots for that. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. Great exercise and just hanging out  
with mother nature have a lot of people coming here. The wild scenery of the Klamath Mountains is great.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike on the Bathhouse Trail is always a wonderful adventure, and you'll most likely meet some people from Stonyford here. So many exciting things to do here in the Klamath Mountains, too glorious to be true. A short visit to Candy Bucket Spring is always worthwhile, and there is a glorious hiking trail close by called the Trout Creek Trail. If you come to this river you will have a good time for sure. All through the summer highs here at Stony Creek reach the 90's.

Stony Creek, Mill Creek to Diversion Dam 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 Stony Creek.
 Whitewater Near Stony Creek:
Stony Creek, Colusa / Glenn County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Mill Creek to Diversion Dam)
Stony Creek, Colusa / Glenn County, 14 miles away
      Class II - 6.6 miles long (Stony Gorge Reservoir to Grindstone Creek)
Eel River, Lake County, 17 miles away
      Class IV-V - 18 miles long (Horse Creek to Lake Pillsbury)
Grindstone Creek, Glenn County, 19 miles away
      Class III-IV - 12 miles long (Grindstone Road to Road 306)
Black Butte River, Glenn / Mendocino County, 20 miles away
      Class IV+ - 24 miles long (Headwaters at Basin to Middle Fork Eel)
Cache Creek, Lake / Yolo County, 21 miles away
      Class II(III) - 18 miles long (Highway 20 to Bear Creek Confluence)
Eel River, Lake County, 23 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.7 miles long (Lake Pillsbury to Bucknell Creek)
Bear Creek, Lake County, 23 miles away
      Class IV - 12 miles long (Close to Wilbur Hot Springs to Cache Creek ConFork)
 Marinas Near Stony Creek:
Glenhaven Beach Campground, Glenhaven , 19 miles away
Aurora RV Park and Marina, Nice , 20 miles away
Holiday Harbor RV Park and Marina, Nice , 20 miles away
 Beaches Near Stony Creek:
Indian Beach, Lake , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Stony Creek:
Lakeview Inn Lucerne, Lucerne , 19 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Clearlake , 21 miles away
Clear Lake Cottages Marina, Clearlake , 21 miles away
Super 8 Upper Lake, Upper Lake , 22 miles away
Tallman Hotel, Upper Lake , 22 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Stony Creek:
North Fork Campground, Colusa County, 1 miles away
South Fork, Stonyford, 2 miles away
Davis Flat, Stonyford, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Stony Creek:
Trout Creek Trail, Colusa , 5 miles away,  7.8 hiking miles, 4009 feet elevation difference
Bathhouse Trail, Colusa , 5 miles away, 4.6 hiking miles, 1946 feet elevation difference
Bonnie View Trail, Colusa , 6 miles away, 9.2 hiking miles, 3897 feet elevation difference
Bear Wallow Trail, Glenn , 6 miles away, 5.8 hiking miles, 1716 feet elevation difference
Milk Ranch Trail, Colusa , 8 miles away,  6.4 hiking miles, 1706 feet elevation difference
Bucknell Trail, Lake , 11 miles away, 2.3 hiking miles, 1210 feet elevation difference
Crooked Tree Trail, Lake , 12 miles away, 8.9 hiking miles, 2583 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Stony Creek:
Clear Lake State Park, California , 22 miles away
Anderson Marsh State Park, California , 23 miles away
Mendocino National Forest, California , 24 miles away
 Lakes Near Stony Creek
Indian Valley Reservoir, Lake , 17 miles away

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