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California whitewater, Tenmile Creek

Mendocino county, Gauge on Highway 101 to South Fork Eel section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     6 miles
  The Gauge on Highway 101 to South Fork Eel stretch of Tenmile Creek is 6 miles long and is a class III-IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The natural beauty of California and the playfulness of the water have people coming here. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Ukiah, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in California
    are often tougher than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. There's camping available near Tenmile Creek. There arenít any hotels right nearby but
if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling rivers. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Gauge on Highway 101 to South Fork Eel section is one of them. Getting a good workout and spending some quality  
time in nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. This stretch has has enough mileage, you can easily run it on an afternoon. The beautiful Coast Ranges scenery is an added bonus.

Briefly about the general area:
Westport-Union Landing State Beach is a pleasant site to go if you're at Tenmile Creek; there are plenty of folks from Laytonville here at Tenmile Creek. And that's not all the things to do here in the Coast Ranges. A day at Wages Creek Beach close to Tenmile Creek is time well spent, and as expected, everyone loves Standish-Hickey State Recreational Area.

Tenmile Creek, Gauge on Highway 101 to South Fork Eel 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 Tenmile Creek.
 Whitewater Near Tenmile Creek:
Tenmile Creek, Mendocino County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Gauge on Highway 101 to South Fork Eel)
Rattlesnake Creek, Mendocino County, 5 miles away
      Class V - 5 miles long (US 101 to Big Bend)
Eel River - South Fork, Mendocino County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 9.5 miles long (Close to Branscomb to Big Bend)
Eel River - South Fork, Mendocino County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 21 miles long (Big Bend to Piercy)
Eel River, Mendocino/ Trinity/ Humboldt County, 16 miles away
      Class II-IV - 47 miles long (Dos Rios to Alderpoint)
Noyo River, Mendocino County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 20 miles long (Northspur to Fort Bragg)
Outlet Creek, Mendocino County, 23 miles away
      Class II-III - 12.2 miles long (Highway 101 bridge to Highway 162)
Eel River - North Fork, Trinity/ Mendocino County, 25 miles away
      Class III - 8 miles long (Hulls Creek to Mina Road)
Eel River - North Fork, Trinity/ Mendocino County, 26 miles away
      Class IV - 12 miles long (Salt Creek to Hulls Creek)
Tomki Creek, Mendocino County, 28 miles away
      Class III - 9.3 miles long (Hearst Road to Eel River)
 Beaches Near Tenmile Creek:
Wages Creek Beach, Mendocino , 15 miles away
Seaside Creek Beach, Mendocino , 16 miles away
Ten Mile Beach, Mendocino , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Tenmile Creek:
Coast Inn And Spa, Fort Bragg , 17 miles away
Mendocino Hotel And Garden Sui, Mendocino , 21 miles away
Benbow Inn, Garberville , 22 miles away
Ocean View Lodge, Fort Bragg , 22 miles away
Surf And Sand Lodge, Fort Bragg , 22 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Tenmile Creek:
Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area - Rock Creek, Piercy, 12 miles away
Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area - Redwood, Piercy, 12 miles away
Hickey Campground, Mendocino County, 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Tenmile Creek:
Standish-Hickey State Recreational Area, California , 12 miles away
Westport-Union Landing State Beach, California , 15 miles away
Richardson Grove State Park, California , 20 miles away

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