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California whitewater, Wooley Creek

Siskiyou county, North Fork confluence to Salmon River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V     13 miles
  The North Fork confluence to Salmon River section of Wooley Creek in California is 13 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class IV-V section. If you're coming from Grants Pass it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. The scenic beauty of Siskiyou County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water have people coming here. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in
    California tend to be more challenging than the national average, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature
are sure to keep you coming back for more. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. You can enjoy this section more if you take your time, so pack your camp stove. The North Fork confluence to Salmon River stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this  
river system. The beauty of the Klamath Mountains is a great plus for this river. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike along the Garden Gulch Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this vicinity. During your spree to Wooley Creek you'll meet some people from Somes Bar for sure. While you're here at Wooley Creek you can take a hike along the Salmon Summit Recreation Trail. During the summer months here at Wooley Creek, high temperatures frequently get into the 90's with nighttime lows in the 50's.

Wooley Creek, North Fork confluence to Salmon 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 Wooley Creek.
 Whitewater Near Wooley Creek:
Wooley Creek, Siskiyou County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V - 13 miles long (North Fork confluence to Salmon River)
Salmon River, Siskiyou County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V - 19 miles long (Forks of Salmon to Somes Bar)
Klamath River, Humboldt County, 9 miles away
      Class III-V - 8 miles long (Ishi Pishi Bridge to Orleans)
Whitewater Outfitter - Klamath River Outfitters, Siskiyou County, 12 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Klamath River, Humboldt County, 12 miles away
      Class II - 16 miles long (Orleans to Weitchpec)
Salmon River - South Fork, Siskiyou County, 13 miles away
      Class III - 6.5 miles long (Methodist Creek to Forks of Salmon)
Salmon River - North Fork, Siskiyou County, 13 miles away
      Class III-V - 11 miles long (Little North Fork to Forks of Salmon)
Klamath River, Siskiyou County, 14 miles away
      Class II - 22 miles long (Coon Creek to Ishi Pishi Falls)
Elk Creek, Siskiyou County, 16 miles away
      Class I-IV - 5 miles long (Elk Creek Road to Klamath River)
Salmon River - South Fork, Siskiyou County, 18 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6 miles long (Limestone Bluffs to Matthews Creek Campground)
 Ski Areas Near Wooley Creek:
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 57 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
Mount Shasta, California , 80 miles away, 1390 foot drop, 5 lifts, 32 runs
 Hotels Near Wooley Creek:
Chateau At The Oregon Caves Na, Cave Junction , 40 miles away
Holiday Inn Express KLAMATH - REDWOOD NTL PK AREA, Klamath , 47 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Wooley Creek:
Nordheimer, Forks Of Salmon, 6 miles away
Oak Bottom Campground, Siskiyou County, 6 miles away
Stanshaw, Somes Bar, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Wooley Creek:
Garden Gulch Trail, Siskiyou , 11 miles away,  11.6 hiking miles, 2718 feet elevation difference
Salmon Summit Recreation Trail, Humboldt , 12 miles away,  14.4 hiking miles, 1455 feet elevation difference
Horse Ridge National Scenic Trail, Humboldt , 17 miles away,  24.4 hiking miles, 2221 feet elevation difference
Tanners Peak Trail, Siskiyou , 20 miles away,  5.6 hiking miles, 3548 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Wooley Creek:
Oregon Caves National Monument, Cave Junction - OR , 42 miles away
Redwood National and State Parks, Crescent City - CA , 59 miles away
Klamath National Forest, California , 18 miles away
Six Rivers National Forest, California , 38 miles away
 Lakes Near Wooley Creek
Red Cap Lake, Humboldt , 13 miles away

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