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Nevada whitewater, Carson River - East Fork

Alpine county, Hangman's Bridge to Gardnerville section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II     20 miles
  This stretch of Carson River - East Fork is 20 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II section of whitewater. The starting location is a short drive from Gardnerville Ranchos, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. You can enjoy this section more if you take your time, so why not pack your camping stuff too. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with
    plenty of places for that. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but
do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The beautiful scenery of Nevada and the playfulness of the water will make you feel great. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Hangman's Bridge to Gardnerville section is one of them. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. The Northern Sierra Nevada scenery is wonderful. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Nevada is often  
easier than elsewhere, so keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy.

Briefly about the general area:
Near Carson River - East Fork you locate the Burnside Lake Trail which is a great hiking trail, and you'll meet a lot of folks from Markleeville here. Yeah, come up here to the Northern Sierra Nevada for a fine time. There is a good hiking trail close to Carson River - East Fork called the Pacific Crest Trail - section 13. Grover Hot Springs State Park is a charming location any time of year. All through the summer highs here at Carson River - East Fork get into the 70's, and the overnight is slightly chillier of course, typically in the 40's.

Carson River - East Fork, Hangman's Bridge to Gardnerville 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 Carson River - East Fork.
 Whitewater Near Carson River - East Fork:
Carson River - East Fork, Alpine County, 0 miles away
      Class II - 20 miles long (Hangman's Bridge to CA-NV border)
Carson River - East Fork, Alpine County, 5 miles away
      Class III - 7.3 miles long (Cave Rock to Hangman's Bridge)
Mokelumne River - North Fork, Alpine/ Amador/ Calaveras County, 12 miles away
      Class V+ - 24.9 miles long (Route 4 Bridge to Salt Springs Reservoir)
Stanislaus River - Middle Fork, Tuolumne County, 20 miles away
      Class IV-V - 13 miles long (Baker Campground to Donnells Lake)
West Walker River, Mono County, 25 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.3 miles long (Leavitt Station Trailhead to Pickel Meadow)
American River - South Fork, El Dorado County, 27 miles away
      Class IV-V - 9.6 miles long (Strawberry to Kyburz)
West Walker River, Mono County, 28 miles away
      Class III-V - 11 miles long (Highway 395 Bridge to Walker)
 Ski Areas Near Carson River - East Fork:
Heavenly, California , 18 miles away, 3500 foot drop, 31 lifts, 94 runs
Kirkwood, California , 21 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 15 lifts, 65 runs
Bear Valley, California , 22 miles away, 1900 foot drop, 11 lifts, 67 runs
Sierra at Tahoe, California , 23 miles away, 2212 foot drop, 12 lifts, 46 runs
Dodge Ridge, California , 30 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 59 runs
Diamond Peak, Nevada , 32 miles away, 1840 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Homewood, California , 35 miles away, 1650 foot drop, 8 lifts, 56 runs
Mt. Rose, Nevada , 35 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 8 lifts, 60 runs
Granlibakken, California , 37 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 1 runs
Northstar at Tahoe, California , 40 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 17 lifts, 70 runs
 Marinas Near Carson River - East Fork:
Topaz Landing & Marina-Rv Park, Gardnerville , 15 miles away
Round Hill Pines Beach, Stateline , 19 miles away
Ski Run Marina, South Lake Tahoe , 19 miles away
Lakeside Marina, South Lake Tahoe , 19 miles away
Timber Cove Marina, South Lake Tahoe , 20 miles away
 Beaches Near Carson River - East Fork:
El Dorado Beach, El Dorado , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Carson River - East Fork:
Carson Valley Inn, Minden , 14 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites MINDEN, Minden , 14 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Minden, Minden , 15 miles away
Best Western Topaz Lake Inn, Gardnerville , 15 miles away
Super 8 Gardnerville Topaz Lake, Gardnerville , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Carson River - East Fork:
Markleeville Campground, Alpine County, 1 miles away
Carson River Resort, Markleeville, 1 miles away
Turtle Rock Campgrounds, Alpine County, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Carson River - East Fork:
Pacific Crest Trail - section 13, overlapping , 6 miles away, 66 hiking miles, 3818 feet elevation difference
Burnside Lake Trail, Alpine , 7 miles away, 3.4 hiking miles, 2762 feet elevation difference
Charity Valley Trail, Alpine , 8 miles away, 4.5 hiking miles, 2275 feet elevation difference
Silver King Trail, Alpine , 16 miles away,  23.6 hiking miles, 1976 feet elevation difference
Corral Valley Trail, Alpine , 16 miles away,  7.4 hiking miles, 756 feet elevation difference
Hawley Grade Trail, El Dorado , 19 miles away, 1.8 hiking miles, 920 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Carson River - East Fork:
Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park - CA , 60 miles away
Grover Hot Springs State Park, California , 5 miles away
Echo Canyon State Park, Nevada , 20 miles away
Washoe Meadows State Park, California , 21 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Carson River - East Fork:
Carson Valley Golf Course, Gardnerville , 12 miles away
Genoa Lakes Golf Resort, Genoa , 18 miles away
Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, Stateline , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Carson River - East Fork
Mosquito Lake, Alpine , 14 miles away
Woods Lake, Alpine , 17 miles away
Round Lake, El Dorado , 17 miles away

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