Indian Creek (Klamath trib) - E. Fork Confluence to Klamath River


Indian Creek (Klamath trib), California, US

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E. Fork Confluence to Klamath River

Usual Difficulty I-III(V) (for normal flows)
Length 7.6 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
INDIAN C NR HAPPY CAMP CA
usgs-11521500 300 - 1000 cfs I-III(V) 01h10m 1780 cfs (too high)


River Description

At a flow of 1,000 cfs, the top four miles consist of non discript cobble bars with a surf wave now and then.  Bedrock appears just before the portage/class 5.  Then there are a couple of fun and very pretty class 3 gorges before things mellow to class 2 as you enter Happy Camp.   (Nick Sinderson, 2011)

Other Information Sources:
CaCreeks guide: Indian Creek
Holbeck & Stanley
SCHWIND GUIDEBOOK


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2011-03-29 05:45:11

Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
3.2Big RapidVPortage Hazard Waterfall

Rapid Descriptions

Big Rapid (Class V, Mile 3.2)

This rapid is reported to be class 5 or a portage.  A bridge signals the approach to this rapid.  




User Comments

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March 28 2011 (2190 days ago)
Nick SindersonDetails
Looking for something new to do a buddy and I were drawn to this run by the glowing account on Ca.
Creeks ( allow me to paraphrase. 'continuous 3+ with a 4- or two and a class 5 in the middle') at a
flow just shy of 1,000 cfs we only saw the class 5 and what we presumed to be the 4- in the lower
gorge. The rest to our mind was pretty easy class 3 at most. The top four miles consisted of non
discript cobble bars with a surf wave now and then. Just before the portage/class 5 bedrock
appears. with a couple of fun and very pretty class 3 gorges before things mellow to class 2 as you
enter Happy Camp. we came away thinking the rating was more 2/3 instead of 3/4. And if your in
Happy Camp looking for a class 2/3 run my buddy said get yourself over to the lower Clear Ck. run,
as it's as good as it gets (Clear Ck. is just 7 miles from Happy Camp heading west on highway 96)


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