Kaweah, California, US
Dineley Bridge to N. Fork Bridge (Dineley Run)
||III-V (for normal flows)
Fun RunPhoto by Daniel Lundberg taken 03/30/06 @ 1400 cfs
The Dineley section is significantly easier than the upstream Gateway section, but it still has
many busy and respectable class 4 rapids including the intimidating Suicide Falls.
Dineley Bridge is one of the few legal river access points in Three Rivers. Even so, a
few locals may hassle you for launching there. On the upstream river right side of the
bridge is a county owned parcel of land. A gated dirt road leads down towards the
river. There is only a small amount of space on the roadside to unload boats.
Once gear and boats are unloaded please drive cars back up towards the main highway and find
parking areas up there.
Alternatively a narrow road leads downstream on river right from the bridge to an SCE
powerhouse. There is very limited parking near the powerhouse and SCE allows launching
in that area.
Problematic. You can hike up from the river at the NF Bridge but all of the roadside in
that area is posted no parking. River access seems to be tolerated at just below Lower
Slicky, but it may or may not be legal. A few businesses in this area will allow river
access to boaters if you ask permission. Parking is tolerated in the elementary
school parking lot after school hours and on weekends.
Other Information Sources:
1. The Kaweah River Page
maintained by Kaweah fanatic, Bill Pooley, has the best and most up-to-date information about the
2. California Creeks
where you can find this handy little
For more information on this and other local paddling areas, please feel free to contact these
NEW Kayak Club
Gold Country Paddlers
You can get more information from California's Whitewater Community at boof.com
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Last Updated: 2007-05-24 17:17:26