Carson, E. Fork, California, US
|Usual Difficulty||III (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||60 fpm|
|Carson, EF near Wolf Creek|
|virtual-50608||200 - 2000 cfs||III||00h54m||88.5 cfs (too low)|
|E FK CARSON RV BLW MARKLEEVILLE CK NR MARKLEEVILLE|
|usgs-10308200||400 - 4000 cfs||III||00h52m||177 cfs (too low)|
The Upper EF Carson is a roadside run that is steep and continuous class 3 (or harder at higher flows). Trees and strainers are a frequent problem, so scout thoroughly and be careful.
There is a small take out area on river right on the downstream side of the bridge. There are some other options nearby, so scout carefully.
Above Hangman's Bridge, Highway 4 follows the river for 6 miles to near the junction of Silver Creek. It then goes up Silver Creek. Wolf Creek Road heads east up the EF Carson. There appears to be a good launching area in about one mile, just before Wolf Creek Road leaves the river. There are a number of other turnouts and good launching areas whenever the roads are near the river. Scout and take your pick. With investigation, boaters could probably launch even further upstream.
Other Information Sources:
Check out the description in Bill Tuthill's California Creekin.
Holbeck and Stanley
East Fork Resort is just upstream of Hangman's Bridge. Call ahead for camping or to take out or launch at the nice beach there. 530 694-2229
|Mile||Rapid Name||Class||Features (Legend)|
|1.1||Silver Creek confluence||N/A|
|1.6||Highway 4 bridge||N/A|
|6.5||East Fork Resort||N/A|
Silver Creek comes in from the left.
There is good river access below this bridge.
East Fork Resort has two big campsites. They request that boaters call ahead to camp or to use their river frontage for boat launching/ take out. Their river frontage is not available to boaters who do not call ahead. Call 530-694-2229