Clavey, California, US
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This lower section of the Clavey River is reported to be more difficult than the upper section, but very beautiful and pristine.
Put in: The road to the put in bridge is reported to be very long and hard to find. Additionally, in the early season it appears common to have fallen trees across the road. Many boaters simply paddle the upper section first, camp at the lower bridge or just paddle both upper and lower sections in one long day.
Take out: The Clavey River joins the wild and scenic Tuolumne at Clavey Falls. Boaters must continue downstream on the Tuolumne River to take out at Ward's Ferry Road.
Camping options are reported to be very limited along the lower Clavey.
Other Information Sources:
Clavey River Watershed Plan
Clavey River information from Friends of the River
Fred Norquist trip report from 2009
A Guide to the Best Whitewater in the State of CA, Holbek and Stanley, 1988
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