Kaweah - Park Boundary/ Gateway to Dinley Bridge

Kaweah, California, US


Park Boundary/ Gateway to Dinley Bridge (Gateway)

Usual Difficulty IV-V (for normal flows)
Length 3 Miles

Pinball Wizard meets Whitewater Rafting.

Pinball Wizard meets Whitewater Rafting.
Photo of ABLE? Is that just wishful thinking? Matt Urdan in the All Outdoors raft takes on the Kaweah outside Sequoia National Park. by Beyond Limits Whitewater Rafting taken 05/27/01 @ 1250 cfs

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
cdec-TRR 500 - 3000 cfs IV-V 03h27m 133 cfs (too low)

River Description

The Park Boundary/Gateway section of the Kaweah is a wonderfully  busy river.   The rapids are long, steep, steady and bouldery.   Boaters stepping up into class 5 rivers will find no better learning ground than the Kaweah. 



Put in:

Gateway Bridge was the traditional put-in, but because of concerns by the downstream land owner, the limited parking along the road has been posted for no parking.  Creative kayakers still find ways of launching here at times, but there are other options a short ways downstream.  You can also drive upstream to Southern CA Edison Road, or into the National Park, but the rapids upstream of Gateway are a bit more difficult and may require one portage.


Take out:

Dinely Bridge is


Here is a video of the Park Boundary section as well as two rapids in the Gateway section (The Chute and Powerhouse).  The video gives each rapid in order from top to bottom.  The missing rapids are class II-III in nature.  




The following video features sections of the Park Boundary, Gateway, Dinley, and Lake run of the Kaweah.  It was shot and edited by Daniel Lundburg.


Other Information Sources:

See Bill Pooley's Kaweah River Page for a huge assortment of resources and information about the Kaweah River.






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Last Updated: 2008-05-12 00:38:27

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