Sacramento - 4) Sims Flat Campground to Lake Shasta

Sacramento, California, US


4) Sims Flat Campground to Lake Shasta

Usual Difficulty IV (for normal flows)
Length 13 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
cdec-DLT 700 - 10000 cfs IV 02h10m 10545 cfs (too high)

River Description

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StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2004-10-30 14:05:37

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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February 5 2013 (2172 days ago)
brucewray (153779)
Over 2000cfs, this run can go comfortably to Dog Creek, about 5~6 more miles. Not as many rapids,
but a passable number of solid class IIIs. Take the Vollmers exit off I5, go west, south of the
freeway 100+ yards on Dog Creek Road, turn left on Fenders Ferry Road, drive until past the RR
bridge over the river, take out is on the river left side.
January 1 2010 (2937 days ago)
Nick SindersonDetails
this is a very good class 3 run. I have run it in excess of 20 times all between 1,500 and 3,000cfs
at delta. I have never paddled beyond Pollard Flat. From Sims to Pollard I would say there are
somewhere between 15 and 20 class 3 rapids, a couple of those I would call 3+ and two rapids have
class 4 to 4+ holes that can be avoided (especially the one under the second highway bridge, kayaks
stay left). There are some good surf waves and holes on this run and I always bring the playboat