There is no online gauge for this section of river, but the following links should be helpful in determining when to boat.
Parties in 2006 and 2004 had excellent flow when the calculated daily average flow for the
Natural River at Millerton was 4,000 cfs and 4,300 cfs, respectively. On the 2006 date, the level (stream pressure) at Devil's Postpile was between 150 and 162 cm. There is an online gauge on the
NF Kings River at Meadowbrook which is just over a divide to the south and at about the same elevation.
When Florence reservoir is spilling, inflow to Florence can be as much as 1,700 cfs more than the flow of the SF San Joaquin below Hooper Creek.
Permits are not required for this reach.
We have no additional detail on this route.
Use the map below to calculate how
to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.
The reason for the Mandatory Portage
The put-in at the bridge over Piute Creek
The Last Rapid
The first quater mile on Piute Creek is continuous class IV-V
For the Mandatory Portage take out on River Right above this Gorge
Excellent High Sierra Scenery
Danny along the John Muir Trail above Blarney Meadows
Class II section above Blarney Meadows
Bridge over the South Fork near Take-out
Attractive whitewater upstream on Piute Creek
If someone gets hurt on a river, or you read about a whitewater-related injury, please report it to
American Whitewater. Don't worry about multiple submissions from other witnesses, as our safety
editors will turn multiple witness reports into a single unified accident report.
The U.S. Forest Service recently released the revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and Draft Forest Plans (DFP) for the Sierra and Sequoia National Forests. As part of this process, National Forests are required to identify the eligibility of rivers for inclusion into the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. Once a river is found eligible it is managed to protect the values that support their inclusion. To that end, American Whitewater has identified recreation as an outstandingly remarkable value on many iconic whitewater rivers within the Sierra and Sequoia National Forest and is advocating for their inclusion into the inventory of eligible Wild & Scenic Rivers. Dinkey Creek Photo by Daniel Lundberg
This summer the Sierra, Sequoia and Inyo National Forests are seeking feedback from the public on their update and revisions to Forest Management Plans. These plans set the stage for how the forest will be managed for the next 20 years. Unfortunately, the agency's draft analysis on Wild and Scenic Rivers has largely neglected whitewater recreation values of classic whitewater rivers, including Dinkey Creek. Paddler's voices are important in this process! The deadline to comment is August 25th.
Log into the American Whitewater website and you can contribute to river descriptions,
flow and access tips, and maps associated with runs you've done. You can even add new
runs to the inventory!