The Three Bears refer to three Class IV rapids below Surprise Creek. Boaters typically take out at the Low Bridge (mile 5.5) or continue to Sandy Bar (mile 12.5), however, this can be run as one long day to Salyer (no easy road access). Below the Low Water Bridge the South Fork is Class II but there are several mid-channel strainers that create dangerous hazards--be aware.
See the Three Bears description on cacreeks.com.
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