First mile or so is flat then the creek offers 3-4 miles of Class III-IV boulder rapids in a scenic gorge. Flattens out again before reaching the Hwy.
Land in the area, including all of the watershed and access to the put-in is owned by timber companies with some private inholdings. The timber company owners are not receptive to unauthorized visits to their property and has threatened to tow unauthorized vehicles. Closed gates are often encountered on some roads which access the put-in.
Put-in: Low-water bridge 6.5 miles upstream of Hwy 2
Take-out: Hwy 2 bridge
Alternate take-out upstream of the Hwy: To get to this take-out, go west from the Highway 2 bridge 1.4 miles and turn right onto dirt road. Go another 1.5 miles on the dirt road, make a sharp left at the creek, then look for the wide pull-out creekside.
Camping available at Clayton Lake State Park.
Look for 2+ inches of rain on the Sardis Lake and Clayton rain Gauges available on the Corps of Engineers Webpage.
Permits are not required for this reach.
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