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Difficulty I(II)
Length 15 Miles
Gauge Kaweah Below Terminus Dam
Flow Range 300 - 3000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 2 hours ago 31 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 09/15/2006 8:30 pm

River Description

This section is mainly flat water with nice scenery and close to Visalia. There are two class 2 rapids just below the highway 216 bridge formed by old rock weirs. There are a lot of diversions along the way. Some of the diversion weirs are definite portages, such as the weir at McKay point. Others are formed of rocks or busted concrete and may be runnable at some flows. Be careful of rebar which may be sticking up in some of these weirs.

Put-In: From Visalia drive east on highway 198 towards Three Rivers. Before you get to Terminus dam, you will pass through Lemon Cove. One mile past Lemon Cove, turn left onto Highway 216 and go 1/2 mile to a bridge over the Kaweah River. Park on the northwest side of the bridge at the intersection with Dry Creek Road. There are easy launch points on the upstream side of the bridge.

Woodlake take-out, 4.5 miles: From the put-in drive east on 216 to Woodlake. In town at the stop sign, turn left onto Highway 245. Drive about a mile and park on the northwest side of the bridge. A trail leads down to a good take-out at the river on that same side. This is next to the Woodlake Airport, but the manager at the airport has asked that river users not park on the airport property. There is quite a bit of room at the bridge.

There are a variety of put-in and take out options between here and Visalia.

St. John's Parkway at Lover's Lane, 15.5 miles:

Rapid Descriptions


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Directions Description

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