Tule, SF - Tule Indian Reservation

Tule, SF, California, US


Tule Indian Reservation

Usual Difficulty V (for normal flows)
Avg. Gradient 380 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-11203580 50 - 400 cfs V 00h42m 20.9 cfs (too low)
usgs-11204100 75 - 500 cfs V 00h57m 30.2 cfs (too low)

River Description

There appear to be several sections of classic bedrock drops and falls on several forks of the SF Tule. Many people have talked about boating here, and a few parties have boated here.   One report (see comment tab) states that there are some good big drops but that most of them are not clean and that there are many long and difficult portages on the short section that they ran.  

Access and Permission to boat:
All of the steep bedrock sections are within the Tule River Indian Reservation and permission must be obtained for any activities.   Permits are easy to get.  Any resident that you encounter is likely to be curious and will ask to see your permit.

Tribal office phone numbers are: (559) 781-4271 and (559) 784-7860.   Call ahead on a  weekday to get a permit to kayak on the river.   The office is closed on weekends.

The Eagle Mountain Casino is on this reservation so food and entertainment is close by. There is also camping at Cholollo campground. Camping permits are obtained at the tribal office.   Call ahead of time.


Put in & Take out:

The latitude and longitude coordinates given on the map tab are not accurate for put-in and take-outs, but are in the drainage to help get map searches started. Coordinates will be corrected when better information becomes available.   Figure out the best put ins and take outs when you get there and comment back here.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2010-01-21 23:10:36

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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April 23 2009 (3559 days ago)
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We took out at a diversion dam near where the steep canyon comes into the open valley. We put in
2.5 miles up stream. The gradient averaged 380fpm. There are some good drops but there are some
very long and labor intensive portages. Most of the bigger drops are not clean. We tried to move
fast and we still were on the water for around 7 hours. Another group reported taking 6 hours. It
was easy to get a permit and everyone that saw us asked to see the permit so it is very important
to get one.