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Any good places to drop kayaks?

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Any good places to drop kayaks?

Are there any good places to float in either Sequoia or Kings Canyon? Not looking for anything really adventurous, just a nice lake or slow river to float or paddle around in.

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1. Re: Any good places to drop kayaks?


River travel

Boating the rivers in these parks is extremely hazardous. Kayaking is popular on some rivers in the parks, but involves high risk and requires advanced skills. There are no beginner kayaking rivers in the parks. Motorized crafts are not permitted.

The Kaweah River offers a number of challenging runs. The Middle Fork of the Kaweah River has Class IV conditions, appropriate only for expert kayakers.

Getting to some stretches of river in the parks involves difficult wilderness travel. All those using rivers in the parks are subject to park regulations governing wilderness travel (see below).

Be sure to have sufficient information, expertise, and appropriate, reliable equipment before venturing forth on these beautiful, very wild rivers.

Edited: 9:32 am, April 28, 2013
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2. Re: Any good places to drop kayaks?

Larryjohn is correct. Stay out of creeks and rivers altogether (too many of them hit sheer cliffs just beyond where you can see - well, you can see them from the 198 on the way up, but you won't know you're on the other side of them when you're up there).

Hume Lake is ideal for paddling around and it's the only body of water anyone would recommend to someone without guide level skills. It's a very pretty spot too, but you won't have it to yourself.

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