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Mokelumne River

View of the Mokelumne RiverPhoto of kayakers on Tiger Creek near the"Take-out" of the Mokelumne RiverHistoric rock walls in Campo Seco near the Mokelumne River

General Information

Kayaks, canoes and inner tubes go with the flow on this scenic three (3) mile course of the Mokelumne River past the Gold Rush towns of Jackson and Mokelumne Hill.  Easy access and a series of short but peppy rapids make this a popular spot for novice whitewater fans and kayakers in training for more advance runs.

When to go: March-September

Getting there: Highway 49 to Jackson to Electra Road

Put-in: Electra Power House

Take-out: Highway 49 bridge

Mokelumne River Feasibility Study  - View Presentation (pdf 1855 kb)

Big Bar Launch -  View photos and read more about it . . .

Big Bar Launch sign monument on the Mokelumne River Whitewater Trail

   River Class:I-II