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Tuolumne River

 Merals Pool "Put-In" along theTuolumne RiverPhoto of historical rock wall remains of a hydro electric power house used to provide power to the mines in the early 1900'sBirds Eye view of a raft and kayak on the Tuolumne River looking from the campsite called "Behind the Rock"

General Information

California's premier whitewater river is a slalom course of boulders of escalating intensity. Staircase rapids, chutes, and pools by the score and Yosemite National Park create the ultimate river adventure, a journey by turns exciting and pristine. World famous, the Tuolumne River is where the ambitious earn their stripes.

When to go: April-September

Getting there: Highway 49 South from Sonora to Highway 120 East past Groveland about 7.5 miles to Ferreti Road to Lumsden Road to Lumsden campground.

Put-in: Lumsden Road

Take-out: Wards Ferry Bridge

  River Class: IV-V