Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-26-2013   #1
Charlottesville, Virginia
Paddling Since: 2007
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 4
boating near San Fran?

I'm finishing up grad school (environmental planning / water resources management) and will be moving this winter. I've read through a bunch of the the threads on here about best places to live for Class III-V boating (creeking and playboating), and I think I'm mainly focused on the southeast (home) or PNW (good for my industry) or Colorado (also good for my industry) or possibly Cali (lots of water work to be done!). I've found a couple of jobs in the San Fran, but haven't heard much about the boating around there any??

Any input would be appreciated!


epowell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2013   #2
kayakfreakus's Avatar
Steamboat, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1999
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 887
Closest good class IV to San Fran?

Couple other threads out there with a search as well.

kayakfreakus is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2013   #3
Placerville, California
Paddling Since: 2010
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 40
I've lived in San Francisco for my whole boating career (limited though that may be at 3 years). There's a couple of Class IV and V options within 2.5 hours of the city. There's also a fun Class III river (South Fork of the American) that has guaranteed recreational flows on weekends throughout the year so you'll always have AN option for boating the entire year!

I'd recommend checking out this website for a better idea of what we have out here in fabulous California: The Tip of the Iceberg. The Northern Sierra rivers are gonna be the closest ones to California.
kirbz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2013   #4
Glen Vegas, Florida
Paddling Since: 92
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 338
Oh sf, get ready for 3k rent and long drives. There is crazy water in CALI such as Upper Cherry Creek which is dam release and goes most weekends. Or Dinky Creek which is a good intro to creeking run. Checkout to get an idea. Be ready for at least a 4 hr drive during creek season, and bring your class v+ skills because California is not for the faint of heart.
Pizzle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2013   #5
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 116
Ha. California definitely has tons of runs for the "faint of heart". It's got something for everyone.
lagoonia is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Paddle in San Fran? kclowe Whitewater Kayaking 3 08-25-2013 11:58 AM
Recommended visa agency in San Fran?? funkins The Eddy 0 09-02-2012 07:24 PM
Closest good class IV to San Fran? tmcdevit Whitewater Kayaking 8 09-14-2011 12:32 PM
Icer Air live today in San Fran hobie Winter Buzz 0 10-18-2008 09:37 AM
st louis/ san fran boating double-a-ron Whitewater Kayaking 17 11-20-2003 03:18 PM

» Classified Ads
Dagger Mamba Creeker 8.1

posted by rjskibum

2014-Dagger Mamba Creeker 8.1 Purchased July 2014 from...

Wavesport Super EZ

posted by MaxInTexas

There is a lot of life left in this Super Ez. No major...

Shitty Mank Boat

posted by deepsouthpaddler

Jackson Villian L Mank Boat If you have ever dreamed of...

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:38 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.