Thursday, September 10, 2009

Creek Recreation



creek recreation includes fishing, hiking, kayaking, rafting, tubing, gold panning, and finding swimming holes.

People love secluded lakes inside alpine mountains, well away from the city. Folks also love rivers and creeks - of all sizes. Most all of the California National Forest have recreation creeks running thru them. SoCal would be seasonal creeks - which means it often dry up annually, or goes underground.

In the golden west, the desert's dryness reigns, and some smaller creeks are 'seasonal' and tend to dry up every year. The flow stops completely and you are bummed, cuz your hike isn't what you had hoped it would be. There are only a select few creeks for camping in Southern California. Drought conditions are often. Call ahead, ask the field ranger about your creek destination.

The best streams & creeks are located in the higher elevation mountains. If you are seeking that hidden creek with a forest to hike or bike in, or a new fly fishing spot, you can easily find it here on Total Escape. The Sierra Nevada mountains & the NorCal region are the places for real water flow in California.



  • California Lakes List
  • California Rivers List
  • How to find stream side camp sites in Cali.



    SoCal creek recreation can be found near these destinations:
    BIG BEAR
    DAVY BROWN Campground
    FOREST FALLS
    IDYLLWILD
    JULIAN
    OJAI
    PINE MOUNTAIN
    WRIGHTWOOD

    Central Coast Creeks to find & explore -
    BIG SUR State Park
    CENTRAL COAST REDWOODS
    JULIA PFEIFFER BURNS State Park
    LIMEKILN State Park
    NACIMIENTO CREEK, Big Sur

    awesome Sierra Nevada creek areas -
    BIG CREEK
    BIG MEADOWS RD, Sequoia
    BISHOP CREEK, Aspendell
    ARNOLD
    COURTRIGHT
    DARDANELLE
    DINKEY CREEK
    DOWNIEVILLE
    EBBETTS PASS
    EDISON LAKE
    GREEN CREEK, Bridgeport
    JUNE LAKE LOOP
    MOUNTAIN HOME PARK
    ONION VALLEY
    PINE CREEK, Eastern Sierra
    PONDEROSA
    ROCK CREEK, Eastern Sierra
    ROCK CREEK, Shaver Lake
    TAMARACK CREEK

    a few ultimate NorCal favorites -
    BLAIRSDEN
    BURNEY
    CACHE CREEK
    GOLD LAKE California
    HAPPY CAMP
    HAT CREEK, Lassen
    LEWISTON
    LOST COAST, Kings Range
    SALMON RIVER
    WILLOW CREEK
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