River

Kidder Creek Kayaking
Kidder Creek White Water Rafting
Waterfall Thumbs Up
River Camp Girls
Waterfall Jump
Kidder Creek White Water Rafting
Kidder Creek White Water Rafting
Kidder Creek White Water Rafting
River Camp Girls
Waterfall Jump
Santa Cruz Mountains Illustration

River Camp

Overview: River rafting, camping

Highlights

  • Nonstop class III & IV rafting

  • Up to four different stretches of river

  • Available everyday of the week (pending boat availability)

  • No experience necessary

River Camp Photo

Location

Location

Kidder Creek is in an amazingly unique location in northern California just south of the Oregon border at the base of the breathtaking Marble Mountains.

Directions
Whisper Canyon Map

Highlights

Accomodations

Forest Service campsites. Most groups choose to sleep out under the stars. Groups are welcome to bring their own tents if desired.

Unique Packages

Find a package that works for you and the needs of your group! With options of 2 days to 4 days, there is an experience that will bring your group closer together and create memories for a lifetime.

 

 

Packages

Packages

2 Day Camp
$220 per person

2 days of rafting

1st Day: Dragon's Tooth, PDH jump spot,
Ukonom Hike
2nd Day: Rattlesnake, Lion's Head,
Whirlpool

2 nights

Forest Service campsites. Most groups choose to sleep out under the stars. Groups are welcome to bring their own tents if desired.

6 meals

Food is all prepared from scratch in our outdoor kitchen — we get rave reviews about the food.

3 Day Camp
$330 per person

3 days of rafting

1st Day: Otter's Playpen
and Clear Creek Hike

2nd Day: Dragon's Tooth, PDH jump spot, Ukonom Hike

3rd Day: Rattlesnake, Lion's Head, Whirlpool

3 nights

Forest Service campsites. Most groups choose to sleep out under the stars. Groups are welcome to bring their own tents if desired.

9 meals

Food is all prepared from scratch in our outdoor kitchen— we get rave reviews about the food.

4 Day Camp
$425 per person

4 days of rafting

Option A: 
1st Day: Rattlesnake, Lion's Head, whirlpool

2nd Day: Otter's Playpen
and Clear Creek Hike

3rd Day: Dragon's Tooth, PDH jump spot, Ukonom Hike

4th Day: Rattlesnake, Lion's Head, Whirlpool

Option B
1st Day: Otter's Playpen
and Clear Creek Hike

2nd Day: The Ikes

3rd Day: Dragon's Tooth, PDH jump spot, Ukonom Hike

4th Day: Rattlesnake, Lion's Head, Whirlpool

3 nights

Forest Service campsites. Most groups choose to sleep out under the stars. Groups are welcome to bring their own tents if desired.

12 meals

Food is all prepared from scratch in our outdoor kitchen — we get rave reviews about the food.

River Sections

River Sections

Rattlesnake Rapid Stretch

Rattlesnake is our most popular stretch, packed with big, fun class II and III rapids. It can be done in as little as 3 hours, at most 4 hours. Lion's Head jump rock is on this stretch where guests have the chance to jump from a 10ft or 20 ft rock ledge into the river below. After lunch, most groups choose to visit the natural whirlpool in the river just below the take-out. Groups have stayed in the whirlpool for up to 2 hours floating around and around, jumping in from surrounding ledges and enjoying every minute. Another afternoon option for this stretch is a visit to the Clear Creek swimming hole, a favorite short hike to a crystal clear swimming hole with 25ft cliff jump in a rugged canyon.

River Put-in: Curly Jack Campground
River Take-out: Wingate Bar

Dragon's Tooth

Dragon's Tooth is a class IV stretch with an optional hike to Ukonom Falls midday. After jumping from PDH (Pretty Darn High), low jump 20ft, high jump 35ft, guests continue down the river and eat lunch on one of several beach options. After lunch, we pull off the river and hike through the Ukonom Creek Canyon all the way up to the raging waterfall. The hike is adventurous and involves hiking, climbing, and swimming to reach the falls. This is a 6-8 hour stretch of river with the hike.

River Put-in: Ferry Point River
Take-out: Coon Creek

Otter's Playpen

Otter's Playpen is a great option for a third day on the river. With a class IV rapid called "Savage", this is a great stretch to challenge members of your group to try inflatable kayaking either in single or tandem kayaks. This is a 4 hour raft day with lunch on the river.

River Put-in: Sluice Box River
Take-out: Seattle Creek

The Ikes

"The Ikes". Composed of Little, Big, and Super Ike, this stretch is for groups who want maximum variety in their trip. While this stretch is some of the biggest water, most four day trips will elect to repeat their favorite stretch on the fourth day. The Ikes requires the most travel (roughly 40 minutes each way) but it is a great stretch for those who wish the see a completely new section on a four day trip. 4-5 River Hours.

River Put-In: Ishi Pishi Bridge
River Take-Out: Orleans

Meals

Meals

Food is all prepared from scratch in our outdoor kitchen — we get rave reviews about the food.

Meals include:
1. BBQ, cornbread, salad, and cake
2. Taco Salad with ice cream
3. Pancakes, bacon, hash browns, and fruit salad
4. Breakfast burritos with sausage, potatoes, eggs, and cheese
5. River tacos for lunch

Group Reservations

Ready to Start Your Adventure? 

Contact Drew Otto to get started, get more details, tour our facilities, get your event on the calendar and begin the great adventure.


Drew Otto
Kidder Creek Assistant Director
530.4673265
drew.otto@mounthermon.org