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The Kaweah River is a river draining the southern Sierra Nevada in Tulare County, California in the United States. Fed primarily by high elevation snowmelt along the Great Western Divide , the Kaweah begins as four forks in Sequoia National Park , where the watershed is noted for its alpine scenery and its dense concentrations of giant sequoias , the largest trees on Earth.
The Kaweah River is an approximately 58.5-mile (94.1 km)-long river in the U.S. state of California. It rises in four major forks in the Sierra Nevada within Sequoia National Park, flowing southwest through the Lake Kaweah reservoir and onto an alluvial plain northeast of Visalia.
California rafting and kayaking details for the Kaweah River located just outside Sequoia National Park. The Kaweah is a Class IV River that runs from April to July.
Sep 30, 2021 · The Kaweah River, like its neighbors, the King, Tule and Kern, never sees the Pacific Ocean because it is mostly consumed by irrigation. Any water left ends up in Tulare Lake. Our Kaweah Rafting Trips meet in Three Rivers, offering a variety of good restaurants & lodging options.
The Kaweah runs in the spring and sometimes early summer depending on the winter snowpack. Since there are no dams above the whitewater section of this river, the melt from the Southern Sierra determines what flows will be like from year to year. There are years when below normal precipitation leads to flows that are too low for rafting.
Just minutes from Sequoia National Park, in the town of Three Rivers, the Kaweah River delivers Class III to Class IV+ river rafting. Mild to wild, family fun to adrenaline-packed adventure Book your adventure here.
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