Kayaking the Smith River

Without a doubt, kayaking can be exciting on  the Smith River.   The Smith is one of the premier locations for kayaking in California.   The list below is an exerpt of information available at www.dreamflows.com, a central repository of kayaking and rafting experiences in California and Nevada.  

No. Smith - At Gasquet
Estimated flow site located at Gasquet, 0.5 miles above Middle Fork confluence.

  North Fork Smith River - Upper Run (Horse Creek to Low Divide Rd) (9.6 miles, IV, NWRafting)      NWRafting
  North Fork Smith River - Low Divide Rd to Gasquet (14.6 miles, IV, Creekin')      AWetState  AWA  CaliRiver  Creekin'  Jefferson  NWRafting
  Diamond Creek - North Fork Diamond Creek to Gasquet (4.15 miles, then 10.6 miles on the N. Smith, IV to V, AWetState)      AWetState  Jefferson  NWRafting

Mi. Smith - At Gasquet
Estimated flow site located at Gasquet, 500 feet above North Fork confluence.



  Middle Fork Smith River - Knopki Bridge to Siskiyou Gorge (7.1 miles, IV, AWetState)      AWetState  Creekin'
  Middle Fork Smith River - Siskiyou Gorge (0.8 mile, V, Creekin')      AWetState  Creekin'  Jefferson
  Middle Fork Smith River - Patrick Creek Run (8.4 miles, III+ to IV, H&S p71)      AWetState  Creekin'  NWRafting

Smith - Steel Pipe At Gasquet
Visual gauge painted on the larger of the twin brown steel pipe sets, located right at the North/Middle Fork Smith confluence in Gasquet.



  North Fork Smith River - Low Divide Rd to Gasquet (14.6 miles, IV, Creekin')      AWetState  AWA  CaliRiver  Creekin'  Jefferson  NWRafting
  Middle Fork Smith River - Patrick Creek Run (8.4 miles, III+ to IV, H&S p71)      AWetState  Creekin'  NWRafting
  Smith River - Gasquet Run (4.5 miles, II+, Creekin')      Creekin'  NWRafting
  Smith River - Oregon Hole Gorge (5.2 miles, III to IV+, H&S p72)      AWetState  Creekin'  Jefferson  NWRafting

Smith - At Oregon Hole Gorge
Estimated flow site located in Oregon Hole Gorge, 1.1 miles above Myrtle Creek, 1.5 miles above South Fork confluence.



  Smith River - Gasquet Run (4.5 miles, II+, Creekin')      Creekin'  NWRafting
  Smith River - Oregon Hole Gorge (5.2 miles, III to IV+, H&S p72)      AWetState  Creekin'  Jefferson  NWRafting

So. Smith - Near Hiouchi
Estimated flow site located 2 miles above Main Smith confluence.
  Hurdygurdy Creek (7.7 miles, V, OregonKayaking)      OregonKayaking
  Goose Creek - Lower Run (5.6 miles, V, Creekin')      AWetState  Creekin'  NorthCoast  NWRafting  OregonKayaking
  South Fork Smith River - Upper Run (6 miles, IV to V, H&S p73)      AWetState  Jefferson  NWRafting  OregonKayaking
  South Fork Smith River - Lower Run (12.2 miles, III, H&S p74)      AWetState  CaliRiver  Creekin'  NWRafting
  South Fork Smith River - South Fork Gorge (1.5 miles, IV, H&S p74)      AWetState  Creekin'  Jefferson  NWRafting  OregonKayaking