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Rattlesnake Creek (South Fork Eel Tributary)

Stretch: Highway 101 to Big Bend
Difficulty: Class IV+ to V
Distance: 5.1 miles (or less) plus 1.5 miles on the S. Eel
Flows: 400 cfs to 1,000. When S. Eel at Leggett is between 2,500-5,000 cfs, this will probably be good (we had 3,250 cfs). Current Dreamflows gauge
Gradient: 101 fpm average (The goods are 144 fpm for 2.1 miles)
Put-in: First or Second bridge over Highway 101
Take-out: Big Bend, River Runners Lodge
Shuttle: 6 miles, 15 minutes one way
Season: Winter from Rain (day of or up to 2 days after heavy rain)
Written: © 2011

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