River Flows, Conditions, &

Updates

River Flows Explained

200-700cfs

This is very family friendly and are considered “float trips”. These flows are kayak-friendly.

701-1000cfs

At this level we still require two good paddlers but the flow is on the lower end. You still need to be aware of trees at this level and lifejackets should be worn at all times. We do recommend that participants know to swim and you need to have at least one adult per child. Kayaks not allowed at 700CFS+.

1001-1300cfs

This still requires two good paddlers per boat and everyone should know how to swim. The current changes and although this is a fun flow, more attention is required to stay safe. The one cooler per raft is strictly enforced. Lifejackets must be worn at all times. Alcohol is not allowed on rafts at 1000+ CFS.

1301-1800cfs

We require at least two or more good paddlers per boat and everyone should know how to swim. The current is very fast and trees can pose a problem if not paying attention so the one cooler per raft is strictly enforced. Alcohol is not allowed at this flow. Life jackets must be worn by everyone at all times. Children must be 7 years or older.

1801cfs and above

We do not run commercial trips due to safety issues.

Updates

The river will be lazy for part of September, and then flows will increase for salmon spawning season.  Please always check conditions before going out on the water: Stanislaus River Flows

Flows are subject to change rapidly as this is a dam controlled river. If conditions do change prior to a trip, we will update your group, and always give you the option to change dates or get a refund if the flow changes result in us having to change rules or restrictions.