Stanislaus River

Stanislaus River

Stanislaus River Slides

Running a length of nearly 120 miles, the Stanislaus River serves a surprising number of water activities — from white water rafting to rock jumping, from camping and fishing to natural water slides.

Lower Stanislaus River, winding through the Central Valley and Sierra Foothills, is a fantastic fishing spot. It’s a tailwater fishery coming out of the bottom of Godwin Dam and is almost a year round fishery (open from January 1st to October 15th). The Lower “Stan” offers trout, steelhead, salmon, stripers, smallmouth bass and shad in fishable numbers through out the year. Access is limited making floating the river fairly popular.

As the river meets the Sierras, it branches into three forks — The North Fork, Middle Fork and South Fork — all of which are known for fishing, white-water rafting, camping and swimming. The North Fork is home to rapid waters as well as calmer natural swimming pools and slides, and also offers up Candy Rock for those who like the excitement of a rock jump. The South and Middle forks are also ripe with fishing and camping opportunities… Really, with so many spots of interest along its 120 miles, it’s hard to go wrong.

For a little visual proof, peruse our photos of one of the river’s incredible natural water slides!

For more information:
Stanislaus River Info
River Journey Rafting
White Water Rafting Guide to Stanislaus River

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