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Carver Put-In

Carver is about .2 miles off Hwy 123, a nice, paved road. This is one of the best launch locations in terms of not having to carry your boat at all. Just drive up to the river and drop your boat in. There are a few campsites, a toilet and tables here.

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Leave your shuttle car at Mt Hersey for a 6.8-mile float. You will do about 2 miles an hour. A little faster if the water is higher, slower if the water is on the lower side.

Class Rating

I – II

Length to next put in/take out

6.8 miles

Time to next put in/take out

3:45 hours

USGS Gage to watch:

Gauge Pruitt

Current Gage Level

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Gage Level and condition of float

  • Minimum level: 4.24
  • Optimal level: 4.69-6.59
  • Maximum level:28

Best times of year:

October through June or after a good rain

Camping Facilities:

8 Tent Sites, Drinking water, Picnic Table, Fire Ring, Restrooms, Fee $16, (Free Nov 15 – March 14 but no water or restrooms).

Camping info here


Carver Campground

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