American River, South Fork - The Gorge

Satan's Cesspool

Rapid Details

Name Satan's Cesspool
Class III+

This rapid is the best candidate for the crux on the gorge section.  A large hole forms here. The river cuts right through some bedrock.  At higher flows a sneak option exists on river right.  Paddle hard and punch the hole for smaller craft.  Rafts better make sure to square up and hit the hole straight on.

Recommended Flows Minimum: 800.0
Maximum: 4000.0
Length Feet
Elevation 542.45 Feet
Coordinates Lat - 38.77611456
Long - -120.99295626

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