Río Reventazón - Cañon (Cachí Dam to Powerhouse)

Costa Rica  


This run rarely sees kayakers on it due to the fact that it usually only runs when there is rainwater filling it and the water is fairly poluted in this region of Costa Rica.  Water levels lower on the Reventazón are better due to the Angostura reservoir.  

Even though dams have ruined sections of this river this is still a big water Class IV run.  After putting in below the dam you get some warm up class II to III water and then the Class IV creeking action starts.  Since this run generally is runnable at flood levels scouting can be tricky because of the lack of eddies.

There is no road or trail access between the putin and takeout.  Even though this is a fairly short run you should be a comfortable class IV to V boater used to wilderness boating.  There are lots of holes and hydraulics in here that can give even the best kayakers a beat down. 


Class IV to V-
Current Flow Visual or Unknown
Recommended Flow Minimum: 750.0
Average: 1200.0
Maximum: 2000.0
Typical Season Begins: January
Ends: December
Recommended Use Kayaking: Yes
Rafting: No
Canoeing: No
Packrafting: No
Fishing: No
Primary Gauge VISUAL
Length 8.3 Kilometer(s)
Gradient 538.0 MPK