Today, Friday, August 11, 2017, Big Piney Creek is
1.20 at Long Pool & is very low.
Not enough water to go and we are not renting boats or running shuttles until we get more water. We got an inch of rain this morning, but not enough to do anything to the creek.
Big Piney Creek is not for beginners. No kids under 16, if accompanied by their parent, on the upper run and 12 on the lower run, & no DOGS! You MUST be able to swim!
Minimum ages for kids at 3.2 or lower is 12 years old on the lower level and 18 years old on the upper run. NO DOGS in the boats or campground. We reserve the right to refuse rental or shuttle to anyone we feel is not experienced enough to be on Big Piney Creek.
Our campground is open for business! Remember...NO DOGS! We do not allow dogs at the campground, for several reasons! Please check in at the store before setting & quiet hours are from midnight until 7:00 am. No loud music or loud talking. Respect & behave! Not many rules, but please follow what we have! Don't make me come over there! :)
Be safe out there!
We are stocked up with whitewater gear If you are in need of anything, check us out. We have NRS paddling jackets & pants, neoprene booties, socks, and gloves, dry bags & dry boxes, throw ropes, helmets, PFD's, Croakies & Chums for your glasses, as well as ice, soft drinks, chips, & candy! .
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Helton's to Twin Bridges. Unbelievable how wide Piney Creek is now! There's still a tree down at Summer's Bend, just past Crabaugh's Cabin. It's on river right and it's in the rapid. Stay far river left and paddle hard. Don't get close to the wave or it will suck you right in to it!
Everything else was passable, but be on the look-out for new trees down. There were a couple that were deceiving from upstream, but there were ways around them.
LONG POOL to TWIN BRIDGES: On the lower run, at the end of Haystacker Rapid above the bridge there's a tree down in the curve on river right. Just past the cabin that sits high on the bank on river right & just above the bridge. There was one last year, it got washed out with the last big water, but another one has fallen in. You can get around it, but again you have to paddle. It will be different with the different water levels. The lower the creek gets the harder it is to navigate, all the current is running in to it at lower water.
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