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The San Joaquin River is all over the news these days, thanks to long-awaited restorative flows.
Published online on Thursday, Oct. 01, 2009
By Marek Warszawski / The Fresno Bee

Well, here's a San Joaquin River story that hasn't gotten much attention - unless you're plugged into the expedition kayaking community.

Boating on the San Joaquin River

The San Joaquin River offers a wide range of opportunities for recreational boating that can be compatible with the protection of fish and wildlife.  Canoeing, kayaking, and rafting are sports enjoyed by river enthusiasts all along the river.  From kayaking the upper watershed to canoeing through the valley, the San Joaquin offers excitement and serenity to those who seek its many jewels.  

The San Joaquin River Gorge

The San Joaquin River Gorge is open to the public year-round.  The fall and winter is a great time to visit as the cooler temperatures can offer a more enjoyable experience.  The Gorge is managed by the Bureau of Land Management and offers fishing, camping, swimming, nature study, horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking trails.

Rockclimbing around Shaver Lake

There are many ways to enjoy the San Joaquin River, one way to do it is from above.  The San Joaquin River watershed is home to granite domes that jut skyward from the deep river gorge. Some climbs require rappels into deep river gorges, leaving climbers to struggle their way back up the canyon walls.  Others overlook broad expanses of forest and lakes.

For links to Rockclimbing in the San Joaquin River watershed see:

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