EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTIFUL AND CLEAR FLOWING STANISLAUS RIVER.
KNIGHTS FERRY-ORANGE BLOSSOM PARK (CLASS I-II)
One of the clearest of California's Western Rivers, the Stanislaus originates high in the Sierra Nevada. As it flows west through the Gold Country, it passes through the rustic town of Knights Ferry, the home of River Journey.
Knights Ferry is filled with many historical buildings and legends, and is the site of the longest covered bridge west of the Mississippi, located just upstream from our put-in. It is just 30 minutes from Modesto, one hour from Stockton or Tracy, and less than 2 hours from San Jose and the San Francisco Bay Area. A great place to stop to grab an ice cream or something to eat after your trip. We recommend the Knights Ferry Creamery and Sweets shop in downtown Knights Ferry.
The Stanislaus is a beautiful, free flowing river at Knights Ferry. A paddle down the Stanislaus is a great way to step out of the routine of daily life and experience a simple pleasure. The "Stan" offers something for everyone. Whether you’re a beginner or veteran river enthusiast, the Stanislaus will not disappoint.
* Minimum Age: 5 Years
* Difficulty: Class I-II - Beginner
* Experience Required: None
* Season: May-October
* Weather: Summer; Hot Spring & Fall; Mild