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“Slow going.. nice spot!”
Review of Gualala River

Ranked #3 of 12 things to do in Gualala
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Owner description: A perfect river for first-time canoers or kayakers since the waters are calm and non-threatening.
Placerville, California
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329 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Slow going.. nice spot!”
Reviewed 31 July 2013

Went out to the sea and upstream..nice time ...
water low as of july 27 ..bring a picnic..be prepared to get out and portage

Visited July 2013
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Gualala, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Kayak the Gualala River & Estuary”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Great experience.....rent kayak through jan@adventurents.com,,,,$35 for 2hrs....park car on north side of the river and walk across highway 1 to dirt road that leads down to the river....kayaks and canoes parked there during the summer months....can be chilly....take a ski cap.....gloves and wind breaker just in case.

Visited July 2013
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Sutter, California
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69 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Gualala River Redwood Park campground”
Reviewed 28 May 2013

This campground was absolutely wonderful for a family weekend getaway. The campground is set along the Gualala river and is surrounded by old redwood trees. In the center of the campground is a store, laundry matt, swings, slide, volleyball net, basketball hoop, ping pong tables(50cents for a ball), horseshoe pits, and bocce ball, plus the bathrooms and showers are located there as well. The showers are coin operated($1.25 for 7 minutes) and are automatically warm(cannot adjust temperature). The campground is dog friendly and provide poop bags and dog "parking areas" around the play area. Campsites are close together, but that is due to the facility trying to preserve the natural surroundings as much as possible. The staff are wonderful, kind and helpful. Rules are strictly enforced. There are electrical outlets at every other site, so bring a long extension cord. Water spouts are at every other site. Remember to bring your Off spray, mosquitos are bad! The river is low so the beach is very rocky. We had a blast and will return again. The campground is about 25 minutes north of Fort Ross. About 3 miles north of town is a beach access that is dog friendly and free.

Visited May 2013
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Murphys, California
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Day trip”
Reviewed 25 April 2013

This place is great ...just bring your chair and cooler with snacks...or take a nice stroll ...oh and of course your camara. you can see where the river comes into the Pacific Ocean...

Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Lilybyrd
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San Francisco, California
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30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great for hiking along the river”
Reviewed 4 October 2012

Slightly sheltered from the weather and nice open shoreline. Great area to take your dog. Should have dog on leash but there are lots of them running around under voice control.

Visited September 2012
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