One of the Sierra's largest rivers, and the first to be exploited for irrigation, the Stanisluas has also been noted for whitewater river running in kayaks ans rafts. Construction of the New Melones Dam drowned one of the best stretches of whitewater and was fought, unsuccessfully, by the Friends of the River.
Mark Twain's CabinA recreation the cabin where Mark Twain spent the winter of 1864-65
Jackass Hill, north of Columbia, CaliforniaDate photographed: June 29, 2012
New Melones Reservoir, north of Columbia, CaliforniaDate photographed: June 14, 2012
Stanislaus River at SourgrassNorth Fork of the Stanislaus River at Sourgrass Flat
Sourgrass Recreation Area, Ebbetts Pass Highway , CaliforniaDate photographed: June 28, 2012
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