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o pens this year. Day use fee is $ 4, seasonal passis $ 30. Camping is available at Horse Creek Recre- ation Area after June; cost is $ 16 per night. Marina: 559- 597- 2526Lake Success East of Porterville, this reservoir has been keptat 50 percent capacity or below in recent yearsdue to structural concerns about its dam. It is stilla popular destination for boaters and swimmersin the early summer months. Three ramps servethe lake and fees are the same as those at LakeKaweah. Camping is available at the Tule Recre- ation Area. Kaweah RiverReady for a wild ride? Kaweah River has oneof the longest continuous whitewater sections — 6 miles long — among the Sierra Nevada's west- slope rivers. It's also one of the most technicalrivers, requiring boaters to paddle hard and sliptheir craft between boulders as if on an obstaclecourse. " It's like threading the eye of a needle," saysFrank Root, owner of Kaweah WhitewaterAdventures, one of the half- dozen companies, and the only locally- based one, offering trips onthe river. Root offers full- day trips that offer a lunch stopin Three Rivers, and half- day trips on either themore adventurous upper section or the moreplacid lower river, above its inlet into LakeKaweah. Expert kayakers also play around in the river. You'll see them starting in mid- April through thepeak season in May and June. Kaweah Whitewater Adventures: 559- 740- 8251or 800- 229- 8658. living here OUTDOORS: WATER SPORTSA man triesto hold ontohis tubewhile beingpulled by aboat at LakeKaweah. Juan VillaKAWEAHContinued from page 29Steve R. FujimotoIlya Kruglikov, from left, Olga Kruglikov, crew memberMichael Taylor, Anna Kruglikov, guide Grace Ogawa and FrankRoot go rafting down the Kaweah River with Frank Root andthe Kaweah White Water Adventures at Three Rivers in April. They embarked on a Class 3 ( starter level) rafting trip. TheKruglikovs are from the Ukraine and were on a family vaca- tion.

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