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Kings River Expeditions

Phone

(800) 846-3674

(559) 233-4881

Mailing Address

Kings River Expeditions

1840 Shaw Ave.

Box #105-70

Clovis, CA 93611

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Rafting Address

All rafting trips begin and end in Twin Pines Camp!

Owners

Office Manager - Julie Butchert

Justin & Julie Butchert

Twin Pines Camp - Starting point for all trips

36° 52' 32.81" North Latitude

119° 8' 50.54" West Longitude

Important Note: Most cell phone and date plans stop working in the foothills on the way to Twin Pines Camp. There is either no service or very poor service the last 30-40 miles to camp. Please follow the directions listed on our website.

Arial View of KRE Camp

Do a little homework before heading to our base camp for your trip. Print the map and directions from our website (also attached to your invoice) and bring the printed copies with you. On your way up to camp, while you still have service, click on the Google maps image below and it will take you to Google Maps where you can get directions. You will likely lose cell service even before you get into the foothills so look at the map and see where you need to go, and also follow the written directions from our website. Good luck!

Picture of Map showing Twin Pines Camp & KRE Camp

Kings River Expeditions is a non-discriminatory Recreation Service Partner of the Sierra/Sequoia National Forests.

Directions

Twin Pines Camp, the base camp for Kings River Expeditions, is approximately 60 miles east of Fresno. Travel time from Fresno is about an hour and a half. Follow directions from one of the next three sections, depending on where you are coming from:

Take the 180 East exit off Freeway 99 as you get into Fresno. Travel east on 180 to Academy Avenue. Turn left (North) on Academy. Travel approximately 1 mile to Belmont Avenue. Turn right (East) on Belmont.

The last gas stops for night arrivals will be along Freeway 99, Highway 180 and at the Clovis Avenue/Belmont Avenue intersection.

Set your trip odometer on zero at the Belmont/Academy intersection. Stay on Belmont heading east - it will turn into Trimmer Springs Road. Stay on Trimmer Springs Road and match your trip odometer with the following checkpoints:

  • 0 miles - Belmont/Academy intersection
  • 13 miles - Piedra (small community)
  • 25.6 miles - Trimmer (abandoned store/restaurant)
  • 33 miles - Big Creek Bridge (stay on paved road that goes across the bridge)
  • 42.5 miles - Kings River Bridge
  • At the end of the Kings River Bridge, turn right onto a dirt road (our sign will be there). Parking will be about 1/8 mile down this road, to the right for cars, and to the left for campers and RV's. Good luck!

Take the 180 East exit off Freeway 99 as you get into Fresno. Travel East on 180 to Academy Avenue. Turn left (North) on Academy. Travel approximately 1 mile to Belmont Avenue. Turn Right (East) on Belmont.

The last gas stops for night arrivals will be along Freeway 99.

Set your trip odometer on zero at the Belmont/Academy intersection. Stay on Belmont heading east - it will turn into Trimmer Springs Road. Stay on Trimmer Springs Road and match your trip odometer with the following checkpoints:

  • 0 miles - Belmont/Academy intersection
  • 13 miles - Piedra (small community)
  • 25.6 miles - Trimmer (abandoned store/restaurant)
  • 33 miles - Big Creek Bridge (stay on paved road that goes across the bridge)
  • 42.5 miles - Kings River Bridge
  • At the end of the Kings River Bridge, turn right onto a dirt road (our sign will be there). Parking will be about 1/8 mile down this road, to the right for cars, and to the left for campers and RV's. Good luck!

Take the 180 East exit off 41 North as you get into Fresno. Travel East on 180 to Academy Avenue. Turn Left (North) on Academy. Travel approximately 1 mile to Belmont Avenue. Turn Right (East) on Belmont.

The last gas stops for night arrivals will be in Sanger.

Set your trip odometer on zero at the Belmont/Academy intersection. Stay on Belmont heading east - it will turn into Trimmer Springs Road. Stay on Trimmer Springs Road and match your trip odometer with the following checkpoints:

  • 0 miles - Belmont/Academy intersection
  • 13 miles - Piedra (small community)
  • 25.6 miles - Trimmer (abandoned store/restaurant)
  • 33 miles - Big Creek Bridge (stay on paved road that goes across the bridge)
  • 42.5 miles - Kings River Bridge
  • At the end of the Kings River Bridge, turn right onto a dirt road (our sign will be there). Parking will be about 1/8 mile down this road, to the right for cars, and to the left for campers and RV's. Good luck!
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