Loma Prieta Paddlers (LPP) is a whitewater kayaking club, based in the South Bay and beyond.  If you are new to kayaking, new to the area or are just  looking for a group of fellow paddlers; check us out.

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The Club
LPP Hosted Races
Paddling Links

Loma Prieta Paddlers

Safety Management Plan
Merced River

Emergency phone contact

In case of an emergency, call 911.

Closest hospital

John C. Fremont Hospital
Phone: 209-966-3631
5189 Hospital Road, Mariposa

Take 140 west to just before the town of Mariposa.
Turn right on Smith Road.
Turn right on Hospital Road.
The hospital is on the right. It is about 13 miles from Briceburg.

Ranger station

U.S. Forest Service Mariposa Ranger District
Phone: 209-966-3638.
Highway 140 at 49 N., Mariposa.
Hours vary according to season.

Phone locations

There are payphones on Highway 140 at Savages Trading Post, El Portal, Cedar Lodge, Indian Flat RV Park, and Midpines.

Evacuation routes

Easy access to Highway 140 from almost anywhere on river left.