River Access for Whitewater Rafting on the Tuolumne
The Shuttle for the Main Tuolumne is Fairly simple...
Put-in - Meral's Pool:
From Groveland off of Highway 120, drive east (toward Yosemite) 7.5 miles. Turn left on Ferretti Road; keep an eye for a bunch cabins and the Casa Loma Coffee Shop & River Store on the left. Drive about 1.5 miles then turn right onto Lumsden Road after you cross the second cattle guard. Travel about 5 miles down to the river. Lumsden road is a steep rutted dirt road, so put her in low, drive slow and enjoy the scenery. Park at the Meral's Pool put-in.
Take-out - Ward's Ferry:
Turn north off Highway 120 at Big Oak Flat (2 miles east of Groveland), onto Ward's Ferry Road (paved) and follow it 7 miles to the bridge across the upper end of New Don Pedro Reservoir.Excerpted from California White Water" by Jim Cassady Fryar Calhoun