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Herons and rapids: LA River open for the summer season




Advanced whitewater boaters from the LA Kayak Club take on the mighty LA River one hot summer Sunday.
Advanced whitewater boaters from the LA Kayak Club take on the mighty LA River one hot summer Sunday.
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Get your fishing pole and kayak ready: the L.A. River is open for the season.

On Monday, two portions of the river opened to the public for recreation: the Sepulveda Basin and Elysian Valley, off the 5 freeway.

Check out more info about where to go in the L.A. River

The areas will be open daily through September, sunrise to sunset.

To hear more about what's open and how the opening day was, we're joined by Steven Appleton. He runs L.A. River Kayak Safari, which leads groups down the river.