Located about 8 miles from Auberry and 7 miles from North Fork, Kerckhoff and Smalley Cove are destinations for picnicking, camping, fishing, swimming, and small watercraft, both motorized and non-motorized. Launching facilities are limited here. There is a great sense of adventure to travel up the San Joaquin but be aware of the powerhouse operations here and the possible rapid change in the water level and current. This is an area to explore with others. From North Fork, take Road 222 (Auberry Road) south toward Auberry approximately 7 miles.