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Oregon whitewater, Trask River - North Fork

Washington county, North Fork of Trask River to Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III     8 miles
  The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Oregon are often more challenging than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. This section of Trask River - North Fork is 8 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III section. The natural beauty of Washington County and the water flowing gracefully down Trask River - North Fork are in
    themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Astoria, as you can see on the road map further down. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system,
there are a few others too. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here. The beauty of the Coast Ranges is a great plus for this river. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Whether you're whitewater rafting  
or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good spots. This stretch has has enough mileage, suitable for an afternoon trip.

Briefly about the general area:
Everybody loves Manhattan Beach State Park. Lots of rain falls at Trask River - North Fork. Of all the months in a year December is the one with the most rain while August is mostly the driest month. Summer brings highs in the 60's to Trask River - North Fork while night lows are frequently in the 50's. For the duration of the wintertime this place gets highs in the 50's; after the sun is down during the wintertime temperatures at Trask River - North Fork sink into the 30's.

Trask River - North Fork, North Fork of Trask River to Bridge road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Trask River - North Fork.
 Whitewater Near Trask River - North Fork:
Trask River - North Fork, Washington County, 4 miles away
      Class III - 8 miles long (North Fork of Trask River to Bridge)
Jordan Creek, Tillamook County, 5 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 6.5 miles long (Headwaters to Wilson River)
Trask River, Tillamook County, 7 miles away
      Class III - 6.7 miles long (Fish Hatchery to Upper Peninsula Boat Ramp)
Wilson River, Tillamook County, 7 miles away
      Class II-IV - 16.6 miles long (Jones Creek Forest Camp to Boatramp)
Wilson River - North Fork, Tillamook County, 8 miles away
      Class III - 3.8 miles long (West fork North Fork confluence to Jones Creek Bridge on Wilson)
Wilson River - West Fork of North Fork, Tillamook County, 9 miles away
      Class III - 1 miles long (1 mile above North Fork confluence to National Forest confluence)
Wilson River - South Fork, Tillamook County, 10 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 8 miles long (Upper Reaches to Devils Lake Fork)
Nestucca River, Tillamook County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7.9 miles long (Rocky Bend Camp to Blaine)
Wilson River - Devil's Lake Fork, Tillamook County, 13 miles away
      Class IV - 4.6 miles long (Six miles West of Glenwood to main stem Wilson)
Nestucca River, Tillamook County, 16 miles away
      Class II - 13.6 miles long (Blaine to Hebo)
 Hotels Near Trask River - North Fork:
Ashley Inn Of Tillamook, Tillamook , 23 miles away
Shilo Inn Suites Hotel Tillamook, Tillamook , 23 miles away
R R Thompson House Bed & Breakfast, Carlton , 24 miles away
McMinnville Inn, McMinnville , 24 miles away
GuestHouse Vineyard Inn McMinn, McMinnville , 25 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Trask River - North Fork:
Tillamook State Forest - Jordan Creek OHV, Tillamook, 6 miles away
Tillamook State Forest - Hollywood/Edwards Creek, Tillamook, 7 miles away
Trask River County Park, Tillamook, 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Trask River - North Fork:
Fort Clatsop National Memorial, Astoria - OR , 42 miles away
Manhattan Beach State Park, Oregon , 14 miles away
Munson Creek State Park, Oregon , 18 miles away
Saddle Mountain State Park, Oregon , 29 miles away
 Lakes Near Trask River - North Fork
Barney Reservoir, Washington , 8 miles away
McGuire Reservoir, Yamhill , 10 miles away

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