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Washington whitewater, Big Creek

Grays Harbor county, Bridge above Narrows to South Boundary Road Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III     2 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Aberdeen, as you can see on the road map further down. The beautiful scenery of Washington and the playfulness of the water have people coming here. This section of Big Creek is 2 miles long and is a class III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good places. Getting a good workout and just hanging out
    with mother nature will have you coming back for more. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. This
is a short paddling stretch so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Washington is often tougher than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The wild scenery of the Olympic Mountains is  
great.

Briefly about the general area:
While you're here at Big Creek you can take a hike along the Skyline Trail, and there are plenty of people from Quinault here at Big Creek. Not enough hours in a day to enjoy the Olympic Mountains. Olympic National Forest is a good place to go if you're at Big Creek. During the months of summer highs here at Big Creek get into the 70's with night lows in the 40's. Highs during the wintertime are usually in the 40's, and overnight lows in the 30's for Big Creek. The high level of rainfall makes Big Creek a rather wet place. December is the wettest month with most rain, and the driest of the months is July.

Big Creek, Bridge above Narrows to South Boundary Road 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 Big Creek.
 Whitewater Near Big Creek:
Big Creek, Grays Harbor County, 0 miles away
      Class III - 2 miles long (Bridge above Narrows to South Boundary Road Bridge)
Wynoochee River, Grays Harbor County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III(V) - 11.1 miles long (Wynoochee Reservoir to Save Creek)
Satsop River - West Fork, Grays Harbor County, 5 miles away
      Class IV+ - 4 miles long (FR 23 to FR 2260 Bridge)
Humptulips River - East Fork, Grays Harbor County, 6 miles away
      Class III - 5 miles long (FR 2206 access to FR 22 Bridge)
Satsop River - West Fork, Grays Harbor County, 6 miles away
      Class II - 33 miles long (FR 2260 Bridge to West Satsop Road)
Humptulips River - East Fork, Grays Harbor County, 6 miles away
      Class III - 5.7 miles long (FR 22 Bridge to Gorge)
Quinault River, Jefferson County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 6.5 miles long (Cannings Creek to South Shore Road access)
Canyon River - Satsop Tributary, Grays Harbor County, 10 miles away
      Class II - 12.5 miles long (FR 2260 to Cougar Smith Road)
Humptulips River - West Fork, Grays Harbor County, 11 miles away
      Class IV+ - 3.5 miles long (FR 2204 bridge to FR 2203 access)
Humptulips River - East Fork, Grays Harbor County, 11 miles away
      Class III - 8.4 miles long (Gorge Run downstream to Boise Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Big Creek:
Hurricane Ridge Ski Lodge, Washington , 29 miles away, 800 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
Cypress Mountain, British Columbia , 99 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 9 lifts, 52 runs
 Hotels Near Big Creek:
Rain Forest Resort Village, Quinault , 14 miles away
Lake Quinault Lodge, Quinault , 15 miles away
GuestHouse Inn & Suites Montes, Montesano , 19 miles away
Aberdeen Hotel, Aberdeen , 22 miles away
Red Lion Hotel Aberdeen, Aberdeen , 23 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Big Creek:
Coho Campground, Grays Harbor County, 2 miles away
Chetwood, Quinault, 3 miles away
Campbell Tree Grove Campground, Grays Harbor County, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Big Creek:
Skyline Trail, Jefferson , 13 miles away,  52.4 hiking miles, 5309 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Big Creek:
Olympic National Park, Port Angeles - WA , 32 miles away
Fort Clatsop National Memorial, Astoria - OR , 58 miles away
Olympic National Forest, Washington , 7 miles away
Lake Sylvia State Park, Washington , 18 miles away
Schafer State Park, Washington , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Big Creek
Wynoochee Lake, Grays Harbor , 2 miles away
Pine Lake, Mason , 11 miles away
Lilly Lake, Jefferson , 13 miles away

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