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Washington whitewater, Bogachiel River

Jefferson Clallam county, Park Boundary to Highway 101 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     5 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Port Angeles, as you can see on the road map further down. The natural beauty of Jefferson/Clallam County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream beats anything. This stretch of Bogachiel River in Jefferson/Clallam County is 5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II section. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come. Whether
    you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Washington is often more difficult than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that rivers
here are less forgiving. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, it's perfect for a one day trip. The Park Boundary to Highway 101 stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Whitewater paddling here in the Olympic Mountains  
is a great experience.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike on the Rugged Ridge Trail is always a great adventure, and if you want to hit the beach, Ruby Beach is in the neighborhood. Yeah, come up here to the Olympic Mountains for a fine time. Go for a hike on the Pass Trail, and on a great day it's a splendid idea to spend the day at Boulder Beach. This river is so great. A visit to Bogachiel State Park when you're here at Bogachiel River is never a bad idea; this is a popular place for people from Beaver. During the summertime months at Bogachiel River highs are generally in the 60's.

Bogachiel River, Park Boundary to Highway 101 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 Bogachiel River.
 Whitewater Near Bogachiel River:
Bogachiel River, Jefferson/Clallam County, 3 miles away
      Class II - 5 miles long (Park Boundary to Highway 101)
Calawah River, Clallam County, 4 miles away
      Class III - 14.5 miles long (Klahanie Campground to Bogachiel River access)
Hyas Creek, Clallam County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 1.5 miles long (FR 29 030 spur to South Fork Calawah confluence)
Sol Duc River, Clallam County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 7.5 miles long (Hatchery to Salmon Drive)
Calawah River - North Fork, Clallam County, 10 miles away
      Class II+ - 9.2 miles long (Balch Bridge to South Fork Calawah confluence)
Sol Duc River, Clallam County, 10 miles away
      Class III - 6.3 miles long (Bear Creek to Hatchery)
Christmas Creek, Jefferson County, 11 miles away
      Class II+(IV) - 4 miles long (C2400 bridge to Clearwater River)
Calawah River - South Fork, Clallam County, 11 miles away
      Class IV - 7 miles long (Rugged Ridge Trail to Hyas Creek)
Clearwater River, Jefferson County, 13 miles away
      Class II - 11.5 miles long (144 Gross Bridge to Queets River)
Hoko River, Clallam County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 8.3 miles long (Hoko Falls Run)
 Ski Areas Near Bogachiel River:
Hurricane Ridge Ski Lodge, Washington , 56 miles away, 800 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Bogachiel River:
Quileute Marina, Forks , 5 miles away
 Beaches Near Bogachiel River:
Ruby Beach, Jefferson , 10 miles away
Boulder Beach, Jefferson , 11 miles away
Three D Beach, Clallam , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Bogachiel River:
Miller Tree Inn, Forks , 5 miles away
Lake Crescent Lodge, Port Angeles , 37 miles away
Lake Quinault Lodge, Quinault , 38 miles away
Rain Forest Resort Village, Quinault , 39 miles away
BEST WESTERN Lighthouse Suites Inn, Ocean Shores , 42 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Bogachiel River:
Bogachiel State Park, Forks, 3 miles away
Klahanie Campground, Clallam County, 4 miles away
Forks Mobile Home Park, Forks, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Bogachiel River:
Rugged Ridge Trail, Clallam , 11 miles away,  4.6 hiking miles, 407 feet elevation difference
Pass Trail, Clallam , 11 miles away,  11.8 hiking miles, 1206 feet elevation difference
Bogachiel-Hoh Trail, Jefferson , 17 miles away,  20.8 hiking miles, 3229 feet elevation difference
Bogachiel Trail, Clallam , 17 miles away, 27 hiking miles, 4321 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Bogachiel River:
Olympic National Park, Port Angeles - WA , 57 miles away
Bogachiel State Park, Washington , 3 miles away
Pacific Beach State Park, Washington , 33 miles away
Griffiths-Priday State Park, Washington , 36 miles away

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