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Washington whitewater, Canyon Creek - Lewis River Tributary

Cowlitz Skamania county, Twin Bridges to Fly Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     8.2 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The scenic beauty of Cowlitz/Skamania County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water have people coming here. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The nearby hotels are
    a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The river winds through the Northern Cascade Range and you get great scenery. This is one of a small number of paddling sections
in this river system, there are a few others too. This is a pretty decent length section, it's perfect for a one day trip. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature will have you coming back for more. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Washington is often tougher than elsewhere, so keep in mind that rivers here are less forgiving. The Twin Bridges to Fly Creek stretch of Canyon Creek - Lewis River Tributary is 8.2 miles long and  
is according to American Whitewater a class IV-V section of whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
While you're here at Canyon Creek - Lewis River Tributary you will meet lots of people from nearby Cougar, and you can go for a hike on the Siouxon Trail. Yep, outdoors entertaining stuff truly is plentiful here in the Northern Cascade Range. Going for a hike on the Horseshoe Ridge Trail is always a pleasant adventure. Summer at Canyon Creek - Lewis River Tributary comes with high temperatures in the 70's. Summer night lows drop down to the 50's. For the period of the winter highs are in the 40's with temperatures at Canyon Creek - Lewis River Tributary dipping down into the 30's all through winter nights.

Canyon Creek - Lewis River Tributary, Twin Bridges to Fly Creek 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 Canyon Creek - Lewis River Tributary.
 Whitewater Near Canyon Creek - Lewis River Tributary:
Fly Creek, Clark County, 4 miles away
      Class V+ - 5.5 miles long (Little Fly Creek to Canyon Creek)
Canyon Creek - Lewis River Tributary, Cowlitz/Skamania County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V - 8.2 miles long (Twin Bridges to Fly Creek)
Canyon Creek - Lewis River Tributary, Clark County, 5 miles away
      Class IV+ - 3.2 miles long (Fly Creek to Merwin Reservoir)
Lewis River - East Fork, Clark County, 5 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 4 miles long (Sunset Falls to bl. Horshoe Falls)
Copper Creek, Skamania/Clark County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6.1 miles long (road's end to East Fork Lewis)
Lewis River - East Fork, Clark County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5.5 miles long (Green Fork to Sunset Falls)
Rock Creek - Lewis drainage, Clark County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 3 miles long (Dole Valley Road to East Fork Lewis River)
Siouxon Creek, Clark County, 10 miles away
      Class III-V - 12 miles long (Calamity Creek to Yale Reservoir)
Washougal River, Skamania County, 10 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Doc's Drop to Dougan Falls)
Lewis River - East Fork, Clark County, 10 miles away
      Class III-V - 2.7 miles long (Rock Creek to Moulton Falls Park)
 Ski Areas Near Canyon Creek - Lewis River Tributary:
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 45 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 46 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 49 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 50 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
White Pass, Washington , 68 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 72 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 77 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 91 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Alpental, Washington , 92 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
 Hotels Near Canyon Creek - Lewis River Tributary:
BEST WESTERN PLUS Parkersville Inn & Suites, Washougal , 19 miles away
Comfort Inn Columbia Gorge Gateway, Troutdale , 21 miles away
Holiday Inn Express PORTLAND EAST - TROUTDALE, Troutdale , 21 miles away
Travelodge East Portland/Gresham, Troutdale , 22 miles away
Skamania Lodge, Stevenson , 22 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Canyon Creek - Lewis River Tributary:
Canyon Creek Campground, Skamania County, 3 miles away
Sunset Campground, Skamania County, 5 miles away
Cougar Park, Cougar, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Canyon Creek - Lewis River Tributary:
Horseshoe Ridge Trail, Skamania , 7 miles away, 4.8 hiking miles, 2830 feet elevation difference
Siouxon Trail, Skamania , 7 miles away, 4.8 hiking miles, 1860 feet elevation difference
Washougal Trail, Skamania , 11 miles away, 3.6 hiking miles, 2131 feet elevation difference
Saint Helens Way, Skamania , 12 miles away, 6 hiking miles, 1114 feet elevation difference
Toutle River Trail, Cowlitz , 14 miles away,  19.4 hiking miles, 1678 feet elevation difference
Observation Peak Trail, Skamania , 15 miles away,  12.4 hiking miles, 2662 feet elevation difference
Green Leaf Trail, Skamania , 15 miles away, 2.9 hiking miles, 727 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Canyon Creek - Lewis River Tributary:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 43 miles away
Rooster Rock State Park, Oregon , 17 miles away
Shepperds Dell State Park, Oregon , 18 miles away
Guy W. Talbot State Park, Oregon , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Canyon Creek - Lewis River Tributary:
Orchard Hills Golf And Country Club, Washougal , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Canyon Creek - Lewis River Tributary
McBride Lake, Cowlitz , 10 miles away
Coweeman Lake, Cowlitz , 18 miles away

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