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Washington whitewater, Canyon Creek - Lewis River Tributary

Clark county, Fly Creek to Merwin Reservoir section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV+     3.2 miles
  The wonderful Washington scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The average Washington whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than those in other states, so don't forget that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. This stretch of Canyon Creek - Lewis River Tributary in Washington is 3.2 miles long and has been rated as a class IV+ section
    by American Whitewater. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a large number of paddling places. The Northern Cascade Range scenery is wonderful. There arenít any hotels
right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This is a short paddling stretch so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. The starting location is a reasonable drive  
from Longview-Kelso, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Fly Creek to Merwin Reservoir section is one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
Battle Ground Lake State Park is a good spot to check out; there's tremendous hiking along the Siouxon Trail. If you want a tremendous time in the great outdoors just come on up to the Northern Cascade Range. People from Cougar love to come to Canyon Creek - Lewis River Tributary, and don't leave Canyon Creek - Lewis River Tributary without first going for a hike along the Horseshoe Ridge Trail.

Canyon Creek - Lewis River Tributary, Fly Creek to Merwin Reservoir 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:
Canyon Creek - Lewis River Tributary, Clark County, 2 miles away
      Class IV+ - 3.2 miles long (Fly Creek to Merwin Reservoir)
Fly Creek, Clark County, 5 miles away
      Class V+ - 5.5 miles long (Little Fly Creek to Canyon Creek)
Lewis River - East Fork, Clark County, 7 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 11.5 miles long (Moulton Falls to Lewisville Park)
Lewis River - East Fork, Clark County, 7 miles away
      Class III-V - 2.7 miles long (Rock Creek to Moulton Falls Park)
Cedar Creek, Clark County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 10.3 miles long (Amboy to North Fork Lewis)
Kalama River, Cowlitz County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 15 miles long (Upper Kalama Falls to Gobar Creek)
Rock Creek - Lewis drainage, Clark County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 3 miles long (Dole Valley Road to East Fork Lewis River)
Lewis River - East Fork, Clark County, 9 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 4 miles long (Sunset Falls to bl. Horshoe Falls)
Canyon Creek - Lewis River Tributary, Cowlitz/Skamania County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V - 8.2 miles long (Twin Bridges to Fly Creek)
Copper Creek, Skamania/Clark County, 12 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6.1 miles long (road's end to East Fork Lewis)
 Ski Areas Near Canyon Creek - Lewis River Tributary:
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 51 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 53 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 56 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 57 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
White Pass, Washington , 74 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 77 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 81 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 95 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Alpental, Washington , 96 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
 Beaches Near Canyon Creek - Lewis River Tributary:
Sundial Beach, Multnomah , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Canyon Creek - Lewis River Tributary:
BEST WESTERN PLUS Battle Ground Inn & Suites, Battle Ground , 17 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Parkersville Inn & Suites, Washougal , 18 miles away
Candlewood Suites VANCOUVER-CAMAS, Vancouver , 19 miles away
TownePlace Suites Portland Vancouver, Vancouver , 19 miles away
SpringHill Suites Vancouver Columbia Tech Center, Vancouver , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Canyon Creek - Lewis River Tributary:
Saddle Dam Campground, Cowlitz County, 1 miles away
Cresap Bay - PP, Ariel, 3 miles away
Cougar RV Park, Cougar, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Canyon Creek - Lewis River Tributary:
Horseshoe Ridge Trail, Skamania , 14 miles away, 4.8 hiking miles, 2830 feet elevation difference
Siouxon Trail, Skamania , 14 miles away, 4.8 hiking miles, 1860 feet elevation difference
Toutle River Trail, Cowlitz , 14 miles away,  19.4 hiking miles, 1678 feet elevation difference
Saint Helens Way, Skamania , 15 miles away, 6 hiking miles, 1114 feet elevation difference
Georges Peak Trail, Cowlitz , 17 miles away, 5.6 hiking miles, 1673 feet elevation difference
Washougal Trail, Skamania , 17 miles away, 3.6 hiking miles, 2131 feet elevation difference
Coldwater Trail, Skamania , 19 miles away,  10.6 hiking miles, 3233 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Canyon Creek - Lewis River Tributary:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 46 miles away
Battle Ground Lake State Park, Washington , 12 miles away
Lewis and Clark State Park, Oregon , 19 miles away
Rooster Rock State Park, Oregon , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Canyon Creek - Lewis River Tributary:
Cedars On Salmon Creek, Brush Prairie , 15 miles away
Green Mountain Golf Course, Camas , 17 miles away
Hartwood Golf Course, Brush Prairie , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Canyon Creek - Lewis River Tributary
McBride Lake, Cowlitz , 11 miles away
Coweeman Lake, Cowlitz , 12 miles away

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