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Washington whitewater, Canyon River - Satsop Tributary

Grays Harbor county, FR 2260 to Cougar Smith Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     12.5 miles
  The nature scenery of Washington and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water attract people from near and far. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Washington is often more difficult than elsewhere, so keep in mind that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Aberdeen, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. You can pitch a tent or park your
    RV at a nearby campground. 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. Great exercise and a chance to spend
some time outdoors are great reasons to come. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so why not pack your sleeping bag too. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. The FR 2260 to Cougar Smith Road section of Canyon River - Satsop Tributary is 12.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II section of whitewater. No matter if you're whitewater  
rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. The wild scenery of the Olympic Mountains is great.

Briefly about the general area:
Schafer State Park is a pleasant location; you'll meet a lot of people from Matlock here. Man, is there a heap of amusing stuff to do in the Olympic Mountains. A spree to Olympic National Forest invigorates the soul. High temperatures at Canyon River - Satsop Tributary through the summer months are in the 70's, and through the night it cools down to the 40's. The winter brings highs down to the 40's, and overnight lows at Canyon River - Satsop Tributary during the winter frequently dip into the 30's.

Canyon River - Satsop Tributary, FR 2260 to Cougar Smith Road 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 River - Satsop Tributary.
 Whitewater Near Canyon River - Satsop Tributary:
Canyon River - Satsop Tributary, Grays Harbor County, 3 miles away
      Class II - 12.5 miles long (FR 2260 to Cougar Smith Road)
Satsop River - West Fork, Grays Harbor County, 4 miles away
      Class II - 33 miles long (FR 2260 Bridge to West Satsop Road)
Satsop River - Middle Fork, Mason/Grays Harbor County, 5 miles away
      Class II - 17.2 miles long (Access off Kelly Hall Road to Tornow Road)
Satsop River - West Fork, Grays Harbor County, 6 miles away
      Class IV+ - 4 miles long (FR 23 to FR 2260 Bridge)
Satsop River - Middle Fork, Mason County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.3 miles long (Baker Creek to road off Kelly Hall Road)
Baker Creek, Mason County County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.5 miles long (Old Bridge to Middle Satsop)
Wynoochee River, Grays Harbor County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III(V) - 11.1 miles long (Wynoochee Reservoir to Save Creek)
Satsop River - Middle Fork, Mason County, 9 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 6.5 miles long (Walter Creek to Baker Creek)
Satsop River - East Fork, Mason County, 10 miles away
      Class II - 8.2 miles long (Simpson Hatchery to Cook Creek)
Big Creek, Grays Harbor County, 10 miles away
      Class III - 2 miles long (Bridge above Narrows to South Boundary Road Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Canyon River - Satsop Tributary:
Hurricane Ridge Ski Lodge, Washington , 34 miles away, 800 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
 Hotels Near Canyon River - Satsop Tributary:
GuestHouse Inn & Suites Montes, Montesano , 13 miles away
Stay Beyond Inn And Suites, Elma , 15 miles away
Aberdeen Hotel, Aberdeen , 23 miles away
Rain Forest Resort Village, Quinault , 23 miles away
Red Lion Hotel Aberdeen, Aberdeen , 24 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Canyon River - Satsop Tributary:
Satsop Lake, Matlock, 8 miles away
Schafer State Park, Satsop, 8 miles away
Coho Campground, Grays Harbor County, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Canyon River - Satsop Tributary:
Olympic National Park, Port Angeles - WA , 38 miles away
Fort Clatsop National Memorial, Astoria - OR , 54 miles away
Schafer State Park, Washington , 8 miles away
Olympic National Forest, Washington , 9 miles away
Lake Sylvia State Park, Washington , 12 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Canyon River - Satsop Tributary:
Oaksridge Golf Course, Elma , 12 miles away
Grays Harbor Country Club, Aberdeen , 19 miles away
Highland Golf Course, Cosmopolis , 20 miles away
 Lakes Near Canyon River - Satsop Tributary
Wynoochee Lake, Grays Harbor , 8 miles away
Pine Lake, Mason , 10 miles away

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