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Washington whitewater, Cedar Creek

Clark county, Amboy to North Fork Lewis section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III(IV)     10.3 miles
 
This is a video of highlights from pup creek bridge to the mouth. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGy5tiEV3DI Says Craig M.

If you're coming from Longview-Kelso it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The nature scenery of Clark County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great. You might be into
    whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Amboy to North Fork Lewis section is one of them.
This stretch has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so go ahead and pack your camping stuff. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so keep in mind that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. There's camping available near Cedar Creek. When you're paddling down a Northern Cascade Range river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. The nearby hotels are a bit away from  
the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near. The Amboy to North Fork Lewis stretch of Cedar Creek is 10.3 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-III(IV) section.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Cedar Creek there are plenty of folks from Amboy, and on a great day you can take a hike along the Georges Peak Trail. So many fun things in the Northern Cascade Range, just incredible. A visit to Battle Ground Lake State Park when you're here at Cedar Creek is a good idea.

Cedar Creek, Amboy to North Fork Lewis 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 Cedar Creek.
 Whitewater Near Cedar Creek:
Lewis River - East Fork, Clark County, 5 miles away
      Class II - 3 miles long (Lewisville Park to Daybreak Park)
Cedar Creek, Clark County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 10.3 miles long (Amboy to North Fork Lewis)
Kalama River, Cowlitz County, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV - 9.5 miles long (Gobar Creek to Lower Kalama Falls)
Lewis River - East Fork, Clark County, 11 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 11.5 miles long (Moulton Falls to Lewisville Park)
Coweeman River, Cowlitz County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 11.3 miles long (Brown Creek to Jim Watson Creek)
Lewis River - East Fork, Clark County, 13 miles away
      Class III-V - 2.7 miles long (Rock Creek to Moulton Falls Park)
Kalama River, Cowlitz County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 15 miles long (Upper Kalama Falls to Gobar Creek)
Kalama River, Cowlitz County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.5 miles long (Lower Kalama Falls to Indian Creek)
Canyon Creek - Lewis River Tributary, Clark County, 15 miles away
      Class IV+ - 3.2 miles long (Fly Creek to Merwin Reservoir)
Rock Creek - Lewis drainage, Clark County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 3 miles long (Dole Valley Road to East Fork Lewis River)
 Ski Areas Near Cedar Creek:
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 62 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 64 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 67 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 69 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 86 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
White Pass, Washington , 86 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 88 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
 Marinas Near Cedar Creek:
Mc Cuddy's Marina, Ridgefield , 16 miles away
PAC Mar Marina, Portland , 17 miles away
Columbia River Marina, Portland , 17 miles away
Columbia Corinthian Marina, Portland , 17 miles away
Harbor 1 Marina, Portland , 17 miles away
 Beaches Near Cedar Creek:
Broughton Beach, Multnomah , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Cedar Creek:
BEST WESTERN PLUS Battle Ground Inn & Suites, Battle Ground , 7 miles away
Shilo Inn And Suites Salmon Creek Vancouver, Vancouver , 13 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Vancouver, Vancouver , 13 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Vancouver Mall Dr. Hotel & Suites, Vancouver , 13 miles away
Howard Johnson Inn And Suites Vancouver By Vancouver Mall, Vancouver , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cedar Creek:
Battle Ground Lake State Park, Heisson, 7 miles away
Big Fir Campground and RV Park, Ridgefield, 8 miles away
Lewis River RV Park, Woodland, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Cedar Creek:
Georges Peak Trail, Cowlitz , 8 miles away, 5.6 hiking miles, 1673 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Cedar Creek:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 55 miles away
Battle Ground Lake State Park, Washington , 6 miles away
Lewis and Clark State Park, Oregon , 21 miles away
Dabney State Park, Oregon , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cedar Creek:
Cedars On Salmon Creek, Brush Prairie , 8 miles away
Lewis River Golf Course, Woodland , 9 miles away
Green Meadows Golf, Vancouver , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Cedar Creek
Coweeman Lake, Cowlitz , 12 miles away
Blue Lake, Multnomah , 19 miles away

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