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Washington whitewater, Cedar River

King county, Landsburg bridge to Maplewood Roadside Park section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     15.5 miles
 
We put in at Maplewood Roadside Park to float to Lake Washington. Water was crystal clear, and most of the length had trees giving lots of shade. Occasional areas of Class II and submerged driftwood were interspersed with very shallow (2 - 3'') stretches. Occasional fishermen were friendly. The last bit widens and deepens, with several areas for take out, and is bordered by the local airport. There are a lot of areas to paddle to once out
    on Lake Washington. Says Kevin

The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The natural beauty of Washington and the water
flowing gracefully down Cedar River have people coming here. This stretch of Cedar River in King County is 15.5 miles long and it is classified as a class II section by American Whitewater. You can enjoy this stretch more if you take your time, so pack your sleeping bag. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so better not forget that a lot of the rivers here  
are not suitable for beginners. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
Flaming Geyser State Park is both nice and delightful, and it's right next door to Cedar River, and a perfect beach close by is Rosemont Beach.

Cedar River, Landsburg bridge to Maplewood Roadside Park 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 River.
 Whitewater Near Cedar River:
Cedar River, King County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 15.5 miles long (Landsburg bridge to Maplewood Roadside Park)
Green River, King County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 2.8 miles long (Flaming Geyser State Park to 212 Way SE Bridge)
Raging River, King County, 11 miles away
      Class III+ - 5 miles long (Preston to Fall City)
Whitewater Outfitter - Blue Water Expeditions, King County, 13 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Green River, King County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Green River Gorge)
White River, Pierce County, 13 miles away
      Class II - 12.5 miles long (Buckley to Auburn)
South Praire Creek, Pierce County, 14 miles away
      Class II+ - 5.8 miles long (Lower Burnett to above Carbon River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wildwater River Tours, King County, 15 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Carbon River, Pierce County, 15 miles away
      Class II - 9 miles long (177th St. East to Puyallup River)
Duwamish River, King County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 0.1 miles long (King County Park behind Boeing)
 Ski Areas Near Cedar River:
Alpental, Washington , 45 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 46 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 47 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 56 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
White Pass, Washington , 60 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt.Baker, Washington , 73 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 100 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Cedar River:
Kristalinskaia Marina, Bellevue , 10 miles away
Narrows Marina, Auburn , 11 miles away
City of Bellevue Marina, Bellevue , 13 miles away
Rainier Beach Moorage, Seattle , 14 miles away
Parkshore Marina, Seattle , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near Cedar River:
Lindas By The Lake, Maple Valley , 3 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn Seattle-Issaquah, Issaquah , 6 miles away
Holiday Inn SEATTLE-ISSAQUAH, Issaquah , 6 miles away
Larkspur Landing Bellevue, Bellevue , 8 miles away
Embassy Suites Seattle - Bellevue, Bellevue , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cedar River:
Riverbend Mobile and RV Park, Renton, 5 miles away
Issaquah Village RV Park, Issaquah, 6 miles away
Vasa Park Resort and Ballroom, Bellevue, 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cedar River:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 33 miles away
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 52 miles away
Lake Sammamish State Park, Washington , 7 miles away
Flaming Geyser State Park, Washington , 8 miles away
Nolte State Park, Washington , 12 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cedar River:
Druid's Golf Course, Kent , 4 miles away
Jade Greens Public Golf Course, Auburn , 6 miles away
Auburn Golf Course, Auburn , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Cedar River
Lake Kathleen, King , 3 miles away
Lake Sammamish, King , 8 miles away
Larsen Lake, King , 9 miles away

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