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Washington whitewater, Chehalis River

Lewis county, West Fork to Pe Ell section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     11.8 miles
 
My friend has a cabin, Chehalis River Cabin, she rents out on the Chehalis River in Dryad, WA, eight miles from Pe Ell. Best place around this area to stay - I guarantee it. Everyone who stays there loves it, myself as well. Says Denise Wagner

This stretch of Chehalis River is 11.8 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class III-IV section of whitewater. If you're coming from Centralia it's not a long drive at all to the
    put-in location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The beautiful scenery of Washington and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Not too many
hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Washington are harder than the national norm, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many runs in this state are not easy. This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the West Fork to Pe Ell  
stretch is just one of them. The beauty of the Olympic Mountains is a great plus for this river. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good rivers for that around here. This section is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so pack your camp stove. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came.

Briefly about the general area:
Murphys Hole is a glorious place to stop by while in the area, and if you're here you will meet lots of folks from nearby Pe Ell. Just can't get enough of the Olympic Mountains.

Chehalis River, West Fork to Pe Ell 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 Chehalis River.
 Whitewater Near Chehalis River:
Chehalis River, Lewis County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 11.8 miles long (West Fork to Pe Ell)
Chehalis River, Lewis County, 3 miles away
      Class II - 6 miles long (Pe Ell to Doty)
Chehalis River - West Fork, Lewis County, 4 miles away
      Class IV - 3 miles long (mile 3 to Chehalis River)
Chehalis River - East Fork, Lewis County, 5 miles away
      Class III - 3 miles long (mile 3 to Chehalis River)
Chehalis River, Lewis County, 7 miles away
      Class II - 3.2 miles long (Rainbow Falls to Meeskill)
Elochoman River, Wahkiakum County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 11 miles long (North Fork to Beaver Creek hatchery)
Grays River, Wahkiakum County, 14 miles away
      Class IV+ - 5.2 miles long (South Fork Grays to Highway 4)
Germany Creek, Cowlitz County, 16 miles away
      Class III+ - 3.3 miles long (Road 1300 to end of county road)
Cedar Creek, Grays Harbor County, 21 miles away
      Class II+ - 4.7 miles long (Sherman Creek to Cedar Creek Road)
Coal Creek, Cowlitz County, 22 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 4.5 miles long (East Fork to Harmony Dr.)
 Ski Areas Near Chehalis River:
Hurricane Ridge Ski Lodge, Washington , 71 miles away, 800 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Chehalis River:
Elochman Slough Marina, Cathlamet , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Chehalis River:
The Villa At Little Cape Horn, Cathlamet , 16 miles away
Lucky Eagle Casino And Hotel, Rochester , 18 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CHEHALIS-CENTRALIA, Chehalis , 23 miles away
Peppermill Empress Inn, Centralia , 24 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Park Place Inn & Suites, Chehalis , 25 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Chehalis River:
Rainbow Falls State Park, Doty, 7 miles away
Marv's RV Park, Cathlamet, 13 miles away
Elochoman Slough Marina, Cathlamet, 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Chehalis River:
Fort Clatsop National Memorial, Astoria - OR , 40 miles away
Rainbow Falls State Park, Washington , 7 miles away
Schafer State Park, Washington , 30 miles away
Lake Sylvia State Park, Washington , 31 miles away

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