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Washington whitewater, Cispus River

Lewis county, Adams Fork to FR 23 Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V+     5.9 miles
  This section of Cispus River in Washington is 5.9 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class V+ section. The nature scenery of Lewis County and the cool fresh water beats anything. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Washington are often more challenging than in other states, so better not forget that rivers here are less forgiving. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp.
    This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the Adams Fork to FR 23 Bridge stretch is just one of them. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. The river
winds through the Northern Cascade Range and you get great scenery. This is a pretty decent length section, good for a one day paddling trip. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.  
The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Hood River, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost.

Briefly about the general area:
You unquestionably ought to explore Gifford Pinchot National Forest since you're here at Cispus River, and on a great day you can take a hike along the Klickitat Trail. Be careful coming to the Northern Cascade Range, you might not ever wanna return back home again. If the weather is great here at Cispus River, you can go for a hike along the Table Mountain Trail. Summer at Cispus River arrives with high temperatures in the 70's.

Cispus River, Adams Fork to FR 23 Bridge 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 Cispus River.
 Whitewater Near Cispus River:
Cispus River, Lewis County, 3 miles away
      Class V+ - 5.9 miles long (Adams Fork to FR 23 Bridge)
Cispus River, Lewis County, 3 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 9.5 miles long (FR 23 Bridge to FR 28 Bridge)
Cispus River - North Fork, Lewis County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.7 miles long (FR 22 Bridge to North Fork Campground)
Lewis River - North Fork, -blank- County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Twin Falls to FR 88)
Lewis River - North Fork, -blank- County, 8 miles away
      Class IV - 3.4 miles long (FR 88 to Quartz Creek)
McCoy Creek, Lewis County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 7.8 miles long (milepost 8 to Yellowjacket Creek)
Quartz Creek, Skamania County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5 miles long (Snaggletooth Creek to Lewis River)
Yellowjacket Creek, Skamania/Lewis County, 9 miles away
      Class IV - 5.2 miles long (Veta Creek to Cispus River confluence)
Johnson Creek, Lewis County, 10 miles away
      Class V - 7.7 miles long (Glacier Creek to Highway 12)
Cispus River, Lewis County, 10 miles away
      Class III - 20.2 miles long (Road 28 Bridge to Scanewa Reservoir)
 Ski Areas Near Cispus River:
White Pass, Washington , 25 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 32 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 45 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 49 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 49 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 51 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 54 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Alpental, Washington , 55 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 70 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 94 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
 Hotels Near Cispus River:
Skamania Lodge, Stevenson , 22 miles away
Gateway Inn, Ashford , 24 miles away
Carson Hot Springs Resort, Carson River Valley , 30 miles away
Carson Ridge Private Luxury Ca, Carson River Valley , 31 miles away
Columbia Cliff Villas, Hood River , 32 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cispus River:
Adams Fork, Packwood, 4 miles away
Blue Lake Creek, Packwood, 4 miles away
Cat Creek Campground, Skamania County, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Cispus River:
Table Mountain Trail, Skamania , 5 miles away, 5.3 hiking miles, 2007 feet elevation difference
Klickitat Trail, Lewis , 7 miles away,  4.2 hiking miles, 1263 feet elevation difference
Dry Creek Trail, Lewis , 9 miles away, 6.4 hiking miles, 5447 feet elevation difference
South Point Trail, Lewis , 9 miles away,  6.4 hiking miles, 3402 feet elevation difference
Pompey Peak Trail, Lewis , 9 miles away,  7 hiking miles, 3836 feet elevation difference
Divide Camp Trail, Skamania , 11 miles away,  5.2 hiking miles, 1465 feet elevation difference
Glacier Lake Trail, Lewis , 11 miles away,  3.2 hiking miles, 974 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Cispus River:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 27 miles away
Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington , 8 miles away
Viento State Park, Oregon , 32 miles away
Seneca Fouts Memorial State Park, Oregon , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cispus River:
Maple Grove RV Resort & Golf Course, Randle , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Cispus River
Lone Tree Lake, Lewis , 11 miles away
Placid Lake, Skamania , 17 miles away

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