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Washington whitewater, Copper Creek

Skamania Clark county, road's end to East Fork Lewis section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     6.1 miles
  If you're coming from Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down. The scenic beauty of Skamania/Clark County and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. Whitewater paddling here in the Northern Cascade Range is a great experience. Whitewater rafting and
    kayaking in Washington is often tougher than elsewhere, so better not forget that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. This stretch is mid
length, suitable for an afternoon trip. The road's end to East Fork Lewis stretch of Copper Creek in Skamania/Clark County is 6.1 miles long and it is classified as a class IV-V section by American Whitewater. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you  
come because it is a very popular destination. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling places.

Briefly about the general area:
Why not take a refreshing hike along the Washougal Trail; when you're here it's always fun to stop at Guy W. Talbot State Park. So many fun things to do here in the Northern Cascade Range, too splendid to be true. Take a hike on the Horseshoe Ridge Trail; Rooster Rock State Park is both magnificent and delightful. This river is so perfect. Sundial Beach is in the vicinity of Copper Creek if you're in a beach type of mood.

Copper Creek, road's end to East 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 Copper Creek.
 Whitewater Near Copper Creek:
Lewis River - East Fork, Clark County, 1 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 4 miles long (Sunset Falls to bl. Horshoe Falls)
Copper Creek, Skamania/Clark County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6.1 miles long (road's end to East Fork Lewis)
Fly Creek, Clark County, 4 miles away
      Class V+ - 5.5 miles long (Little Fly Creek to Canyon Creek)
Rock Creek - Lewis drainage, Clark County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 3 miles long (Dole Valley Road to East Fork Lewis River)
Washougal River - North Fork, Skamania County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7 miles long (Mile 7 to Washougal River)
Lewis River - East Fork, Clark County, 7 miles away
      Class III-V - 2.7 miles long (Rock Creek to Moulton Falls Park)
Little Washougal River, Clark County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 6.8 miles long (Boulder Creek to Washougal River)
Lewis River - East Fork, Clark County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5.5 miles long (Green Fork to Sunset Falls)
Canyon Creek - Lewis River Tributary, Cowlitz/Skamania County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 8.2 miles long (Twin Bridges to Fly Creek)
Canyon Creek - Lewis River Tributary, Clark County, 8 miles away
      Class IV+ - 3.2 miles long (Fly Creek to Merwin Reservoir)
 Ski Areas Near Copper Creek:
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 43 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 45 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 47 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 49 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 72 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
White Pass, Washington , 73 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 78 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 96 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 97 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Alpental, Washington , 98 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
 Marinas Near Copper Creek:
Big Eddy Marina, Portland , 18 miles away
Ducks Moorage, Portland , 18 miles away
Will Jan Moorage, Portland , 18 miles away
 Beaches Near Copper Creek:
Sundial Beach, Multnomah , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Copper Creek:
BEST WESTERN PLUS Parkersville Inn & Suites, Washougal , 13 miles away
Comfort Inn Columbia Gorge Gateway, Troutdale , 15 miles away
Holiday Inn Express PORTLAND EAST - TROUTDALE, Troutdale , 15 miles away
Travelodge East Portland/Gresham, Troutdale , 16 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Cascade Inn & Suites, Troutdale , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Copper Creek:
Sunset Campground, Skamania County, 2 miles away
Tarbell Campground, Clark County, 2 miles away
Rock Creek Campground, Clark County, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Copper Creek:
Washougal Trail, Skamania , 10 miles away, 3.6 hiking miles, 2131 feet elevation difference
Horseshoe Ridge Trail, Skamania , 11 miles away, 4.8 hiking miles, 2830 feet elevation difference
Siouxon Trail, Skamania , 12 miles away, 4.8 hiking miles, 1860 feet elevation difference
Green Leaf Trail, Skamania , 14 miles away, 2.9 hiking miles, 727 feet elevation difference
Observation Peak Trail, Skamania , 17 miles away,  12.4 hiking miles, 2662 feet elevation difference
Saint Helens Way, Skamania , 18 miles away, 6 hiking miles, 1114 feet elevation difference
Soda Peaks Trail, Skamania , 19 miles away, 0.7 hiking miles, 942 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Copper Creek:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 50 miles away
Rooster Rock State Park, Oregon , 11 miles away
Guy W. Talbot State Park, Oregon , 12 miles away
Crown Point State Park, Oregon , 13 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Copper Creek:
Orchard Hills Golf And Country Club, Washougal , 11 miles away
Green Mountain Golf Course, Camas , 15 miles away
Camas Meadows Golf Club, Camas , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Copper Creek
Sesters Reservoirs, Multnomah , 16 miles away
McBride Lake, Cowlitz , 16 miles away
Blue Lake, Multnomah , 17 miles away

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