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Washington whitewater, Coweeman River

Cowlitz county, Brown Creek to Jim Watson Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III(IV)     11.3 miles
 
Love this smaller river! After a rainstorm is the best time to boat this smaller river. My relatives own riverfront property at several put-in/take-out locations along the Coweeman. So, access is no problem. Give me a call if you'd like to raft/kayak it this winter. -Matt 360-261-2611 Says Matt

If you choose to run the canyon be advised about half way through in low water conditions there is a slot falls there narrow and fast once you
    get to the other side its all private property till you get to the Kelso dike . the only good take out for large boats is at the mouth of the river and on the other side of the cowlitz about 100 yards up stream. the cowlitz
runs fast most of the time . there is also a large tree across the river about a mile below the gravel pit. It would be a sweeper in high water. I also find the milage on this chart to be wacko some close some not even in the target. its a nice float but that canyon is dangerous . Says Ron

The average Washington whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do
 
keep in mind that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. The starting location is a short drive from Longview-Kelso, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. This stretch has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so pack your sleeping bag. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good places. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.

Coweeman River, Brown Creek to Jim Watson Creek 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 Coweeman River.
 Whitewater Near Coweeman River:
Coweeman River, Cowlitz County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 11.3 miles long (Brown Creek to Jim Watson Creek)
Kalama River, Cowlitz County, 6 miles away
      Class II-IV - 9.5 miles long (Gobar Creek to Lower Kalama Falls)
Goble Creek, Cowlitz County, 6 miles away
      Class III - 2.4 miles long (North Fork and Main Fork)
Kalama River, Cowlitz County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.5 miles long (Lower Kalama Falls to Indian Creek)
Toutle River, Cowlitz County, 9 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 9.5 miles long (Highway 504 Bridge to Tower Road Bridge)
Toutle River - North Fork, Cowlitz County, 11 miles away
      Class II+ - 10 miles long (Green River to South Fork confluence)
Cowlitz River, Lewis County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (salmon hatchery to Blue Creek access)
Lewis River - East Fork, Clark County, 19 miles away
      Class II - 3 miles long (Lewisville Park to Daybreak Park)
Cedar Creek, Clark County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 10.3 miles long (Amboy to North Fork Lewis)
Kalama River, Cowlitz County, 20 miles away
      Class III-IV - 15 miles long (Upper Kalama Falls to Gobar Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Coweeman River:
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 75 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 77 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 79 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 81 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 90 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
White Pass, Washington , 91 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 100 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
 Marinas Near Coweeman River:
Lake Mayfield Village Marina, Mossyrock , 17 miles away
Mc Cuddy's Marina, Ridgefield , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Coweeman River:
Quality Inn & Suites Woodland, Woodland , 13 miles away
Great Wolf Lodge Grand Mound, Grand Mound , 14 miles away
Kalama River Inn, Kalama , 15 miles away
Super 8 Kelso Longview Area, Kelso , 16 miles away
Red Lion Kelso, Kelso , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Coweeman River:
Drew's Grocery and Svc, Toutle, 9 miles away
Toutle Diner and RV Park, Toutle, 10 miles away
Silver Cove RV Resort, Silverlake, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Coweeman River:
Georges Peak Trail, Cowlitz , 7 miles away, 5.6 hiking miles, 1673 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Coweeman River:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 54 miles away
Seaquest State Park, Washington , 13 miles away
Battle Ground Lake State Park, Washington , 20 miles away
Ike Kinswa State Park, Washington , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Coweeman River:
Lewis River Golf Course, Woodland , 11 miles away
Three Rivers Golf Course, Kelso , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Coweeman River
Coweeman Lake, Cowlitz , 14 miles away

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