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Washington whitewater, Dungeness River

Clallam county, Gold Creek to Dungeness Forks Campground section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     3 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Washington is often more difficult than elsewhere, so keep in mind that many runs in this state are not easy. The scenic beauty of Clallam County and the cool fresh water have people coming here. The starting point is not too far from Shelton, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Gold Creek to
    Dungeness Forks Campground stretch is one of them. The river winds through the Olympic Mountains and you get great scenery. There's camping available near Dungeness River. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this
area has a large number of paddling spots. There are some good hotels near the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This is a bit of a short stretch so better bring some good walking shoes. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature will have you coming back for more. This section of Dungeness River in Clallam County is 3 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class III-IV  
section of whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
You're sure to run into some great people from Sequim here. Have a great hiking adventure along the Tubal Cain Mine Trail, and Sequim Bay State Park is a beautiful spot any time of year. This is such a fun river. Hiking along the Clink Trail is good fun. Around Dungeness River you donít get a lot of precipitation. December is the wettest month with most rain, and July is when it's the driest. For the period of the days of summer, highs generally are in the 60's at Dungeness River. Summer night lows dip down to the 50's.

Dungeness River, Gold Creek to Dungeness Forks Campground 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 Dungeness River.
 Whitewater Near Dungeness River:
Dungeness River, Clallam County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Gold Creek to Dungeness Forks Campground)
Dungeness River, Clallam County, 1 miles away
      Class III - 5.5 miles long (Dungeness Forks Campground to hatchery)
Gray Wolf River, Clallam County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V - 9.5 miles long (Deer Park to Dungeness Forks Campground)
Dosewallips River, Jefferson County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 5.2 miles long (Elkhorn Campground to Six Mile Bridge)
Dosewallips River, Jefferson County, 11 miles away
      Class V+ - 3 miles long (Dosewallips Falls to Elkhorn Campground)
Big Quilcene River, Jefferson County, 13 miles away
      Class V+ - 2 miles long (Tunnel Creek to Rainbow Campground)
Dosewallips River, Jefferson County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Six Mile Bridge to Dosewallips State Park)
Duckabush River, Jefferson County, 14 miles away
      Class IV - 6.2 miles long (2515 Bridge to Highway 101)
Big Quilcene River, Jefferson County, 15 miles away
      Class IV+ - 3.2 miles long (Rainbow Campground to fish hatchery)
Hamma Hamma River, Mason County, 17 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Hamma Hamma Campground to gorge)
 Ski Areas Near Dungeness River:
Hurricane Ridge Ski Lodge, Washington , 29 miles away, 800 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
Grouse Mountain, British Columbia , 66 miles away, 1260 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Mount Seymour, British Columbia , 66 miles away, 1083 foot drop, 5 lifts, 23 runs
Cypress Mountain, British Columbia , 67 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 9 lifts, 52 runs
 Marinas Near Dungeness River:
Pleasant Harbor Marina, Brinnon , 19 miles away
Home Port Marina, Brinnon , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Dungeness River:
Days Inn And Suites Sequim, Sequim , 6 miles away
Econo Lodge Sequim, Sequim , 6 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites SEQUIM, Sequim , 6 miles away
Lost Mountain Lodge, Sequim , 6 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites At Olympic National Park, Sequim , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Dungeness River:
East Crossing Campground, Clallam County, 0 miles away
Dungeness Forks Campground, Clallam County, 1 miles away
Gorge Campground, Clallam County, 1 miles away
 Trails Near Dungeness River:
Clink Trail, Clallam , 2 miles away,  3.6 hiking miles, 1670 feet elevation difference
Tubal Cain Mine Trail, Jefferson , 2 miles away, 12 hiking miles, 5265 feet elevation difference
Bear Mountain Trail, Clallam , 5 miles away, 2.5 hiking miles, 1626 feet elevation difference
Royal Creek Trail, Kittitas , 5 miles away,  29 hiking miles, 5153 feet elevation difference
Baldy Trail, Clallam , 6 miles away, 13.5 hiking miles, 5411 feet elevation difference
Mount Zion Trail, Clallam , 8 miles away,  7.8 hiking miles, 2262 feet elevation difference
Deadfall Trail, Clallam , 8 miles away,  1.6 hiking miles, 1380 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Dungeness River:
Olympic National Park, Port Angeles - WA , 28 miles away
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 69 miles away
Sequim Bay State Park, Washington , 6 miles away
Dosewallips State Park, Washington , 19 miles away
Pleasant Harbor State Park, Washington , 19 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Dungeness River:
Skyridge Golf Course & Driving Range, Sequim , 8 miles away
Dungeness Golf Course, Sequim , 9 miles away
Maple Lane Inn & Golf Club, Livermore , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Dungeness River
Tarboo Lake, Jefferson , 18 miles away
Upper Elk Lake, Mason , 18 miles away
Claywood Lake, Jefferson , 20 miles away

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