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Washington whitewater, Germany Creek

Cowlitz county, Road 1300 to end of county road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III+     3.3 miles
  If you're coming from Longview-Kelso it's not a long drive at all to the starting 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 water flowing gracefully down Germany Creek are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a large number of paddling spots.
    Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. This is a pretty short section so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. The Road 1300 to
end of county road stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. The Road 1300 to end of county road stretch of Germany Creek is 3.3 miles long and is a class III+ section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The river winds through the Olympic Mountains  
and you get great scenery. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Washington is often more difficult than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere.

Briefly about the general area:
The fine people of Ryderwood like to hang out close by, and if you want to hit the beach, Jones Beach is nearby. These mountains rock, just check out all the amusing stuff to do in the Olympic Mountains. You must without doubt take a look at striking Dibblees Beach if you're here at Germany Creek. Germany Creek is a wet location that gets a great deal of rainfall.

Germany Creek, Road 1300 to end of county road 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 Germany Creek.
 Whitewater Near Germany Creek:
Germany Creek, Cowlitz County, 1 miles away
      Class III+ - 3.3 miles long (Road 1300 to end of county road)
Coal Creek, Cowlitz County, 7 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 4.5 miles long (East Fork to Harmony Dr.)
Elochoman River, Wahkiakum County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 11 miles long (North Fork to Beaver Creek hatchery)
Chehalis River - East Fork, Lewis County, 12 miles away
      Class III - 3 miles long (mile 3 to Chehalis River)
Olequa Creek, Lewis County, 14 miles away
      Class II+ - 6.5 miles long (Annonen Road to Cowlitz River)
Chehalis River, Lewis County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 11.8 miles long (West Fork to Pe Ell)
Chehalis River - West Fork, Lewis County, 16 miles away
      Class IV - 3 miles long (mile 3 to Chehalis River)
Chehalis River, Lewis County, 19 miles away
      Class II - 3.2 miles long (Rainbow Falls to Meeskill)
Chehalis River, Lewis County, 19 miles away
      Class II - 6 miles long (Pe Ell to Doty)
Nehalem River, Columbia County, 20 miles away
      Class I(II) - 25.9 miles long (Vernonia to Birkenfeld)
 Ski Areas Near Germany Creek:
Hurricane Ridge Ski Lodge, Washington , 86 miles away, 800 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Germany Creek:
Elochman Slough Marina, Cathlamet , 17 miles away
 Beaches Near Germany Creek:
Dibblees Beach, Columbia , 12 miles away
Jones Beach, Columbia , 13 miles away
Red Mill Beach, Columbia , 17 miles away
Westport Beach, Clatsop , 18 miles away
Cottonwood Beach, Columbia , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Germany Creek:
Quality Inn & Suites Longview, Longview , 15 miles away
BEST WESTERN Aladdin Inn, Kelso , 16 miles away
Econo Lodge Kelso, Kelso , 16 miles away
GuestHouse Inn & Suites Kelso, Kelso , 17 miles away
The Villa At Little Cape Horn, Cathlamet , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Germany Creek:
County Line Park, Cathlamet, 6 miles away
Perkins Creek Campground, Clatskanie, 8 miles away
Clatskanie City Park, Clatskanie, 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Germany Creek:
Fort Clatsop National Memorial, Astoria - OR , 48 miles away
Rainbow Falls State Park, Washington , 19 miles away
Seaquest State Park, Washington , 22 miles away
Millersylvania State Park, Washington , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Germany Creek:
Mint Valley Golf Course, Longview , 11 miles away
Longview Country Club, Longview , 13 miles away
Skyline Golf Course, Cathlamet , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Germany Creek
Fishhawk Lake, Clatsop , 19 miles away

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