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Washington whitewater, Green River

Cowlitz county, Cascade Creek to gaging station section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     11.7 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Cowlitz County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream make the trip here worthwhile. If you're coming from Longview-Kelso it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down. This section has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so why not pack your sleeping bag too. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. A good workout
    and just being out on the river for a while are sure to keep you coming back for more. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Cascade Creek to gaging station section is one of them. You might have to
settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good places for that around here. This stretch of Green River in Washington is 11.7 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III-IV section. The beautiful Northern Cascade Range scenery is an added  
bonus. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Washington are often tougher than in other states, so better not forget that quite a few of the sections here are not easy.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't leave Green River without first going for a hike along the Fawn Lake Trail. Ike Kinswa State Park is a great place to go if you're at Green River, and glorious hiking is available along the Toutle River Trail. At this river you will never have a bad time. This is a popular place for folks from Mossyrock. A lot of rain falls at Green River. December is the wettest month with most rain, and July is when it's the driest.

Green River, Cascade Creek to gaging station 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 Green River.
 Whitewater Near Green River:
Hoffstadt Creek, Cowlitz County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 4.2 miles long (3100 Road to North Fork Toutle)
Green River, Cowlitz County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 11.7 miles long (Cascade Creek to gaging station)
Tilton River, Lewis County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 11 miles long (Bremer to Ike Kinswa State Park)
Toutle River - North Fork, Cowlitz County, 10 miles away
      Class II+ - 10 miles long (Green River to South Fork confluence)
Tilton River - North Fork, -blank- County, 12 miles away
      Class IV - 2.5 miles long (above Tilton confluence)
Tilton River, Lewis County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.5 miles long (Morton to Bremer)
Kalama River, Cowlitz County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 15 miles long (Upper Kalama Falls to Gobar Creek)
Toutle - South Fork, Cowlitz County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 11 miles long (Harrington Place to Big Wolf Creek)
Coweeman River, Cowlitz County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 11.3 miles long (Brown Creek to Jim Watson Creek)
Cowlitz River, Lewis County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (salmon hatchery to Blue Creek access)
 Ski Areas Near Green River:
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 70 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 71 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 72 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 73 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
White Pass, Washington , 73 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 74 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 86 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Alpental, Washington , 86 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
 Marinas Near Green River:
Lake Mayfield Village Marina, Mossyrock , 11 miles away
 Hotels Near Green River:
Great Wolf Lodge Grand Mound, Grand Mound , 9 miles away
Prairie Hotel, Yelm , 29 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Battle Ground Inn & Suites, Battle Ground , 30 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Woodland, Woodland , 31 miles away
Rodeway Inn Woodland, Woodland , 31 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Green River:
Mossyrock Park - Main - Tacoma Power, Mossyrock, 7 miles away
Mossyrock Park - Cascade - Tacoma Power, Mossyrock, 7 miles away
Riffe Lake Campground, Mossyrock, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Green River:
Fawn Lake Trail, Cowlitz , 13 miles away, 1.4 hiking miles, 361 feet elevation difference
Toutle River Trail, Cowlitz , 15 miles away,  19.4 hiking miles, 1678 feet elevation difference
Coldwater Trail, Skamania , 16 miles away,  10.6 hiking miles, 3233 feet elevation difference
Georges Peak Trail, Cowlitz , 18 miles away, 5.6 hiking miles, 1673 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Green River:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 36 miles away
Ike Kinswa State Park, Washington , 12 miles away
Seaquest State Park, Washington , 27 miles away
Battle Ground Lake State Park, Washington , 28 miles away
 Lakes Near Green River
Coweeman Lake, Cowlitz , 12 miles away
McBride Lake, Cowlitz , 17 miles away

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