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Washington whitewater, Hoh River - South Fork

Jefferson county, Park boundary to South Fork Campground section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     2.7 miles
  The natural beauty of Jefferson County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream beats anything. The starting location is a short drive from Port Angeles, as you can see on the road map further down. This section is quite short so no need to bring snacks. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a
    short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. When you're paddling down a Olympic Mountains river like this
one you always get great scenery along the way too. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Washington is often tougher than elsewhere, so if you're not from around here don't forget that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. The Park boundary to South Fork Campground stretch of Hoh River - South Fork in Washington is 2.7 miles long and has been rated  
as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a large number of paddling rivers.

Briefly about the general area:
Go for a hike on the Bogachiel-Hoh Trail, and splendid hiking is available along the Bogachiel Trail. But wait, there's more entertaining stuff to do in the Olympic Mountains. Hoh River - South Fork is a wet place that gets a good deal of rainfall. The wettest month of the year is frequently November, that's the one that rains the most, and July is when it's the driest.

Hoh River - South Fork, Park boundary to South Fork Campground road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Hoh River - South Fork.
 Whitewater Near Hoh River - South Fork:
Hoh River - South Fork, Jefferson County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.7 miles long (Park boundary to South Fork Campground)
Hoh River, Jefferson County, 3 miles away
      Class II - 20 miles long (Ranger Station to Highway 101 at Oxbow)
Clearwater River, Jefferson County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9.5 miles long (Upper Clearwater Road access to Clearwater Campground)
Solleks River, Jefferson County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Sollecks Bridge to Clearwater Campground)
Queets River, Jefferson County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 9.3 miles long (Queets Campground to Hartzell Launch)
Stequaleho River, Jefferson County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III(V+) - 4 miles long (C-1066 Road to Clearwater Campground)
Sitkum River, Clallam County, 10 miles away
      Class II-V - 9.6 miles long (Brandeberry Creek to Hyas Creek)
Sol Duc River - South Fork, Clallam County, 11 miles away
      Class IV+ - 3.2 miles long (FR 2920 Bridge to FR 2918 Bridge)
Sol Duc River, Clallam County, 11 miles away
      Class IV - 3.1 miles long (Salmon Cascade to FR 2918 Bridge)
Goodman Creek, Clallam County, 11 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 1.3 miles long (FR 2931 100 spur access to Sol Duc River)
 Ski Areas Near Hoh River - South Fork:
Hurricane Ridge Ski Lodge, Washington , 32 miles away, 800 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
Cypress Mountain, British Columbia , 91 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 9 lifts, 52 runs
Grouse Mountain, British Columbia , 96 miles away, 1260 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
 Hotels Near Hoh River - South Fork:
Lake Crescent Lodge, Port Angeles , 17 miles away
Lake Quinault Lodge, Quinault , 18 miles away
Rain Forest Resort Village, Quinault , 18 miles away
Miller Tree Inn, Forks , 29 miles away
Days Inn - Ocean Shores, Ocean Shores , 39 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Hoh River - South Fork:
South Fork Hoh Campground, Jefferson County, 1 miles away
Hoh Campground, Jefferson County, 4 miles away
Olympic National Park - Hoh Rain Forest, Joyce, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Hoh River - South Fork:
Bogachiel-Hoh Trail, Jefferson , 8 miles away,  20.8 hiking miles, 3229 feet elevation difference
Bogachiel Trail, Clallam , 9 miles away, 27 hiking miles, 4321 feet elevation difference
Canyon Creek Hoh Trail, Clallam , 10 miles away,  29.6 hiking miles, 5242 feet elevation difference
Mink Lake Trail, Clallam , 10 miles away,  7.8 hiking miles, 2790 feet elevation difference
Hoh River Trail, Clallam , 12 miles away,  31.2 hiking miles, 4310 feet elevation difference
Lovers Lane, Clallam , 12 miles away, 3.4 hiking miles, 475 feet elevation difference
Deer Lake Trail, Clallam , 12 miles away,  6.8 hiking miles, 1835 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Hoh River - South Fork:
Olympic National Park, Port Angeles - WA , 34 miles away
Bogachiel State Park, Washington , 27 miles away
Pacific Beach State Park, Washington , 32 miles away
Griffiths-Priday State Park, Washington , 34 miles away
 Lakes Near Hoh River - South Fork
Lake Crescent, Clallam , 16 miles away
Lake Quinault, Grays Harbor , 17 miles away
Lilly Lake, Jefferson , 17 miles away

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