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Washington whitewater, Hyas Creek

Clallam county, FR 29 030 spur to South Fork Calawah confluence section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III(IV)     1.5 miles
  The starting point is not too far from Port Angeles, as you can see on the road map further down. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so don't forget that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. The natural beauty of Clallam County and the water flowing gracefully down Hyas Creek attract people from near and far. This is a bit of a short stretch so it's not like you're
    gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. The FR 29 030 spur to South Fork Calawah confluence section of Hyas Creek is 1.5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-III(IV) section.
Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good places for that around here. The campgrounds here at Hyas Creek are pretty good. The beautiful Olympic Mountains scenery is an added bonus. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the FR 29 030 spur to South Fork Calawah confluence  
section is one of them. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.

Briefly about the general area:
There's glorious hiking along the Rugged Ridge Trail; locations like Bogachiel State Park are splendid to explore. All the outdoors enjoyable things in the Olympic Mountains will keep you coming back repeatedly. Hiking is a popular thing to do around Hyas Creek; Pass Trail is a good local trail. You're sure to bump into some smiling folks from Beaver here. Hyas Creek sees pretty high levels of precipitation.

Hyas Creek, FR 29 030 spur to South Fork Calawah confluence 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 Hyas Creek.
 Whitewater Near Hyas Creek:
Hyas Creek, Clallam County, 0 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 1.5 miles long (FR 29 030 spur to South Fork Calawah confluence)
Calawah River, Clallam County, 4 miles away
      Class III - 14.5 miles long (Klahanie Campground to Bogachiel River access)
Calawah River - North Fork, Clallam County, 4 miles away
      Class II+ - 9.2 miles long (Balch Bridge to South Fork Calawah confluence)
Bogachiel River, Jefferson/Clallam County, 4 miles away
      Class II - 5 miles long (Park Boundary to Highway 101)
Sol Duc River, Clallam County, 5 miles away
      Class III - 6.3 miles long (Bear Creek to Hatchery)
Sol Duc River, Clallam County, 6 miles away
      Class II - 7.5 miles long (Hatchery to Salmon Drive)
Calawah River - South Fork, Clallam County, 7 miles away
      Class IV - 7 miles long (Rugged Ridge Trail to Hyas Creek)
Sol Duc River, Clallam County, 10 miles away
      Class II+ - 7.5 miles long (Klahowya Campground to Bear Creek)
Sitkum River, Clallam County, 12 miles away
      Class II-V - 9.6 miles long (Brandeberry Creek to Hyas Creek)
Christmas Creek, Jefferson County, 12 miles away
      Class II+(IV) - 4 miles long (C2400 bridge to Clearwater River)
 Ski Areas Near Hyas Creek:
Hurricane Ridge Ski Lodge, Washington , 51 miles away, 800 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
Cypress Mountain, British Columbia , 98 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 9 lifts, 52 runs
 Marinas Near Hyas Creek:
Quileute Marina, Forks , 9 miles away
 Beaches Near Hyas Creek:
Ruby Beach, Jefferson , 16 miles away
Boulder Beach, Jefferson , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Hyas Creek:
Miller Tree Inn, Forks , 9 miles away
Lake Crescent Lodge, Port Angeles , 32 miles away
Lake Quinault Lodge, Quinault , 36 miles away
Rain Forest Resort Village, Quinault , 37 miles away
BEST WESTERN Lighthouse Suites Inn, Ocean Shores , 44 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Hyas Creek:
Klahanie Campground, Clallam County, 4 miles away
Bear Creek Campground, Clallam County, 5 miles away
The Hungry Bear Cafe Motel& RV Park, Bear Creek, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Hyas Creek:
Rugged Ridge Trail, Clallam , 6 miles away,  4.6 hiking miles, 407 feet elevation difference
Pass Trail, Clallam , 6 miles away,  11.8 hiking miles, 1206 feet elevation difference
Bogachiel Trail, Clallam , 13 miles away, 27 hiking miles, 4321 feet elevation difference
Bogachiel-Hoh Trail, Jefferson , 13 miles away,  20.8 hiking miles, 3229 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Hyas Creek:
Olympic National Park, Port Angeles - WA , 51 miles away
Bogachiel State Park, Washington , 8 miles away
Pacific Beach State Park, Washington , 35 miles away
Griffiths-Priday State Park, Washington , 39 miles away

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