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Washington whitewater, Lewis River - North Fork

FR 88 to Quartz Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV     3.4 miles
  This section of Lewis River - North Fork is 3.4 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class IV section. The average Washington whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master than those in other states, so better not forget that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near. You might have to settle
    for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking,
either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. This section is quite short so better bring some good walking shoes. The natural beauty of -blank- County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great. The wild scenery of the Northern Cascade Range is great. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Hood River, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further  
down the page. This river system is full of great paddling sections, the FR 88 to Quartz Creek section is just one of them. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
Everybody loves Gifford Pinchot National Forest, and you can go for a hike on the East Crater Trail. All year is a tremendous time in the Northern Cascade Range if you go for the outdoors. A short tour to Little Niagara Falls is always worthwhile, and there are good places to explore along the Table Mountain Trail. At this river you will never have a bad time. Lewis River - North Fork sees pretty high levels of rainfall.

Lewis River - North Fork, FR 88 to Quartz Creek 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 Lewis River - North Fork.
 Whitewater Near Lewis River - North Fork:
Quartz Creek, Skamania County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5 miles long (Snaggletooth Creek to Lewis River)
Lewis River - North Fork, -blank- County, 4 miles away
      Class IV - 3.4 miles long (FR 88 to Quartz Creek)
McCoy Creek, Lewis County, 5 miles away
      Class V - 7.8 miles long (milepost 8 to Yellowjacket Creek)
Lewis River - North Fork, -blank- County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Twin Falls to FR 88)
Rush Creek, Skamania County, 9 miles away
      Class V+ - 5 miles long (Meadow Creek to FR 90)
Cispus River, Lewis County, 10 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 9.5 miles long (FR 23 Bridge to FR 28 Bridge)
Lewis River - North Fork, Skamania County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 8 miles long (Cussed Hollow to FR 9039)
Yellowjacket Creek, Skamania/Lewis County, 10 miles away
      Class IV - 5.2 miles long (Veta Creek to Cispus River confluence)
Cispus River, Lewis County, 11 miles away
      Class V+ - 5.9 miles long (Adams Fork to FR 23 Bridge)
Lewis River - North Fork, Cowlitz County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.5 miles long (FR 9039 to Swift Reservoir)
 Ski Areas Near Lewis River - North Fork:
White Pass, Washington , 35 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 39 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 41 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 42 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 42 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 43 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 64 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Alpental, Washington , 65 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 80 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 85 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
 Hotels Near Lewis River - North Fork:
Skamania Lodge, Stevenson , 12 miles away
Carson Hot Springs Resort, Carson River Valley , 20 miles away
Carson Ridge Private Luxury Ca, Carson River Valley , 22 miles away
Rodeway Inn Stevenson, Stevenson , 24 miles away
Columbia Gorge Inn, Cascade Locks , 26 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Lewis River - North Fork:
Tillicum, Stevenson, 3 miles away
Tillicum Campground, Skamania County, 3 miles away
Saddle Campground, Skamania County, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Lewis River - North Fork:
Table Mountain Trail, Skamania , 8 miles away, 5.3 hiking miles, 2007 feet elevation difference
East Crater Trail, Skamania , 10 miles away,  11.2 hiking miles, 1609 feet elevation difference
Ridge Trail, Skamania , 11 miles away, 3 hiking miles, 773 feet elevation difference
Wildcat Trail, Skamania , 12 miles away, 3.4 hiking miles, 2402 feet elevation difference
Falls Creek Trail, Skamania , 14 miles away, 9.1 hiking miles, 2402 feet elevation difference
Klickitat Trail, Lewis , 14 miles away,  4.2 hiking miles, 1263 feet elevation difference
Lava Butte Trail, Skamania , 15 miles away, 5 hiking miles, 1401 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Lewis River - North Fork:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 30 miles away
Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington , 3 miles away
Starvation Creek State Park, Oregon , 25 miles away
Viento State Park, Oregon , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Lewis River - North Fork:
Carson Mineral Hot Springs-Carson WA Golf Course, Stevenson , 17 miles away
Maple Grove RV Resort & Golf Course, Randle , 20 miles away
 Lakes Near Lewis River - North Fork
Placid Lake, Skamania , 7 miles away
Lone Tree Lake, Lewis , 15 miles away

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