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Washington whitewater, Lewis River - North Fork

Skamania county, Cussed Hollow to FR 9039 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     8 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Skamania County and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Washington you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers here are less forgiving. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Cussed Hollow to FR 9039 section is just one of many. The Cussed Hollow to FR
    9039 stretch of Lewis River - North Fork in Washington is 8 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class III-IV section of whitewater. On this section you do get some distance, good for a one day paddling trip.
Getting some good exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling places. The put-in is not too far from  
Hood River, as you can see on the road map further down. The river winds through the Northern Cascade Range and you get great scenery.

Briefly about the general area:
Gifford Pinchot National Forest is worth stopping at if you're at Lewis River - North Fork, and hiking is a popular thing to do around Lewis River - North Fork; Ridge Trail is a nice local trail. Life's too short to enjoy all the cool things in the Northern Cascade Range. Good hiking is available along the Wildcat Trail. Summertime at Lewis River - North Fork arrives with high temperatures in the 70's.

Lewis River - North Fork, Cussed Hollow to FR 9039 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:
Lewis River - North Fork, Skamania County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 8 miles long (Cussed Hollow to FR 9039)
Lewis River - North Fork, Cowlitz County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.5 miles long (FR 9039 to Swift Reservoir)
Rush Creek, Skamania County, 5 miles away
      Class V+ - 5 miles long (Meadow Creek to FR 90)
Muddy River, Skamania County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 5.5 miles long (FR 25 Bridge to Lewis North Fork)
Wind River, Skamania County, 8 miles away
      Class III+ - 3.4 miles long (Falls Creek to Mineral Springs Road)
Wind River, Skamania County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.2 miles long (Mineral Springs to Stabler)
Wind River, Skamania County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6 miles long (Ranger Station Close to Stabler to High Bridge)
Quartz Creek, Skamania County, 12 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5 miles long (Snaggletooth Creek to Lewis River)
McCoy Creek, Lewis County, 12 miles away
      Class V - 7.8 miles long (milepost 8 to Yellowjacket Creek)
Panther Creek, Skamania County, 13 miles away
      Class IV+ - 5 miles long (to confluence with Lower Wind River)
 Ski Areas Near Lewis River - North Fork:
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 40 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 40 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 40 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 41 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
White Pass, Washington , 46 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 51 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 72 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Alpental, Washington , 73 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 81 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 89 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
 Hotels Near Lewis River - North Fork:
Skamania Lodge, Stevenson , 3 miles away
Carson Hot Springs Resort, Carson River Valley , 16 miles away
Carson Ridge Private Luxury Ca, Carson River Valley , 20 miles away
Rodeway Inn Stevenson, Stevenson , 20 miles away
Columbia Gorge Inn, Cascade Locks , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Lewis River - North Fork:
Curly Creek Campground, Skamania County, 3 miles away
Curley Creek Sno-Park, Stevenson, 4 miles away
Rush Creek Sno-Park, Stevenson, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Lewis River - North Fork:
Wildcat Trail, Skamania , 4 miles away, 3.4 hiking miles, 2402 feet elevation difference
Ridge Trail, Skamania , 7 miles away, 3 hiking miles, 773 feet elevation difference
Muddy River Trail, Skamania , 7 miles away, 2.1 hiking miles, 894 feet elevation difference
Lava Butte Trail, Skamania , 8 miles away, 5 hiking miles, 1401 feet elevation difference
Falls Creek Trail, Skamania , 8 miles away, 9.1 hiking miles, 2402 feet elevation difference
Paradise Trail, Skamania , 8 miles away, 2.3 hiking miles, 1390 feet elevation difference
Smith Creek Butte Trail, Skamania , 8 miles away, 2.2 hiking miles, 1525 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Lewis River - North Fork:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 31 miles away
Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington , 13 miles away
Beacon Rock State Park, Washington , 22 miles away
John B. Yeon State Park, Oregon , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Lewis River - North Fork:
Carson Mineral Hot Springs-Carson WA Golf Course, Stevenson , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Lewis River - North Fork
Placid Lake, Skamania , 9 miles away
Lone Tree Lake, Lewis , 20 miles away

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