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Washington whitewater, Olequa Creek

Lewis county, Annonen Road to Cowlitz River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II+     6.5 miles
  The wonderful Washington scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on 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 better not forget that many runs in this state are not easy. This section of Olequa Creek in Washington is 6.5 miles long and is a class II+ section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Not too
    many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Annonen Road to Cowlitz River section is one
of them. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, it's perfect for a one day trip. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. The starting location is a short drive from Centralia, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Getting some good exercise and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for  
more. The campgrounds here at Olequa Creek are pretty good. Whitewater paddling here in the Olympic Mountains is a great experience.

Briefly about the general area:
Seaquest State Park is a good place to stretch your legs a bit, and beaches are good and Red Mill Beach is no exception. If you want a good time in the great outdoors just come on up to the Olympic Mountains. Here at Olequa Creek there are plenty of people from Vader, and a pleasant beach nearby is Dibblees Beach. This river is so good. Olequa Creek is a wet place that gets lots of rainfall. The month with most of the rain is December, and the driest month is July.

Olequa Creek, Annonen Road to Cowlitz River 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 Olequa Creek.
 Whitewater Near Olequa Creek:
Olequa Creek, Lewis County, 1 miles away
      Class II+ - 6.5 miles long (Annonen Road to Cowlitz River)
Coal Creek, Cowlitz County, 10 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 4.5 miles long (East Fork to Harmony Dr.)
Germany Creek, Cowlitz County, 14 miles away
      Class III+ - 3.3 miles long (Road 1300 to end of county road)
Toutle River, Cowlitz County, 16 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 9.5 miles long (Highway 504 Bridge to Tower Road Bridge)
Goble Creek, Cowlitz County, 19 miles away
      Class III - 2.4 miles long (North Fork and Main Fork)
Elochoman River, Wahkiakum County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 11 miles long (North Fork to Beaver Creek hatchery)
Chehalis River - East Fork, Lewis County, 21 miles away
      Class III - 3 miles long (mile 3 to Chehalis River)
Chehalis River, Lewis County, 22 miles away
      Class II - 3.2 miles long (Rainbow Falls to Meeskill)
Cowlitz River, Lewis County, 23 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (salmon hatchery to Blue Creek access)
Kalama River, Cowlitz County, 24 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.5 miles long (Lower Kalama Falls to Indian Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Olequa Creek:
Hurricane Ridge Ski Lodge, Washington , 85 miles away, 800 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 98 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 100 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
 Beaches Near Olequa Creek:
Dibblees Beach, Columbia , 13 miles away
Red Mill Beach, Columbia , 15 miles away
Cottonwood Beach, Columbia , 15 miles away
Goble Beach, Columbia , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Olequa Creek:
BEST WESTERN Aladdin Inn, Kelso , 12 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Park Place Inn & Suites, Chehalis , 12 miles away
Econo Lodge Kelso, Kelso , 12 miles away
Econo Lodge Chehalis - Centralia, Chehalis , 12 miles away
Red Lion Kelso, Kelso , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Olequa Creek:
Exit 57 RV Park and Mini Storage, Toledo, 4 miles away
River Oaks RV Park, Toledo, 4 miles away
Toutle River RV Resort, Castle Rock, 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Olequa Creek:
Fort Clatsop National Memorial, Astoria - OR , 61 miles away
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 69 miles away
Seaquest State Park, Washington , 10 miles away
Rainbow Falls State Park, Washington , 22 miles away
Millersylvania State Park, Washington , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Olequa Creek:
Mint Valley Golf Course, Longview , 11 miles away
Longview Country Club, Longview , 11 miles away
Newaukum Valley Golf Course, Chehalis , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Olequa Creek
Horseshoe Lake, Lewis , 15 miles away

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