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Washington whitewater, Palouse River

Whitman Adams Franklin county, Hooper to Palouse Falls State Park section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III+(V)     11 miles
  The starting location is a reasonable drive from Walla Walla, as you can see on the road map further down. This section of Palouse River is 11 miles long and it is classified as a class III+(V) section by American Whitewater. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Hooper to Palouse Falls State Park section is one of them. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is
    a very popular destination. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often tougher than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that quite a few of the sections here are not easy.
You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a pretty small number of paddling rivers. You can enjoy this stretch more if you take your time, so why not pack your camping stuff too. The natural beauty of Washington and the beautiful  
way the water current moves down the stream have people coming here.

Briefly about the general area:
A journey to Palouse River wouldn't be complete without taking a look at Gildersleeve Spring. Lyons Ferry State Park is a fine place to visit, and Indian Spring is an inspiring spot to stop at while here. At this river you will never have a bad time. Places like Palouse Falls State Park are splendid to explore; lots of folks from Washtucna come here. All through the months of summer at Palouse River temperatures are ordinarily in the 80's. Through the moonlight hours it's typically in the 50's.

Palouse River, Hooper to Palouse Falls State Park 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 Palouse River.
 Whitewater Near Palouse River:
Palouse River, Whitman/Adams/Franklin County, 2 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 11 miles long (Hooper to Palouse Falls State Park)
Palouse River, Franklin/Whitman County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 4 miles long (Palouse Falls State Park to Lyons Ferry State Park)
 Ski Areas Near Palouse River:
Bluewood, Washington , 39 miles away, 1125 foot drop, 3 lifts, 23 runs
Spout Springs, Oregon , 47 miles away, 600 foot drop, 2 lifts, 14 runs
Anthony Lakes, Oregon , 83 miles away, 900 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
49 Degrees North, Washington , 88 miles away, 1851 foot drop, 6 lifts, 68 runs
Mt. Spokane, Washington , 96 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
 Marinas Near Palouse River:
Lyons Ferry Marina, Starbuck , 11 miles away
 Hotels Near Palouse River:
BEST WESTERN PLUS Bronco Inn, Ritzville , 22 miles away
Cedars Inn Ritzville, Ritzville , 23 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Dayton Hotel & Suites, Dayton , 25 miles away
Super 8 Walla Walla, Walla Walla , 30 miles away
Colonial Motel, Walla Walla , 30 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Palouse River:
Palouse Falls State Park, Hooper, 2 miles away
Lyons Ferry, Starbuck, 5 miles away
Lyons Ferry Marina, Starbuck, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Palouse River:
Palouse Falls State Park, Washington , 2 miles away
Lyons Ferry State Park, Washington , 3 miles away
Lewis and Clark Trail State Park, Washington , 22 miles away
 Lakes Near Palouse River
Twelvemile Lake, Adams , 18 miles away

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