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Washington whitewater, Panther Creek

Skamania county, to confluence with Lower Wind River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV+     5 miles
  The scenic beauty of Washington and the water flowing gracefully down Panther Creek are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The to confluence with Lower Wind River stretch of Panther Creek in Skamania County is 5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class IV+ section. The put-in location is a short drive from Hood River, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. Getting
    your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature are great attractions for lots of people. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good rivers for that around here. If you're
a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. This stretch has has enough mileage, it's good length for a morning trip. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master in this state than those in other states, so don't forget that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. When you're paddling down a Northern Cascade Range river like this one you always get great scenery along  
the way too. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly about the general area:
Beacon Rock State Park is worth going to if you're at Panther Creek, and Panther Creek is not far at all from Stevenson. These mountains rock, just look at all the cool things to do in the Northern Cascade Range. Starvation Creek State Park is a great spot to go if you're at Panther Creek, and you can go for a hike on the Cedar Creek Trail.

Panther Creek, to confluence with Lower Wind 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 Panther Creek.
 Whitewater Near Panther Creek:
Panther Creek, Skamania County, 2 miles away
      Class IV+ - 5 miles long (to confluence with Lower Wind River)
Wind River, Skamania County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 5 miles long (High Bridge to Columbia River)
Wind River, Skamania County, 9 miles away
      Class III+ - 3.4 miles long (Falls Creek to Mineral Springs Road)
Wind River, Skamania County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.2 miles long (Mineral Springs to Stabler)
Wind River, Skamania County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6 miles long (Ranger Station Close to Stabler to High Bridge)
Trout Creek, Skamania County, 12 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6.3 miles long (FR 43 to Wind River)
Rush Creek, Skamania County, 12 miles away
      Class V+ - 5 miles long (Meadow Creek to FR 90)
Whitewater Outfitter - Renegade River Rafters, Skamania County, 12 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Hood River - Lake Branch, Hood River County, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3 miles long (3 miles above West Fork to Confluence with West Fork)
Lewis River - North Fork, Cowlitz County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.5 miles long (FR 9039 to Swift Reservoir)
 Ski Areas Near Panther Creek:
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 25 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 25 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 25 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 26 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
White Pass, Washington , 51 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 60 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 67 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 83 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Alpental, Washington , 84 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 87 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
 Hotels Near Panther Creek:
Carson Hot Springs Resort, Carson River Valley , 1 miles away
Carson Ridge Private Luxury Ca, Carson River Valley , 4 miles away
Rodeway Inn Stevenson, Stevenson , 5 miles away
Columbia Gorge Inn, Cascade Locks , 7 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Columbia River Inn, Cascade Locks , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Panther Creek:
Pacific Crest Trail Trailcamp 2194.5, Stevenson, 1 miles away
Panther Creek - Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Randle, 2 miles away
Pacific Crest Trail Trailcamp 2190.6 - Panther Creek, Stevenson, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Panther Creek:
Huckleberry Trail, Skamania , 1 miles away, 4.4 hiking miles, 2309 feet elevation difference
Cedar Creek Trail, Skamania , 2 miles away, 5.5 hiking miles, 2584 feet elevation difference
Brush Creek Trail, Skamania , 6 miles away, 1.8 hiking miles, 462 feet elevation difference
Cascade Crest Trail, Kittitas , 7 miles away, 8.8 hiking miles, 2024 feet elevation difference
Pacific Crest Trail - section 23, overlapping , 7 miles away, 122.4 hiking miles, 6078 feet elevation difference
Falls Creek Trail, Skamania , 7 miles away, 9.1 hiking miles, 2402 feet elevation difference
Lava Butte Trail, Skamania , 8 miles away, 5 hiking miles, 1401 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Panther Creek:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 46 miles away
Starvation Creek State Park, Oregon , 12 miles away
Beacon Rock State Park, Washington , 13 miles away
Viento State Park, Oregon , 13 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Panther Creek:
Carson Mineral Hot Springs-Carson WA Golf Course, Stevenson , 2 miles away
Beacon Rock Golf Course, North Bonneville , 12 miles away
Golf Course, Chandler , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Panther Creek
Little Ashes Lake, Skamania , 8 miles away
Kidney Lake, Skamania , 9 miles away
Placid Lake, Skamania , 12 miles away

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