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Jefferson county, Queets Campground to Hartzell Launch section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     9.3 miles
  The Queets Campground to Hartzell Launch stretch of Queets River in Jefferson County is 9.3 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II section. The wonderful Jefferson County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water have people coming here. Getting a good workout and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here. The starting location is a short drive from Port Angeles, if you're
    not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This is a pretty decent length section, it's perfect for a one day trip. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging
than the national average, so don't forget that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. There's camping available near Queets River. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. The Queets Campground to Hartzell Launch section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. When you're paddling down a Olympic Mountains river like this one you  
always get great scenery along the way too. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set.

Briefly about the general area:
At Queets River you always meet someone from Amanda Park, and you can have a nice hiking adventure along the Bogachiel-Hoh Trail. Life's too short to enjoy all the amusing stuff in the Olympic Mountains. Going for a hike along the Bogachiel Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this area. A good deal of precipitation falls at Queets River. For the duration of the month of December you get the most rain around here, and August on the other hand is the driest.

Queets River, Queets Campground to Hartzell Launch 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 Queets River.
 Whitewater Near Queets River:
Matheny Creek, Jefferson County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.2 miles long (FR 21 Bridge to Q-1800 Bridge)
Salmon River, Jefferson/Grays Harbor County, 3 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 8.2 miles long (West Boundary Road Bridge to Q-100 Bridge)
Stequaleho River, Jefferson County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III(V+) - 4 miles long (C-1066 Road to Clearwater Campground)
Queets River, Jefferson County, 4 miles away
      Class II - 9.3 miles long (Queets Campground to Hartzell Launch)
Clearwater River, Jefferson County, 5 miles away
      Class II - 10.5 miles long (Clearwater Campground to 144 Gross Bridge)
Solleks River, Jefferson County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Sollecks Bridge to Clearwater Campground)
Snahapish River, Jefferson County, 7 miles away
      Class II+(IV) - 3.5 miles long (C-2700 Bridge to Clearwater River)
Clearwater River, Jefferson County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9.5 miles long (Upper Clearwater Road access to Clearwater Campground)
Christmas Creek, Jefferson County, 11 miles away
      Class II+(IV) - 4 miles long (C2400 bridge to Clearwater River)
Clearwater River, Jefferson County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 11.5 miles long (144 Gross Bridge to Queets River)
 Ski Areas Near Queets River:
Hurricane Ridge Ski Lodge, Washington , 42 miles away, 800 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
 Hotels Near Queets River:
Lake Quinault Lodge, Quinault , 17 miles away
Rain Forest Resort Village, Quinault , 18 miles away
Miller Tree Inn, Forks , 27 miles away
Days Inn - Ocean Shores, Ocean Shores , 28 miles away
BEST WESTERN Lighthouse Suites Inn, Ocean Shores , 28 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Queets River:
Olympic National Park - Queets, Amanda Park, 4 miles away
Queets Campground, Jefferson County, 5 miles away
Upper Clearwater Campground, Jefferson County, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Queets River:
Bogachiel-Hoh Trail, Jefferson , 12 miles away,  20.8 hiking miles, 3229 feet elevation difference
Bogachiel Trail, Clallam , 15 miles away, 27 hiking miles, 4321 feet elevation difference
Pass Trail, Clallam , 16 miles away,  11.8 hiking miles, 1206 feet elevation difference
Rugged Ridge Trail, Clallam , 16 miles away,  4.6 hiking miles, 407 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Queets River:
Olympic National Park, Port Angeles - WA , 44 miles away
Fort Clatsop National Memorial, Astoria - OR , 68 miles away
Pacific Beach State Park, Washington , 20 miles away
Griffiths-Priday State Park, Washington , 23 miles away
Bogachiel State Park, Washington , 24 miles away
 Lakes Near Queets River
Lake Quinault, Grays Harbor , 16 miles away

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