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Washington whitewater, Rock Creek - Columbia River Tributary

Klickitat county, Steep Creek to Rayan-Allen Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     5.5 miles
  The wonderful Klickitat County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. This section of Rock Creek - Columbia River Tributary is 5.5 miles long and it is classified as a class III-IV section
    by American Whitewater. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. If you're coming from Hood River it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, there's a road map further
down the page with more info on that. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The wild scenery of the Northern Cascade Range is great. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, good for a one day paddling trip. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to  
come. The campgrounds here at Rock Creek - Columbia River Tributary are pretty good. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good spots.

Briefly about the general area:
This is a popular site for folks from North Bonneville; do take a hike on the Green Leaf Trail. You just can't envision the amount of outdoors entertaining stuff the Northern Cascade Range has to offer. A tour to Beacon Rock State Park when you're here at Rock Creek - Columbia River Tributary is a wonderful idea; Rock Creek - Columbia River Tributary is right by the Rock Creek Trail.

Rock Creek - Columbia River Tributary, Steep Creek to Rayan-Allen Bridge 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 Rock Creek - Columbia River Tributary.
 Whitewater Near Rock Creek - Columbia River Tributary:
Rock Creek - Columbia River Tributary, Klickitat County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.5 miles long (Steep Creek to Rayan-Allen Bridge)
Trout Creek, Skamania County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6.3 miles long (FR 43 to Wind River)
Stebbins Creek, Skamania County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 3 miles long (to Washougal River)
Wind River, Skamania County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6 miles long (Ranger Station Close to Stabler to High Bridge)
Wind River, Skamania County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.2 miles long (Mineral Springs to Stabler)
Whitewater Outfitter - Renegade River Rafters, Skamania County, 7 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Washougal River, Skamania County, 7 miles away
      Class V - 4.3 miles long (Prospector's Creek to Doc's Drop)
Washougal River, Clark/ Skamania County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Dougan Falls to Salmon Falls)
Washougal River, Skamania County, 8 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Doc's Drop to Dougan Falls)
Wind River, Skamania County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 5 miles long (High Bridge to Columbia River)
 Ski Areas Near Rock Creek - Columbia River Tributary:
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 29 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 30 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 32 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 34 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
White Pass, Washington , 61 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 66 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 68 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 88 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 90 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Alpental, Washington , 91 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
 Hotels Near Rock Creek - Columbia River Tributary:
Bonneville Hot Springs Resort And Spa, North Bonneville , 7 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Columbia River Inn, Cascade Locks , 10 miles away
Columbia Gorge Inn, Cascade Locks , 10 miles away
Rodeway Inn Stevenson, Stevenson , 11 miles away
Carson Hot Springs Resort, Carson River Valley , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Rock Creek - Columbia River Tributary:
Pacific Crest Trail Trailcamp 2174.2 - Rock Creek, North Bonneville, 1 miles away
Pacific Crest Trail Trailcamp 2168.0, North Bonneville, 2 miles away
Pacific Crest Trail Trailcamp 2185.0 - Trout Creek, Stevenson, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Rock Creek - Columbia River Tributary:
Rock Creek Trail, Skamania , 2 miles away, 3.6 hiking miles, 1970 feet elevation difference
Green Leaf Trail, Skamania , 2 miles away, 2.9 hiking miles, 727 feet elevation difference
Soda Peaks Trail, Skamania , 5 miles away, 0.7 hiking miles, 942 feet elevation difference
Washougal Trail, Skamania , 7 miles away, 3.6 hiking miles, 2131 feet elevation difference
Observation Peak Trail, Skamania , 7 miles away,  12.4 hiking miles, 2662 feet elevation difference
Paradise Trail, Skamania , 9 miles away, 2.3 hiking miles, 1390 feet elevation difference
Tanner Cutoff Trail, Multnomah , 10 miles away,  3.8 hiking miles, 3045 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Rock Creek - Columbia River Tributary:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 47 miles away
Beacon Rock State Park, Washington , 6 miles away
John B. Yeon State Park, Oregon , 7 miles away
Ainsworth State Park, Oregon , 8 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Rock Creek - Columbia River Tributary:
Beacon Rock Golf Course, North Bonneville , 7 miles away
Carson Mineral Hot Springs-Carson WA Golf Course, Stevenson , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Rock Creek - Columbia River Tributary
Kidney Lake, Skamania , 7 miles away
Little Ashes Lake, Skamania , 9 miles away
Placid Lake, Skamania , 20 miles away

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