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Washington whitewater, Rock Creek - Lewis drainage

Clark county, Dole Valley Road to East Fork Lewis River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III+     3 miles
  The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The scenic beauty of Clark County and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Washington is often more difficult than elsewhere, so keep in mind that rivers here are less forgiving. There are campgrounds quite near the
    river where you can camp. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The river winds through the Northern Cascade Range and you get great scenery. This is a somewhat
short section so better bring some good walking shoes. The Dole Valley Road to East Fork Lewis River stretch of Rock Creek - Lewis drainage in Clark County is 3 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-III+ section of whitewater. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and  
the Dole Valley Road to East Fork Lewis River section is one of them. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more.

Briefly about the general area:
Sundial Beach is in the vicinity of Rock Creek - Lewis drainage if you're in a beach type of mood. You absolutely have to take a look at Lewis and Clark State Park while you're here at Rock Creek - Lewis drainage, and there are plenty of people from Yacolt here. This river has so much to offer. Battle Ground Lake State Park is a nice spot to explore on a wonderful day. The high level of precipitation makes Rock Creek - Lewis drainage a relatively wet location.

Rock Creek - Lewis drainage, Dole Valley Road to East Fork Lewis 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 Rock Creek - Lewis drainage.
 Whitewater Near Rock Creek - Lewis drainage:
Lewis River - East Fork, Clark County, 1 miles away
      Class III-V - 2.7 miles long (Rock Creek to Moulton Falls Park)
Rock Creek - Lewis drainage, Clark County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 3 miles long (Dole Valley Road to East Fork Lewis River)
Lewis River - East Fork, Clark County, 3 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 11.5 miles long (Moulton Falls to Lewisville Park)
Little Washougal River, Clark County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 6.8 miles long (Boulder Creek to Washougal River)
Fly Creek, Clark County, 6 miles away
      Class V+ - 5.5 miles long (Little Fly Creek to Canyon Creek)
Lewis River - East Fork, Clark County, 7 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 4 miles long (Sunset Falls to bl. Horshoe Falls)
Canyon Creek - Lewis River Tributary, Clark County, 7 miles away
      Class IV+ - 3.2 miles long (Fly Creek to Merwin Reservoir)
Cedar Creek, Clark County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 10.3 miles long (Amboy to North Fork Lewis)
Washougal River, Clark/ Skamania County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7.3 miles long (Highway 140 to Washougal)
Washougal River - North Fork, Skamania County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7 miles long (Mile 7 to Washougal River)
 Ski Areas Near Rock Creek - Lewis drainage:
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 48 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 50 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 53 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 55 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 75 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
White Pass, Washington , 78 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 82 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 98 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
 Marinas Near Rock Creek - Lewis drainage:
Big Eddy Marina, Portland , 14 miles away
Ducks Moorage, Portland , 14 miles away
Will Jan Moorage, Portland , 14 miles away
 Beaches Near Rock Creek - Lewis drainage:
Sundial Beach, Multnomah , 12 miles away
Broughton Beach, Multnomah , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Rock Creek - Lewis drainage:
BEST WESTERN PLUS Parkersville Inn & Suites, Washougal , 11 miles away
Comfort Inn Columbia Gorge Gateway, Troutdale , 12 miles away
Holiday Inn Express PORTLAND EAST - TROUTDALE, Troutdale , 12 miles away
Candlewood Suites VANCOUVER-CAMAS, Vancouver , 12 miles away
TownePlace Suites Portland Vancouver, Vancouver , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Rock Creek - Lewis drainage:
Cold Creek Campground, Clark County, 2 miles away
Rock Creek Horse Camp, Washougal, 2 miles away
Rock Creek - Mount Hood National Forest, Sandy, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Rock Creek - Lewis drainage:
Washougal Trail, Skamania , 16 miles away, 3.6 hiking miles, 2131 feet elevation difference
Horseshoe Ridge Trail, Skamania , 16 miles away, 4.8 hiking miles, 2830 feet elevation difference
Siouxon Trail, Skamania , 17 miles away, 4.8 hiking miles, 1860 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Rock Creek - Lewis drainage:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 52 miles away
Battle Ground Lake State Park, Washington , 10 miles away
Lewis and Clark State Park, Oregon , 12 miles away
Dabney State Park, Oregon , 13 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Rock Creek - Lewis drainage:
Green Mountain Golf Course, Camas , 10 miles away
Orchard Hills Golf And Country Club, Washougal , 10 miles away
Camas Meadows Golf Club, Camas , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Rock Creek - Lewis drainage
Blue Lake, Multnomah , 13 miles away
Sesters Reservoirs, Multnomah , 15 miles away
McBride Lake, Cowlitz , 18 miles away

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