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Washington whitewater, Salmon River

Jefferson Grays Harbor county, West Boundary Road Bridge to Q-100 Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II(IV)     8.2 miles
  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. The beautiful scenery of Washington and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so better not forget that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. Not
    too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The campgrounds here at Salmon River are pretty good. This stretch is mid length,
you can easily run it on an afternoon. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of places for that. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great attractions for lots of people. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. This stretch of Salmon River in Jefferson/Grays Harbor County is 8.2 miles long and has been rated as a class II(IV) section by  
American Whitewater. When you're paddling down a Olympic Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too.

Briefly about the general area:
At Salmon River you always meet someone from Amanda Park. Salmon River is a wet spot that gets a large amount of rainfall. December is the wettest month with most rain while August is generally the driest month. Summertime brings highs in the 70's to Salmon River. During the moonlight hours it's frequently in the 40's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 40's with winter lows in the 30's overnight here at Salmon River.

Salmon River, West Boundary Road Bridge to Q-100 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 Salmon River.
 Whitewater Near Salmon River:
Salmon River, Jefferson/Grays Harbor County, 4 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 8.2 miles long (West Boundary Road Bridge to Q-100 Bridge)
Matheny Creek, Jefferson County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.2 miles long (FR 21 Bridge to Q-1800 Bridge)
Clearwater River, Jefferson County, 7 miles away
      Class II - 10.5 miles long (Clearwater Campground to 144 Gross Bridge)
Stequaleho River, Jefferson County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III(V+) - 4 miles long (C-1066 Road to Clearwater Campground)
Snahapish River, Jefferson County, 8 miles away
      Class II+(IV) - 3.5 miles long (C-2700 Bridge to Clearwater River)
Queets River, Jefferson County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 9.3 miles long (Queets Campground to Hartzell Launch)
Clearwater River, Jefferson County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 11.5 miles long (144 Gross Bridge to Queets River)
Christmas Creek, Jefferson County, 10 miles away
      Class II+(IV) - 4 miles long (C2400 bridge to Clearwater River)
Solleks River, Jefferson County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Sollecks Bridge to Clearwater Campground)
Clearwater River, Jefferson County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9.5 miles long (Upper Clearwater Road access to Clearwater Campground)
 Ski Areas Near Salmon River:
Hurricane Ridge Ski Lodge, Washington , 47 miles away, 800 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
 Hotels Near Salmon River:
Lake Quinault Lodge, Quinault , 20 miles away
Rain Forest Resort Village, Quinault , 20 miles away
Days Inn - Ocean Shores, Ocean Shores , 24 miles away
BEST WESTERN Lighthouse Suites Inn, Ocean Shores , 24 miles away
Judith Ann Inn, Ocean Shores , 24 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Salmon River:
Upper Clearwater Campground, Jefferson County, 7 miles away
Copper Mine Botton Campground, Jefferson County, 8 miles away
Olympic National Park - Queets, Amanda Park, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Salmon River:
Bogachiel-Hoh Trail, Jefferson , 15 miles away,  20.8 hiking miles, 3229 feet elevation difference
Pass Trail, Clallam , 18 miles away,  11.8 hiking miles, 1206 feet elevation difference
Bogachiel Trail, Clallam , 18 miles away, 27 hiking miles, 4321 feet elevation difference
Rugged Ridge Trail, Clallam , 19 miles away,  4.6 hiking miles, 407 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Salmon River:
Olympic National Park, Port Angeles - WA , 49 miles away
Fort Clatsop National Memorial, Astoria - OR , 66 miles away
Pacific Beach State Park, Washington , 16 miles away
Griffiths-Priday State Park, Washington , 19 miles away
Ocean City State Park, Washington , 23 miles away
 Lakes Near Salmon River
Lake Quinault, Grays Harbor , 18 miles away

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