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Washington whitewater, Satsop River - East Fork

Mason county, Simpson Hatchery to Cook Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     8.2 miles
 
Ya, I own a piece of† land that you floated past right after you get out of Schafer park --- has been in my family for near 4 generations now. Says Jarred Goldsby

I floated down from the bridge at Kelley road on an intertube, it was very relaxing and there were very few rapids, this of course is during the Summer and I wouldnt recomend going in the Winter, the river gets about 7 feet higher in the Winter Says caitlin mcintyre (see
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The natural beauty of Mason County and the water flowing gracefully down Satsop River - East Fork are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The put-in location is a short drive from Aberdeen, please print
out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so keep in mind that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. This river system is full of great paddling sections, the Simpson Hatchery to Cook Creek section is just one of  
them. The river winds through the Olympic Mountains and you get great scenery. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, it's perfect for a one day trip. The Simpson Hatchery to Cook Creek section of Satsop River - East Fork in Mason County is 8.2 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II section. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling places.

Satsop River - East Fork, Simpson Hatchery to Cook Creek 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 Satsop River - East Fork.
 Whitewater Near Satsop River - East Fork:
Satsop River - East Fork, Mason County, 3 miles away
      Class II - 8.2 miles long (Simpson Hatchery to Cook Creek)
Satsop River - Middle Fork, Mason/Grays Harbor County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 17.2 miles long (Access off Kelly Hall Road to Tornow Road)
Satsop River - Middle Fork, Mason County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.3 miles long (Baker Creek to road off Kelly Hall Road)
Baker Creek, Mason County County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.5 miles long (Old Bridge to Middle Satsop)
Canyon River - Satsop Tributary, Grays Harbor County, 10 miles away
      Class II - 12.5 miles long (FR 2260 to Cougar Smith Road)
Vance Creek, Mason County, 13 miles away
      Class IV - 3.5 miles long (FS 2350 to Vance Creek Bridge)
Satsop River - West Fork, Grays Harbor County, 13 miles away
      Class II - 33 miles long (FR 2260 Bridge to West Satsop Road)
Satsop River - Middle Fork, Mason County, 13 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 6.5 miles long (Walter Creek to Baker Creek)
Satsop River - West Fork, Grays Harbor County, 15 miles away
      Class IV+ - 4 miles long (FR 23 to FR 2260 Bridge)
Skokomish River - South Fork, Mason County, 16 miles away
      Class IV-V - 11 miles long (Browns Creek to Vance Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Satsop River - East Fork:
Hurricane Ridge Ski Lodge, Washington , 41 miles away, 800 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
 Hotels Near Satsop River - East Fork:
Stay Beyond Inn And Suites, Elma , 6 miles away
GuestHouse Inn & Suites Montes, Montesano , 13 miles away
Super 8 Shelton, Shelton , 22 miles away
Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton , 23 miles away
Lucky Eagle Casino And Hotel, Rochester , 24 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Satsop River - East Fork:
Schafer State Park, Satsop, 2 miles away
Travel Inn Resort, Elma, 6 miles away
Elma RV Park, Elma, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Satsop River - East Fork:
Olympic National Park, Port Angeles - WA , 44 miles away
Fort Clatsop National Memorial, Astoria - OR , 51 miles away
Schafer State Park, Washington , 2 miles away
Lake Sylvia State Park, Washington , 12 miles away
Olympic National Forest, Washington , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Satsop River - East Fork:
Oaksridge Golf Course, Elma , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Satsop River - East Fork
Pine Lake, Mason , 15 miles away
Wynoochee Lake, Grays Harbor , 17 miles away

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