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Washington whitewater, Satsop River - Middle Fork

Mason county, Walter Creek to Baker Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III+(IV)     6.5 miles
  The Walter Creek to Baker Creek section of Satsop River - Middle Fork is 6.5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III+(IV) section. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Shelton, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Washington are harder than the national norm, so don't forget that a large number of rivers in this state are
    not easy. 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 scenic beauty of Mason County and the cool fresh water make the
trip here worthwhile. The Olympic Mountains scenery is wonderful. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. On this section you do get some distance, it's good length for a morning trip. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good places. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while are sure to keep you coming back for more. There are so many sections  
to paddle in this river system, the Walter Creek to Baker Creek section is just one of many.

Briefly about the general area:
A tour to Schafer State Park revitalizes the soul, and folks from Matlock love to come here. Yeah, come up here to the Olympic Mountains for a good time. Olympic National Forest is a splendid spot to pop by. At Satsop River - Middle Fork during the warm days of summer highs are in the 70's, and the night is fairly cooler of course, ordinarily in the 40's. The wintertime brings highs down to the 40's, and winter nights come with lows in the 30's to Satsop River - Middle Fork.

Satsop River - Middle Fork, Walter Creek to Baker 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 - Middle Fork.
 Whitewater Near Satsop River - Middle Fork:
Satsop River - Middle Fork, Mason County, 2 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 6.5 miles long (Walter Creek to Baker Creek)
Satsop River - Middle Fork, Mason County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.3 miles long (Baker Creek to road off Kelly Hall Road)
Baker Creek, Mason County County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.5 miles long (Old Bridge to Middle Satsop)
Satsop River - Middle Fork, Mason/Grays Harbor County, 3 miles away
      Class II - 17.2 miles long (Access off Kelly Hall Road to Tornow Road)
Canyon River - Satsop Tributary, Grays Harbor County, 5 miles away
      Class II - 12.5 miles long (FR 2260 to Cougar Smith Road)
Vance Creek, Mason County, 5 miles away
      Class IV - 3.5 miles long (FS 2350 to Vance Creek Bridge)
Satsop River - West Fork, Grays Harbor County, 8 miles away
      Class IV+ - 4 miles long (FR 23 to FR 2260 Bridge)
Satsop River - West Fork, Grays Harbor County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 33 miles long (FR 2260 Bridge to West Satsop Road)
Skokomish River - South Fork, Mason County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V - 11 miles long (Browns Creek to Vance Creek)
Satsop River - East Fork, Mason County, 10 miles away
      Class II - 8.2 miles long (Simpson Hatchery to Cook Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Satsop River - Middle Fork:
Hurricane Ridge Ski Lodge, Washington , 30 miles away, 800 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
Cypress Mountain, British Columbia , 97 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 9 lifts, 52 runs
Grouse Mountain, British Columbia , 99 miles away, 1260 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
 Hotels Near Satsop River - Middle Fork:
Stay Beyond Inn And Suites, Elma , 17 miles away
GuestHouse Inn & Suites Montes, Montesano , 21 miles away
Super 8 Shelton, Shelton , 23 miles away
Alderbrook Resort And Spa, Union , 25 miles away
Robin Hood Village Resort, Union , 26 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Satsop River - Middle Fork:
Satsop Lake, Matlock, 6 miles away
Wynoochee Falls Campground, Grays Harbor County, 8 miles away
Brown Creek Campground, Mason County, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Satsop River - Middle Fork:
Skyline Trail, Jefferson , 19 miles away,  52.4 hiking miles, 5309 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Satsop River - Middle Fork:
Olympic National Park, Port Angeles - WA , 33 miles away
Fort Clatsop National Memorial, Astoria - OR , 61 miles away
Olympic National Forest, Washington , 8 miles away
Schafer State Park, Washington , 12 miles away
Lake Cushman State Park, Washington , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Satsop River - Middle Fork:
Oaksridge Golf Course, Elma , 16 miles away
Lake Cushman Golf Course, Hoodsport , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Satsop River - Middle Fork
Pine Lake, Mason , 4 miles away
Wynoochee Lake, Grays Harbor , 11 miles away
Mildred Lakes, Mason , 14 miles away

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