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Washington whitewater, Satsop River - West Fork

Grays Harbor county, FR 2260 Bridge to West Satsop Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     33 miles
  The scenic beauty of Washington and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many runs in this state are not easy. The starting point is not too far from Aberdeen, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The beauty of the
    Olympic Mountains is a great plus for this river. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. A stretch of this length does require some preparations, so better bring your camping gear along. This river
system is full of great paddling stretches, the FR 2260 Bridge to West Satsop Road stretch is just one of them. The FR 2260 Bridge to West Satsop Road stretch of Satsop River - West Fork in Grays Harbor County is 33 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II section. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking,  
either way there are lots of good spots for that around here. 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.

Briefly about the general area:
You undeniably have to explore Schafer State Park since you're here at Satsop River - West Fork; this is a popular place for folks from Matlock. You'll in fact wish for more hours in a day to enjoy all the enjoyable stuff in the Olympic Mountains. Lake Sylvia State Park is both delightful and scenic, and it's near Satsop River - West Fork. Throughout the months of summer at Satsop River - West Fork temperatures are generally in the 70's.

Satsop River - West Fork, FR 2260 Bridge to West Satsop Road road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Satsop River - West Fork.
 Whitewater Near Satsop River - West Fork:
Satsop River - West Fork, Grays Harbor County, 5 miles away
      Class II - 33 miles long (FR 2260 Bridge to West Satsop Road)
Canyon River - Satsop Tributary, Grays Harbor County, 6 miles away
      Class II - 12.5 miles long (FR 2260 to Cougar Smith Road)
Satsop River - West Fork, Grays Harbor County, 7 miles away
      Class IV+ - 4 miles long (FR 23 to FR 2260 Bridge)
Satsop River - Middle Fork, Mason/Grays Harbor County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 17.2 miles long (Access off Kelly Hall Road to Tornow Road)
Wynoochee River, Grays Harbor County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III(V) - 11.1 miles long (Wynoochee Reservoir to Save Creek)
Satsop River - Middle Fork, Mason County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.3 miles long (Baker Creek to road off Kelly Hall Road)
Big Creek, Grays Harbor County, 10 miles away
      Class III - 2 miles long (Bridge above Narrows to South Boundary Road Bridge)
Baker Creek, Mason County County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.5 miles long (Old Bridge to Middle Satsop)
Satsop River - East Fork, Mason County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 8.2 miles long (Simpson Hatchery to Cook Creek)
Satsop River - Middle Fork, Mason County, 12 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 6.5 miles long (Walter Creek to Baker Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Satsop River - West Fork:
Hurricane Ridge Ski Lodge, Washington , 36 miles away, 800 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
 Hotels Near Satsop River - West Fork:
GuestHouse Inn & Suites Montes, Montesano , 11 miles away
Stay Beyond Inn And Suites, Elma , 15 miles away
Aberdeen Hotel, Aberdeen , 20 miles away
Red Lion Hotel Aberdeen, Aberdeen , 21 miles away
Travelodge Aberdeen, Aberdeen , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Satsop River - West Fork:
Schafer State Park, Satsop, 8 miles away
Coho Campground, Grays Harbor County, 9 miles away
Chetwood, Quinault, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Satsop River - West Fork:
Olympic National Park, Port Angeles - WA , 39 miles away
Fort Clatsop National Memorial, Astoria - OR , 52 miles away
Schafer State Park, Washington , 9 miles away
Lake Sylvia State Park, Washington , 10 miles away
Olympic National Forest, Washington , 10 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Satsop River - West Fork:
Oaksridge Golf Course, Elma , 12 miles away
Grays Harbor Country Club, Aberdeen , 17 miles away
Highland Golf Course, Cosmopolis , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Satsop River - West Fork
Wynoochee Lake, Grays Harbor , 9 miles away
Pine Lake, Mason , 12 miles away

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