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Washington whitewater, Siouxon Creek

Clark county, Calamity Creek to Yale Reservoir section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-V     12 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Longview-Kelso, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The nature scenery of Washington and the cool fresh water have people coming here. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many runs in this state are not easy. The wild
    scenery of the Northern Cascade Range is great. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature have a lot of people coming here. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area
has a large number of paddling places. The Calamity Creek to Yale Reservoir stretch of Siouxon Creek in Washington is 12 miles long and is a class III-V section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. This section has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so go ahead and pack your camping stuff. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Calamity Creek to Yale  
Reservoir section is one of them. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about the general area:
Hiking along the Horseshoe Ridge Trail is tremendous fun, and while you're here you will meet lots of people from nearby Cougar. If you want a great time in the great outdoors just come on up to the Northern Cascade Range. Going for a hike along the Siouxon Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this area. Siouxon Creek sees pretty high levels of rain.

Siouxon Creek, Calamity Creek to Yale Reservoir 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 Siouxon Creek.
 Whitewater Near Siouxon Creek:
Canyon Creek - Lewis River Tributary, Cowlitz/Skamania County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 8.2 miles long (Twin Bridges to Fly Creek)
Fly Creek, Clark County, 7 miles away
      Class V+ - 5.5 miles long (Little Fly Creek to Canyon Creek)
Siouxon Creek, Clark County, 7 miles away
      Class III-V - 12 miles long (Calamity Creek to Yale Reservoir)
Lewis River - East Fork, Clark County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5.5 miles long (Green Fork to Sunset Falls)
Lewis River - East Fork, Clark County, 8 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 4 miles long (Sunset Falls to bl. Horshoe Falls)
Canyon Creek - Lewis River Tributary, Clark County, 8 miles away
      Class IV+ - 3.2 miles long (Fly Creek to Merwin Reservoir)
Copper Creek, Skamania/Clark County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6.1 miles long (road's end to East Fork Lewis)
Washougal River, Skamania County, 10 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Doc's Drop to Dougan Falls)
Washougal River, Clark/ Skamania County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Dougan Falls to Salmon Falls)
Washougal River, Skamania County, 12 miles away
      Class V - 4.3 miles long (Prospector's Creek to Doc's Drop)
 Ski Areas Near Siouxon Creek:
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 44 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 45 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 48 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 49 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
White Pass, Washington , 65 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 69 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 78 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 88 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Alpental, Washington , 89 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
 Hotels Near Siouxon Creek:
Skamania Lodge, Stevenson , 19 miles away
Bonneville Hot Springs Resort And Spa, North Bonneville , 22 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Parkersville Inn & Suites, Washougal , 22 miles away
Comfort Inn Columbia Gorge Gateway, Troutdale , 24 miles away
Holiday Inn Express PORTLAND EAST - TROUTDALE, Troutdale , 24 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Siouxon Creek:
Canyon Creek Campground, Skamania County, 2 miles away
Cougar Park, Cougar, 6 miles away
Beaver Bay Campground, Cowlitz County, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Siouxon Creek:
Horseshoe Ridge Trail, Skamania , 4 miles away, 4.8 hiking miles, 2830 feet elevation difference
Siouxon Trail, Skamania , 4 miles away, 4.8 hiking miles, 1860 feet elevation difference
Saint Helens Way, Skamania , 9 miles away, 6 hiking miles, 1114 feet elevation difference
Washougal Trail, Skamania , 11 miles away, 3.6 hiking miles, 2131 feet elevation difference
Observation Peak Trail, Skamania , 12 miles away,  12.4 hiking miles, 2662 feet elevation difference
Toutle River Trail, Cowlitz , 13 miles away,  19.4 hiking miles, 1678 feet elevation difference
Pine Creek Trail, Skamania , 13 miles away, 7 hiking miles, 2561 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Siouxon Creek:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 40 miles away
Rooster Rock State Park, Oregon , 18 miles away
Shepperds Dell State Park, Oregon , 19 miles away
Benson State Park, Oregon , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Siouxon Creek
McBride Lake, Cowlitz , 9 miles away
Coweeman Lake, Cowlitz , 20 miles away

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