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Washington whitewater, Sitkum River

Clallam county, Brandeberry Creek to Hyas Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-V     9.6 miles
  The Brandeberry Creek to Hyas Creek stretch of Sitkum River is 9.6 miles long and it is classified as a class II-V section by American Whitewater. The wonderful Clallam County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Port Angeles, as you can see on the road map further down. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't
    matter, there are lots of good places for that around here. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, it's perfect for a one day trip. 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. The Brandeberry Creek to Hyas Creek section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while have people coming from far and near. The river winds through the Olympic Mountains and you get great scenery. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The sections for whitewater  
rafting and kayaking here in Washington are often more challenging than in other states, so don't forget that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving.

Briefly about the general area:
The Pass Trail is a tremendous hiking trail near Sitkum River, and Bogachiel State Park is a good place to go. These mountains rock, just check out all the cool things to do in the Olympic Mountains. If the weather is good here at Sitkum River, you can go for a hike along the Rugged Ridge Trail. Sitkum River is a wet location that gets much rainfall. November is the wettest month with most rain, and the driest month is July.

Sitkum River, Brandeberry Creek to Hyas 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 Sitkum River.
 Whitewater Near Sitkum River:
Calawah River - South Fork, Clallam County, 2 miles away
      Class IV - 7 miles long (Rugged Ridge Trail to Hyas Creek)
Calawah River - North Fork, Clallam County, 4 miles away
      Class II+ - 9.2 miles long (Balch Bridge to South Fork Calawah confluence)
Hyas Creek, Clallam County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 1.5 miles long (FR 29 030 spur to South Fork Calawah confluence)
Sol Duc River, Clallam County, 6 miles away
      Class II+ - 7.5 miles long (Klahowya Campground to Bear Creek)
Sitkum River, Clallam County, 6 miles away
      Class II-V - 9.6 miles long (Brandeberry Creek to Hyas Creek)
Sol Duc River, Clallam County, 7 miles away
      Class III - 6.3 miles long (Bear Creek to Hatchery)
Bogachiel River, Jefferson/Clallam County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 5 miles long (Park Boundary to Highway 101)
Calawah River, Clallam County, 9 miles away
      Class III - 14.5 miles long (Klahanie Campground to Bogachiel River access)
Sol Duc River, Clallam County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 7.5 miles long (Hatchery to Salmon Drive)
Christmas Creek, Jefferson County, 12 miles away
      Class II+(IV) - 4 miles long (C2400 bridge to Clearwater River)
 Ski Areas Near Sitkum River:
Hurricane Ridge Ski Lodge, Washington , 45 miles away, 800 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
Cypress Mountain, British Columbia , 94 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 9 lifts, 52 runs
 Marinas Near Sitkum River:
Quileute Marina, Forks , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Sitkum River:
Miller Tree Inn, Forks , 15 miles away
Lake Crescent Lodge, Port Angeles , 26 miles away
Lake Quinault Lodge, Quinault , 32 miles away
Rain Forest Resort Village, Quinault , 32 miles away
BEST WESTERN Lighthouse Suites Inn, Ocean Shores , 43 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sitkum River:
R and R Sports Center and RV Park, Forks, 6 miles away
Klahowa Campground, Clallam County, 6 miles away
Minnie Peterson Campground, Jefferson County, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Sitkum River:
Rugged Ridge Trail, Clallam , 1 miles away,  4.6 hiking miles, 407 feet elevation difference
Pass Trail, Clallam , 2 miles away,  11.8 hiking miles, 1206 feet elevation difference
Bogachiel Trail, Clallam , 7 miles away, 27 hiking miles, 4321 feet elevation difference
Bogachiel-Hoh Trail, Jefferson , 8 miles away,  20.8 hiking miles, 3229 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Sitkum River:
Olympic National Park, Port Angeles - WA , 46 miles away
Bogachiel State Park, Washington , 14 miles away
Pacific Beach State Park, Washington , 35 miles away
Griffiths-Priday State Park, Washington , 38 miles away

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