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Washington whitewater, Skokomish River - North Fork

Mason county, Seven Stream to Staircase section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V+     5.6 miles
  The wonderful Washington scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water attract people from near and far. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Shelton, as you can see on the road map further down. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Washington tend to be more challenging than the national average, so if you're not from around here don't forget that rivers here are less forgiving. There are campgrounds quite near the river
    where you can camp. This stretch is mid length, it's good length for a morning trip. The Seven Stream to Staircase section of Skokomish River - North Fork in Mason County is 5.6 miles long and has been rated as a class V+
section by American Whitewater. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good spots. The wild scenery of the Olympic Mountains is great. There are plenty of other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you don’t have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Getting a good workout and  
just hanging out with mother nature will have you coming back for more.

Briefly about the general area:
A short tour to Staircase Rapids is always worthwhile; a tour here wouldn’t be complete without a trip to close by Lake Cushman State Park. So many entertaining things to do here in the Olympic Mountains, too magnificent to be true. A visit to Olympic National Forest when you're here at Skokomish River - North Fork is a great idea. Skokomish River - North Fork is a pretty wet place frequently with a good deal of rain. All through December this area sees the most rain; July is the month with the least moisture.

Skokomish River - North Fork, Seven Stream to Staircase 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 Skokomish River - North Fork.
 Whitewater Near Skokomish River - North Fork:
Skokomish River - North Fork, Mason County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 1.5 miles long (Staircase to Lake Cushman)
Skokomish River - North Fork, Mason County, 2 miles away
      Class V+ - 5.6 miles long (Seven Stream to Staircase)
Skokomish River - South Fork, Mason County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 11 miles long (Browns Creek to Vance Creek)
Vance Creek, Mason County, 9 miles away
      Class IV - 3.5 miles long (FS 2350 to Vance Creek Bridge)
Hamma Hamma River, Mason County, 9 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.5 miles long (Boulder Creek to Hamma Hamma Campground)
Satsop River - Middle Fork, Mason County, 10 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 6.5 miles long (Walter Creek to Baker Creek)
Baker Creek, Mason County County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.5 miles long (Old Bridge to Middle Satsop)
Satsop River - Middle Fork, Mason County, 13 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.3 miles long (Baker Creek to road off Kelly Hall Road)
Quinault River, Jefferson County, 13 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3 miles long (Pony Bridge to Graves Creek)
Satsop River - Middle Fork, Mason/Grays Harbor County, 14 miles away
      Class II - 17.2 miles long (Access off Kelly Hall Road to Tornow Road)
 Ski Areas Near Skokomish River - North Fork:
Hurricane Ridge Ski Lodge, Washington , 23 miles away, 800 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
Cypress Mountain, British Columbia , 87 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 9 lifts, 52 runs
Grouse Mountain, British Columbia , 88 miles away, 1260 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Mount Seymour, British Columbia , 89 miles away, 1083 foot drop, 5 lifts, 23 runs
 Hotels Near Skokomish River - North Fork:
Alderbrook Resort And Spa, Union , 21 miles away
Robin Hood Village Resort, Union , 21 miles away
Super 8 Shelton, Shelton , 22 miles away
Stay Beyond Inn And Suites, Elma , 25 miles away
Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton , 26 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Skokomish River - North Fork:
Olympic National Park - Staircase, Lilliwaup, 2 miles away
Staircase Campground, Mason County, 2 miles away
Lebar Horse Camp, Lilliwaup, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Skokomish River - North Fork:
Elwha River Trail, Clallam , 19 miles away,  64 hiking miles, 4020 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Skokomish River - North Fork:
Olympic National Park, Port Angeles - WA , 26 miles away
Lake Cushman State Park, Washington , 9 miles away
Olympic National Forest, Washington , 14 miles away
Potlatch State Park, Washington , 16 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Skokomish River - North Fork:
Lake Cushman Golf Course, Hoodsport , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Skokomish River - North Fork
Mildred Lakes, Mason , 4 miles away
Pine Lake, Mason , 10 miles away
Lake Cushman, Mason , 11 miles away

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