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Washington whitewater, Snahapish River

Jefferson county, C-2700 Bridge to Clearwater River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II+(IV)     3.5 miles
  The scenic beauty of Washington and the cool fresh water have people coming here. This section of Snahapish River in Washington is 3.5 miles long and is a class II+(IV) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. 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 the rivers in this state are less manageable. Getting your paddling
    muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. The wild scenery of the Olympic Mountains is great. The starting location
is a reasonable drive from Port Angeles, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. This is a short paddling stretch so no need to bring snacks. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there  
are lots of good spots for that around here.

Briefly about the general area:
Crooks Rapids is a great local attraction, and if you're here you can take a hike along the Pass Trail. You just can't envision the amount of outdoors exciting stuff the Olympic Mountains has to offer. Going for a hike along the Bogachiel-Hoh Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this neighborhood. During the long summer days highs here at Snahapish River reach the 70's. For the duration of the dark hours of summer temperatures sink down into the 40's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 40's with winter lows in the 30's overnight here at Snahapish River.

Snahapish River, C-2700 Bridge to Clearwater River 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 Snahapish River.
 Whitewater Near Snahapish River:
Snahapish River, Jefferson County, 2 miles away
      Class II+(IV) - 3.5 miles long (C-2700 Bridge to Clearwater River)
Christmas Creek, Jefferson County, 3 miles away
      Class II+(IV) - 4 miles long (C2400 bridge to Clearwater River)
Clearwater River, Jefferson County, 4 miles away
      Class II - 10.5 miles long (Clearwater Campground to 144 Gross Bridge)
Clearwater River, Jefferson County, 4 miles away
      Class II - 11.5 miles long (144 Gross Bridge to Queets River)
Stequaleho River, Jefferson County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III(V+) - 4 miles long (C-1066 Road to Clearwater Campground)
Salmon River, Jefferson/Grays Harbor County, 10 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 8.2 miles long (West Boundary Road Bridge to Q-100 Bridge)
Matheny Creek, Jefferson County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.2 miles long (FR 21 Bridge to Q-1800 Bridge)
Solleks River, Jefferson County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Sollecks Bridge to Clearwater Campground)
Calawah River - South Fork, Clallam County, 11 miles away
      Class IV - 7 miles long (Rugged Ridge Trail to Hyas Creek)
Queets River, Jefferson County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 9.3 miles long (Queets Campground to Hartzell Launch)
 Ski Areas Near Snahapish River:
Hurricane Ridge Ski Lodge, Washington , 48 miles away, 800 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Snahapish River:
Quileute Marina, Forks , 19 miles away
 Beaches Near Snahapish River:
Ruby Beach, Jefferson , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Snahapish River:
Miller Tree Inn, Forks , 19 miles away
Lake Quinault Lodge, Quinault , 25 miles away
Rain Forest Resort Village, Quinault , 26 miles away
BEST WESTERN Lighthouse Suites Inn, Ocean Shores , 31 miles away
Days Inn - Ocean Shores, Ocean Shores , 31 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Snahapish River:
Copper Mine Botton Campground, Jefferson County, 2 miles away
Upper Clearwater Campground, Jefferson County, 4 miles away
Minnie Peterson Campground, Jefferson County, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Snahapish River:
Bogachiel-Hoh Trail, Jefferson , 11 miles away,  20.8 hiking miles, 3229 feet elevation difference
Pass Trail, Clallam , 11 miles away,  11.8 hiking miles, 1206 feet elevation difference
Rugged Ridge Trail, Clallam , 12 miles away,  4.6 hiking miles, 407 feet elevation difference
Bogachiel Trail, Clallam , 14 miles away, 27 hiking miles, 4321 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Snahapish River:
Olympic National Park, Port Angeles - WA , 49 miles away
Bogachiel State Park, Washington , 16 miles away
Pacific Beach State Park, Washington , 22 miles away
Griffiths-Priday State Park, Washington , 25 miles away

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