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Washington whitewater, Sol Duc River

Clallam county, Hatchery to Salmon Drive section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     7.5 miles
  This stretch of Sol Duc River in Washington is 7.5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II section. The natural beauty of Washington and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The starting point is not too far from Port Angeles, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. For all you camping people there are
    campgrounds nearby. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come. The beautiful Olympic Mountains scenery is an added bonus. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Washington
you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. This stretch has has enough mileage, good for a one day paddling trip. The Hatchery to Salmon Drive stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. 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:
The nice people of Beaver like to hang out close by, and hiking is a popular thing to do around Sol Duc River; Pass Trail is a good local trail. There's no way anyone can get bored here in the Olympic Mountains. Everybody loves Bogachiel State Park; perfect hiking is available along the Rugged Ridge Trail. Lots of fun awaits you along this river. Nothing beats kicking back at Boulder Beach, and Chito Beach is a beach close by that you can pop by.

Sol Duc River, Hatchery to Salmon Drive 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 Sol Duc River.
 Whitewater Near Sol Duc River:
Sol Duc River, Clallam County, 3 miles away
      Class II - 7.5 miles long (Hatchery to Salmon Drive)
Calawah River, Clallam County, 5 miles away
      Class III - 14.5 miles long (Klahanie Campground to Bogachiel River access)
Hoko River, Clallam County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 8.3 miles long (Hoko Falls Run)
Hyas Creek, Clallam County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 1.5 miles long (FR 29 030 spur to South Fork Calawah confluence)
Sol Duc River, Clallam County, 8 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 - North Fork, Clallam County, 9 miles away
      Class II+ - 9.2 miles long (Balch Bridge to South Fork Calawah confluence)
Calawah River - South Fork, Clallam County, 14 miles away
      Class IV - 7 miles long (Rugged Ridge Trail to Hyas Creek)
Sol Duc River, Clallam County, 16 miles away
      Class II+ - 7.5 miles long (Klahowya Campground to Bear Creek)
Christmas Creek, Jefferson County, 18 miles away
      Class II+(IV) - 4 miles long (C2400 bridge to Clearwater River)
 Ski Areas Near Sol Duc River:
Hurricane Ridge Ski Lodge, Washington , 57 miles away, 800 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Sol Duc River:
Quileute Marina, Forks , 5 miles away
Coho Resort-rv Park and Marina, Sekiu , 16 miles away
 Beaches Near Sol Duc River:
Boulder Beach, Jefferson , 14 miles away
Chito Beach, Clallam , 14 miles away
Ruby Beach, Jefferson , 16 miles away
Three D Beach, Clallam , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Sol Duc River:
Miller Tree Inn, Forks , 5 miles away
Lake Crescent Lodge, Port Angeles , 38 miles away
Lake Quinault Lodge, Quinault , 43 miles away
Rain Forest Resort Village, Quinault , 44 miles away
BEST WESTERN Lighthouse Suites Inn, Ocean Shores , 49 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sol Duc River:
The Hungry Bear RV Park, Beaver, 2 miles away
Tumbling Rapids Park - Rayonier, Beaver, 4 miles away
Klahanie Campground, Clallam County, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Sol Duc River:
Rugged Ridge Trail, Clallam , 13 miles away,  4.6 hiking miles, 407 feet elevation difference
Pass Trail, Clallam , 14 miles away,  11.8 hiking miles, 1206 feet elevation difference
Bogachiel Trail, Clallam , 20 miles away, 27 hiking miles, 4321 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Sol Duc River:
Olympic National Park, Port Angeles - WA , 58 miles away
Bogachiel State Park, Washington , 7 miles away
Pacific Beach State Park, Washington , 40 miles away

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