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Washington whitewater, Solleks River

Jefferson county, Sollecks Bridge to Clearwater Campground section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     6 miles
  The nature scenery of Washington and the water flowing gracefully down Solleks River attract people from near and far. The Sollecks Bridge to Clearwater Campground section of Solleks River in Washington is 6 miles long and has been rated as a class III-IV section by American Whitewater. There's camping available near Solleks River. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Sollecks Bridge to Clearwater Campground section
    is one of them. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of places for that. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back
for more. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master in this state than those in other states, so better not forget that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. The Olympic Mountains scenery is wonderful. This is a pretty decent length section, you can easily run it on an afternoon. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.  
The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Port Angeles, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost.

Briefly about the general area:
If the weather is perfect here at Solleks River, you can go for a hike along the Bogachiel-Hoh Trail, and on a good day you can take a hike along the Bogachiel Trail. These mountains rock, just check out all the enjoyable stuff to do in the Olympic Mountains. For the duration of the days of summer highs here at Solleks River reach the 70's. Once the sun is down it falls down to the 40's. Through the wintertime highs are commonly in the 40's, and all through the dark hours in the wintertime at Solleks River temperatures drop to the 30's.

Solleks River, Sollecks Bridge to Clearwater Campground 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 Solleks River.
 Whitewater Near Solleks River:
Stequaleho River, Jefferson County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III(V+) - 4 miles long (C-1066 Road to Clearwater Campground)
Clearwater River, Jefferson County, 4 miles away
      Class II - 10.5 miles long (Clearwater Campground to 144 Gross Bridge)
Solleks River, Jefferson County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Sollecks Bridge to Clearwater Campground)
Queets River, Jefferson County, 5 miles away
      Class II - 9.3 miles long (Queets Campground to Hartzell Launch)
Clearwater River, Jefferson County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9.5 miles long (Upper Clearwater Road access to Clearwater Campground)
Matheny Creek, Jefferson County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.2 miles long (FR 21 Bridge to Q-1800 Bridge)
Snahapish River, Jefferson County, 6 miles away
      Class II+(IV) - 3.5 miles long (C-2700 Bridge to Clearwater River)
Salmon River, Jefferson/Grays Harbor County, 7 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 8.2 miles long (West Boundary Road Bridge to Q-100 Bridge)
Hoh River - South Fork, Jefferson County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.7 miles long (Park boundary to South Fork Campground)
Christmas Creek, Jefferson County, 10 miles away
      Class II+(IV) - 4 miles long (C2400 bridge to Clearwater River)
 Ski Areas Near Solleks River:
Hurricane Ridge Ski Lodge, Washington , 40 miles away, 800 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
Cypress Mountain, British Columbia , 100 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 9 lifts, 52 runs
 Hotels Near Solleks River:
Lake Quinault Lodge, Quinault , 18 miles away
Rain Forest Resort Village, Quinault , 19 miles away
Miller Tree Inn, Forks , 25 miles away
Lake Crescent Lodge, Port Angeles , 26 miles away
Days Inn - Ocean Shores, Ocean Shores , 32 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Solleks River:
Upper Clearwater Campground, Jefferson County, 4 miles away
Yahoo Lake Campground, Jefferson County, 4 miles away
Olympic National Park - Queets, Amanda Park, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Solleks River:
Bogachiel-Hoh Trail, Jefferson , 8 miles away,  20.8 hiking miles, 3229 feet elevation difference
Bogachiel Trail, Clallam , 11 miles away, 27 hiking miles, 4321 feet elevation difference
Pass Trail, Clallam , 12 miles away,  11.8 hiking miles, 1206 feet elevation difference
Rugged Ridge Trail, Clallam , 13 miles away,  4.6 hiking miles, 407 feet elevation difference
Canyon Creek Hoh Trail, Clallam , 18 miles away,  29.6 hiking miles, 5242 feet elevation difference
Mink Lake Trail, Clallam , 19 miles away,  7.8 hiking miles, 2790 feet elevation difference
Hoh River Trail, Clallam , 20 miles away,  31.2 hiking miles, 4310 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Solleks River:
Olympic National Park, Port Angeles - WA , 42 miles away
Bogachiel State Park, Washington , 22 miles away
Pacific Beach State Park, Washington , 24 miles away
Griffiths-Priday State Park, Washington , 27 miles away
 Lakes Near Solleks River
Lake Quinault, Grays Harbor , 17 miles away

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