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Washington whitewater, Stequaleho River

Jefferson county, C-1066 Road to Clearwater Campground section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III(V+)     4 miles
  The natural beauty of Jefferson County and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The average Washington whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master than those in other states, so keep in mind that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby.
    Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good spots. The C-1066 Road to Clearwater Campground section of Stequaleho River in Washington is 4 miles long and has been rated as
a class II-III(V+) section by American Whitewater. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, you can easily run it on an afternoon. If you're coming from Port Angeles it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down. The Olympic Mountains scenery is wonderful. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The C-1066  
Road to Clearwater Campground stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system.

Briefly about the general area:
Why not take a refreshing hike along the Bogachiel-Hoh Trail; do take a hike on the Bogachiel Trail. So much amusing stuff in the Olympic Mountains, just tremendous. At Stequaleho River during the days of summer highs are in the 70's. For the period of the moonlight hours it's generally in the 40's. Through the wintertime highs are regularly in the 40's; night lows through the wintertime for Stequaleho River tend to be in the 30's. Stequaleho River sees pretty high levels of rain.

Stequaleho River, C-1066 Road 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 Stequaleho River.
 Whitewater Near Stequaleho River:
Clearwater River, Jefferson County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 10.5 miles long (Clearwater Campground to 144 Gross Bridge)
Stequaleho River, Jefferson County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III(V+) - 4 miles long (C-1066 Road to Clearwater Campground)
Snahapish River, Jefferson County, 4 miles away
      Class II+(IV) - 3.5 miles long (C-2700 Bridge to Clearwater River)
Solleks River, Jefferson County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Sollecks Bridge to Clearwater Campground)
Queets River, Jefferson County, 6 miles away
      Class II - 9.3 miles long (Queets Campground to Hartzell Launch)
Matheny Creek, Jefferson County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.2 miles long (FR 21 Bridge to Q-1800 Bridge)
Clearwater River, Jefferson County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9.5 miles long (Upper Clearwater Road access to Clearwater Campground)
Salmon River, Jefferson/Grays Harbor County, 7 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 8.2 miles long (West Boundary Road Bridge to Q-100 Bridge)
Christmas Creek, Jefferson County, 9 miles away
      Class II+(IV) - 4 miles long (C2400 bridge to Clearwater River)
Clearwater River, Jefferson County, 10 miles away
      Class II - 11.5 miles long (144 Gross Bridge to Queets River)
 Ski Areas Near Stequaleho River:
Hurricane Ridge Ski Lodge, Washington , 42 miles away, 800 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
 Hotels Near Stequaleho River:
Lake Quinault Lodge, Quinault , 19 miles away
Rain Forest Resort Village, Quinault , 20 miles away
Miller Tree Inn, Forks , 24 miles away
Lake Crescent Lodge, Port Angeles , 27 miles away
Days Inn - Ocean Shores, Ocean Shores , 31 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Stequaleho River:
Upper Clearwater Campground, Jefferson County, 2 miles away
Olympic National Park - Queets, Amanda Park, 5 miles away
Yahoo Lake Campground, Jefferson County, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Stequaleho River:
Bogachiel-Hoh Trail, Jefferson , 8 miles away,  20.8 hiking miles, 3229 feet elevation difference
Bogachiel Trail, Clallam , 12 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 , 20 miles away,  29.6 hiking miles, 5242 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Stequaleho River:
Olympic National Park, Port Angeles - WA , 44 miles away
Bogachiel State Park, Washington , 21 miles away
Pacific Beach State Park, Washington , 23 miles away
Griffiths-Priday State Park, Washington , 26 miles away
 Lakes Near Stequaleho River
Lake Quinault, Grays Harbor , 18 miles away

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