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Washington whitewater, Tieton River - South Fork

Yakima county, Grey Creek Campground to Rimrock Lake section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV(V+)     5.7 miles
  The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Yakima, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The Grey Creek Campground to Rimrock Lake section of Tieton River - South Fork in Washington is 5.7 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class IV(V+) section. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so keep in mind that
    many runs in this state are not easy. The beautiful scenery of Yakima County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if
you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of places for that. This is a pretty decent length section, suitable for an afternoon trip. Whitewater paddling here in the Northern Cascade Range is a great experience. Getting a good workout and just being out on the river for a while will  
make you glad you came. There's camping available near Tieton River - South Fork. There are so many stretches to paddle in this river system, the Grey Creek Campground to Rimrock Lake stretch is just one of many.

Briefly about the general area:
Head up to White Pass and strap some skis to your feet, and Spruce Spring is a pretty place to take a look at while you're at Tieton River - South Fork. Yeah, come up here to the Northern Cascade Range for a great time. Going for a hike on the Grey Rock Trail is always a wonderful adventure; Silver Salmon Cove is not far at all.

Tieton River - South Fork, Grey Creek Campground to Rimrock Lake 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 Tieton River - South Fork.
 Whitewater Near Tieton River - South Fork:
Tieton River - South Fork, Yakima County, 3 miles away
      Class IV(V+) - 5.7 miles long (Grey Creek Campground to Rimrock Lake)
Tieton River, Yakima County, 5 miles away
      Class III+ - 11.5 miles long (Rimrock Reservoir to Windy Point Campground)
Rattlesnake Creek - Naches Tributary, Yakima County, 12 miles away
      Class III - 7.7 miles long (North Fork to Nile Road Bridge)
Bumping River, Yakima County, 15 miles away
      Class II - 10.5 miles long (Bumping Reservoir to American River)
American River, Yakima County, 18 miles away
      Class II+ - 5 miles long (American Forks to Sawmill Flat)
American River, Yakima County, 18 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.7 miles long (Hell's Crossing to American Forks)
Naches River, Yakima County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 34 miles long (Sawmill Flat to bl. Town of Naches)
Tieton River, Yakima County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.5 miles long (Windy Point Campground to Naches)
American River, -blank- County, 21 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 7.5 miles long (Lodgepole Campground to Hell's Crossing)
Summit Creek, Lewis County, 21 miles away
      Class V+ - 5 miles long (Soda Springs to Highway 123)
 Ski Areas Near Tieton River - South Fork:
White Pass, Washington , 15 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 26 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 41 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Alpental, Washington , 43 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 53 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Mission Ridge, Washington , 63 miles away, 2250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 64 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 69 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 71 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 74 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
 Hotels Near Tieton River - South Fork:
Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum , 31 miles away
BEST WESTERN Snowcap Lodge, Cle Elum , 32 miles away
Timber Lodge Inn, Cle Elum , 33 miles away
Econo Lodge Near Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum , 33 miles away
Comfort Suites Yakima, Yakima , 43 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Tieton River - South Fork:
Twelve West Resort, Naches, 2 miles away
Rimrock Public Campground and Boat Landing, Yakima County, 2 miles away
Rimrock Peninsula, Goose Prairie, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Tieton River - South Fork:
Grey Rock Trail, Yakima , 5 miles away, 4.8 hiking miles, 803 feet elevation difference
Ironstone Mountain Trail, Yakima , 6 miles away,  7.6 hiking miles, 2130 feet elevation difference
Little Wildcat Trail, Yakima , 6 miles away,  13.6 hiking miles, 1780 feet elevation difference
Minnie Meadows Trail, Yakima , 7 miles away, 3.3 hiking miles, 2418 feet elevation difference
Rattlesnake Trail, Yakima , 8 miles away, 13.5 hiking miles, 2679 feet elevation difference
Bear Creek Mountain Trail, Yakima , 9 miles away, 15.9 hiking miles, 2593 feet elevation difference
McAllister Trail, Yakima , 10 miles away,  4.2 hiking miles, 686 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Tieton River - South Fork:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 56 miles away
Fort Simcoe State Park, Washington , 27 miles away
Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Washington , 31 miles away
Lake Easton State Park, Washington , 31 miles away
 Lakes Near Tieton River - South Fork
Rimrock Lake, Yakima , 4 miles away
Flat Iron Lake, Yakima , 13 miles away
Granite Lake, Yakima , 15 miles away

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