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Washington whitewater, Tilton River - North Fork

above Tilton confluence section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV     2.5 miles
  This section of Tilton River - North Fork in Washington is 2.5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class IV section. The natural beauty of Washington and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. The starting location is a short drive from Centralia, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in
    nature have a lot of people coming here. The beauty of the Northern Cascade Range is a great plus for this river. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good places.
Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Washington is often tougher than elsewhere, so better not forget that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. This is not the only paddling section in this river system, there are others too. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. And of course, there are campgrounds  
nearby. This section is quite short so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch.

Briefly about the general area:
Tilton River - North Fork is near Ike Kinswa State Park which is a delightful site. During your trip to Tilton River - North Fork you'll meet some folks from Morton for sure, and a trip to Tilton River - North Fork wouldn't be complete without taking a look at Weasel Spring. If you come to this river you will have a good time for sure. The warmest time of the year brings highs in the 70's to Tilton River - North Fork. Summer nighttime lows dip down to the 40's.

Tilton River - North Fork, above Tilton confluence 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 Tilton River - North Fork.
 Whitewater Near Tilton River - North Fork:
Tilton River - North Fork, -blank- County, 1 miles away
      Class IV - 2.5 miles long (above Tilton confluence)
Tilton River, Lewis County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 11 miles long (Bremer to Ike Kinswa State Park)
Little Nisqually River, Lewis County, 6 miles away
      Class IV+ - 5.7 miles long (Winston Creek to Alder Lake)
Tilton River, Lewis County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.5 miles long (Morton to Bremer)
Nisqually River, -blank- County, 11 miles away
      Class V - 1.9 miles long (La Grande Reservoir to Mashel River)
Green River, Cowlitz County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 11.7 miles long (Cascade Creek to gaging station)
Nisqually River, Thurston County, 12 miles away
      Class II - 14 miles long (Mashel River to Mckenna)
Hoffstadt Creek, Cowlitz County, 13 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 4.2 miles long (3100 Road to North Fork Toutle)
Mashel River, Pierce County, 16 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.5 miles long (Eatonville to Nisqually River confluence)
Mineral Creek, Lewis County, 16 miles away
      Class II - 5.5 miles long (North Fork to Alder Lake)
 Ski Areas Near Tilton River - North Fork:
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 64 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
White Pass, Washington , 68 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 75 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 76 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 77 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Alpental, Washington , 77 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 78 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 78 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 91 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
 Marinas Near Tilton River - North Fork:
Lake Mayfield Village Marina, Mossyrock , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near Tilton River - North Fork:
Great Wolf Lodge Grand Mound, Grand Mound , 16 miles away
Prairie Hotel, Yelm , 22 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites PUYALLUP (TACOMA AREA), Puyallup , 27 miles away
BEST WESTERN PREMIER Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, Puyallup , 27 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites TACOMA SOUTH - LAKEWOOD, Lakewood , 27 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Tilton River - North Fork:
Indian Hole Campground, Lewis County, 2 miles away
Mossyrock Park - S'mores - Tacoma Power, Mossyrock, 5 miles away
Riffe Lake Campground, Mossyrock, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Tilton River - North Fork:
Fawn Lake Trail, Cowlitz , 16 miles away, 1.4 hiking miles, 361 feet elevation difference
Coldwater Trail, Skamania , 19 miles away,  10.6 hiking miles, 3233 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Tilton River - North Fork:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 28 miles away
Ike Kinswa State Park, Washington , 10 miles away
Seaquest State Park, Washington , 34 miles away
Dash Point State Park, Washington , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Tilton River - North Fork:
Tanwax Golf Course, Eatonville , 15 miles away
Ironwood Green, Glenoma , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Tilton River - North Fork
Silver Lake, Pierce , 13 miles away
Rapjohn Lake, Pierce , 15 miles away
Harts Lake, Pierce , 15 miles away

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