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Washington whitewater, Toutle River

Cowlitz county, Highway 504 Bridge to Tower Road Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III+(IV)     9.5 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Longview-Kelso, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The Highway 504 Bridge to Tower Road Bridge stretch of Toutle River is 9.5 miles long and is a class III+(IV) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Washington is often more difficult than elsewhere, so don't forget that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere.
    You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find a large number of good spots. 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. The natural beauty of Cowlitz County and the water flowing gracefully down Toutle River make the trip here worthwhile. On this section you do get some distance, suitable for an afternoon trip. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. The Highway 504 Bridge to Tower Road Bridge section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
Everybody loves Seaquest State Park, and one of the best things about this place is its proximity to Cottonwood Beach. Here at Toutle River there are plenty of folks from Silverlake; you can spend the day on the beach at Red Mill Beach. This is a really good river. Toutle River typically gets lots of precipitation. Through December this area sees the most rain, and July is the month with the least moisture. For the period of the summer months, highs frequently are in the 70's at Toutle River, and through the night it cools down to the 50's.

Toutle River, Highway 504 Bridge to Tower Road Bridge 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 Toutle River.
 Whitewater Near Toutle River:
Toutle River, Cowlitz County, 4 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 9.5 miles long (Highway 504 Bridge to Tower Road Bridge)
Goble Creek, Cowlitz County, 10 miles away
      Class III - 2.4 miles long (North Fork and Main Fork)
Cowlitz River, Lewis County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (salmon hatchery to Blue Creek access)
Olequa Creek, Lewis County, 13 miles away
      Class II+ - 6.5 miles long (Annonen Road to Cowlitz River)
Toutle River - North Fork, Cowlitz County, 14 miles away
      Class II+ - 10 miles long (Green River to South Fork confluence)
Kalama River, Cowlitz County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.5 miles long (Lower Kalama Falls to Indian Creek)
Coweeman River, Cowlitz County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 11.3 miles long (Brown Creek to Jim Watson Creek)
Kalama River, Cowlitz County, 17 miles away
      Class II-IV - 9.5 miles long (Gobar Creek to Lower Kalama Falls)
Coal Creek, Cowlitz County, 18 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 4.5 miles long (East Fork to Harmony Dr.)
Germany Creek, Cowlitz County, 24 miles away
      Class III+ - 3.3 miles long (Road 1300 to end of county road)
 Ski Areas Near Toutle River:
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 86 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 88 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 91 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 92 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Hurricane Ridge Ski Lodge, Washington , 93 miles away, 800 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 95 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
White Pass, Washington , 97 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
 Marinas Near Toutle River:
Lake Mayfield Village Marina, Mossyrock , 17 miles away
 Beaches Near Toutle River:
Cottonwood Beach, Columbia , 15 miles away
Red Mill Beach, Columbia , 15 miles away
Goble Beach, Columbia , 16 miles away
Dibblees Beach, Columbia , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Toutle River:
Red Lion Kelso, Kelso , 12 miles away
Super 8 Kelso Longview Area, Kelso , 12 miles away
Comfort Inn Kelso - Longview, Kelso , 12 miles away
GuestHouse Inn & Suites Kelso, Kelso , 12 miles away
Econo Lodge Kelso, Kelso , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Toutle River:
Volcano View Resort, Silverlake, 1 miles away
Silver Cove RV Resort, Silverlake, 2 miles away
Silver Lake Resort, Silverlake, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Toutle River:
Georges Peak Trail, Cowlitz , 19 miles away, 5.6 hiking miles, 1673 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Toutle River:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 59 miles away
Seaquest State Park, Washington , 3 miles away
Ike Kinswa State Park, Washington , 22 miles away
Millersylvania State Park, Washington , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Toutle River:
Three Rivers Golf Course, Kelso , 14 miles away
Longview Country Club, Longview , 14 miles away
National Golf Courses, Brush Prairie , 15 miles away

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