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Washington whitewater, Toutle River - North Fork

Cowlitz county, Green River to South Fork confluence section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II+     10 miles
  This stretch of Toutle River - North Fork in Washington is 10 miles long and it is classified as a class II+ section by American Whitewater. The average Washington whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master than those in other states, so better not forget that the rivers in this state are less manageable. The beautiful scenery of Cowlitz County and the cool fresh water beats anything. And of course, there
    are campgrounds nearby. If you hurry you can run this section in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so go ahead and pack your camping stuff. The put-in is not too far from Longview-Kelso, as you can see on the road
map further down. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good spots for that around here. Whitewater paddling here in the Northern Cascade Range is a great experience. 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. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while are  
sure to keep you coming back for more. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others too.

Briefly about the general area:
Good hiking is available along the Georges Peak Trail, and Ike Kinswa State Park is worth a visit. So many enjoyable things to do in the Northern Cascade Range, not enough time. Lots of people from Toutle come to Toutle River - North Fork, and Seaquest State Park is a great spot to go. This river is a wonderful place to visit. A large amount of rainfall falls at Toutle River - North Fork. December is when you get the most rain here while July is regularly the driest month.

Toutle River - North Fork, Green River to South Fork 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 Toutle River - North Fork.
 Whitewater Near Toutle River - North Fork:
Toutle River, Cowlitz County, 5 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 9.5 miles long (Highway 504 Bridge to Tower Road Bridge)
Toutle River - North Fork, Cowlitz County, 5 miles away
      Class II+ - 10 miles long (Green River to South Fork confluence)
Cowlitz River, Lewis County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (salmon hatchery to Blue Creek access)
Coweeman River, Cowlitz County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 11.3 miles long (Brown Creek to Jim Watson Creek)
Goble Creek, Cowlitz County, 12 miles away
      Class III - 2.4 miles long (North Fork and Main Fork)
Kalama River, Cowlitz County, 15 miles away
      Class II-IV - 9.5 miles long (Gobar Creek to Lower Kalama Falls)
Kalama River, Cowlitz County, 17 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.5 miles long (Lower Kalama Falls to Indian Creek)
Hoffstadt Creek, Cowlitz County, 19 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 4.2 miles long (3100 Road to North Fork Toutle)
Tilton River, Lewis County, 20 miles away
      Class III-IV - 11 miles long (Bremer to Ike Kinswa State Park)
Olequa Creek, Lewis County, 22 miles away
      Class II+ - 6.5 miles long (Annonen Road to Cowlitz River)
 Ski Areas Near Toutle River - North Fork:
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 80 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 81 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 84 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 85 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 86 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
White Pass, Washington , 88 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Hurricane Ridge Ski Lodge, Washington , 98 miles away, 800 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 99 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Alpental, Washington , 100 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
 Marinas Near Toutle River - North Fork:
Lake Mayfield Village Marina, Mossyrock , 9 miles away
 Hotels Near Toutle River - North Fork:
Great Wolf Lodge Grand Mound, Grand Mound , 7 miles away
Red Lion Kelso, Kelso , 19 miles away
Super 8 Kelso Longview Area, Kelso , 19 miles away
Comfort Inn Kelso - Longview, Kelso , 20 miles away
GuestHouse Inn & Suites Kelso, Kelso , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Toutle River - North Fork:
Kid Valley Store, Toutle, 3 miles away
Drew's Grocery and Svc, Toutle, 5 miles away
Toutle Diner and RV Park, Toutle, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Toutle River - North Fork:
Georges Peak Trail, Cowlitz , 14 miles away, 5.6 hiking miles, 1673 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Toutle River - North Fork:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 50 miles away
Seaquest State Park, Washington , 12 miles away
Ike Kinswa State Park, Washington , 14 miles away
Battle Ground Lake State Park, Washington , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Toutle River - North Fork:
Lewis River Golf, Woodland , 19 miles away
Lewis River Golf Course, Woodland , 20 miles away
 Lakes Near Toutle River - North Fork
Coweeman Lake, Cowlitz , 17 miles away

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