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Washington whitewater, Toutle - South Fork

Cowlitz county, Harrington Place to Big Wolf Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     11 miles
  If you're coming from Longview-Kelso it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The scenic beauty of Cowlitz County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a lot of the rivers here are
    not suitable for beginners. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. When you're paddling down a Northern Cascade Range
river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. This stretch of Toutle - South Fork in Cowlitz County is 11 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-III section. The campgrounds here at Toutle - South Fork are pretty good. This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the Harrington Place to Big Wolf Creek stretch is just one of them. If you have the time you can make this a  
two day trip, so pack your sleeping bag. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have a lot of people coming here.

Briefly about the general area:
There's pleasant hiking along the Toutle River Trail, and hiking is a popular thing to do around Toutle - South Fork; Fawn Lake Trail is a glorious local trail. There's no way anybody can get bored here in the Northern Cascade Range. Summertime at Toutle - South Fork comes with high temperatures in the 70's, and through summer nights temperatures are in the 40's.

Toutle - South Fork, Harrington Place to Big Wolf Creek 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 - South Fork.
 Whitewater Near Toutle - South Fork:
Hoffstadt Creek, Cowlitz County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 4.2 miles long (3100 Road to North Fork Toutle)
Kalama River, Cowlitz County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 15 miles long (Upper Kalama Falls to Gobar Creek)
Green River, Cowlitz County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 11.7 miles long (Cascade Creek to gaging station)
Toutle - South Fork, Cowlitz County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 11 miles long (Harrington Place to Big Wolf Creek)
Coweeman River, Cowlitz County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 11.3 miles long (Brown Creek to Jim Watson Creek)
Toutle River - North Fork, Cowlitz County, 13 miles away
      Class II+ - 10 miles long (Green River to South Fork confluence)
Cedar Creek, Clark County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 10.3 miles long (Amboy to North Fork Lewis)
Canyon Creek - Lewis River Tributary, Clark County, 16 miles away
      Class IV+ - 3.2 miles long (Fly Creek to Merwin Reservoir)
Kalama River, Cowlitz County, 16 miles away
      Class II-IV - 9.5 miles long (Gobar Creek to Lower Kalama Falls)
Tilton River, Lewis County, 17 miles away
      Class III-IV - 11 miles long (Bremer to Ike Kinswa State Park)
 Ski Areas Near Toutle - South Fork:
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 64 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 65 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 68 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 69 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 74 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
White Pass, Washington , 74 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 89 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Alpental, Washington , 90 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 95 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
 Marinas Near Toutle - South Fork:
Lake Mayfield Village Marina, Mossyrock , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Toutle - South Fork:
Great Wolf Lodge Grand Mound, Grand Mound , 14 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Battle Ground Inn & Suites, Battle Ground , 23 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Woodland, Woodland , 27 miles away
Rodeway Inn Woodland, Woodland , 27 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Vancouver, Vancouver , 29 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Toutle - South Fork:
Kalama Horse Camp, Cougar, 8 miles away
Merrill Lake Campground, Cowlitz County, 10 miles away
Cougar RV Park, Cougar, 12 miles away
 Trails Near Toutle - South Fork:
Toutle River Trail, Cowlitz , 12 miles away,  19.4 hiking miles, 1678 feet elevation difference
Fawn Lake Trail, Cowlitz , 13 miles away, 1.4 hiking miles, 361 feet elevation difference
Georges Peak Trail, Cowlitz , 13 miles away, 5.6 hiking miles, 1673 feet elevation difference
Coldwater Trail, Skamania , 15 miles away,  10.6 hiking miles, 3233 feet elevation difference
Saint Helens Way, Skamania , 18 miles away, 6 hiking miles, 1114 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Toutle - South Fork:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 39 miles away
Ike Kinswa State Park, Washington , 19 miles away
Battle Ground Lake State Park, Washington , 21 miles away
Seaquest State Park, Washington , 28 miles away
 Lakes Near Toutle - South Fork
Coweeman Lake, Cowlitz , 5 miles away
McBride Lake, Cowlitz , 12 miles away

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