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Washington whitewater, Washougal River

Clark Skamania county, Dougan Falls to Salmon Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     6 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so keep in mind that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. The natural beauty of Washington and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream attract people from near and far. If you're coming from Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further
    down. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good spots for that around here. This section of Washougal River in Clark/ Skamania County is 6 miles long and has been rated as a class III-IV section
by American Whitewater. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. There are plenty of other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. The beautiful Northern Cascade Range scenery is an added bonus. This stretch is mid length, it's perfect for a one day trip. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. Not too many hotels nearby,  
you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.

Briefly about the general area:
A tour to Shepperds Dell State Park when you're here at Washougal River is a wonderful idea, and Dougan Falls is a pretty site to stop at while you're at Washougal River. Just can't get enough of the Northern Cascade Range. On a good day at Washougal River you can take a hike along the Green Leaf Trail, and visiting Benson State Park is a tremendous thing to do. Lots of fun awaits you along this river. While you're here at Washougal River you can take a hike along the Washougal Trail.

Washougal River, Dougan Falls to Salmon Falls 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 Washougal River.
 Whitewater Near Washougal River:
Washougal River, Clark/ Skamania County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Dougan Falls to Salmon Falls)
Washougal River, Skamania County, 3 miles away
      Class V - 4.3 miles long (Prospector's Creek to Doc's Drop)
Washougal River, Skamania County, 4 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Doc's Drop to Dougan Falls)
Stebbins Creek, Skamania County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 3 miles long (to Washougal River)
Copper Creek, Skamania/Clark County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6.1 miles long (road's end to East Fork Lewis)
Washougal River - North Fork, Skamania County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7 miles long (Mile 7 to Washougal River)
Lewis River - East Fork, Clark County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5.5 miles long (Green Fork to Sunset Falls)
Rock Creek - Columbia River Tributary, Klickitat County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.5 miles long (Steep Creek to Rayan-Allen Bridge)
Lewis River - East Fork, Clark County, 9 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 4 miles long (Sunset Falls to bl. Horshoe Falls)
Canyon Creek - Lewis River Tributary, Cowlitz/Skamania County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V - 8.2 miles long (Twin Bridges to Fly Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Washougal River:
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 34 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 35 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 38 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 40 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 65 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
White Pass, Washington , 70 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 76 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 88 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 97 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Alpental, Washington , 98 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
 Beaches Near Washougal River:
Sundial Beach, Multnomah , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Washougal River:
Bonneville Hot Springs Resort And Spa, North Bonneville , 13 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Parkersville Inn & Suites, Washougal , 16 miles away
BEST WESTERN Sandy Inn, Sandy , 16 miles away
Comfort Inn Columbia Gorge Gateway, Troutdale , 18 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Columbia River Inn, Cascade Locks , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Washougal River:
Dougan Creek Campground, Skamania County, 1 miles away
Beacon Rock Resort, Stevenson, 8 miles away
Sunset Campground, Skamania County, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Washougal River:
Washougal Trail, Skamania , 4 miles away, 3.6 hiking miles, 2131 feet elevation difference
Green Leaf Trail, Skamania , 7 miles away, 2.9 hiking miles, 727 feet elevation difference
Rock Creek Trail, Skamania , 12 miles away, 3.6 hiking miles, 1970 feet elevation difference
Horseshoe Ridge Trail, Skamania , 12 miles away, 4.8 hiking miles, 2830 feet elevation difference
Siouxon Trail, Skamania , 13 miles away, 4.8 hiking miles, 1860 feet elevation difference
Observation Peak Trail, Skamania , 13 miles away,  12.4 hiking miles, 2662 feet elevation difference
Soda Peaks Trail, Skamania , 13 miles away, 0.7 hiking miles, 942 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Washougal River:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 52 miles away
Shepperds Dell State Park, Oregon , 6 miles away
Benson State Park, Oregon , 7 miles away
Bridal Veil Falls State Park, Oregon , 7 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Washougal River:
Beacon Rock Golf Course, North Bonneville , 13 miles away
Orchard Hills Golf And Country Club, Washougal , 13 miles away
Distillery Golf Course, Troutdale , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Washougal River
Kidney Lake, Skamania , 15 miles away
Sesters Reservoirs, Multnomah , 15 miles away
Little Ashes Lake, Skamania , 17 miles away

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