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Washington whitewater, Wind River

Skamania county, Mineral Springs to Stabler section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     7.2 miles
  The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Washington are often more challenging than in other states, so keep in mind that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. This stretch of Wind River in Skamania County is 7.2 miles long and it is classified as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. There are plenty of other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. You might be into whitewater rafting or
    kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of places for that. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have
to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The nature scenery of Washington and the water flowing gracefully down Wind River have people coming here. The wild scenery of the Northern Cascade Range is great. If you're coming from Hood River it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The campgrounds here  
at Wind River are pretty good. This stretch is mid length, good for a one day paddling trip.

Briefly about the general area:
On a perfect day at Wind River you can take a hike along the Soda Peaks Trail, and you undeniably must have a look at John B. Yeon State Park while you're here. You'll in fact wish for more hours in a day to enjoy all the amusing stuff in the Northern Cascade Range. The Paradise Trail is a glorious hiking trail in the neighborhood of Wind River; a journey to Beacon Rock State Park when you're here is never a bad idea. If you come to this river you will have a good time for sure.

Wind River, Mineral Springs to Stabler road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Wind River.
 Whitewater Near Wind River:
Wind River, Skamania County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 5 miles long (High Bridge to Columbia River)
Wind River, Skamania County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.2 miles long (Mineral Springs to Stabler)
Wind River, Skamania County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6 miles long (Ranger Station Close to Stabler to High Bridge)
Wind River, Skamania County, 4 miles away
      Class III+ - 3.4 miles long (Falls Creek to Mineral Springs Road)
Trout Creek, Skamania County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6.3 miles long (FR 43 to Wind River)
Panther Creek, Skamania County, 5 miles away
      Class IV+ - 5 miles long (to confluence with Lower Wind River)
Rock Creek - Columbia River Tributary, Klickitat County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.5 miles long (Steep Creek to Rayan-Allen Bridge)
Whitewater Outfitter - Renegade River Rafters, Skamania County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Rush Creek, Skamania County, 11 miles away
      Class V+ - 5 miles long (Meadow Creek to FR 90)
Lewis River - North Fork, Cowlitz County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.5 miles long (FR 9039 to Swift Reservoir)
 Ski Areas Near Wind River:
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 29 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 29 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 31 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 31 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
White Pass, Washington , 54 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 62 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 69 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 84 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Alpental, Washington , 85 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 90 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
 Hotels Near Wind River:
Carson Hot Springs Resort, Carson River Valley , 6 miles away
Rodeway Inn Stevenson, Stevenson , 8 miles away
Columbia Gorge Inn, Cascade Locks , 9 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Columbia River Inn, Cascade Locks , 9 miles away
Skamania Lodge, Stevenson , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Wind River:
Beaver, Stevenson, 1 miles away
Pacific Crest Trail Trailcamp 2185.0 - Trout Creek, Stevenson, 2 miles away
Little Soda Springs Campground, Skamania County, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Wind River:
Soda Peaks Trail, Skamania , 4 miles away, 0.7 hiking miles, 942 feet elevation difference
Paradise Trail, Skamania , 5 miles away, 2.3 hiking miles, 1390 feet elevation difference
Rock Creek Trail, Skamania , 5 miles away, 3.6 hiking miles, 1970 feet elevation difference
Lava Butte Trail, Skamania , 5 miles away, 5 hiking miles, 1401 feet elevation difference
Falls Creek Trail, Skamania , 6 miles away, 9.1 hiking miles, 2402 feet elevation difference
Huckleberry Trail, Skamania , 6 miles away, 4.4 hiking miles, 2309 feet elevation difference
Observation Peak Trail, Skamania , 7 miles away,  12.4 hiking miles, 2662 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Wind River:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 43 miles away
Beacon Rock State Park, Washington , 10 miles away
John B. Yeon State Park, Oregon , 12 miles away
Ainsworth State Park, Oregon , 14 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Wind River:
Carson Mineral Hot Springs-Carson WA Golf Course, Stevenson , 7 miles away
Beacon Rock Golf Course, North Bonneville , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Wind River
Little Ashes Lake, Skamania , 9 miles away
Kidney Lake, Skamania , 9 miles away
Placid Lake, Skamania , 13 miles away

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