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Washington whitewater, Chinook Creek

Pierce county, Deer Creek to Cedar Flats section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V     5 miles
  The Deer Creek to Cedar Flats stretch of Chinook Creek is 5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class IV-V section. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Hood River, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. 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. This river system
    has a few good paddling stretches and the Deer Creek to Cedar Flats section is one of them. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. The beautiful scenery of Washington and the cool fresh water
beats anything. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often tougher than in other states, so better not forget that many runs in this state are not easy. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. The Northern Cascade Range scenery is wonderful. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good spots. This section  
is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, good for a one day paddling trip.

Briefly about the general area:
Why not take a refreshing hike along the Boundary Trail, and the slopes of Crystal Mountain are so inviting nobody can resist. Not enough hours in a day to enjoy the Northern Cascade Range. A forest next to Chinook Creek is Grove of the Patriarchs; visiting Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is a pleasant thing to do. A river like this is too good to miss. The Sheep Lake Trail offers hiking at its best; a tour to Stafford Falls will fill your soul with nice feelings.

Chinook Creek, Deer Creek to Cedar Flats road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Chinook Creek.
 Whitewater Near Chinook Creek:
Chinook Creek, Pierce County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5 miles long (Deer Creek to Cedar Flats)
Ohanepecosh River, Lewis County, 3 miles away
      Class V - 4.7 miles long (Ohanepecosh Campground to La Wis Wis Campground)
Cowlitz River - Muddy Fork, Lewis County, 6 miles away
      Class V - 5 miles long (to Cowlitz River)
Summit Creek, Lewis County, 7 miles away
      Class V+ - 5 miles long (Soda Springs to Highway 123)
Cowlitz River - Clear Fork, Lewis County, 7 miles away
      Class V+ - 5 miles long (Lava Creek to La Wis Wis Campground)
Cowlitz River, Lewis County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 7.6 miles long (La Wis Wis Campground to Packwood)
White River, Pierce County, 9 miles away
      Class III - 10 miles long (Silver Springs Campground to West Fork White)
American River, -blank- County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 7.5 miles long (Lodgepole Campground to Hell's Crossing)
Butter Creek, Lewis County, 12 miles away
      Class III - 2.5 miles long (along FR 5270)
Johnson Creek, Lewis County, 14 miles away
      Class V - 7.7 miles long (Glacier Creek to Highway 12)
 Ski Areas Near Chinook Creek:
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 8 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
White Pass, Washington , 13 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 30 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Alpental, Washington , 31 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 46 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 66 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 70 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 71 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 73 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Mission Ridge, Washington , 82 miles away, 2250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
 Hotels Near Chinook Creek:
GuestHouse Inn Enumclaw, Lincoln , 36 miles away
Econo Lodge Buckley, Buckley , 38 miles away
Salish Lodge Spa, Snoqualmie , 40 miles away
Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum , 42 miles away
Lindas By The Lake, Maple Valley , 44 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Chinook Creek:
Mt Rainier National Park - Ohanapecosh Camp Ground, Packwood, 4 miles away
Ohanapecosh Campground, Lewis County, 4 miles away
Summit Creek Campground, Lewis County, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Chinook Creek:
Sheep Lake Trail, Lewis , 3 miles away,  13.6 hiking miles, 3905 feet elevation difference
Boundary Trail, Lewis , 5 miles away,  15.8 hiking miles, 2508 feet elevation difference
Backbone Ridge Trail, Lewis , 6 miles away, 2.4 hiking miles, 1833 feet elevation difference
Kincaid Trail, Lewis , 7 miles away,  15 hiking miles, 2899 feet elevation difference
Dewey Lake Trail, Yakima , 8 miles away,  12 hiking miles, 1557 feet elevation difference
Lake Trail, Lewis , 8 miles away,  10.8 hiking miles, 1640 feet elevation difference
Cortright Creek Trail, Lewis , 8 miles away,  12.6 hiking miles, 2935 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Chinook Creek:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 30 miles away
Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Washington , 13 miles away
Federation Forest State Park, Washington , 20 miles away
Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington , 31 miles away
 Lakes Near Chinook Creek
Saint Jacobs Lake, Lewis , 4 miles away
Granite Lake, Yakima , 14 miles away

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