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Washington whitewater, Christmas Creek

Jefferson county, C2400 bridge to Clearwater River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II+(IV)     4 miles
  If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so don't forget that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. If you're coming from Port Angeles it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. The C2400 bridge to Clearwater River section of Christmas Creek in Washington is 4 miles long and is a class II+(IV)
    section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have a lot of people coming here. This stretch has has enough mileage, it's good length for a morning trip.
Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good spots for that around here. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the C2400 bridge to Clearwater River stretch is one of them. The natural beauty of Jefferson County and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The campgrounds here at Christmas Creek are pretty good. 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. The beautiful Olympic Mountains scenery is an added bonus.

Briefly about the general area:
Ruby Beach is in the neighborhood of Christmas Creek and is a wonderful beach to visit; a tour to Bogachiel State Park when you're here is never a bad idea. All the outdoors exciting stuff in the Olympic Mountains will keep you coming back over and over. Take a hike on the Pass Trail, and do put some time aside to spend at Rocky Rapids if you're here at Christmas Creek. This is such a fun river.

Christmas Creek, C2400 bridge to Clearwater River 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 Christmas Creek.
 Whitewater Near Christmas Creek:
Christmas Creek, Jefferson County, 2 miles away
      Class II+(IV) - 4 miles long (C2400 bridge to Clearwater River)
Clearwater River, Jefferson County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 11.5 miles long (144 Gross Bridge to Queets River)
Snahapish River, Jefferson County, 5 miles away
      Class II+(IV) - 3.5 miles long (C-2700 Bridge to Clearwater River)
Clearwater River, Jefferson County, 7 miles away
      Class II - 10.5 miles long (Clearwater Campground to 144 Gross Bridge)
Bogachiel River, Jefferson/Clallam County, 10 miles away
      Class II - 5 miles long (Park Boundary to Highway 101)
Stequaleho River, Jefferson County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III(V+) - 4 miles long (C-1066 Road to Clearwater Campground)
Calawah River - South Fork, Clallam County, 12 miles away
      Class IV - 7 miles long (Rugged Ridge Trail to Hyas Creek)
Salmon River, Jefferson/Grays Harbor County, 13 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 8.2 miles long (West Boundary Road Bridge to Q-100 Bridge)
Hyas Creek, Clallam County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 1.5 miles long (FR 29 030 spur to South Fork Calawah confluence)
Matheny Creek, Jefferson County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.2 miles long (FR 21 Bridge to Q-1800 Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Christmas Creek:
Hurricane Ridge Ski Lodge, Washington , 51 miles away, 800 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Christmas Creek:
Quileute Marina, Forks , 17 miles away
 Beaches Near Christmas Creek:
Ruby Beach, Jefferson , 13 miles away
Boulder Beach, Jefferson , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Christmas Creek:
Kalaloch Lodge, Forks , 11 miles away
Miller Tree Inn, Forks , 17 miles away
Lake Quinault Lodge, Quinault , 28 miles away
Rain Forest Resort Village, Quinault , 29 miles away
Quinault Beach Resort And Casino, Ocean Shores , 30 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Christmas Creek:
Copper Mine Botton Campground, Jefferson County, 2 miles away
Hoh Ox Bow Campground, Jefferson County, 6 miles away
Cottonwood, Forks, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Christmas Creek:
Pass Trail, Clallam , 12 miles away,  11.8 hiking miles, 1206 feet elevation difference
Rugged Ridge Trail, Clallam , 12 miles away,  4.6 hiking miles, 407 feet elevation difference
Bogachiel-Hoh Trail, Jefferson , 13 miles away,  20.8 hiking miles, 3229 feet elevation difference
Bogachiel Trail, Clallam , 16 miles away, 27 hiking miles, 4321 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Christmas Creek:
Olympic National Park, Port Angeles - WA , 52 miles away
Bogachiel State Park, Washington , 14 miles away
Pacific Beach State Park, Washington , 22 miles away
Griffiths-Priday State Park, Washington , 25 miles away

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