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Washington whitewater, Cispus River - North Fork

Lewis county, FR 22 Bridge to North Fork Campground section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V     2.7 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Hood River, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The scenic beauty of Washington and the water flowing gracefully down Cispus River - North Fork have people coming here. The FR 22 Bridge to North Fork Campground stretch of Cispus River - North Fork in Washington is 2.7 miles long and is a class IV-V section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. And of course,
    there are campgrounds nearby. The beautiful Northern Cascade Range scenery is an added bonus. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so keep in mind that
a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. This is not the only paddling section in this river system, there are others too. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This is a bit of a short stretch so you'd better  
be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't leave Cispus River - North Fork without first going for a hike along the Klickitat Trail. People from Packwood love to come to Cispus River - North Fork; when you're here it's always fun to explore Gifford Pinchot National Forest. This is such a great river. There's glorious hiking along the Dry Creek Trail. Summer brings highs in the 70's to Cispus River - North Fork.

Cispus River - North Fork, FR 22 Bridge to North Fork Campground 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 Cispus River - North Fork.
 Whitewater Near Cispus River - North Fork:
Cispus River - North Fork, Lewis County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.7 miles long (FR 22 Bridge to North Fork Campground)
Cispus River, Lewis County, 4 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 9.5 miles long (FR 23 Bridge to FR 28 Bridge)
Cispus River, Lewis County, 6 miles away
      Class V+ - 5.9 miles long (Adams Fork to FR 23 Bridge)
Johnson Creek, Lewis County, 7 miles away
      Class V - 7.7 miles long (Glacier Creek to Highway 12)
Cispus River, Lewis County, 9 miles away
      Class III - 20.2 miles long (Road 28 Bridge to Scanewa Reservoir)
Yellowjacket Creek, Skamania/Lewis County, 9 miles away
      Class IV - 5.2 miles long (Veta Creek to Cispus River confluence)
McCoy Creek, Lewis County, 11 miles away
      Class V - 7.8 miles long (milepost 8 to Yellowjacket Creek)
Lewis River - North Fork, -blank- County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Twin Falls to FR 88)
Butter Creek, Lewis County, 12 miles away
      Class III - 2.5 miles long (along FR 5270)
Lewis River - North Fork, -blank- County, 12 miles away
      Class IV - 3.4 miles long (FR 88 to Quartz Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Cispus River - North Fork:
White Pass, Washington , 23 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 28 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 50 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 50 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Alpental, Washington , 51 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 53 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 53 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 55 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 66 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 98 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
 Hotels Near Cispus River - North Fork:
Skamania Lodge, Stevenson , 25 miles away
Carson Hot Springs Resort, Carson River Valley , 33 miles away
Carson Ridge Private Luxury Ca, Carson River Valley , 35 miles away
Westcliff Lodge, Hood River , 36 miles away
Columbia Cliff Villas, Hood River , 36 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cispus River - North Fork:
Blue Lake Creek, Packwood, 3 miles away
North Fork, Randle, 6 miles away
North Fork Campground And Group - Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Randle, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Cispus River - North Fork:
Klickitat Trail, Lewis , 4 miles away,  4.2 hiking miles, 1263 feet elevation difference
Dry Creek Trail, Lewis , 4 miles away, 6.4 hiking miles, 5447 feet elevation difference
South Point Trail, Lewis , 5 miles away,  6.4 hiking miles, 3402 feet elevation difference
Pompey Peak Trail, Lewis , 6 miles away,  7 hiking miles, 3836 feet elevation difference
Glacier Lake Trail, Lewis , 8 miles away,  3.2 hiking miles, 974 feet elevation difference
Davis Mountain Trail, Lewis , 9 miles away, 6.7 hiking miles, 3121 feet elevation difference
Willame Trail, Lewis , 10 miles away, 3.5 hiking miles, 921 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Cispus River - North Fork:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 24 miles away
Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington , 11 miles away
Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Washington , 32 miles away
Federation Forest State Park, Washington , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cispus River - North Fork:
Maple Grove RV Resort & Golf Course, Randle , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Cispus River - North Fork
Lone Tree Lake, Lewis , 10 miles away
Saint Jacobs Lake, Lewis , 17 miles away

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