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Washington whitewater, Donkey Creek

Grays Harbor county, Perfection Falls to West Fork Humptulips section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-III+     3.8 miles
  If you're coming from Aberdeen it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Washington are harder than the national norm, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. The natural beauty of Washington and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. Great exercise and
    just being out on the river for a while are sure to keep you coming back for more. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, there are lots of good rivers for that around here. This section
is quite short so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. The river winds through the Olympic Mountains and you get great scenery. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations  
you might end up sleeping in your car. The Perfection Falls to West Fork Humptulips stretch of Donkey Creek is 3.8 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-III+ section of whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
People from Quinault love to come to Donkey Creek. The high level of precipitation makes Donkey Creek a relatively wet site. Of all the months in a year December is the one with the most rain, and the driest of the months is July. Summertime at Donkey Creek comes with high temperatures in the 70's. All through the moonlight hours it's commonly in the 40's.

Donkey Creek, Perfection Falls to West Fork Humptulips 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 Donkey Creek.
 Whitewater Near Donkey Creek:
Donkey Creek, Grays Harbor County, 1 miles away
      Class I-III+ - 3.8 miles long (Perfection Falls to West Fork Humptulips)
Humptulips River - West Fork, Grays Harbor County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 6.5 miles long (FR 2203 access to Donkey Creek Road)
Humptulips River - East Fork, Grays Harbor County, 3 miles away
      Class III - 8.4 miles long (Gorge Run downstream to Boise Bridge)
Humptulips River - West Fork, Grays Harbor County, 4 miles away
      Class IV+ - 3.5 miles long (FR 2204 bridge to FR 2203 access)
Humptulips River - East Fork, Grays Harbor County, 7 miles away
      Class III - 5.7 miles long (FR 22 Bridge to Gorge)
Humptulips River - East Fork, Grays Harbor County, 7 miles away
      Class III - 5 miles long (FR 2206 access to FR 22 Bridge)
Matheny Creek, Jefferson County, 12 miles away
      Class IV+ - 9 miles long (North Fork to FR 21 Bridge)
Big Creek, Grays Harbor County, 13 miles away
      Class III - 2 miles long (Bridge above Narrows to South Boundary Road Bridge)
Sam's River, Jefferson County, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V - 8 miles long (500 Bridge to Queets Campground)
Quinault River, Jefferson County, 14 miles away
      Class II - 6.5 miles long (Cannings Creek to South Shore Road access)
 Ski Areas Near Donkey Creek:
Hurricane Ridge Ski Lodge, Washington , 37 miles away, 800 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
 Hotels Near Donkey Creek:
Lake Quinault Lodge, Quinault , 7 miles away
Rain Forest Resort Village, Quinault , 8 miles away
Best Western Plus Aberdeen, Aberdeen , 16 miles away
Red Lion Hotel Aberdeen, Aberdeen , 16 miles away
Travelodge Aberdeen, Aberdeen , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Donkey Creek:
Promised Land Park - Rayonier Timber Co, Humptulips, 7 miles away
Willaby, Neilton, 7 miles away
Falls Creek, Neilton, 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Donkey Creek:
Olympic National Park, Port Angeles - WA , 40 miles away
Fort Clatsop National Memorial, Astoria - OR , 53 miles away
Olympic National Forest, Washington , 20 miles away
Lake Sylvia State Park, Washington , 21 miles away
Griffiths-Priday State Park, Washington , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Donkey Creek:
Grays Harbor Country Club, Aberdeen , 17 miles away
Highland Golf Course, Cosmopolis , 20 miles away
 Lakes Near Donkey Creek
Lake Quinault, Grays Harbor , 8 miles away
Lilly Lake, Jefferson , 14 miles away
Failor Lake, Grays Harbor , 14 miles away

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