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Washington whitewater, Dosewallips River

Jefferson county, Six Mile Bridge to Dosewallips State Park section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     6.5 miles
  If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so better not forget that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. The put-in is not too far from Shelton, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The nature scenery of Washington and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or
    kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good places. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. This stretch of Dosewallips River is 6.5 miles long and is a class II-III section of whitewater according to American
Whitewater. This is a pretty decent length section, suitable for an afternoon trip. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Six Mile Bridge to Dosewallips State Park section is just one of many. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great attractions for lots of people. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, 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:
Don't leave Dosewallips River without first going for a hike along the Deadfall Trail. Pleasant Harbor State Park is a wonderful location to check out on a pretty day, and you'll meet a lot of people from Brinnon here. This river is always fun. Go for a hike on the Mount Jupiter Trail, and you without doubt have to stop by Dosewallips State Park while you're here. Scenic Beach is a beach near Dosewallips River that you can go to, and if you're looking for a beach close by we recommend Maple Beach.

Dosewallips River, Six Mile Bridge to Dosewallips State Park road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

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These outdoors activities are available near Dosewallips River.
 Whitewater Near Dosewallips River:
Big Quilcene River, Jefferson County, 4 miles away
      Class V+ - 2 miles long (Tunnel Creek to Rainbow Campground)
Dosewallips River, Jefferson County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Six Mile Bridge to Dosewallips State Park)
Big Quilcene River, Jefferson County, 4 miles away
      Class IV+ - 3.2 miles long (Rainbow Campground to fish hatchery)
Duckabush River, Jefferson County, 6 miles away
      Class IV - 6.2 miles long (2515 Bridge to Highway 101)
Dosewallips River, Jefferson County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 5.2 miles long (Elkhorn Campground to Six Mile Bridge)
Hamma Hamma River, Mason County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Hamma Hamma Campground to gorge)
Dosewallips River, Jefferson County, 14 miles away
      Class V+ - 3 miles long (Dosewallips Falls to Elkhorn Campground)
Jefferson Creek, Mason County, 14 miles away
      Class V - 2.1 miles long (Elk Lake to Hamma Hamma)
Dungeness River, Clallam County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Gold Creek to Dungeness Forks Campground)
Dungeness River, Clallam County, 17 miles away
      Class III - 5.5 miles long (Dungeness Forks Campground to hatchery)
 Ski Areas Near Dosewallips River:
Hurricane Ridge Ski Lodge, Washington , 41 miles away, 800 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
Mount Seymour, British Columbia , 77 miles away, 1083 foot drop, 5 lifts, 23 runs
Grouse Mountain, British Columbia , 78 miles away, 1260 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Cypress Mountain, British Columbia , 80 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 9 lifts, 52 runs
 Marinas Near Dosewallips River:
Pleasant Harbor Marina, Brinnon , 3 miles away
Home Port Marina, Brinnon , 3 miles away
Port of Silverdale, Silverdale , 18 miles away
Fair Harbor Marina, Grapeview , 19 miles away
Jarrell's Cove Marina, Shelton , 20 miles away
 Beaches Near Dosewallips River:
Maple Beach, Kitsap , 7 miles away
Scenic Beach, Kitsap , 8 miles away
Miami Beach, Kitsap , 8 miles away
 Hotels Near Dosewallips River:
Best Western Plus Silverdale Beach Hotel, Silverdale , 18 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Bremerton WA, Bremerton , 19 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites SEQUIM, Sequim , 19 miles away
Avante Suites, Bremerton , 19 miles away
Super 8 Bremerton, Bremerton , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Dosewallips River:
Pleasant Harbor Campground, Brinnon, 3 miles away
Dosewallips State Park Campground, Jefferson County, 3 miles away
Dosewallips State Park, Brinnon, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Dosewallips River:
Mount Jupiter Trail, Jefferson , 4 miles away,  12 hiking miles, 3830 feet elevation difference
Deadfall Trail, Clallam , 9 miles away,  1.6 hiking miles, 1380 feet elevation difference
Mount Zion Trail, Clallam , 10 miles away,  7.8 hiking miles, 2262 feet elevation difference
Bear Mountain Trail, Clallam , 14 miles away, 2.5 hiking miles, 1626 feet elevation difference
Tubal Cain Mine Trail, Jefferson , 14 miles away, 12 hiking miles, 5265 feet elevation difference
Royal Creek Trail, Kittitas , 17 miles away,  29 hiking miles, 5153 feet elevation difference
Clink Trail, Clallam , 18 miles away,  3.6 hiking miles, 1670 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Dosewallips River:
Olympic National Park, Port Angeles - WA , 42 miles away
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 65 miles away
Pleasant Harbor State Park, Washington , 3 miles away
Dosewallips State Park, Washington , 4 miles away
Scenic Beach State Park, Washington , 8 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Dosewallips River:
Gold Mountain Golf Complex, Port Orchard , 16 miles away
Lakeland Village, Allyn , 16 miles away
Discovery Bay Golf Club, Port Townsend , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Dosewallips River
Tarboo Lake, Jefferson , 12 miles away
Upper Elk Lake, Mason , 15 miles away
Cattail Lake, Kitsap , 17 miles away

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