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Washington whitewater, Dungeness River

Clallam county, Dungeness Forks Campground to hatchery section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III     5.5 miles
  If you're coming from Shelton it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. This section of Dungeness River is 5.5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III section. Getting a good workout and just being out on the river for a while are sure to keep you coming back for more. The nature scenery of Clallam County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons
    enough to come here and paddle. The Dungeness Forks Campground to hatchery section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. The Olympic Mountains
scenery is wonderful. On this section you do get some distance, it's good length for a morning trip. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good spots for that around here. The average Washington whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master than those in other states, so don't forget that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. No need to look hard for hotels, but you'd better reserve  
in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Dungeness River you'll probably meet some folks from Sequim, and places like Sequim Bay State Park are good to explore. Yeah, come up here to the Olympic Mountains for a good time. While you're here at Dungeness River you can take a hike along the Clink Trail, and on a great day you can take a hike along the Tubal Cain Mine Trail. This is a great river. Through the warmest time of the year here at Dungeness River, high temperatures typically get into the 60's. When the night sets in temperatures plunge down into the 50's.

Dungeness River, Dungeness Forks Campground to hatchery 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 Dungeness River.
 Whitewater Near Dungeness River:
Dungeness River, Clallam County, 1 miles away
      Class III - 5.5 miles long (Dungeness Forks Campground to hatchery)
Dungeness River, Clallam County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Gold Creek to Dungeness Forks Campground)
Gray Wolf River, Clallam County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V - 9.5 miles long (Deer Park to Dungeness Forks Campground)
Dosewallips River, Jefferson County, 13 miles away
      Class V+ - 3 miles long (Dosewallips Falls to Elkhorn Campground)
Dosewallips River, Jefferson County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 5.2 miles long (Elkhorn Campground to Six Mile Bridge)
Big Quilcene River, Jefferson County, 15 miles away
      Class V+ - 2 miles long (Tunnel Creek to Rainbow Campground)
Dosewallips River, Jefferson County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Six Mile Bridge to Dosewallips State Park)
Duckabush River, Jefferson County, 16 miles away
      Class IV - 6.2 miles long (2515 Bridge to Highway 101)
Big Quilcene River, Jefferson County, 18 miles away
      Class IV+ - 3.2 miles long (Rainbow Campground to fish hatchery)
Hamma Hamma River, Mason County, 19 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Hamma Hamma Campground to gorge)
 Ski Areas Near Dungeness River:
Hurricane Ridge Ski Lodge, Washington , 27 miles away, 800 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
Grouse Mountain, British Columbia , 64 miles away, 1260 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Mount Seymour, British Columbia , 64 miles away, 1083 foot drop, 5 lifts, 23 runs
Cypress Mountain, British Columbia , 65 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 9 lifts, 52 runs
Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia , 98 miles away, 5280 foot drop, 33 lifts, 200 runs
 Hotels Near Dungeness River:
Quality Inn & Suites At Olympic National Park, Sequim , 4 miles away
Lost Mountain Lodge, Sequim , 4 miles away
Econo Lodge Sequim, Sequim , 4 miles away
Red Lion Inn & Suites Sequim, Sequim , 4 miles away
Days Inn & Suites Sequim, Sequim , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Dungeness River:
Dungeness Forks Campground, Clallam County, 1 miles away
East Crossing Campground, Clallam County, 2 miles away
Sequim West RV Park, Sequim, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Dungeness River:
Clink Trail, Clallam , 1 miles away,  3.6 hiking miles, 1670 feet elevation difference
Tubal Cain Mine Trail, Jefferson , 4 miles away, 12 hiking miles, 5265 feet elevation difference
Baldy Trail, Clallam , 5 miles away, 13.5 hiking miles, 5411 feet elevation difference
Royal Creek Trail, Kittitas , 6 miles away,  29 hiking miles, 5153 feet elevation difference
Bear Mountain Trail, Clallam , 6 miles away, 2.5 hiking miles, 1626 feet elevation difference
Mount Zion Trail, Clallam , 10 miles away,  7.8 hiking miles, 2262 feet elevation difference
Deadfall Trail, Clallam , 11 miles away,  1.6 hiking miles, 1380 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Dungeness River:
Olympic National Park, Port Angeles - WA , 27 miles away
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 70 miles away
Sequim Bay State Park, Washington , 7 miles away
Dosewallips State Park, Washington , 21 miles away
Pleasant Harbor State Park, Washington , 21 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Dungeness River:
Skyridge Golf Course & Driving Range, Sequim , 6 miles away
Dungeness Golf Course, Sequim , 6 miles away
Maple Lane Inn & Golf Club, Livermore , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Dungeness River
Claywood Lake, Jefferson , 19 miles away
Tarboo Lake, Jefferson , 19 miles away

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