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Washington whitewater, Gray Wolf River

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


CLASS IV-V     9.5 miles
  The starting location is a reasonable drive from Shelton, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. This section of Gray Wolf River in Clallam County is 9.5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class IV-V section. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have a lot of people coming here. The wonderful Washington scenery and the beautiful way
    the water current moves down the stream beats anything. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. The river winds through the Olympic Mountains and you get great scenery. This section is long enough to enjoy
a good non stop paddle, suitable for an afternoon trip. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Washington are harder than the national norm, so better not forget that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. You might have to settle for  
a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly about the general area:
On a good day at Gray Wolf River you can take a hike along the Baldy Trail; when you're here it's always fun to go to Sequim Bay State Park. Life's too short to enjoy all the cool stuff in the Olympic Mountains. There is a perfect hiking trail right next door to Gray Wolf River called the Royal Creek Trail; Gray Wolf River is a place with many visitors from Sequim. This river is a great place to visit. At Gray Wolf River you donít see much rain.

Gray Wolf River, Deer Park to Dungeness Forks 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 Gray Wolf River.
 Whitewater Near Gray Wolf River:
Dungeness River, Clallam County, 5 miles away
      Class III - 5.5 miles long (Dungeness Forks Campground to hatchery)
Gray Wolf River, Clallam County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V - 9.5 miles long (Deer Park to Dungeness Forks Campground)
Dungeness River, Clallam County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Gold Creek to Dungeness Forks Campground)
Dosewallips River, Jefferson County, 10 miles away
      Class V+ - 3 miles long (Dosewallips Falls to Elkhorn Campground)
Dosewallips River, Jefferson County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 5.2 miles long (Elkhorn Campground to Six Mile Bridge)
Duckabush River, Jefferson County, 15 miles away
      Class IV - 6.2 miles long (2515 Bridge to Highway 101)
Dosewallips River, Jefferson County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Six Mile Bridge to Dosewallips State Park)
Hamma Hamma River, Mason County, 17 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Hamma Hamma Campground to gorge)
Big Quilcene River, Jefferson County, 17 miles away
      Class V+ - 2 miles long (Tunnel Creek to Rainbow Campground)
Hamma Hamma River, Mason County, 17 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.5 miles long (Boulder Creek to Hamma Hamma Campground)
 Ski Areas Near Gray Wolf River:
Hurricane Ridge Ski Lodge, Washington , 24 miles away, 800 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
Grouse Mountain, British Columbia , 67 miles away, 1260 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Cypress Mountain, British Columbia , 67 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 9 lifts, 52 runs
Mount Seymour, British Columbia , 68 miles away, 1083 foot drop, 5 lifts, 23 runs
 Hotels Near Gray Wolf River:
Quality Inn & Suites At Olympic National Park, Sequim , 7 miles away
Lost Mountain Lodge, Sequim , 8 miles away
Econo Lodge Sequim, Sequim , 8 miles away
Red Lion Inn & Suites Sequim, Sequim , 9 miles away
Days Inn & Suites Sequim, Sequim , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Gray Wolf River:
Slab Camp Trailhead, Carlsborg, 2 miles away
Dungeness Forks Campground, Clallam County, 5 miles away
East Crossing Campground, Clallam County, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Gray Wolf River:
Baldy Trail, Clallam , 1 miles away, 13.5 hiking miles, 5411 feet elevation difference
Royal Creek Trail, Kittitas , 2 miles away,  29 hiking miles, 5153 feet elevation difference
Clink Trail, Clallam , 5 miles away,  3.6 hiking miles, 1670 feet elevation difference
Tubal Cain Mine Trail, Jefferson , 6 miles away, 12 hiking miles, 5265 feet elevation difference
Bear Mountain Trail, Clallam , 10 miles away, 2.5 hiking miles, 1626 feet elevation difference
Mount Zion Trail, Clallam , 12 miles away,  7.8 hiking miles, 2262 feet elevation difference
Deadfall Trail, Clallam , 13 miles away,  1.6 hiking miles, 1380 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Gray Wolf River:
Olympic National Park, Port Angeles - WA , 23 miles away
Sequim Bay State Park, Washington , 11 miles away
Lake Cushman State Park, Washington , 21 miles away
Pleasant Harbor State Park, Washington , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Gray Wolf River:
Skyridge Golf Course & Driving Range, Sequim , 8 miles away
Dungeness Golf Course, Sequim , 8 miles away
Maple Lane Inn & Golf Club, Livermore , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Gray Wolf River
Claywood Lake, Jefferson , 15 miles away
Upper Elk Lake, Mason , 18 miles away
Mildred Lakes, Mason , 20 miles away

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