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Washington whitewater, Green River

King county, Green River Gorge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     5 miles
  If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so don't forget that the rivers in this state are less manageable. The wonderful King County scenery and the cool fresh water have people coming here. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. This stretch has has enough
    mileage, good for a one day paddling trip. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Green River Gorge section is just one of many. There are nice comfortable hotels here, but if you donít have reservations
you might end up sleeping in your car. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. The Green River Gorge stretch of Green River in King County is 5 miles long and is a class III-IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this  
general area you'll find lots of paddling places. When you're paddling down a Northern Cascade Range river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too.

Briefly about the general area:
Nolte State Park is a tremendous spot to stop at; if you're visiting from Black Diamond, you won't be the only one. Just can't get enough of the Northern Cascade Range. Go for a hike on the Clearwater Trail; if you're looking for a beach nearby we recommend Alexander Beach. Coming to this river is always a good idea. Flaming Geyser State Park is a great location; there are great places to discover along the Summit Lake Trail.

Green River, Green River Gorge 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 Green River.
 Whitewater Near Green River:
Cedar River, King County, 4 miles away
      Class II - 15.5 miles long (Landsburg bridge to Maplewood Roadside Park)
Green River, King County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Green River Gorge)
White River, Pierce County, 7 miles away
      Class II - 12.5 miles long (Buckley to Auburn)
Green River, King County, 8 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 3.5 miles long (Headworks to Kanaskat-Palmer State Park)
South Praire Creek, Pierce County, 10 miles away
      Class II+ - 5.8 miles long (Lower Burnett to above Carbon River)
South Praire Creek, Pierce County, 11 miles away
      Class V - 6.6 miles long (East Fork to Spiketon Road)
Green River, King County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 2.8 miles long (Flaming Geyser State Park to 212 Way SE Bridge)
Raging River, King County, 11 miles away
      Class III+ - 5 miles long (Preston to Fall City)
Carbon River, Pierce County, 13 miles away
      Class II - 9 miles long (177th St. East to Puyallup River)
Carbon River, Pierce County, 14 miles away
      Class V - 9 miles long (Fairfax to 177th St. East)
 Ski Areas Near Green River:
Alpental, Washington , 38 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 38 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 39 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 50 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
White Pass, Washington , 50 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt.Baker, Washington , 76 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 92 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 94 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 94 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 95 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
 Marinas Near Green River:
Narrows Marina, Auburn , 17 miles away
Kristalinskaia Marina, Bellevue , 19 miles away
 Beaches Near Green River:
Alexander Beach, King , 14 miles away
Rosemont Beach, King , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Green River:
GuestHouse Inn Enumclaw, Lincoln , 5 miles away
Lindas By The Lake, Maple Valley , 7 miles away
Econo Lodge Buckley, Buckley , 8 miles away
SpringHill Suites Seattle Issaquah, Issaquah , 13 miles away
Holiday Inn SEATTLE-ISSAQUAH, Issaquah , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Green River:
Green River Gorge Resort, Enumclaw, 1 miles away
Kanaskat Palmer State Park, Ravensdale, 4 miles away
Enumclaw Expo Center RV Park, Enumclaw, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Green River:
Summit Lake Trail, Pierce , 15 miles away, 5.1 hiking miles, 1322 feet elevation difference
Clearwater Trail, Pierce , 15 miles away, 10.6 hiking miles, 2788 feet elevation difference
Paul Peak Trail, Pierce , 18 miles away,  3 hiking miles, 1081 feet elevation difference
Ipsut Creek Trail, Pierce , 18 miles away, 4.8 hiking miles, 3790 feet elevation difference
Carbon Trail, Pierce , 19 miles away, 11.4 hiking miles, 3299 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Green River:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 26 miles away
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 59 miles away
Nolte State Park, Washington , 2 miles away
Flaming Geyser State Park, Washington , 4 miles away
Kanaskat-Palmer State Park, Washington , 5 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Green River:
Enumclaw Golf Course, Enumclaw , 5 miles away
Black Diamond Golf, Black Diamond , 5 miles away
The Links At Olson Mansion Golf Course, Maple Valley , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Green River
Deep Lake, King , 2 miles away
Lake Kathleen, King , 12 miles away
Lake Alice, King , 12 miles away

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