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Mason county, Hamma Hamma Campground to gorge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     5 miles
  The Hamma Hamma Campground to gorge section of Hamma Hamma River in Washington is 5 miles long and has been rated as a class III-IV section by American Whitewater. The starting point is not too far from Shelton, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so keep in mind that a large number of rivers
    in this state are not easy. Getting a good workout and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people. This is a pretty decent length section, you can easily run it on an afternoon. The
Hamma Hamma Campground to gorge stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. The natural beauty of Washington and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream attract people from near and far. The river winds through the Olympic Mountains and you get great scenery. The campgrounds here at Hamma Hamma River are pretty good. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area  
has a large number of paddling spots. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly about the general area:
A tour to Lake Cushman State Park when you're here at Hamma Hamma River is never a bad idea, and you'll probably meet some folks from Lilliwaup here. Whohoo, so many fun things in one place! The Olympic Mountains rocks! Potlatch State Park is a good site to explore on a gorgeous day, and you can have a fine hiking adventure along the Mount Jupiter Trail.

Hamma Hamma River, Hamma Hamma Campground to gorge road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


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These outdoors activities are available near Hamma Hamma River.
 Whitewater Near Hamma Hamma River:
Hamma Hamma River, Mason County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Hamma Hamma Campground to gorge)
Jefferson Creek, Mason County, 2 miles away
      Class V - 2.1 miles long (Elk Lake to Hamma Hamma)
Duckabush River, Jefferson County, 6 miles away
      Class IV - 6.2 miles long (2515 Bridge to Highway 101)
Dosewallips River, Jefferson County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 5.2 miles long (Elkhorn Campground to Six Mile Bridge)
Dosewallips River, Jefferson County, 8 miles away
      Class V+ - 3 miles long (Dosewallips Falls to Elkhorn Campground)
Hamma Hamma River, Mason County, 8 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.5 miles long (Boulder Creek to Hamma Hamma Campground)
Dosewallips River, Jefferson County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Six Mile Bridge to Dosewallips State Park)
Big Quilcene River, Jefferson County, 14 miles away
      Class V+ - 2 miles long (Tunnel Creek to Rainbow Campground)
Big Quilcene River, Jefferson County, 15 miles away
      Class IV+ - 3.2 miles long (Rainbow Campground to fish hatchery)
Skokomish River - North Fork, Mason County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 1.5 miles long (Staircase to Lake Cushman)
 Ski Areas Near Hamma Hamma River:
Hurricane Ridge Ski Lodge, Washington , 34 miles away, 800 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
Mount Seymour, British Columbia , 84 miles away, 1083 foot drop, 5 lifts, 23 runs
Grouse Mountain, British Columbia , 84 miles away, 1260 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Cypress Mountain, British Columbia , 85 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 9 lifts, 52 runs
 Marinas Near Hamma Hamma River:
Pleasant Harbor Marina, Brinnon , 13 miles away
Home Port Marina, Brinnon , 13 miles away
 Beaches Near Hamma Hamma River:
Maple Beach, Kitsap , 17 miles away
Scenic Beach, Kitsap , 18 miles away
Miami Beach, Kitsap , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Hamma Hamma River:
Super 8 Shelton, Shelton , 17 miles away
Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton , 21 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites SEQUIM, Sequim , 23 miles away
Days Inn & Suites Sequim, Sequim , 23 miles away
Red Lion Inn & Suites Sequim, Sequim , 23 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Hamma Hamma River:
Hamma Hamma, Lilliwaup, 2 miles away
Lena Creek Campground, Mason County, 3 miles away
Melbourne Lake, Hoodsport, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Hamma Hamma River:
Mount Jupiter Trail, Jefferson , 8 miles away,  12 hiking miles, 3830 feet elevation difference
Royal Creek Trail, Kittitas , 15 miles away,  29 hiking miles, 5153 feet elevation difference
Tubal Cain Mine Trail, Jefferson , 16 miles away, 12 hiking miles, 5265 feet elevation difference
Deadfall Trail, Clallam , 17 miles away,  1.6 hiking miles, 1380 feet elevation difference
Mount Zion Trail, Clallam , 17 miles away,  7.8 hiking miles, 2262 feet elevation difference
Baldy Trail, Clallam , 18 miles away, 13.5 hiking miles, 5411 feet elevation difference
Bear Mountain Trail, Clallam , 19 miles away, 2.5 hiking miles, 1626 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Hamma Hamma River:
Olympic National Park, Port Angeles - WA , 35 miles away
Lake Cushman State Park, Washington , 9 miles away
Potlatch State Park, Washington , 11 miles away
Twanoh State Park, Washington , 13 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Hamma Hamma River:
Lake Cushman Golf Course, Hoodsport , 10 miles away
Lake Limerick Country Club, Shelton , 14 miles away
Bayshore Golf Club, Shelton , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Hamma Hamma River
Upper Elk Lake, Mason , 3 miles away
Tenas Lake, Mason , 5 miles away
Lake Standstill, Mason , 11 miles away

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