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Washington whitewater, Hangman Creek

Spokane county, Lower section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II+     7.5 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Spokane, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The scenic beauty of Washington and the water flowing gracefully down Hangman Creek are reasons enough to come here and paddle. There's camping available near Hangman Creek. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master in this state than those in other states, so you'd better keep in
    mind that rivers here are less forgiving. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. The Lower section of Hangman Creek is 7.5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater
to be a class II+ section. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, suitable for an afternoon trip.

Briefly about the general area:
A glorious place next to Hangman Creek is Hangman
Valley, and Riverside State Park is both pleasant and stunning. A journey to Hangman Creek wouldn't be complete without taking a look at Spokane Falls. Hangman Creek is not far at all from Spokane. Hangman Creek is pretty dried up regularly. December is when you get the most snow here; the driest month of the year is July. Throughout the summertime months highs here at Hangman Creek reach the 80's, and the night is a tad cooler of course, regularly in the 50's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 30's, and nighttime lows in the 20's for Hangman Creek.

Hangman Creek, Lower 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 Hangman Creek.
 Whitewater Near Hangman Creek:
Whitewater Outfitter - Flow Adventures, Spokane County, 1 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Hangman Creek, Spokane County, 2 miles away
      Class II+ - 7.5 miles long (Lower)
Spokane River, Spokane County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 6.5 miles long (T.Highway Menach Bridge in Spokane to Plese Flats)
Hangman Creek, Spokane/Whitman County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 10 miles long (Upper)
Rock Creek - Latah Creek Tributary, Spokane County, 21 miles away
      Class II-III - 13.5 miles long (Rockford to Hangman Creek)
Spokane River, Spokane County, 22 miles away
      Class II - 5.5 miles long (Harvard Park to Mirabeau Park)
Spokane River, Spokane County, 27 miles away
      Class II(III) - 0 miles long (Dead Dog Park and Play)
 Ski Areas Near Hangman Creek:
Mt. Spokane, Washington , 27 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
49 Degrees North, Washington , 33 miles away, 1851 foot drop, 6 lifts, 68 runs
Schweitzer, Idaho , 66 miles away, 2400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 59 runs
Red Mountain, British Columbia , 74 miles away, 2919 foot drop, 6 lifts, 87 runs
Bluewood, Washington , 77 miles away, 1125 foot drop, 3 lifts, 23 runs
Whitewater, British Columbia , 87 miles away, 1300 foot drop, 3 lifts, 43 runs
Silver Mountain, Idaho , 89 miles away, 2200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 73 runs
Spout Springs, Oregon , 97 miles away, 600 foot drop, 2 lifts, 14 runs
 Beaches Near Hangman Creek:
Sandy Beach, Spokane , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Hangman Creek:
The Madison Inn By Riversage, Spokane , 2 miles away
Ruby2, Spokane , 2 miles away
Hotel Ruby, Spokane , 2 miles away
Montvale Hotel, Spokane , 2 miles away
The Spokane Club Inn, Spokane , 2 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Hangman Creek:
Cedar Village Motel, Spokane, 1 miles away
Hilltop Mobile Home Park, Spokane, 1 miles away
Overland Station RV Park, Spokane, 1 miles away
 Public Lands Near Hangman Creek:
Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area, Coulee Dam - WA , 64 miles away
Riverside State Park, Washington , 8 miles away
Mount Spokane State Park, Washington , 26 miles away
Steptoe Butte State Park, Washington , 29 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Hangman Creek:
Eagle Ridge Short Course, Spokane , 1 miles away
Hangman Valley Golf Course, Spokane , 2 miles away
Sun Dance Golf Course, Spokane , 2 miles away
 Lakes Near Hangman Creek
Fish Lake, Spokane , 8 miles away
Willow Lake, Spokane , 14 miles away
Clear Lake, Spokane , 19 miles away

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