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Washington whitewater, Klickitat River

Klickitat county, Klickitat Springs to Fishing Access section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     10.5 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from City of The Dalles, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The natural beauty of Klickitat County and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so if you're not from around here don't forget
    that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Klickitat Springs to Fishing Access section is just one of many. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some
kayaking, either way 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 do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. The Klickitat Springs to Fishing Access stretch of Klickitat River is 10.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class  
II-III section of whitewater. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so why not pack your camp stove too. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. Whitewater paddling here in the Northern Cascade Range is a great experience.

Briefly about the general area:
If you would like a little side journey, try Johnson Canyon, and Mayer State Park is a perfect location. If you want a perfect time in the great outdoors just come on up to the Northern Cascade Range. Lots of folks from Klickitat come to Klickitat River, and spots like Horsethief Lake State Park are nice to stop by.

Klickitat River, Klickitat Springs to Fishing Access road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

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These outdoors activities are available near Klickitat River.
 Whitewater Near Klickitat River:
Klickitat River, Klickitat County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 10.5 miles long (Klickitat Springs to Fishing Access)
Klickitat River, Klickitat County, 7 miles away
      Class V+ - 1 miles long (Fishing Access on Highway 142 to Columbia River)
Swale Creek, Klickitat County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10 miles long (Harris Road to Wahkiacus)
Canyon Creek - Klickitat drainage, -blank- County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5 miles long (Soda Springs Road to Little Klickitat)
Klickitat River, Klickitat County, 10 miles away
      Class II - 16.2 miles long (Leidl Campground to Klickitat Springs)
Little Klickitat River, Klickitat County, 17 miles away
      Class IV-V - 9.7 miles long (Olsen Road to Klickitat River)
Rattlesnake Creek, Klickitat County, 18 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 3 miles long (mile 3 to White Salmon)
Klickitat River, Klickitat County, 19 miles away
      Class III+ - 21 miles long (Yakama Reservation to Leidl Campground)
Whitewater Outfitter - River Drifters, Klickitat County, 22 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Wet Planet Rafting & Kayaking, Klickitat County, 22 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Klickitat River:
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 35 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 40 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 43 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
White Pass, Washington , 44 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 47 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 59 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 80 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 82 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Alpental, Washington , 82 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Mission Ridge, Washington , 90 miles away, 2250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
 Hotels Near Klickitat River:
Cousins Country Inn, The Dalles , 9 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites The Dalles, The Dalles , 9 miles away
Super 8 The Dalles OR, The Dalles , 9 miles away
Oregon Motor Motel, The Dalles , 9 miles away
Comfort Inn Columbia Gorge, The Dalles , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Klickitat River:
Mineral Springs, Klickitat, 4 miles away
Turkey Hole, Lyle, 4 miles away
Soda Springs Campground, Klickitat County, 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Klickitat River:
Horsethief Lake State Park, Washington , 7 miles away
Mayer State Park, Oregon , 10 miles away
Memaloose State Park, Oregon , 11 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Klickitat River:
Dalles Country Club, The Dalles , 7 miles away

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