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Washington whitewater, Little Klickitat River

Klickitat county, Olsen Road to Klickitat River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V     9.7 miles
  The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often tougher than in other states, so keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less manageable. The Olsen Road to Klickitat River stretch of Little Klickitat River is 9.7 miles long and has been rated as a class IV-V section by American Whitewater. The wonderful Washington scenery and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Whitewater paddling
    here in the Northern Cascade Range is a great experience. The Olsen Road to Klickitat River stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots
of good places for that around here. This stretch is mid length, you can easily run it on an afternoon. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. There's camping available near Little Klickitat River. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came.  
The starting location is a reasonable drive from City of The Dalles, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost.

Briefly about the general area:
If you're stopping by Little Klickitat River from Centerville, you won't be the only one. Don't leave Little Klickitat River without going to Horsethief Lake State Park, and a glorious place like Maryhill State Park is too delightful to leave out. This is a really good river. All through the summertime at Little Klickitat River temperatures are mostly in the 70's. For the period of the dark hours of summer temperatures plunge down into the 40's.

Little Klickitat River, Olsen Road to Klickitat River 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 Little Klickitat River.
 Whitewater Near Little Klickitat River:
Little Klickitat River, Klickitat County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V - 9.7 miles long (Olsen Road to Klickitat River)
Swale Creek, Klickitat County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10 miles long (Harris Road to Wahkiacus)
Canyon Creek - Klickitat drainage, -blank- County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5 miles long (Soda Springs Road to Little Klickitat)
Klickitat River, Klickitat County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 10.5 miles long (Klickitat Springs to Fishing Access)
Klickitat River, Klickitat County, 12 miles away
      Class II - 16.2 miles long (Leidl Campground to Klickitat Springs)
Klickitat River, Klickitat County, 19 miles away
      Class V+ - 1 miles long (Fishing Access on Highway 142 to Columbia River)
Klickitat River, Klickitat County, 25 miles away
      Class III+ - 21 miles long (Yakama Reservation to Leidl Campground)
Deschutes River, Wasco County, 28 miles away
      Class III - 44 miles long (Sherar's Falls to Columbia River)
White River, Wasco County, 29 miles away
      Class V - 0.25 miles long (Celestial Falls)
 Ski Areas Near Little Klickitat River:
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 47 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
White Pass, Washington , 48 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 52 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 55 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 59 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 63 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 81 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Mission Ridge, Washington , 82 miles away, 2250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
Alpental, Washington , 83 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 91 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
 Hotels Near Little Klickitat River:
Quality Inn & Suites, Goldendale , 13 miles away
Shilo Inn Suites Hotel The Dalles, The Dalles , 15 miles away
Comfort Inn Columbia Gorge, The Dalles , 15 miles away
Celilo Inn, The Dalles , 15 miles away
RR Guesthouse, The Dalles , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little Klickitat River:
Avery, Wishram, 8 miles away
Mineral Springs, Klickitat, 9 miles away
Celilo, Wishram, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little Klickitat River:
Horsethief Lake State Park, Washington , 11 miles away
Maryhill State Park, Washington , 13 miles away
Mayer State Park, Oregon , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Little Klickitat River:
Goldendale Golf Club, Goldendale , 11 miles away
Dalles Country Club, The Dalles , 18 miles away

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