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Washington whitewater, Little Washougal River

Clark county, Boulder Creek to Washougal River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III(IV)     6.8 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. This stretch of Little Washougal River is 6.8 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-III(IV) section. On this section you do get some distance, it's good length for a morning trip. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers
    here a bit more challenging, so better not forget that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near. Some people prefer whitewater
rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling spots. If you'll be staying in a hotel you're in luck, lodging is available very near the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The scenic beauty of Washington and the water flowing gracefully down Little Washougal River will make you feel great. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Boulder Creek  
to Washougal River section is one of them. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The beauty of the Northern Cascade Range is a great plus for this river.

Briefly about the general area:
This is a popular location for folks from Washougal, and you certainly ought to go to Lewis and Clark State Park since you're here. So many exciting things in the Northern Cascade Range, just tremendous. Nothing beats kicking back at Sundial Beach, and Dabney State Park is both delightful and gorgeous. This river is always fun. During the warmest time of the year highs here at Little Washougal River reach the 70's with nighttime lows in the 40's.

Little Washougal River, Boulder Creek to Washougal 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 Washougal River.
 Whitewater Near Little Washougal River:
Little Washougal River, Clark County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 6.8 miles long (Boulder Creek to Washougal River)
Washougal River, Clark/ Skamania County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7.3 miles long (Highway 140 to Washougal)
Rock Creek - Lewis drainage, Clark County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 3 miles long (Dole Valley Road to East Fork Lewis River)
Washougal River - North Fork, Skamania County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7 miles long (Mile 7 to Washougal River)
Lewis River - East Fork, Clark County, 9 miles away
      Class III-V - 2.7 miles long (Rock Creek to Moulton Falls Park)
Lewis River - East Fork, Clark County, 10 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 11.5 miles long (Moulton Falls to Lewisville Park)
Lewis River - East Fork, Clark County, 10 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 4 miles long (Sunset Falls to bl. Horshoe Falls)
Copper Creek, Skamania/Clark County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6.1 miles long (road's end to East Fork Lewis)
Fly Creek, Clark County, 12 miles away
      Class V+ - 5.5 miles long (Little Fly Creek to Canyon Creek)
Sandy River, Clackamas / Multnomah County, 13 miles away
      Class II - 13.5 miles long (Revenue Bridge to Oxbow Park)
 Ski Areas Near Little Washougal River:
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 43 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 46 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 49 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 52 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 68 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
White Pass, Washington , 81 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 86 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 91 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
 Marinas Near Little Washougal River:
Big Eddy Marina, Portland , 10 miles away
Ducks Moorage, Portland , 10 miles away
Will Jan Moorage, Portland , 10 miles away
 Beaches Near Little Washougal River:
Sundial Beach, Multnomah , 6 miles away
Broughton Beach, Multnomah , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Little Washougal River:
Best Western Plus Parkersville Inn & Suites, Washougal , 4 miles away
Comfort Inn Columbia Gorge Gateway, Troutdale , 6 miles away
Holiday Inn Express PORTLAND EAST - TROUTDALE, Troutdale , 6 miles away
Travelodge East Portland/Gresham, Troutdale , 8 miles away
Best Western Plus Cascade Inn & Suites, Troutdale , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little Washougal River:
Jones Creek Campground, Clark County, 2 miles away
Reed Island State Park, Washougal, 4 miles away
Cold Creek Campground, Clark County, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Little Washougal River:
Washougal Trail, Skamania , 16 miles away, 3.6 hiking miles, 2131 feet elevation difference
Horseshoe Ridge Trail, Skamania , 19 miles away, 4.8 hiking miles, 2830 feet elevation difference
Green Leaf Trail, Skamania , 20 miles away, 2.9 hiking miles, 727 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Little Washougal River:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 58 miles away
Lewis and Clark State Park, Oregon , 5 miles away
Dabney State Park, Oregon , 5 miles away
Portland Women's Forum State Park, Oregon , 7 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Little Washougal River:
Orchard Hills Golf And Country Club, Washougal , 3 miles away
Distillery Golf Course, Troutdale , 7 miles away
Camas Meadows Golf Club, Camas , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Little Washougal River
Sesters Reservoirs, Multnomah , 8 miles away
Blue Lake, Multnomah , 9 miles away
North Fork Reservoir, Clackamas , 20 miles away

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