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Washington whitewater, Lyre River

Clallam county, to Lyre River Campground section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V     3 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Port Angeles, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The beautiful scenery of Clallam County and the water flowing gracefully down Lyre River are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. This section of Lyre River in Clallam County is 3 miles long and is a class IV-V section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. This is a bit of a short stretch
    so no need to bring snacks. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the to
Lyre River Campground section is one of them. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. When you're paddling down a Olympic Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so better not  
forget that rivers here are less forgiving. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers.

Briefly about the general area:
Why not go to Low Point also if you're here, and you can go for a hike on the Aurora Trail. Just can't get enough of the Olympic Mountains. Here at Lyre River you'll perhaps meet some folks from Port Angeles, and going for a hike on the Pyramid Mountain Trail is always a splendid adventure. This is a great river. Summer at Lyre River arrives with high temperatures in the 70's.

Lyre River, to Lyre River Campground 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 Lyre River.
 Whitewater Near Lyre River:
Lyre River, Clallam County, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3 miles long (to Lyre River Campground)
Sol Duc River - North Fork, Clallam County, 7 miles away
      Class IV - 5.3 miles long (North Fork Trail Bridge to FR 2918 Bridge)
Sol Duc River, Clallam County, 8 miles away
      Class IV - 3.1 miles long (Salmon Cascade to FR 2918 Bridge)
Sol Duc River - South Fork, Clallam County, 9 miles away
      Class IV+ - 3.2 miles long (FR 2920 Bridge to FR 2918 Bridge)
Sol Duc River, Clallam County, 11 miles away
      Class III - 11 miles long (FR 2918 Bridge to Klahowya Campground)
Goodman Creek, Clallam County, 12 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 1.3 miles long (FR 2931 100 spur access to Sol Duc River)
Hoh River, Jefferson County, 15 miles away
      Class II - 20 miles long (Ranger Station to Highway 101 at Oxbow)
Elwha River, Clallam County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 4.5 miles long (Mills Reservoir to Highway 101)
Hoh River - South Fork, Jefferson County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.7 miles long (Park boundary to South Fork Campground)
Elwha River, Clallam County, 19 miles away
      Class II - 4.9 miles long (Aldwell Reservoir to river mouth)
 Ski Areas Near Lyre River:
Hurricane Ridge Ski Lodge, Washington , 23 miles away, 800 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
Cypress Mountain, British Columbia , 73 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 9 lifts, 52 runs
Grouse Mountain, British Columbia , 78 miles away, 1260 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Mount Seymour, British Columbia , 83 miles away, 1083 foot drop, 5 lifts, 23 runs
 Hotels Near Lyre River:
Lake Crescent Lodge, Port Angeles , 4 miles away
Olympic Lodge, Port Angeles , 27 miles away
Quality Inn Uptown, Port Angeles , 27 miles away
Sol Duc Hot Springs, Port Angeles , 27 miles away
Red Lion Port Angeles, Port Angeles , 27 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Lyre River:
Lyre River Park, Port Angeles, 1 miles away
Log Cabin Resort and Trailer, Port Angeles, 3 miles away
Whiskey Creek Beach, Port Angeles, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Lyre River:
Pyramid Mountain Trail, Clallam , 3 miles away,  5 hiking miles, 2256 feet elevation difference
Aurora Trail, Clallam , 5 miles away, 19.6 hiking miles, 5102 feet elevation difference
North Fork Soleduck River Trail, Clallam , 6 miles away,  15.8 hiking miles, 1478 feet elevation difference
Lovers Lane, Clallam , 8 miles away, 3.4 hiking miles, 475 feet elevation difference
Mink Lake Trail, Clallam , 9 miles away,  7.8 hiking miles, 2790 feet elevation difference
Deer Lake Trail, Clallam , 9 miles away,  6.8 hiking miles, 1835 feet elevation difference
Soleduck Trail, Clallam , 10 miles away,  15.4 hiking miles, 3468 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Lyre River:
Olympic National Park, Port Angeles - WA , 22 miles away
Olympic National Forest, Washington , 38 miles away
Bogachiel State Park, Washington , 38 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Lyre River:
Salt Creek RV Park Golf Course, Port Angeles , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Lyre River
Lake Crescent, Clallam , 4 miles away
Lake Sutherland, Clallam , 9 miles away

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