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Washington whitewater, McCoy Creek

Lewis county, milepost 8 to Yellowjacket Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V     7.8 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Hood River, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. This stretch of McCoy Creek in Lewis County is 7.8 miles long and is a class V section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The nature scenery of Washington and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming
    back for more. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling places. This stretch is mid length, suitable for an afternoon
trip. When you're paddling down a Northern Cascade Range river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the milepost 8 to Yellowjacket Creek stretch is one of them. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the sections here are not safe for  
beginners. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set.

Briefly about the general area:
A trip to Gifford Pinchot National Forest invigorates the spirit, and the Klickitat Trail offers hiking at its best. Whohoo, so much entertaining stuff in one place! The Northern Cascade Range rules! Why not take a refreshing hike along the Pompey Peak Trail. All through the summertime highs here at McCoy Creek reach the 70's with night lows in the 40's. The wintertime brings highs down to the 40's; through the dark hours in the wintertime at McCoy Creek temperatures fall to the 30's.

McCoy Creek, milepost 8 to Yellowjacket Creek 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 McCoy Creek.
 Whitewater Near McCoy Creek:
Yellowjacket Creek, Skamania/Lewis County, 3 miles away
      Class IV - 5.2 miles long (Veta Creek to Cispus River confluence)
McCoy Creek, Lewis County, 3 miles away
      Class V - 7.8 miles long (milepost 8 to Yellowjacket Creek)
Cispus River, Lewis County, 5 miles away
      Class III - 20.2 miles long (Road 28 Bridge to Scanewa Reservoir)
Cispus River, Lewis County, 6 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 9.5 miles long (FR 23 Bridge to FR 28 Bridge)
Quartz Creek, Skamania County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5 miles long (Snaggletooth Creek to Lewis River)
Lewis River - North Fork, -blank- County, 9 miles away
      Class IV - 3.4 miles long (FR 88 to Quartz Creek)
Cispus River, Lewis County, 11 miles away
      Class V+ - 5.9 miles long (Adams Fork to FR 23 Bridge)
Cispus River - North Fork, Lewis County, 12 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.7 miles long (FR 22 Bridge to North Fork Campground)
Lewis River - North Fork, -blank- County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Twin Falls to FR 88)
Lewis River - North Fork, Skamania County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV - 8 miles long (Cussed Hollow to FR 9039)
 Ski Areas Near McCoy Creek:
White Pass, Washington , 33 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 37 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 46 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 49 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 49 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 50 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 58 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Alpental, Washington , 59 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 74 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 92 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
 Hotels Near McCoy Creek:
Skamania Lodge, Stevenson , 16 miles away
Carson Hot Springs Resort, Carson River Valley , 27 miles away
Carson Ridge Private Luxury Ca, Carson River Valley , 29 miles away
Rodeway Inn Stevenson, Stevenson , 31 miles away
Best Western Plus Columbia River Inn, Cascade Locks , 33 miles away
 Campgrounds Near McCoy Creek:
Pole Patch Campground, Skamania County, 6 miles away
North Fork, Randle, 6 miles away
North Fork Campground And Group - Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Randle, 6 miles away
 Trails Near McCoy Creek:
Klickitat Trail, Lewis , 9 miles away,  4.2 hiking miles, 1263 feet elevation difference
Pompey Peak Trail, Lewis , 9 miles away,  7 hiking miles, 3836 feet elevation difference
Purcell Mountain Trail, Lewis , 11 miles away, 8.5 hiking miles, 5050 feet elevation difference
Table Mountain Trail, Skamania , 11 miles away, 5.3 hiking miles, 2007 feet elevation difference
Davis Mountain Trail, Lewis , 12 miles away, 6.7 hiking miles, 3121 feet elevation difference
Dry Creek Trail, Lewis , 12 miles away, 6.4 hiking miles, 5447 feet elevation difference
Wildcat Trail, Skamania , 12 miles away, 3.4 hiking miles, 2402 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near McCoy Creek:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 22 miles away
Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington , 5 miles away
Starvation Creek State Park, Oregon , 32 miles away
Viento State Park, Oregon , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near McCoy Creek:
Maple Grove RV Resort & Golf Course, Randle , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near McCoy Creek
Lone Tree Lake, Lewis , 7 miles away
Placid Lake, Skamania , 14 miles away

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