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Washington whitewater, Puyallup River

Pierce county, Kapowsin Road Bridge to Highway 162 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II     9 miles
  The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Washington is often more difficult than elsewhere, so better not forget that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others too. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop
    paddle, good for a one day paddling trip. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. This section of Puyallup River in Washington is 9 miles long and it is classified as a class II section by American Whitewater. The natural
beauty of Washington and the playfulness of the water make the trip here worthwhile. 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. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good spots for that around  

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Puyallup River you'll probably meet some folks from Orting, and a spree to Saltwater State Park when you're here is never a bad idea. An average amount of rain falls at Puyallup River. Most of the rain falls through December while July is commonly the driest month. Summertime highs at Puyallup River commonly tend to be in the 70's. Throughout the moonlight hours it's mostly in the 50's. During the winter highs are in the 40's with winter lows in the 30's overnight here at Puyallup River.

Puyallup River, Kapowsin Road Bridge to Highway 162 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 Puyallup River.
 Whitewater Near Puyallup River:
Puyallup River, Pierce County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 9 miles long (Kapowsin Road Bridge to Highway 162)
Puyallup River, Pierce County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 6.1 miles long (McMillin to Puyallup)
Carbon River, Pierce County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 9 miles long (177th St. East to Puyallup River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wildwater River Tours, King County, 11 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Mashel River, Pierce County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.5 miles long (Eatonville to Nisqually River confluence)
Green River, King County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 2.8 miles long (Flaming Geyser State Park to 212 Way SE Bridge)
South Praire Creek, Pierce County, 12 miles away
      Class II+ - 5.8 miles long (Lower Burnett to above Carbon River)
Nisqually River, Thurston County, 14 miles away
      Class II - 14 miles long (Mashel River to Mckenna)
Whitewater Outfitter - McFarland Rafting, Pierce County, 14 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Puyallup River, Pierce County, 14 miles away
      Class IV+ - 9 miles long (Niesson Creek to Electron)
 Ski Areas Near Puyallup River:
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 52 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Alpental, Washington , 57 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 58 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
White Pass, Washington , 61 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 70 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 90 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 90 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 91 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Mt.Baker, Washington , 91 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 91 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
 Marinas Near Puyallup River:
Narrows Marina, Auburn , 10 miles away
Chinook Landing Marina, Tacoma , 15 miles away
Continental Marina, Des Moines , 16 miles away
Des Moines Marina, Seattle , 16 miles away
Delin Docks, Tacoma , 16 miles away
 Beaches Near Puyallup River:
Des Moines Beach, King , 16 miles away
Caledonia Beach, Pierce , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Puyallup River:
Hampton Inn And Suites Tacoma-Puyallup WA, Puyallup , 6 miles away
Best Western Premier Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, Puyallup , 6 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Tacoma Puyallup, Puyallup , 6 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites PUYALLUP (TACOMA AREA), Puyallup , 6 miles away
Tayberry Victorian Cottage Bed, Puyallup , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Puyallup River:
Sierra-rainier, Orting, 2 miles away
Meridian Terrace Mobile Manor, Graham, 5 miles away
Rainier View RV Park, Graham, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Puyallup River:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 24 miles away
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 67 miles away
Saltwater State Park, Washington , 15 miles away
Flaming Geyser State Park, Washington , 16 miles away
Dash Point State Park, Washington , 16 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Puyallup River:
Hi-Cedars Golf Club, Orting , 1 miles away
High Cedars Golf Club, Orting , 1 miles away
Lipoma Firs Golf Course, Puyallup , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Puyallup River
Lake Chalet, Pierce , 8 miles away
Tanwax Lake, Pierce , 8 miles away
North Lake, King , 11 miles away

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