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Washington whitewater, Quartz Creek

Skamania county, Snaggletooth Creek to Lewis River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V+     5 miles
  The scenic beauty of Washington and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Washington you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. If you're coming from Hood River it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, please print out a copy of the road
    map further down the page so you won’t get lost. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. You might have
to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling rivers. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Snaggletooth Creek to Lewis River stretch is one of them. This stretch is mid length,  
suitable for an afternoon trip. Whitewater paddling here in the Northern Cascade Range is a great experience. The Snaggletooth Creek to Lewis River stretch of Quartz Creek in Washington is 5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class IV-V+ section of whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
When you're here at Quartz Creek it's always fun to visit Gifford Pinchot National Forest; Quartz Creek is right by the Wildcat Trail. All year is a great time in the Northern Cascade Range if you like the outdoors. Take a hike on the Table Mountain Trail. High temperatures at Quartz Creek throughout the warm days of summer are in the 70's with overnight lows in the 40's.

Quartz Creek, Snaggletooth Creek to Lewis 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 Quartz Creek.
 Whitewater Near Quartz Creek:
Quartz Creek, Skamania County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5 miles long (Snaggletooth Creek to Lewis River)
McCoy Creek, Lewis County, 4 miles away
      Class V - 7.8 miles long (milepost 8 to Yellowjacket Creek)
Lewis River - North Fork, -blank- County, 6 miles away
      Class IV - 3.4 miles long (FR 88 to Quartz Creek)
Rush Creek, Skamania County, 8 miles away
      Class V+ - 5 miles long (Meadow Creek to FR 90)
Lewis River - North Fork, Skamania County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 8 miles long (Cussed Hollow to FR 9039)
Yellowjacket Creek, Skamania/Lewis County, 9 miles away
      Class IV - 5.2 miles long (Veta Creek to Cispus River confluence)
Cispus River, Lewis County, 10 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 9.5 miles long (FR 23 Bridge to FR 28 Bridge)
Lewis River - North Fork, -blank- County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Twin Falls to FR 88)
Lewis River - North Fork, Cowlitz County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.5 miles long (FR 9039 to Swift Reservoir)
Cispus River, Lewis County, 12 miles away
      Class III - 20.2 miles long (Road 28 Bridge to Scanewa Reservoir)
 Ski Areas Near Quartz Creek:
White Pass, Washington , 36 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 40 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 42 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 42 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 43 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 43 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 64 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Alpental, Washington , 65 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 80 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 86 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
 Hotels Near Quartz Creek:
Skamania Lodge, Stevenson , 11 miles away
Carson Hot Springs Resort, Carson River Valley , 20 miles away
Carson Ridge Private Luxury Ca, Carson River Valley , 23 miles away
Rodeway Inn Stevenson, Stevenson , 25 miles away
Best Western Plus Columbia River Inn, Cascade Locks , 26 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Quartz Creek:
Lewis River Horse Camp, Randle, 3 miles away
Tillicum, Stevenson, 4 miles away
Tillicum Campground, Skamania County, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Quartz Creek:
Wildcat Trail, Skamania , 10 miles away, 3.4 hiking miles, 2402 feet elevation difference
Table Mountain Trail, Skamania , 10 miles away, 5.3 hiking miles, 2007 feet elevation difference
Ridge Trail, Skamania , 11 miles away, 3 hiking miles, 773 feet elevation difference
East Crater Trail, Skamania , 11 miles away,  11.2 hiking miles, 1609 feet elevation difference
Falls Creek Trail, Skamania , 14 miles away, 9.1 hiking miles, 2402 feet elevation difference
Lava Butte Trail, Skamania , 14 miles away, 5 hiking miles, 1401 feet elevation difference
Klickitat Trail, Lewis , 14 miles away,  4.2 hiking miles, 1263 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Quartz Creek:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 28 miles away
Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington , 3 miles away
Starvation Creek State Park, Oregon , 26 miles away
Viento State Park, Oregon , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Quartz Creek:
Carson Mineral Hot Springs-Carson WA Golf Course, Stevenson , 18 miles away
Maple Grove RV Resort & Golf Course, Randle , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Quartz Creek
Placid Lake, Skamania , 8 miles away
Lone Tree Lake, Lewis , 14 miles away

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