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Washington whitewater, Satsop River - West Fork

Grays Harbor county, FR 23 to FR 2260 Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV+     4 miles
  The average Washington whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. The beautiful scenery of Washington and the water flowing gracefully down Satsop River - West Fork attract people from near and far. The FR 23 to FR 2260 Bridge stretch of Satsop River - West Fork in Washington is 4 miles
    long and it is classified as a class IV+ section by American Whitewater. This stretch has has enough mileage, you can easily run it on an afternoon. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others
too. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling spots. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great attractions for lots of people. The beautiful Olympic Mountains scenery is an added bonus. The campgrounds here at Satsop River - West Fork are pretty good. The starting location is a short drive from Aberdeen, please print out a copy  
of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of people from Matlock here, and Schafer State Park is a good site to go to on a wonderful day. That right there is loads of cool things already but it goes on, the Olympic Mountains has it all. Going to Olympic National Forest next to Satsop River - West Fork is a fine thing to do. Through the summer at Satsop River - West Fork highs are usually in the 70's.

Satsop River - West Fork, FR 23 to FR 2260 Bridge 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 Satsop River - West Fork.
 Whitewater Near Satsop River - West Fork:
Satsop River - West Fork, Grays Harbor County, 1 miles away
      Class IV+ - 4 miles long (FR 23 to FR 2260 Bridge)
Satsop River - West Fork, Grays Harbor County, 1 miles away
      Class II - 33 miles long (FR 2260 Bridge to West Satsop Road)
Wynoochee River, Grays Harbor County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III(V) - 11.1 miles long (Wynoochee Reservoir to Save Creek)
Canyon River - Satsop Tributary, Grays Harbor County, 4 miles away
      Class II - 12.5 miles long (FR 2260 to Cougar Smith Road)
Big Creek, Grays Harbor County, 6 miles away
      Class III - 2 miles long (Bridge above Narrows to South Boundary Road Bridge)
Satsop River - Middle Fork, Mason/Grays Harbor County, 7 miles away
      Class II - 17.2 miles long (Access off Kelly Hall Road to Tornow Road)
Satsop River - Middle Fork, Mason County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.3 miles long (Baker Creek to road off Kelly Hall Road)
Satsop River - Middle Fork, Mason County, 8 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 6.5 miles long (Walter Creek to Baker Creek)
Baker Creek, Mason County County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.5 miles long (Old Bridge to Middle Satsop)
Humptulips River - East Fork, Grays Harbor County, 11 miles away
      Class III - 5 miles long (FR 2206 access to FR 22 Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Satsop River - West Fork:
Hurricane Ridge Ski Lodge, Washington , 30 miles away, 800 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
Cypress Mountain, British Columbia , 99 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 9 lifts, 52 runs
 Hotels Near Satsop River - West Fork:
GuestHouse Inn & Suites Montes, Montesano , 17 miles away
Rain Forest Resort Village, Quinault , 20 miles away
Stay Beyond Inn And Suites, Elma , 20 miles away
Lake Quinault Lodge, Quinault , 20 miles away
Best Western Plus Aberdeen, Aberdeen , 24 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Satsop River - West Fork:
Chetwood, Quinault, 4 miles away
Coho Campground, Grays Harbor County, 4 miles away
Satsop Lake, Matlock, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Satsop River - West Fork:
Skyline Trail, Jefferson , 15 miles away,  52.4 hiking miles, 5309 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Satsop River - West Fork:
Olympic National Park, Port Angeles - WA , 33 miles away
Fort Clatsop National Memorial, Astoria - OR , 57 miles away
Olympic National Forest, Washington , 4 miles away
Schafer State Park, Washington , 13 miles away
Lake Sylvia State Park, Washington , 16 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Satsop River - West Fork:
Oaksridge Golf Course, Elma , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Satsop River - West Fork
Wynoochee Lake, Grays Harbor , 4 miles away
Pine Lake, Mason , 7 miles away
Lilly Lake, Jefferson , 18 miles away

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