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Washington whitewater, Silver Creek

Lewis county, Lynx Creek to Mary Kiona Park section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V     4.5 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so better not forget that the rivers in this state are less manageable. The beautiful scenery of Washington and the playfulness of the water beats anything. This section of Silver Creek in Lewis County is 4.5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class V section. This is a pretty decent length section, suitable for an afternoon trip. There
    are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. There's camping available near Silver Creek. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. Some people prefer
whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of places for that. The starting point is not too far from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, as you can see on the road map further down. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The beautiful Northern Cascade Range scenery is an added bonus.

Briefly about the general area:
All our national parks are perfect places to pop by, and Mount Rainier National Park is no exception. Silver Creek is right by the Purcell Mountain Trail, and at Silver Creek you always meet someone from Randle. This river is a great place to visit. Take a hike on the Silver Creek Trail. Through the summertime at Silver Creek temperatures are ordinarily in the 70's. When the night sets in temperatures sink down into the 40's. Daytime highs through the winter are in the 40's, and night lows at Silver Creek through the winter mostly drop into the 30's. The high level of rainfall makes Silver Creek a pretty wet location.

Silver Creek, Lynx Creek to Mary Kiona Park 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 Silver Creek.
 Whitewater Near Silver Creek:
Silver Creek, Lewis County, 1 miles away
      Class V - 4.5 miles long (Lynx Creek to Mary Kiona Park)
Cispus River, Lewis County, 9 miles away
      Class III - 20.2 miles long (Road 28 Bridge to Scanewa Reservoir)
Yellowjacket Creek, Skamania/Lewis County, 11 miles away
      Class IV - 5.2 miles long (Veta Creek to Cispus River confluence)
Mineral Creek - North Fork, Lewis County, 11 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 6 miles long (Gale to Mineral Creek)
Skate Creek, Lewis County, 12 miles away
      Class III+ - 3.1 miles long (Johnson Creek to Craig Road)
Cowlitz River, Lewis County, 13 miles away
      Class III - 9 miles long (Cispus River to Riffe Lake)
McCoy Creek, Lewis County, 16 miles away
      Class V - 7.8 miles long (milepost 8 to Yellowjacket Creek)
Cispus River, Lewis County, 16 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 9.5 miles long (FR 23 Bridge to FR 28 Bridge)
Butter Creek, Lewis County, 16 miles away
      Class III - 2.5 miles long (along FR 5270)
Mineral Creek, Lewis County, 17 miles away
      Class II - 5.5 miles long (North Fork to Alder Lake)
 Ski Areas Near Silver Creek:
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 36 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
White Pass, Washington , 37 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 53 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Alpental, Washington , 54 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 59 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 61 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 61 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 61 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 69 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
 Hotels Near Silver Creek:
Skamania Lodge, Stevenson , 25 miles away
Econo Lodge Buckley, Buckley , 29 miles away
GuestHouse Inn Enumclaw, Lincoln , 31 miles away
Carson Hot Springs Resort, Carson River Valley , 37 miles away
Best Western Premier Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, Puyallup , 38 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Silver Creek:
Silver Creek Campground, Lewis County, 1 miles away
Shady Firs RV Park and Campground, Randle, 2 miles away
Atkisson - Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Randle, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Silver Creek:
Purcell Mountain Trail, Lewis , 6 miles away, 8.5 hiking miles, 5050 feet elevation difference
Silver Creek Trail, Lewis , 6 miles away, 4.7 hiking miles, 718 feet elevation difference
Big Creek Trail, Lewis , 6 miles away, 5 hiking miles, 1356 feet elevation difference
Osborne Mountain Trail, Lewis , 7 miles away, 5.5 hiking miles, 3193 feet elevation difference
Willame Trail, Lewis , 10 miles away, 3.5 hiking miles, 921 feet elevation difference
Davis Mountain Trail, Lewis , 10 miles away, 6.7 hiking miles, 3121 feet elevation difference
Pompey Peak Trail, Lewis , 10 miles away,  7 hiking miles, 3836 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Silver Creek:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 9 miles away
Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington , 18 miles away
Federation Forest State Park, Washington , 32 miles away
Nolte State Park, Washington , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Silver Creek:
Maple Grove RV Resort & Golf Course, Randle , 3 miles away
Ironwood Green, Glenoma , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Silver Creek
Lone Tree Lake, Lewis , 7 miles away
Lake Christine, Pierce , 10 miles away

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