US Whitewater > Washington > Skokomish River - South Fork



Washington whitewater, Skokomish River - South Fork

Mason county, Browns Creek to Vance Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V     11 miles
  This section of Skokomish River - South Fork in Mason County is 11 miles long and it is classified as a class IV-V section by American Whitewater. The beautiful scenery of Washington and the water flowing gracefully down Skokomish River - South Fork are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Washington is often more difficult than elsewhere, so don't forget that the rivers in this state are less manageable.
    There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. If you're coming from Shelton it's not a long drive at all to the
starting location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Whitewater paddling here in the Olympic Mountains is a great experience. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while have people coming from far and near.  
The Browns Creek to Vance Creek section is one of many paddling sections in this river system. This stretch is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so pack your camp stove.

Briefly about the general area:
Lake Cushman State Park is both great and pretty, and it's in the vicinity of Skokomish River - South Fork, and this is a popular location for folks from Hoodsport. Life's too short to enjoy all the fun stuff in the Olympic Mountains. When you're here at Skokomish River - South Fork it's always fun to go to Potlatch State Park. Summertime brings highs in the 70's to Skokomish River - South Fork.

Skokomish River - South Fork, Browns Creek to Vance 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 Skokomish River - South Fork.
 Whitewater Near Skokomish River - South Fork:
Skokomish River - South Fork, Mason County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 11 miles long (Browns Creek to Vance Creek)
Vance Creek, Mason County, 6 miles away
      Class IV - 3.5 miles long (FS 2350 to Vance Creek Bridge)
Skokomish River - North Fork, Mason County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 1.5 miles long (Staircase to Lake Cushman)
Baker Creek, Mason County County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.5 miles long (Old Bridge to Middle Satsop)
Hamma Hamma River, Mason County, 11 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.5 miles long (Boulder Creek to Hamma Hamma Campground)
Satsop River - Middle Fork, Mason County, 11 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 6.5 miles long (Walter Creek to Baker Creek)
Satsop River - Middle Fork, Mason County, 12 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.3 miles long (Baker Creek to road off Kelly Hall Road)
Skokomish River - North Fork, Mason County, 12 miles away
      Class V+ - 5.6 miles long (Seven Stream to Staircase)
Satsop River - Middle Fork, Mason/Grays Harbor County, 13 miles away
      Class II - 17.2 miles long (Access off Kelly Hall Road to Tornow Road)
Satsop River - East Fork, Mason County, 13 miles away
      Class II - 8.2 miles long (Simpson Hatchery to Cook Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Skokomish River - South Fork:
Hurricane Ridge Ski Lodge, Washington , 33 miles away, 800 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
Cypress Mountain, British Columbia , 95 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 9 lifts, 52 runs
Grouse Mountain, British Columbia , 96 miles away, 1260 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Mount Seymour, British Columbia , 97 miles away, 1083 foot drop, 5 lifts, 23 runs
 Hotels Near Skokomish River - South Fork:
Super 8 Shelton, Shelton , 12 miles away
Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton , 16 miles away
Stay Beyond Inn And Suites, Elma , 18 miles away
Lucky Eagle Casino And Hotel, Rochester , 27 miles away
GuestHouse Inn & Suites Montes, Montesano , 28 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Skokomish River - South Fork:
Brown Creek Campground, Mason County, 4 miles away
Lebar Horse Camp, Lilliwaup, 4 miles away
Lake Cushman Resort, Hoodsport, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Skokomish River - South Fork:
Olympic National Park, Port Angeles - WA , 36 miles away
Fort Clatsop National Memorial, Astoria - OR , 67 miles away
Lake Cushman State Park, Washington , 7 miles away
Potlatch State Park, Washington , 9 miles away
Schafer State Park, Washington , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Skokomish River - South Fork:
Lake Cushman Golf Course, Hoodsport , 6 miles away
Lake Limerick Country Club, Shelton , 16 miles away
Bayshore Golf Club, Shelton , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Skokomish River - South Fork
Lake Cushman, Mason , 5 miles away
Lake Standstill, Mason , 6 miles away
Mildred Lakes, Mason , 9 miles away

Copyright © Stratus-Pikpuk, Inc.
Some content, including Reach Name, Class, Coordinates, and Length, comes from American Whitewater with permission.