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Washington whitewater, Sol Duc River

Clallam county, Klahowya Campground to Bear Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II+     7.5 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Port Angeles, as you can see on the road map further down. The Klahowya Campground to Bear Creek stretch of Sol Duc River in Clallam County is 7.5 miles long and is a class II+ section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The nature scenery of Clallam County and the water flowing gracefully down Sol Duc River have people coming here. The Olympic Mountains scenery is wonderful. Getting
    a good workout and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Washington is often more difficult than elsewhere, so better not forget that many of the rivers
here are not very forgiving. 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. This river system is full of great paddling sections, the Klahowya Campground to Bear Creek section is just one of them. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good spots for that around here. This section is long  
enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, suitable for an afternoon trip. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp.

Briefly about the general area:
There is a perfect hiking trail in the vicinity of Sol Duc River called the Rugged Ridge Trail, and you'll meet a lot of people from Beaver here. This site, the Olympic Mountains, has so much outdoors exciting things. Near Sol Duc River you find the Pass Trail which is a good hiking trail. Bogachiel State Park is a delightful spot to stop at. Lots of rain falls at Sol Duc River. For the duration of the month of November you get the most rain around here, and the driest month of the year is July.

Sol Duc River, Klahowya Campground to Bear 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 Sol Duc River.
 Whitewater Near Sol Duc River:
Calawah River - North Fork, Clallam County, 3 miles away
      Class II+ - 9.2 miles long (Balch Bridge to South Fork Calawah confluence)
Sol Duc River, Clallam County, 4 miles away
      Class II+ - 7.5 miles long (Klahowya Campground to Bear Creek)
Sol Duc River, Clallam County, 4 miles away
      Class III - 6.3 miles long (Bear Creek to Hatchery)
Hyas Creek, Clallam County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 1.5 miles long (FR 29 030 spur to South Fork Calawah confluence)
Calawah River - South Fork, Clallam County, 7 miles away
      Class IV - 7 miles long (Rugged Ridge Trail to Hyas Creek)
Sitkum River, Clallam County, 8 miles away
      Class II-V - 9.6 miles long (Brandeberry Creek to Hyas Creek)
Sol Duc River, Clallam County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 7.5 miles long (Hatchery to Salmon Drive)
Calawah River, Clallam County, 10 miles away
      Class III - 14.5 miles long (Klahanie Campground to Bogachiel River access)
Bogachiel River, Jefferson/Clallam County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 5 miles long (Park Boundary to Highway 101)
Goodman Creek, Clallam County, 13 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 1.3 miles long (FR 2931 100 spur access to Sol Duc River)
 Ski Areas Near Sol Duc River:
Hurricane Ridge Ski Lodge, Washington , 46 miles away, 800 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
Cypress Mountain, British Columbia , 91 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 9 lifts, 52 runs
Grouse Mountain, British Columbia , 98 miles away, 1260 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
 Marinas Near Sol Duc River:
Quileute Marina, Forks , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Sol Duc River:
Miller Tree Inn, Forks , 15 miles away
Kalaloch Lodge, Forks , 25 miles away
Lake Crescent Lodge, Port Angeles , 26 miles away
Lake Quinault Lodge, Quinault , 36 miles away
Rain Forest Resort Village, Quinault , 36 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sol Duc River:
Klahowa Campground, Clallam County, 4 miles away
The Hungry Bear Cafe Motel& RV Park, Bear Creek, 4 miles away
Bear Creek Campground, Clallam County, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Sol Duc River:
Rugged Ridge Trail, Clallam , 6 miles away,  4.6 hiking miles, 407 feet elevation difference
Pass Trail, Clallam , 7 miles away,  11.8 hiking miles, 1206 feet elevation difference
Bogachiel Trail, Clallam , 10 miles away, 27 hiking miles, 4321 feet elevation difference
Bogachiel-Hoh Trail, Jefferson , 12 miles away,  20.8 hiking miles, 3229 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Sol Duc River:
Olympic National Park, Port Angeles - WA , 46 miles away
Bogachiel State Park, Washington , 15 miles away
Pacific Beach State Park, Washington , 40 miles away

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