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Washington whitewater, Spokane River

Spokane county, T.Highway Menach Bridge in Spokane to Plese Flats section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III+     6.5 miles
  If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. The wonderful Washington scenery and the cool fresh water beats anything. The T.Highway Menach Bridge in Spokane to Plese Flats stretch of Spokane River in Washington is 6.5 miles long and is a class II-III+ section of whitewater according to American
    Whitewater. This is a pretty decent length section, it's good length for a morning trip. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. If you're coming from Spokane 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. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. There are many good hotels to choose from, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well.

Briefly about the general area:
There are plenty
of people from Spokane here at Spokane River, and Riverside State Park is both pleasant and stunning. A spree to Bowl and Pitcher will fill your spirit with good feelings. Spokane River is pretty dried out generally. The month with most of the snow is December while July is the month with the least amount of precipitation. All through the summer months at Spokane River highs are mostly in the 80's. Summer nighttime lows sink down to the 50's. The winter comes with highs in the 30's; overnight lows at Spokane River during the winter frequently plunge into the 20's.

Spokane River, T.Highway Menach Bridge in Spokane to Plese Flats 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 Spokane River.
 Whitewater Near Spokane River:
Spokane River, Spokane County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 6.5 miles long (T.Highway Menach Bridge in Spokane to Plese Flats)
Whitewater Outfitter - Flow Adventures, Spokane County, 5 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Hangman Creek, Spokane County, 8 miles away
      Class II+ - 7.5 miles long (Lower)
Hangman Creek, Spokane/Whitman County, 21 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 10 miles long (Upper)
Spokane River, Spokane County, 25 miles away
      Class II - 5.5 miles long (Harvard Park to Mirabeau Park)
Rock Creek - Latah Creek Tributary, Spokane County, 26 miles away
      Class II-III - 13.5 miles long (Rockford to Hangman Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Spokane River:
49 Degrees North, Washington , 28 miles away, 1851 foot drop, 6 lifts, 68 runs
Mt. Spokane, Washington , 29 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
Schweitzer, Idaho , 67 miles away, 2400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 59 runs
Red Mountain, British Columbia , 69 miles away, 2919 foot drop, 6 lifts, 87 runs
Bluewood, Washington , 80 miles away, 1125 foot drop, 3 lifts, 23 runs
Whitewater, British Columbia , 84 miles away, 1300 foot drop, 3 lifts, 43 runs
Silver Mountain, Idaho , 94 miles away, 2200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 73 runs
Spout Springs, Oregon , 99 miles away, 600 foot drop, 2 lifts, 14 runs
 Beaches Near Spokane River:
Sandy Beach, Spokane , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Spokane River:
Knights Inn Spokane Airport, Spokane , 3 miles away
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, Spokane , 3 miles away
Holiday Inn SPOKANE AIRPORT, Spokane , 3 miles away
Spokane House Hotel, Spokane , 3 miles away
Red Lion Inn & Suites Spokane, Spokane , 3 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Spokane River:
Riverside State Park, Spokane, 1 miles away
El Rancho Recreational Vehicle, Spokane, 3 miles away
Colon Country Campground, Spokane, 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Spokane River:
Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area, Coulee Dam - WA , 59 miles away
Riverside State Park, Washington , 2 miles away
Mount Spokane State Park, Washington , 27 miles away
Steptoe Butte State Park, Washington , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Spokane River:
Downriver Municipal Golf Course, Spokane , 1 miles away
Indian Canyon Golf Course, Spokane , 3 miles away
Lindeblad Golf, Spokane , 3 miles away
 Lakes Near Spokane River
Fish Lake, Spokane , 9 miles away
Willow Lake, Spokane , 12 miles away
Clear Lake, Spokane , 17 miles away

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