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Washington whitewater, Tshletshy River

Jefferson county, Headwaters to Queets Campground section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V     20 miles
  If you're coming from Port Angeles it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The beautiful scenery of Washington and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. A good workout
    and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good rivers for that around here. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking
here in Washington are often more challenging than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This section has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so pack your camp stove. The river winds through the Olympic Mountains and you get great scenery. This section  
of Tshletshy River in Washington is 20 miles long and it is classified as a class IV-V section by American Whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
If the weather is delightful here at Tshletshy River, you can go for a hike along the Hoh River Trail. The Canyon Creek Hoh Trail is a pleasant hiking trail close to Tshletshy River. Summertime highs at Tshletshy River frequently tend to be in the 70's. Once the sun is down it drops down to the 40's. High temperatures during the wintertime are normally in the 40's with temperatures at Tshletshy River dipping down into the 30's during winter nights.

Tshletshy River, Headwaters to Queets Campground 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 Tshletshy River.
 Whitewater Near Tshletshy River:
Sam's River, Jefferson County, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V - 8 miles long (500 Bridge to Queets Campground)
Matheny Creek, Jefferson County, 3 miles away
      Class IV+ - 9 miles long (North Fork to FR 21 Bridge)
Queets River, Jefferson County, 10 miles away
      Class II - 9.3 miles long (Queets Campground to Hartzell Launch)
Tshletshy River, Jefferson County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V - 20 miles long (Headwaters to Queets Campground)
Hoh River - South Fork, Jefferson County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.7 miles long (Park boundary to South Fork Campground)
Clearwater River, Jefferson County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9.5 miles long (Upper Clearwater Road access to Clearwater Campground)
Solleks River, Jefferson County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Sollecks Bridge to Clearwater Campground)
Matheny Creek, Jefferson County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.2 miles long (FR 21 Bridge to Q-1800 Bridge)
Hoh River, Jefferson County, 12 miles away
      Class II - 20 miles long (Ranger Station to Highway 101 at Oxbow)
Humptulips River - West Fork, Grays Harbor County, 13 miles away
      Class IV+ - 3.5 miles long (FR 2204 bridge to FR 2203 access)
 Ski Areas Near Tshletshy River:
Hurricane Ridge Ski Lodge, Washington , 30 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 , 99 miles away, 1260 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
 Hotels Near Tshletshy River:
Lake Quinault Lodge, Quinault , 7 miles away
Rain Forest Resort Village, Quinault , 7 miles away
Lake Crescent Lodge, Port Angeles , 21 miles away
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, Hoquiam , 30 miles away
Best Western Plus Aberdeen, Aberdeen , 30 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Tshletshy River:
July Creek Campground, Grays Harbor County, 6 miles away
Falls Creek, Neilton, 7 miles away
Gatton Creek Campground, Grays Harbor County, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Tshletshy River:
Hoh River Trail, Clallam , 12 miles away,  31.2 hiking miles, 4310 feet elevation difference
Canyon Creek Hoh Trail, Clallam , 13 miles away,  29.6 hiking miles, 5242 feet elevation difference
Deer Lake Trail, Clallam , 16 miles away,  6.8 hiking miles, 1835 feet elevation difference
Mink Lake Trail, Clallam , 16 miles away,  7.8 hiking miles, 2790 feet elevation difference
Soleduck Trail, Clallam , 16 miles away,  15.4 hiking miles, 3468 feet elevation difference
Lovers Lane, Clallam , 16 miles away, 3.4 hiking miles, 475 feet elevation difference
Skyline Trail, Jefferson , 16 miles away,  52.4 hiking miles, 5309 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Tshletshy River:
Olympic National Park, Port Angeles - WA , 32 miles away
Fort Clatsop National Memorial, Astoria - OR , 67 miles away
Olympic National Forest, Washington , 25 miles away
Pacific Beach State Park, Washington , 30 miles away
Griffiths-Priday State Park, Washington , 31 miles away
 Lakes Near Tshletshy River
Lake Quinault, Grays Harbor , 7 miles away
Lilly Lake, Jefferson , 8 miles away

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