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Mason county, FS 2350 to Vance Creek Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV     3.5 miles
Fyi .....This bridge/trestle is on private property and posted No Trespassing on the bridge. You will be ticketed if found on the bridge. Further info contact Green Diamond Resource Co. Security 360.791.0559 Says DG

The natural beauty of Mason County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The FS 2350 to Vance Creek Bridge stretch of Vance Creek is 3.5 miles long and
    has been rated as a class IV section by American Whitewater. The starting location is a short drive from Shelton, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. There are campgrounds
quite near the river where you can camp. 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. The beauty of the Olympic Mountains is a great plus for this river. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Washington tend to be more challenging than the national average, so keep in mind that the rivers in this state are  
less manageable. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good places. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. This is a pretty short section so better bring some good walking shoes. The FS 2350 to Vance Creek Bridge section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system.

Briefly about the general area:
Vance Creek is near Lake Cushman State Park which is a pretty place; Potlatch State Park is a good spot to stretch your legs a bit. All year is a good time in the Olympic Mountains if you fancy the outdoors.

Vance Creek, FS 2350 to Vance Creek Bridge road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

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These outdoors activities are available near Vance Creek.
 Whitewater Near Vance Creek:
Vance Creek, Mason County, 2 miles away
      Class IV - 3.5 miles long (FS 2350 to Vance Creek Bridge)
Skokomish River - South Fork, Mason County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 11 miles long (Browns Creek to Vance Creek)
Baker Creek, Mason County County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.5 miles long (Old Bridge to Middle Satsop)
Satsop River - Middle Fork, Mason County, 7 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 6.5 miles long (Walter Creek to Baker Creek)
Satsop River - Middle Fork, Mason County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.3 miles long (Baker Creek to road off Kelly Hall Road)
Skokomish River - North Fork, Mason County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 1.5 miles long (Staircase to Lake Cushman)
Satsop River - Middle Fork, Mason/Grays Harbor County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 17.2 miles long (Access off Kelly Hall Road to Tornow Road)
Satsop River - East Fork, Mason County, 10 miles away
      Class II - 8.2 miles long (Simpson Hatchery to Cook Creek)
Skokomish River - North Fork, Mason County, 11 miles away
      Class V+ - 5.6 miles long (Seven Stream to Staircase)
Canyon River - Satsop Tributary, Grays Harbor County, 12 miles away
      Class II - 12.5 miles long (FR 2260 to Cougar Smith Road)
 Ski Areas Near Vance Creek:
Hurricane Ridge Ski Lodge, Washington , 32 miles away, 800 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
Cypress Mountain, British Columbia , 96 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 9 lifts, 52 runs
Grouse Mountain, British Columbia , 97 miles away, 1260 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Mount Seymour, British Columbia , 98 miles away, 1083 foot drop, 5 lifts, 23 runs
 Hotels Near Vance Creek:
Super 8 Shelton, Shelton , 16 miles away
Stay Beyond Inn And Suites, Elma , 16 miles away
Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton , 20 miles away
GuestHouse Inn & Suites Montes, Montesano , 25 miles away
Lucky Eagle Casino And Hotel, Rochester , 28 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Vance Creek:
Brown Creek Campground, Mason County, 3 miles away
Lebar Horse Camp, Lilliwaup, 4 miles away
Lake Nahwatzel Resort, Shelton, 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Vance Creek:
Olympic National Park, Port Angeles - WA , 35 miles away
Fort Clatsop National Memorial, Astoria - OR , 64 miles away
Lake Cushman State Park, Washington , 11 miles away
Potlatch State Park, Washington , 13 miles away
Schafer State Park, Washington , 14 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Vance Creek:
Lake Cushman Golf Course, Hoodsport , 11 miles away
Oaksridge Golf Course, Elma , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Vance Creek
Lake Cushman, Mason , 9 miles away
Lake Standstill, Mason , 10 miles away
Pine Lake, Mason , 10 miles away

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