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Pierce county, Silver Springs Campground to West Fork White section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III     10 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 Silver Springs Campground to West Fork White section of White River in Washington is 10 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class III section of whitewater. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around
    here you'll find a large number of good places. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Whitewater paddling here
in the Northern Cascade Range is a great experience. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great attractions for lots of people. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. If you're coming from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, if you're not familiar with the area there's  
a road map further down the page. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so why not pack your camp stove too. The wonderful Washington scenery and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle.

Briefly about the general area:
The Dalles is an exciting thing to catch a glimpse of since you're here at White River, and everyone nearby loves skiing at Crystal Mountain. Whohoo, so many exciting things in one place! The Northern Cascade Range rocks! A visit to White River wouldn’t be complete without a visit to nearby Federation Forest State Park.

White River, Silver Springs Campground to West Fork White 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 White River.
 Whitewater Near White River:
White River, Pierce County, 3 miles away
      Class III - 13.5 miles long (West Fork to Bridge Camp)
White River, Pierce County, 4 miles away
      Class III - 10 miles long (Silver Springs Campground to West Fork White)
Greenwater River, Pierce/King County, 5 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 7.2 miles long (FR 7030 Bridge to Highway 410)
Chinook Creek, Pierce County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5 miles long (Deer Creek to Cedar Flats)
American River, -blank- County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 7.5 miles long (Lodgepole Campground to Hell's Crossing)
Cowlitz River - Muddy Fork, Lewis County, 15 miles away
      Class V - 5 miles long (to Cowlitz River)
Ohanepecosh River, Lewis County, 15 miles away
      Class V - 4.7 miles long (Ohanepecosh Campground to La Wis Wis Campground)
Clearwater River - White River Tributary, Pierce County, 16 miles away
      Class III - 4 miles long (Bridge to confluence with White River)
Summit Creek, Lewis County, 17 miles away
      Class V+ - 5 miles long (Soda Springs to Highway 123)
Cowlitz River, Lewis County, 18 miles away
      Class II - 7.6 miles long (La Wis Wis Campground to Packwood)
 Ski Areas Near White River:
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 8 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 20 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Alpental, Washington , 21 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
White Pass, Washington , 23 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 36 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 77 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 81 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Mission Ridge, Washington , 82 miles away, 2250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 82 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 84 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
 Hotels Near White River:
Salish Lodge Spa, Snoqualmie , 30 miles away
GuestHouse Inn Enumclaw, Lincoln , 30 miles away
Econo Lodge Buckley, Buckley , 33 miles away
Lindas By The Lake, Maple Valley , 36 miles away
Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum , 40 miles away
 Campgrounds Near White River:
Dalles - Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forests, Mountlake Terrace, 1 miles away
The Dalles Campground, Pierce County, 3 miles away
Dalles, Snoqualmie Pass, 3 miles away
 Trails Near White River:
Sun Top Trail, Pierce , 2 miles away, 7 hiking miles, 3225 feet elevation difference
Twentyeight Mile Creek Trail, Pierce , 4 miles away, 9.3 hiking miles, 3558 feet elevation difference
Dalles Ridge Trail, Pierce , 5 miles away,  4.8 hiking miles, 558 feet elevation difference
Divide Trail, King , 5 miles away, 9.7 hiking miles, 3406 feet elevation difference
Lost Lake Trail, Pierce , 6 miles away,  12 hiking miles, 2942 feet elevation difference
Lester Trail, King , 7 miles away,  6.6 hiking miles, 3791 feet elevation difference
Rock Creek Trail, King , 7 miles away, 4.4 hiking miles, 2923 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near White River:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 32 miles away
Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Washington , 5 miles away
Federation Forest State Park, Washington , 10 miles away
Olallie State Park, Washington , 20 miles away
 Lakes Near White River
Saint Jacobs Lake, Lewis , 13 miles away
Olallie Lake, King , 18 miles away
Coplay Lake, Pierce , 18 miles away

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