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Pierce county, West Fork to Bridge Camp section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III     13.5 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Washington and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Washington tend to be more challenging than the national average, so better not forget that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. The West Fork to Bridge Camp section of White River in Pierce County is 13.5 miles long and is rated
    by American Whitewater as a class III section. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good places for that around here. When
you're paddling down a Northern Cascade Range river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the West Fork to Bridge Camp stretch is just one of them. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. This stretch has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so pack your camping stuff. The starting location is a short drive from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue,  
as you can see on the road map further down. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly about the general area:
A spree to Federation Forest State Park when you're here at White River is a tremendous idea, and going for a hike along the Flip-O-Way Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this area. You just can't imagine the amount of outdoors cool stuff the Northern Cascade Range has to offer. A tour to Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest when you're here at White River is never a bad idea; if the weather is good, you can go for a hike along the Christoff Trail.

White River, West Fork to Bridge Camp 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:
Clearwater River - White River Tributary, Pierce County, 6 miles away
      Class III - 4 miles long (Bridge to confluence with White River)
White River, Pierce County, 8 miles away
      Class III - 13.5 miles long (West Fork to Bridge Camp)
Greenwater River, Pierce/King County, 13 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 7.2 miles long (FR 7030 Bridge to Highway 410)
Green River, King County, 13 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 3.5 miles long (Headworks to Kanaskat-Palmer State Park)
White River, Pierce County, 14 miles away
      Class III - 10 miles long (Silver Springs Campground to West Fork White)
Snoqualmie River - South Fork, King County, 15 miles away
      Class II - 5 miles long (Twin Falls State Park to 436 st Bridge)
South Praire Creek, Pierce County, 16 miles away
      Class V - 6.6 miles long (East Fork to Spiketon Road)
Green River, King County, 16 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Green River Gorge)
Snoqualmie River - Middle Fork, King County, 16 miles away
      Class II - 4.5 miles long (Tanner to North Bend)
Snoqualmie River - Middle Fork, King County, 18 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7 miles long (Concrete bridge to Tanner)
 Ski Areas Near White River:
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 19 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 24 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Alpental, Washington , 24 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
White Pass, Washington , 32 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 39 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 81 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Mt.Baker, Washington , 81 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 85 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 85 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 86 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
 Hotels Near White River:
GuestHouse Inn Enumclaw, Lincoln , 20 miles away
Salish Lodge Spa, Snoqualmie , 21 miles away
Econo Lodge Buckley, Buckley , 23 miles away
Lindas By The Lake, Maple Valley , 26 miles away
SpringHill Suites Seattle Issaquah, Issaquah , 31 miles away
 Campgrounds Near White River:
Dalles, Snoqualmie Pass, 9 miles away
The Dalles Campground, Pierce County, 9 miles away
Dalles - Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forests, Mountlake Terrace, 9 miles away
 Trails Near White River:
Flip-O-Way Trail, Pierce , 4 miles away, 2.7 hiking miles, 2399 feet elevation difference
Christoff Trail, King , 5 miles away,  3.8 hiking miles, 2615 feet elevation difference
Carbon Trail, Pierce , 6 miles away, 11.4 hiking miles, 3299 feet elevation difference
Clearwater Trail, Pierce , 8 miles away, 10.6 hiking miles, 2788 feet elevation difference
Northern Loop Trail, Pierce , 9 miles away,  32.2 hiking miles, 4766 feet elevation difference
Divide Trail, King , 9 miles away, 9.7 hiking miles, 3406 feet elevation difference
Summit Lake Trail, Pierce , 10 miles away, 5.1 hiking miles, 1322 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near White River:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 26 miles away
Federation Forest State Park, Washington , 2 miles away
Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Washington , 15 miles away
Olallie State Park, Washington , 16 miles away
 Golf Courses Near White River:
Cascade Golf Course, North Bend , 16 miles away
Enumclaw Golf Course, Enumclaw , 18 miles away
MT SI Golf Course & Driving Range, Snoqualmie , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near White River
Cedar Lake, Pierce , 9 miles away
Coplay Lake, Pierce , 10 miles away
Rattlesnake Lake, King , 15 miles away

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