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Washington whitewater, Wind River

Skamania county, Falls Creek to Mineral Springs Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III+     3.4 miles
  The scenic beauty of Washington and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream attract people from near and far. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Washington are harder than the national norm, so if you're not from around here don't forget that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. This stretch of Wind River in Washington is 3.4 miles long and is a class
    III+ section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The starting point is not too far from Hood River, as you can see on the road map further down. The beauty of the Northern Cascade Range is a great plus for this
river. The Falls Creek to Mineral Springs Road stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature have a lot of people coming here. This is a bit of a short stretch so no need to bring snacks. Whether you're whitewater  
rafting or kayaking there are lots of good rivers for that around here.

Briefly about the general area:
A good place like Beacon Rock State Park near Wind River is too nice to leave out, and a short spree to Tyee Springs is always worthwhile. That right there is plenty of cool things already but it goes on, the Northern Cascade Range has it all. While you're here at Wind River you can take a hike along the Soda Peaks Trail, and at Wind River you always meet someone from Stevenson. At this river you will never have a bad time. Going for a hike along the Paradise Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this vicinity.

Wind River, Falls Creek to Mineral Springs Road 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 Wind River.
 Whitewater Near Wind River:
Wind River, Skamania County, 2 miles away
      Class III+ - 3.4 miles long (Falls Creek to Mineral Springs Road)
Wind River, Skamania County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.2 miles long (Mineral Springs to Stabler)
Wind River, Skamania County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6 miles long (Ranger Station Close to Stabler to High Bridge)
Wind River, Skamania County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 5 miles long (High Bridge to Columbia River)
Trout Creek, Skamania County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6.3 miles long (FR 43 to Wind River)
Panther Creek, Skamania County, 7 miles away
      Class IV+ - 5 miles long (to confluence with Lower Wind River)
Lewis River - North Fork, Cowlitz County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.5 miles long (FR 9039 to Swift Reservoir)
Rock Creek - Columbia River Tributary, Klickitat County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.5 miles long (Steep Creek to Rayan-Allen Bridge)
Rush Creek, Skamania County, 9 miles away
      Class V+ - 5 miles long (Meadow Creek to FR 90)
Siouxon Creek, Clark County, 10 miles away
      Class III-V - 12 miles long (Calamity Creek to Yale Reservoir)
 Ski Areas Near Wind River:
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 32 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 32 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 34 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 34 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
White Pass, Washington , 53 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 60 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 72 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 82 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Alpental, Washington , 83 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 93 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
 Hotels Near Wind River:
Skamania Lodge, Stevenson , 7 miles away
Carson Hot Springs Resort, Carson River Valley , 9 miles away
Rodeway Inn Stevenson, Stevenson , 11 miles away
Best Western Plus Columbia River Inn, Cascade Locks , 12 miles away
Carson Ridge Private Luxury Ca, Carson River Valley , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Wind River:
Little Soda Springs Campground, Skamania County, 2 miles away
Beaver, Stevenson, 2 miles away
Govt Mineral Springs, Stevenson, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Wind River:
Paradise Trail, Skamania , 1 miles away, 2.3 hiking miles, 1390 feet elevation difference
Soda Peaks Trail, Skamania , 3 miles away, 0.7 hiking miles, 942 feet elevation difference
Lava Butte Trail, Skamania , 4 miles away, 5 hiking miles, 1401 feet elevation difference
Observation Peak Trail, Skamania , 5 miles away,  12.4 hiking miles, 2662 feet elevation difference
Falls Creek Trail, Skamania , 5 miles away, 9.1 hiking miles, 2402 feet elevation difference
Rock Creek Trail, Skamania , 7 miles away, 3.6 hiking miles, 1970 feet elevation difference
Ridge Trail, Skamania , 7 miles away, 3 hiking miles, 773 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Wind River:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 40 miles away
Beacon Rock State Park, Washington , 13 miles away
John B. Yeon State Park, Oregon , 14 miles away
Ainsworth State Park, Oregon , 16 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Wind River:
Carson Mineral Hot Springs-Carson WA Golf Course, Stevenson , 9 miles away
Beacon Rock Golf Course, North Bonneville , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Wind River
Kidney Lake, Skamania , 12 miles away
Little Ashes Lake, Skamania , 12 miles away
Placid Lake, Skamania , 12 miles away

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