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Skamania county, Ranger Station Close to Stabler to High Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V     6 miles

Anybody who puts-in where the road map link on the webpage indicates and expects to find class IV-V water is going to be disappointed. The put-in is on the right bank slightly downstream of where the map shows the take-out (basically, at Stabler) and the take-out is on the right bank a half-mile or so above High Bridge (where the red line crosses the river on the map).

Will Says Will Conley


    run this section of the Wind regularly and I have never heard anybody refer to it as Ranger Station Close to Stabler to High Bridge. It's common names are Stabler to High Bridge and the Upper Wind. The putin is much closer
to Stabler than to the Ranger Station near Stabler (which is actually closer to the put-in on Trout Creek).

Will Says Will Conley

This stretch of Wind River is 6 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class IV-V section of whitewater. The wonderful Skamania County scenery and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Washington is often tougher
than elsewhere, so don't forget that rivers here are less forgiving. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The put-in location is a short drive from Hood River, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others too. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground.

Wind River, Ranger Station Close to Stabler to High Bridge 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, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.2 miles long (Mineral Springs to Stabler)
Wind River, Skamania County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6 miles long (Ranger Station Close to Stabler to High Bridge)
Wind River, Skamania County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 5 miles long (High Bridge to Columbia River)
Wind River, Skamania County, 4 miles away
      Class III+ - 3.4 miles long (Falls Creek to Mineral Springs Road)
Trout Creek, Skamania County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6.3 miles long (FR 43 to Wind River)
Panther Creek, Skamania County, 6 miles away
      Class IV+ - 5 miles long (to confluence with Lower Wind River)
Rock Creek - Columbia River Tributary, Klickitat County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.5 miles long (Steep Creek to Rayan-Allen Bridge)
Whitewater Outfitter - Renegade River Rafters, Skamania County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Lewis River - North Fork, Cowlitz County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.5 miles long (FR 9039 to Swift Reservoir)
Rush Creek, Skamania County, 11 miles away
      Class V+ - 5 miles long (Meadow Creek to FR 90)
 Ski Areas Near Wind River:
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 30 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 30 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 32 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 32 miles away, 2777 foot drop, 12 lifts, 87 runs
White Pass, Washington , 54 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 62 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 69 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 84 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Alpental, Washington , 85 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 91 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
 Hotels Near Wind River:
Carson Hot Springs Resort, Carson River Valley , 7 miles away
Rodeway Inn Stevenson, Stevenson , 9 miles away
Best Western Plus Columbia River Inn, Cascade Locks , 9 miles away
Skamania Lodge, Stevenson , 10 miles away
Carson Ridge Private Luxury Ca, Carson River Valley , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Wind River:
Beaver, Stevenson, 1 miles away
Pacific Crest Trail Trailcamp 2185.0 - Trout Creek, Stevenson, 2 miles away
Little Soda Springs Campground, Skamania County, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Wind River:
Soda Peaks Trail, Skamania , 4 miles away, 0.7 hiking miles, 942 feet elevation difference
Paradise Trail, Skamania , 4 miles away, 2.3 hiking miles, 1390 feet elevation difference
Rock Creek Trail, Skamania , 5 miles away, 3.6 hiking miles, 1970 feet elevation difference
Lava Butte Trail, Skamania , 5 miles away, 5 hiking miles, 1401 feet elevation difference
Falls Creek Trail, Skamania , 6 miles away, 9.1 hiking miles, 2402 feet elevation difference
Huckleberry Trail, Skamania , 6 miles away, 4.4 hiking miles, 2309 feet elevation difference
Observation Peak Trail, Skamania , 7 miles away,  12.4 hiking miles, 2662 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Wind River:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 43 miles away
Beacon Rock State Park, Washington , 10 miles away
John B. Yeon State Park, Oregon , 12 miles away
Ainsworth State Park, Oregon , 14 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Wind River:
Carson Mineral Hot Springs-Carson WA Golf Course, Stevenson , 7 miles away
Beacon Rock Golf Course, North Bonneville , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Wind River
Kidney Lake, Skamania , 9 miles away
Little Ashes Lake, Skamania , 9 miles away
Placid Lake, Skamania , 13 miles away

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