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Washington whitewater, Wind River

Skamania county, High Bridge to Columbia River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V(V+)     5 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Hood River, as you can see on the road map further down. The average Washington whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than those in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less manageable. The natural beauty of Skamania County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Whether you're whitewater
    rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling places. On this section you do get some distance, you can easily run it on an afternoon. There are many good hotels to choose from, but you'd better reserve in
advance because these hotels fill up quick. The Northern Cascade Range scenery is wonderful. The High Bridge to Columbia River section of Wind River in Washington is 5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class IV-V(V+) section. This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the High Bridge to Columbia River stretch is just one of them. There's camping available near Wind River. Getting some good exercise and just  
hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come.

Briefly about the general area:
Beacon Rock State Park is a fine site to stretch your legs a bit, and going for a hike on the Huckleberry Trail is always a good adventure. This location, the Northern Cascade Range, has so much outdoors enjoyable things. Starvation Creek State Park is a beautiful place any time of year; there are great places to explore along the Cedar Creek Trail. This river is a wonderful place to visit. There are plenty of folks from Carson here at Wind River. Summertime highs at Wind River frequently tend to be in the 70's.

Wind River, High Bridge to Columbia River 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:
Panther Creek, Skamania County, 3 miles away
      Class IV+ - 5 miles long (to confluence with Lower Wind River)
Wind River, Skamania County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 5 miles long (High Bridge to Columbia River)
Wind River, Skamania County, 10 miles away
      Class III+ - 3.4 miles long (Falls Creek to Mineral Springs Road)
Wind River, Skamania County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.2 miles long (Mineral Springs to Stabler)
Wind River, Skamania County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6 miles long (Ranger Station Close to Stabler to High Bridge)
Whitewater Outfitter - Renegade River Rafters, Skamania County, 11 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Trout Creek, Skamania County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6.3 miles long (FR 43 to Wind River)
Hood River - Lake Branch, Hood River County, 13 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3 miles long (3 miles above West Fork to Confluence with West Fork)
Rush Creek, Skamania County, 13 miles away
      Class V+ - 5 miles long (Meadow Creek to FR 90)
Rock Creek - Columbia River Tributary, Klickitat County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.5 miles long (Steep Creek to Rayan-Allen Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Wind River:
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 24 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 24 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 25 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon , 25 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 , 62 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 66 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 85 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Alpental, Washington , 86 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 86 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
 Hotels Near Wind River:
Carson Hot Springs Resort, Carson River Valley , 1 miles away
Carson Ridge Private Luxury Ca, Carson River Valley , 4 miles away
Rodeway Inn Stevenson, Stevenson , 4 miles away
Best Western Plus Columbia River Inn, Cascade Locks , 6 miles away
Skamania Lodge, Stevenson , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Wind River:
Pacific Crest Trail Trailcamp 2194.5, Stevenson, 3 miles away
Pacific Crest Trail Trailcamp 2190.6 - Panther Creek, Stevenson, 3 miles away
Panther Creek - Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Randle, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Wind River:
Huckleberry Trail, Skamania , 2 miles away, 4.4 hiking miles, 2309 feet elevation difference
Cedar Creek Trail, Skamania , 3 miles away, 5.5 hiking miles, 2584 feet elevation difference
Brush Creek Trail, Skamania , 6 miles away, 1.8 hiking miles, 462 feet elevation difference
Pacific Crest Trail - section 23, overlapping , 7 miles away, 122.4 hiking miles, 6078 feet elevation difference
Herman Creek Trail, Hood River , 7 miles away, 7.4 hiking miles, 3514 feet elevation difference
Cascade Crest Trail, Kittitas , 7 miles away, 8.8 hiking miles, 2024 feet elevation difference
Eagle Creek Trail, Hood River , 8 miles away, 12.7 hiking miles, 3778 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Wind River:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 47 miles away
Beacon Rock State Park, Washington , 12 miles away
Starvation Creek State Park, Oregon , 12 miles away
John B. Yeon State Park, Oregon , 12 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Wind River:
Carson Mineral Hot Springs-Carson WA Golf Course, Stevenson , 3 miles away
Beacon Rock Golf Course, North Bonneville , 10 miles away
Golf Course, Chandler , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Wind River
Little Ashes Lake, Skamania , 6 miles away
Kidney Lake, Skamania , 8 miles away
Placid Lake, Skamania , 13 miles away

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