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McFarland Rafting

Pierce county, Washington whitewater outfitter

  The natural beauty of Pierce County and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. The starting point is not too far
    from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of spots for that. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. There are plenty of hotels here if
you want to spend a night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of people from Spanaway here, and while here here do explore close by Caledonia Beach. Dash Point State Park is a good place to go if you're at McFarland Rafting; you can spend the day on the beach at Northilla Beach. This river is a great place to visit. Don't leave McFarland Rafting
without going to Saltwater State Park. Throughout the months of summer at McFarland Rafting highs are frequently in the 70's. When the night sets in temperatures dip down into the 50's. Throughout the winter highs are in the 40's, and after the sun is down through the winter temperatures at McFarland Rafting fall into the 30's. A lot of rainfall falls at McFarland Rafting. December is the month that gets the most rain, and the driest month of the year is July.

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near McFarland Rafting.
 Whitewater Near McFarland Rafting:
Nisqually River, Thurston County, 12 miles away
      Class III - 7 miles long (McKenna to Yelm Hydro Plant)
Puyallup River, Pierce County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 6.1 miles long (McMillin to Puyallup)
Nisqually River, Thurston County, 14 miles away
      Class II - 14 miles long (Mashel River to Mckenna)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wildwater River Tours, King County, 14 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Puyallup River, Pierce County, 15 miles away
      Class II - 9 miles long (Kapowsin Road Bridge to Highway 162)
Deschutes River, Thurston County, 16 miles away
      Class II - 9.3 miles long (Vail Loop Road to Military Road)
Nisqually River, -blank- County, 16 miles away
      Class V - 1.9 miles long (La Grande Reservoir to Mashel River)
Mashel River, Pierce County, 17 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.5 miles long (Eatonville to Nisqually River confluence)
Little Nisqually River, Lewis County, 20 miles away
      Class IV+ - 5.7 miles long (Winston Creek to Alder Lake)
Duwamish River, King County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II - 0.1 miles long (King County Park behind Boeing)
 Ski Areas Near McFarland Rafting:
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 66 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Alpental, Washington , 71 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 71 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
White Pass, Washington , 75 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 83 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Hurricane Ridge Ski Lodge, Washington , 86 miles away, 800 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon , 97 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 65 runs
Timberline Lodge, Oregon , 97 miles away, 3590 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mt.Baker, Washington , 98 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Cooper Spur, Oregon , 98 miles away, 500 foot drop, 2 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near McFarland Rafting:
Delin Docks, Tacoma , 7 miles away
Dock Street Marina, Tacoma , 7 miles away
Petrich Marine Dock, Tacoma , 7 miles away
Foss Harbor Marina, Tacoma , 7 miles away
Chinook Landing Marina, Tacoma , 8 miles away
 Beaches Near McFarland Rafting:
Caledonia Beach, Pierce , 9 miles away
Northilla Beach, King , 11 miles away
Des Moines Beach, King , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near McFarland Rafting:
Econo Lodge Tacoma Mall, Tacoma , 4 miles away
Crossland Tacoma Hosmer, Tacoma , 4 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Tacoma - Seattle, Tacoma , 4 miles away
Howard Johnson Inn & Suites Tacoma Near McChord AFB, Tacoma , 4 miles away
Comfort Inn Tacoma - Seattle, Tacoma , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near McFarland Rafting:
Rainier Villa Mobile Park and RV, Spanaway, 1 miles away
Holiday Park FamCamp, Tacoma, 3 miles away
Oaknoll RV Park, Lakewood, 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near McFarland Rafting:
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford - WA , 35 miles away
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 69 miles away
Dash Point State Park, Washington , 10 miles away
Saltwater State Park, Washington , 15 miles away
Eagle Island State Park, Washington , 19 miles away
 Golf Courses Near McFarland Rafting:
Lake Spanaway Golf Course, Spanaway , 1 miles away
Brookdale Golf Course, Tacoma , 2 miles away
University Golf Course, Tacoma , 2 miles away
 Lakes Near McFarland Rafting
American Lake, Pierce , 10 miles away
Harts Lake, Pierce , 10 miles away
Chambers Creek Reservoir, Pierce , 11 miles away

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