Cispus, Washington, US
|Usual Difficulty||V (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||130 fpm|
|Max Gradient||180 fpm|
|CISPUS RIVER AB YELLOWJACKET CREEK NEAR RANDLE, WA|
|usgs-14231900||400 - 800 cfs||V||01h10m||1450 cfs (too high)|
LOGISTICS: Starting from the town of Randle (Highway 12 mile 115), take Cispus Road south across the Cowltiz River and continue for one mile to the fork of FR 25 and FR 23. Take the left fork and follow FR 23. To reach the take-out, continue on FR 23 to mile 19.5 and the bridge across the river. To reach the put-in, head back the way you came on FR 23 and in less than a mile turn right on to FR 21. Drive 4.6 miles up to FR 56; turn right and go a quarter mile down to the bridge at the Adams Fork Campground.
Check road conditions before you head down with the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District at 360-497-1100 or check the road status reports on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest web site.
Lat/Longitude data are very approximate.
For expert paddlers, other great runs in the immediate area include:
For intermediate paddlers, these runs are good options
There are also opportunities for mountain biking and hiking and some great camping spots in the National Forest.