SEASON: Winter rain storms.
ACCESS: At mile 147.0 on Highway 101 take Clearwater Road east
as it heads upstream. The put-in is at the bridge near Upper Clearwater
Campground and the take-out is at the bridge just downstream of where
Christmas Creek flows into the Clearwater.
Several class II rapids.
lat/long approximated by Tiger map server
for additional information see
A comprehensive guide to 75 river runs on Washington's beautiful Olympic Peninsula.
Check the USGS Queets gauge. The
Clearwater is a major tributary to the
Queets. Historically there was a gauge
on the Clearwater (stn. 12040000,
1931-1949, 140 sq. mi.) but it's difficult
to correlate these data to current flows
or a develop a relationship with Queets
flows because of major logging that
has recently occured in the basin.
Permits are not required for this reach.
We have no additional detail on this route.
Use the map below to calculate how
to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.
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American Whitewater. Don't worry about multiple submissions from other witnesses, as our safety
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