Difficulty II
Length 10.5 Miles
Gauge N/A
Flow Range
Reach Info Last Updated 05/31/2019 11:43 pm

River Description

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

  • Korb, G. 1997. A paddlers guide to the Olympic Peninsula. third edition.
  • local expert: Gary Korb & Carol Volk, 4930 Geiger Road, Port Orchard, WA 98366, 206-876-6780

Rapid Descriptions


No Gage

Gage Descriptions

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.

Directions Description

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Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1191891 10/15/03 n/a n/a
1212536 05/31/19 n/a updated image position