SEASON: Winter rain storms and spring.
ACCESS: At mile 147.0 on Highway 101 take Clearwater Road east as it heads upstream. The put-in is at the bridge just downstream of where Christmas Creek flows into the Clearwater and the take-out is at the confluence with the Queets River.
A few class II rapids near the start then easing down to class I as you approach the Queets.
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.
Take-out at Confluence
Lots of moss and ferns
Put-in Close Up
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