Cowlitz, Washington, US
|Usual Difficulty||II (for normal flows)|
|COWLITZ RIVER AT PACKWOOD, WA|
|usgs-14226500||700 - 2000 cfs||II||00h34m||692 cfs (too low)|
The put-in access for this section is also the take-out for the much more challenging Ohanepecosh and Clear Fork Cowlitz runs. The turn-off for the La Wis Wis Campground is located along Highway 12 at mile 138, just west of the junction with Highway 123. Follow the campground road 0.5 miles down the hill, but instead of entering the campground turn right and then take an immediate left to the day-use picnic area right where the Clear Fork of the Cowlitz joins the Ohanepecosh (Northwest Forest Pass required). If you are paddling this run in the off season the campground may be closed.