Difficulty II
Length 3.1 Miles
Flow Range 1000 - 2000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 25 minutes ago 483 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 05/07/2020 6:40 am

River Description

EVENTS: The annaul Green River Cleanup takes place in spring every year and is coordinated by Washington Recreational River Runners and Friends of the Green River.

Good section for advanced beginners to practice with small surf waves, eddies, and a couple rapids.

Rapid Descriptions

Alternate Access

Class - N/A Mile - 0
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An alternate access downstream for those interested in a longer run.

Airfield hole

Class - II Mile - 1
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Small play hole near the model airfield. Best at 1500+cfs


Class - II Mile - 1.5
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Double trouble

Class - II Mile - 2
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1 year ago

The tree in the upper section has moved out of the way and is on River right. Not an issue.

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Celia Parker
1 year ago

Sept 29th 2018 Saturday ran Lower Green Gorge. At horseshoe bend there is a tree spanning the river with root wad on river left. We portaged on the right. The river is calm enough in the bend to safely get out on the gravel bar to walk around without any issues. Washington Kayak Club has posted pictures on their forum.

Gage Descriptions

Gage: Auburn . Also available through the NOAA hotline 206-526-8530.

Directions Description

We have no additional detail on this route. Use the map below to calculate how to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.

Date Flow Result Factor  
1999-07-15 n/a Fatality Poor Planning Read More




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The 24th Annual Green River (WA) Cleanup is Set For May 2, 2009!

Carla Miner

Boaters grab your boats and gear!  On Saturday, May 2nd, we expect to see a river alive with kayaks, rafts, canoes, inflatable kayaks, and cat-rafts.  We want boaters on every reach of the Green River -- from Headworks to WhitneyBridge -- and perhaps even farther downstream, with sea-kayaks on the Duwamish.


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Flow Survey on Green River, WA

Thomas O'Keefe

During the 2007/2008 paddling season AW is collecting data on flow preferences for the Green River, WA. For the next few months we will be conducting a survey of boater experiences at different flows. If you have run the Green this season please take the survey each time you paddle the river. We will be using these data as part of a study on recreational flow needs on the Green River.



Thomas O'Keefe


Matt Muir


Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1213827 10/25/19 James updated stats
1213828 10/25/19 James updated stats
1212555 05/31/19 Thomas O'Keefe updated image position
1191918 10/06/03 n/a n/a
1214856 05/04/20 James updated image position
1214882 05/07/20 James updated image position
1213100 06/27/19 Thomas O'Keefe updated image position
1205198 08/05/15 Thomas O'Keefe minor access updated
1205039 07/13/15 Thomas O'Keefe access points updated
1205041 07/13/15 Thomas O'Keefe access update