SEASON: November to July, but not during high water.
LOGISTICS: At Highway 101 mile 317.9 Take FR 25 (Hamma
Hamma Road) as it runs west into the National Forest. Head up this road
past Hamma Hamma Campground. Contine on FR 25 as it winds along
the river to a take-out at Lena Creek (or find a spot anywhere along here
between the two campgrounds). The put-in is another 5 miles or so up
the road where you can find river access. The road will likely be snowed in
through the winter. Check road reports under Recereation, Current
Conditions, Hood Canal South, on the USFS Olympic National Forest web
An extreme O.P. creek with several technical drops. Some mandatory
lat/long very approximate by tiger map
for additional information see:
A comprehensive guide to 75 river runs on Washington's beautiful Olympic Peninsula.
Visual. Look for flows of about
250 cfs. There was a USGS gauge on
this river (stn.
12054500, 1951-1979, 51.3 sq.
mi.) but it is no longer active.
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.
Upper Hamma Hamma
If someone gets hurt on a river, or you read about a whitewater-related injury, please report it to
American Whitewater. Don't worry about multiple submissions from other witnesses, as our safety
editors will turn multiple witness reports into a single unified accident report.
The extensive road network in Olympic National Forest has deteriorated over the last few years with the reduction in logging intensity and corresponding lack of routine maintenance. The road failures have resulted in destruction of aquatic habitat and reduced access. Repair work and decommissioning has begun with the introduction of a new road management plan in fall 2002.
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flow and access tips, and maps associated with runs you've done. You can even add new
runs to the inventory!