SEASON: November to May.
ACCESS: At Hwy 101 mile 112.6 (approximately 4 miles north of the bridge across
the Humptulips) look for the sign to Wynoochee Lake Recreation Area, and take Donkey Creek
Road (FR 22) east off Highway 101 for 9.7 miles to two roads (about 100 yards apart) that turn off
to the right. The second of these two roads heads through a maze of logging roads through
commercial forest land to a take-out near the mouth of Rock Creek (bring your high clearance rig
and prepare for an adventure--i.e. I couldn't figure it out so post a comment if you do). To reach
the put-in, return to FR 22 and continue east to mile 13.0 where the road crosses the East Fork
Humptulips. You can put-in on the upstream river left side of the bridge (the scramble down is not
as bad as it looks from the bridge if you go through the woods about 50 yards before starting your
descent down to the river). Easier access can be found at FR 22 mile 12.6 where the river comes
right up alongside the road, although you miss a couple rapids.
Small rapids and a short gorge. Be aware of the undercut slot at the
"Falls" which you may need to portage.
for additional information see:
8 years ago
by David Elliott
A comprehensive guide to 75 river runs on Washington's beautiful Olympic Peninsula.
GAUGE: A new gauge was recently
established on the Humptulips. This gauge is
below the confluence of the east and west forks
so actual flow on this reach will be lower. Post a
comment on recommended flows.
Permits are not required for this reach.
We have no additional detail on this route.
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