Difficulty II
Length 6.5 Miles
Gauge HUMPTULIPS RIVER BELOW HWY 101 NR HUMPTULIPS, WA
Flow Range 500 - 15000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 10 hours ago 2170 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 06/01/2019 12:08 am

River Description


SEASON: November to May with rainfall

ACCESS: At Hwy 101 mile 112.6 (approximately 4 miles north of the bridge across the Humptulips), take Donkey Creek Road (FR 22) east off Highway 101. Put-in at FR 2203-030 where it ends near the river or continue past Rainbow Creek up to 2203-040. Take-out where FR 22 crosses the Humptulips on upstream river left.
 
DESCRIPTION:
This section of the West Fork of the Humptulips flows through mostly private lands as it meanders to the take out on Donkey Creek Road. Along the way, intermittent bluffs rise high above the water and during wetter periods can create a scenic backdrop as numerous small cascades tumble down to the river. Although this is a mostly flatwater stretch without much in the way of whitewater, paddlers will want to keep their eyes open for wood hazards as the unstable shoreline has a tendency to calve trees into the water. 
 
for additional information see:
Korb, G. 1997. A paddlers guide to the Olympic Peninsula. third edition.

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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.

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Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1191928 11/04/03 n/a n/a
1203852 12/01/14 Thomas O'Keefe copy edits
1203923 12/15/14 Thomas O'Keefe description and photo added
1212564 06/01/19 Thomas O'Keefe updated image position