Lewis, N. Fork - 4. Cussed Hollow to FR 9039 (Middle)

Lewis, N. Fork, Washington, US


4. Cussed Hollow to FR 9039 (Middle)

Usual Difficulty III-IV (for normal flows)
Length 8 Miles
Avg. Gradient 39 fpm

Splashy rapid

Splashy rapid
Photo taken 06/27/09 @ low runnable level

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-14216000 700 - 2000 cfs III-IV 00h49m 317 cfs (too low)

River Description

This is a great run for IKs and kayaks, and it's an excellent run for self-supported overnight trips. The first 4 miles are class III-IV. You can boat scout everything up to Big Creek Gorge - when you see a big gravel bar on the left and a headwall on the right curving hard left, pull over and scout left. Big Creek Gorge consists of several large boulders with very tight slots that can easily hold logs. Kayaks can run this in sections and portage as needed. Rafts will have a significantly harder portage, so pack light and leave lots of time.

Below Big Creek Gorge, the rapids calm down significantly. You may want to combine this with the run down to the reservoir. There are several nice rapids and great views of waterfalls.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2010-10-29 01:52:23


Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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October 14 2013 (1860 days ago)
Brian VogtDetails
Big log totally blockin final exit slot at the end of Big Creek gorge on upper NF Lewis (Lower
Falls to Eagle cliff run). It is a huge log and will likely be there for a long time. courtesy
Jason Shappart

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