Quinault - 2. Cannings Creek to South Shore Rd. access

Quinault, Washington, US


2. Cannings Creek to South Shore Rd. access

Usual Difficulty II (for normal flows)
Length 6.5 Miles
Avg. Gradient 20 fpm

Quinault River

Quinault River
Photo by Thomas O'Keefe © taken 04/22/10

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-12039500 900 - 6000 cfs II 01h15m 14400 cfs (too high)

River Description

ACCESS: At Highway 101 mile 126.5 head east up South Shore Road. Drive past Quinault Lake and follow the road a few miles to a bridge that crosses the Quinault River and connects with North Shore Road. This is the put-in or you can continue up the South Shore Road and put-in near Howe Creek. You can takeout a few miles back down the road at a driftboat access on river left.


Like the Queets this is really more of a fishing river than a kayak run. There are a couple of little waves and eddy lines to play around on, but other than that you come here for the enjoyment of floating down a beautiful floodplain river. Beware of log jams. The current is powerful and in some cases these jams can create class III hazards.

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StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2010-09-30 04:19:15

Rapid Descriptions

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