SEASON: November to May
This first section includes a canyon and a few rapids. An alternative
access point 15 miles down at Cougar Smith Rd. marks the start of a
somewhat easier section that can only marginally be called a whitewater
run. There are a few places to practice moves.
lat/long approximated by Tiger map server
for additional information see
A comprehensive guide to 75 river runs on Washington's beautiful Olympic Peninsula.
Visual. Flows of around 500 cfs
are good. The Satsop gauge near Satsop
gives you some indication of what's
happening in the basin. The West
Fork runs about 25% of this
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.
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.
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runs to the inventory!