Washougal, N. Fork - Mile 7 to Washougal River


Washougal, N. Fork, Washington, US

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Mile 7 to Washougal River

Usual Difficulty IV-V (for normal flows)
Length 7 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Washougal R. @ Hathaway Park
wadoe-28B080 2800 - 6000 cfs IV-V 03h28m 162 cfs (too low)


River Description

check out the North/West Washougal page on Jason Rackley's site.


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2016-03-12 03:59:41

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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February 8 2006 (4269 days ago)
Joe SauveDetails
There is a DOE gauge on the Washougal:
https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/wrx/wrx/flows/station.asp?sta=28B080

You can also get a visual from the Washougal Road Bridge. If it looks medium low here the run is
probably at a medium level (it narrows up quite a bit in the gorge sections)

Ran on 1/29/06 from the Skamania Mines Road Bridge down to the Washougal (cutting out upper 2 miles
of creek) at about 3,500 cfs on the gauge. This was an excellent medium flow. Very fun creeking
with many fun class 3-4+ rapids and some fantastic surfing.

Your first time down be sure to watch for horizon lines. One in particular is a very recommended
portage a few drops past the Skamania Mines Rd. bridge... it's a 15 foot undercut drop. Real ugly.
Catch the small eddy on the left to portage.


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