Washougal, N. Fork - Mile 7 to Washougal River

Washougal, N. Fork, Washington, US


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 2000 - 6000 cfs IV-V 02h15m 470 cfs (too low)

River Description

Can be run a bit lower than 2,000 cfs on the Washougal gauge if you are desperate.


A nice class IV run, with three harder drops that can be portaged.  The nastiest of these is just below a bridge, with an eddy on the left above.  Almost everyone takes the easy portage on the left on this one.

It's worth shore scouting most every horizon on this stream your first time down, as many rapids are straight forward with the correct line, but have cracks and undercuts in the wrong lines.  A couple of the horizons have been known to sneak up on people, but if you stay diligent it shouldn't be a problem.  Many people have shown themselves down safely.  If in doubt, stay to the outside of corners where the eddies above the surprise drops are found.

Once you know the lines and eddies, this is a low-stress, high-fun run.



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

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2017-11-14 01:13:59

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