Chinook Creek - Deer Creek to Cedar Flats

Chinook Creek, Washington, US


Deer Creek to Cedar Flats

Usual Difficulty IV-V (for normal flows)
Length 5 Miles

Stafford Falls

Stafford Falls
Photo of Jesse Bierman by Priestley Brothers Productions taken 2003

River Description

Tributary of the Ohanapecosh in the Upper Cowlitz drainage near Cayuse Pass on the east side of Mt. Rainier.

Although it can be tricky to catch, this creek has been run a few times. All the gradient is on Chinkook Creek in the first 2.5 miles, which includes two nice waterfalls--and 18' falls and 20' Stafford Falls. Both feed into nice pools and can be run if they're clean.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2003-01-21 02:14:23

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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July 4 2004 (5191 days ago)
Bryan SwanDetails
Best flows are usually between May and the beginning of July (while there is still snow up at
Chinook Pass). If the waterfall on Chinook Creek that can be seen across the valley from the Tunnel
on Highway 123 has a lot of water, this run should be decent.

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