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Canyon Creek - The Upper Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Lewis River

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Canyon Creek - The Upper Info
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Put In:  Twin Bridges
Take Out:  Fly Creek
Difficulty:  Class IV , Class V +
Gradient:  68 fpm
Run Length:  8.2 miles
Current Streamflow:  117 cfs @ 12/14/2016 11:00 AM - CANYON CREEK NEAR AMBOY, WA, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  500 - 1,500 cfs
Season Comments:  January, February, March, November, December
Primary Season: 

This creek only runs during the rainy season, usually after a few days of heavy rain.

Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  Pool drop class IV/V rapids through a deep forested canyon. Most of the whitewater between the drops is fairly easy while the drops themselves are very challenging.
Hazards:  Logs are always an issue on this creek. Scout carefully, there may be mandatory portages.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan
Land Ownership:  Mixed private and public
Wilderness:  No
Location:  In the Pacific Region (WA), 162 miles (2 hours 56 minutes) South of Seattle
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: From Amboy take NE 277th Street .2 miles west to Highway 503. Head north for 4 miles and turn right onto Healy Road. Continue for 2.3 miles, go straight through the 4-way stop and continue for another 1.4 miles to the first bridge at Fly Creek, this is the take out.

Put In: From the take out continue up the road for another 7 miles to the next bridge.

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