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Cedar Creek Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Lewis River

Cedar Creek Info
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Put In:  Amboy
Take Out:  North Fork Lewis River
Difficulty:  Class II , Class III + , Class IV , Class V , Portage
Gradient:  34 fpm
Run Length:  10.3 miles
Good Level:  300 - 900 cfs
Streamflow Comments:  There is no gauge for this creek
Season Comments:  January, February, March, November, December
Primary Season:  This only runs during the rainy season, usually after a few days of heavy rain.
Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  Low volume class III+ rapids, one powerful class IV rapid in a forest canyon
Hazards:  Lots of brush, snags, and possible river wide logs.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan
Land Ownership:  Mixed public and private
Wilderness:  Yes
Location:  In the Pacific Region (WA), 145 miles (2 hours 24 minutes) South of Seattle
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: On highway 503E just east of the intersection with I-5 turn south onto NE Hayes Road. Follow this road for 6 miles and turn left onto NE Etna Road. You will arrive at the take out at Cedar Creek Ramp in about 1.2 miles.

Put In: From the take out return to Cedar Creek Road, and drive east for 1.1 miles. Turn right onto NE Spurrel Road and drive for 2.7 miles. Then turn right onto NE Pup Creek Road, drive for .7 miles and then turn left onto NE Cedar Creek Road. Follow this road again for 4.2 miles and turn right onto NE 221st Avenue. In .5 miles you will arrive at the intersection with Highway 503 and a small Clark County Heritage Site park. This will be the put in.

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