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East Fork Lewis River - Moulton Falls Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Lewis River

East Fork Lewis River - Moulton Falls Info
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Put In:  Moulton Falls
Take Out:  Lewisville Park
Difficulty:  Class III to III+ , Class V + , Portage
Gradient:  33 fpm
Run Length:  11.5 miles
Current Streamflow:  1150 cfs @ 12/14/2016 11:00 AM - EAST FORK LEWIS RIVER NEAR HEISSON, WA, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  500 - 2,500 cfs
Streamflow Comments:  If you like to playboat do this section at high water
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, November, December
Primary Season:  This river only runs during the rainy season, usually after a few days of heavy rain
Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  This run consists of class II/III boulder gardens with many good play spots.
Hazards:  You probably dont want to run Moulton Falls. Dont forget to portage Lucia Falls at mile 3. Do not trespass in this area, trespassing can be more dangerous then the river in this area.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  Private
Wilderness:  No
Camping on River:  Sunset Falls Campground, this is a great place to camp because you can hike up river and run laps on Sunset Falls
Location:  In the Pacific Region (WA), 181 miles (3 hours 34 minutes) South of Seattle
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: From Battle Ground take Highway 503 north to Lewisville Park.

Put In: From the take out continue north on Highway 503 and turn right onto Rock Creek Road. Drive for 7.8 miles to the take out at Moulton Falls County Park.

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