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Lower Cispus Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Cispus River

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Lower Cispus Info
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Put In:  Tower Rock Bridge
Take Out:  Crystal Creek Bridge
Difficulty:  Class III
Gradient:  28 ft/mi
Run Length:  11 miles
Flow Information (phone):  206-526-8530; Cispus River near Randle.
Good Level:  1,300 - 4,000 cfs
Streamflow Comments: 
Season Comments:  April, May, June, November, December
Primary Season: 
Permit:  None required.
Hazards:  Log hazards.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  Mixed public and private.
Wilderness:  No
Camping on River:  USFS campgrounds along the river.
Location:  In the Pacific Region (WA), 160 miles South of Seattle
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take-Out: Take US 12 to the town of Randle and turn south onto Forest Road 23. Cross over the Cowlitz River and continue on FR 23 bearing right onto Forest Road 25 after about a mile. Drive approximately 6 miles and bear right. Follow this dirt road downstream for about 2 miles and then turn left onto a road leading to Crystal Creek Bridge over the Cispus.

Put-In: Take US 12 to the town of Randle and turn south onto Forest Road 23. Cross over the Cowlitz River and continue on FR 23 bearing left after about a mile going towards the Cispus Environmental Center. Continue for about another 9 miles then bear right onto FR 2306. Continue for almost a mile then make a hard left turn and drive another half mile to the bridge; put in on the right bank.

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Last Edited by bradgoet on 4/21/2011

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