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Lower Tieton Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Tieton River

Lower Tieton Info
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Put In:  Windy Point Campground
Take Out:  Naches River Confluence
Difficulty:  Class II +
Gradient:  48 ft/mi
Run Length:  8.5 miles
Flow Information (phone):  206-526-8530; Tieton River at Rimrock.
Good Level:  1,000 - 2,500 cfs
Season Comments:  May, June, September
Permit:  None required.
Hazards:  Log hazards.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  Mixed National Forest and private.
Wilderness:  No
Camping on River:  USFS campgrounds along the river.
Location:  In the Pacific Region (WA), 185 miles Southeast of Seattle
Shuttle Logistics:  Put-In: From the town of Yakima, drive about 25 miles west on US 12 to the Windy Point Campground.

Take-Out: To take out at the confluence with the Naches River drive to the US 12 bridge over the Naches River located just west of the junction with Washington Highway 410 and about 4.5 miles west of the town of Naches. On the west side of the bridge there are short dirt roads that lead down to the Tieton River. A hazardous weir is located just downstream of the confluence on the Naches river so be sure to take out here. An alternate take-out is about 1.5 miles upstream from the Naches Bridge. It is identified by a sign reading 'Oak Creek Recreation Area' at a large turnout.

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