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Main Toutle River Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Toutle River


Main Toutle River Info
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Put In:  Hwy 504 Bridge
Take Out:  Tower Road Bridge
Difficulty:  Class III , Class IV
Gradient:  32 fpm
Run Length:  9.5 miles
Current Streamflow:  11600 cfs @ 12/14/2016 10:30 AM - TOUTLE RIVER AT TOWER ROAD NEAR SILVER LAKE, WA, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  900 - 2,500 cfs
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:  Fun run through Mt.St.Helens mudflows.
Hazards:  There are a few class III rapids that deserve a scout from an inexperienced boater. Scout class IV Hollywood Gorge from river right. Watch for wood on this river
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  Public forest
Wilderness:  No
Location:  In the Pacific Region (WA), 126 miles (2 hours 13 minutes) South of Seattle
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: From I-5 take Exit 49 to Highway 504 east for 2.1 miles. Turn left onto Tower Road and go 2.7 miles to the Tower Road Bridge, take out on the left just downstream of the bridge.

Put In: From the take out continue on Tower Road for 10.1 miles and then turn right onto Highway 504. In 2.1 miles turn left onto an unmarked dirt road. Follow the dirt road to the river and put in.





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