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North Fork Lewis River - The Middle Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Lewis River

North Fork Lewis River - The Middle Info
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Put In:  Cussed Hollow
Take Out:  FR 9039
Difficulty:  Class III , Class IV
Gradient:  39 fpm
Run Length:  8 miles
Good Level:  700 - 2,000 cfs
Streamflow Comments:  There is no gauge for this river. If the East Fork Lewis is running there is a good chance this will be running
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:  Class III/IV boulder gardens through a deep scenic canyon.
Hazards:  There are two class II boulder gardens that deserve a good scout.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  Mixed public and private
Wilderness:  Yes
Location:  In the Pacific Region (WA), 173 miles (3 hours 10 minutes) South of Seattle
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: From the town of Cougar drive east on Highway 503 for 18.5 miles to the Mt. St. Helens Visitor Center. Just past the visitor center turn right onto Forest Road 90. In .25 miles cross over Eagle Cliffs Bridge, in 4.6 miles turn left onto Forest Road 9039.

Put In: Return to Eagle Cliffs Bridge and continue up Forest Road 90 for 12.5 miles to the bridge near Cussed Hollow, put in here.

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