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Rock Creek/East Fork Lewis Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Lewis River

Rock Creek/East Fork Lewis Info
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Put In:  Rock Creek
Take Out:  Moutlon Falls County Park
Difficulty:  Class III , Class IV , Class V
Gradient:  73 fpm
Run Length:  5.7 miles
Current Streamflow:  1150 cfs @ 12/14/2016 11:00 AM - EAST FORK LEWIS RIVER NEAR HEISSON, WA, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  1,500 - 2,000 cfs
Streamflow Comments:  There is no gauge for Rock Creek, use the East Fork Lewis River Near Heisson gauge to estimate flows
Season Comments:  January, February, March, November, December
Primary Season:  This section of river only runs during the rainy season, usually after a few days of heavy rain
Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  In the beggining on Rock Creek expect to find fun class II/III twisty, low volume boulder gardens with one 7 foot waterfall. At the confluence with the East Fork Lewis River expect a large pushy river with big waves and big holes.
Hazards:  Scout Little Rascal Rapid on Rock Creek. Also scout Naked Falls and Moulton Falls on the East Fork Lewis. Logs can be an issue on Rock Creek so be aware. Stay on the river or at river level because this run is on private property until the take out at Moulton Falls County Park
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 for 5.4 miles. Turn right onto Rock Creek Road and continue for 7.8 miles to the take out at Moulton Falls County Park.

Put In: From the take out continue upriver for .3 miles and turn right onto Sunset Falls Road. In 2 miles turn right onto Dole Valley Road, follow this road for 5.6 miles to the put in at the bridge over Rock Creek.

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