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Tributary - Green River Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Toutle River

Tributary - Green River Info
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Put In:  Cascade Creek
Take Out:  Gauging Station
Difficulty:  Class III , Class IV
Gradient:  44 fpm
Run Length:  11.7 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 - 2,000 cfs
Streamflow Comments: 

There is no internet gauge for this river. Usually the flow for this river is about 80% of the flow on the Toutle River at Tower Road Near Silver Lake gauge.

Season Comments:  January, February, March, 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:  The upper half of this run contains one long continuous class II/III rapid, the lower half contains mostly class II- rapids with two class IV ledge rapids.
Hazards:  Scout the two class IV rapids because they are much more difficult then the rest of the river
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  Public forest
Wilderness:  Yes
Location:  In the Pacific Region (WA), 126 miles (2 hours 13 minutes) South of Seattle
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: From the town of Toutle take highway 504 east for 7.5 miles then turn left onto Road 1900. Take the right fork in .1 miles; follow this road for a short distance to the bridge over the North Fork Toutle River. After crossing the bridge take Road 1901 to the right for 2 miles. Take a right onto Road 500, follow this for another 2 miles and turn right onto Road 1000. The take out is a wide pull out just downstream of the Green River Gauging station, 1.4 miles down Road 1000.

Put In: From the take out continue up Road 1000 for 7.4 miles and turn left at the fork onto Road 2500. In 2.7 miles you can turn left and drive to the lower put in at a bridge over the river. Or you can continue up Road 2500 for another 1.5 – 2.3 miles to any of the roadside access points.

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