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Tributary - North Fork Toutle River Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Toutle River

Tributary - North Fork Toutle River Info
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Put In:  Green River
Take Out:  South Fork Confluence
Difficulty:  Class II +
Gradient:  31 fpm
Run Length:  10 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 - 2,300
Streamflow Comments:  There is no gauge for this river. The North Fork is running usually about 45% of the Toutle River at Tower Road Near Silver Lake gauge.
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, 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:  This section of river has very continuous gradient that produces one long class II wave train throughout the run.
Hazards:  Watch for the occasional log in or across the main current. In some spots the main channel is braided, be especially careful of wood in these areas. Wood is constanly changing in this stretch.
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 Toutle head east for less then a mile on SR 504. At the bridge crossing over the Toutle River look for a good take out.

Put In: From the take out continue east for 9.2 miles along the North Fork to the Toutle River Fish Collection Facility. Turn into the facility and put in below the last weir.

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