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Upper Tieton Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Tieton River

Waffle Wall Rapid at 2000 cfs
Waffle Wall Rapid at 2000 cfs Having Fun on the Tieton River at 2000 cfs Clearing Ejector Rapid Matt Deacon along the bedrock wall near take-out at 1400 cfs Runnable Lowhead Dam at 1400 cfs
Matt Deacon enjoying the continuous whitewater at 1400 cfs

Upper Tieton Info
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Put In:  Rimrock
Take Out:  Windy Point Campground
Gradient:  55 ft/mi
Run Length:  11.5 miles
Flow Information (phone):  206-526-8530; Tieton River at Rimrock.
Good Level:  900 - 2,500 cfs
Season Comments:  May, June, September
Permit:  None required
Hazards:  Diversion dam about half way down the run has been modified so that it is runnable, log hazards.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  Mostly National Forest
Wilderness:  No
Camping on River:  USFS campgrounds along the river.
Location:  In the Pacific Region (WA), 175 miles Southeast of Seattle
Shuttle Logistics:  Take-Out: From the town of Yakima, drive about 25 miles west on US 12 to the Windy Point Campground.

Put-In: From the take-out, continue west on US 12 for about another 9 miles to Hause Creek Campground. Put in here or continue upstream 2 more miles on US 12 to an unmarked dirt road that leads down the left bank to the river. This access is somewhat more difficult because of overgrown bushes along the shore.

US 12 follows the entire Tieton River providing alternate access points.

Towns near Upper Tieton Kayaking

Baker City Oregon
Hood River Oregon
Pendleton Oregon
The Dalles Oregon

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