The Grays River is located in the far southwest corner of Washington, and for this reason advanced boaters often overlook it. First-time boaters on the Grays will be pleasantly surprised to find big, powerful rapids set in a beautiful basalt gorge.
At most flows, pools are present after all the big rapids, but the rapids often contain sharp rocks and other hazards. At high flows, the rapids can be very pushy and large holes develop in several of the biggest rapids. Character: isolated canyon.
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