Cowlitz River

Packwood, Washington 98361

Cowlitz River

Cowlitz River Professional Review and Guide

"The beauty in the first mile and a half of this trip captivates boaters as they pass between towering rock walls and under the branches of virgin evergreens that overhang the channel.

The crystalline water collects in deep green pools, then flows into fun, straightforward rapids. Enjoy the early portion of the trip: once the Muddy Fork of the Cowlitz joins the channel, the scenery is much less spectacular."

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Trail Information

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2 to 3 hours
Class II
Best: July to early August
Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station
Local Contacts
USGS: Packwood, Tatoosh Lakes, Ohanapecosh Hot Springs
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Jul 2018