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Black River in Washington

Trip Overview

Meandering slow river, many access points, between Black Lake and Chehalis R. Suitable for half day-all day, solo or group. Near urban area, but genuine wilderness feel. Beaver dams, many NW birds. Most of area preserved, more being bought for preservation.


I-5 S from Seattle or N from Portland. Exits for Hwy 12 west, Rochester, Little Rock, or Tumwater will lead you there. Inquire locally.


Several. Intersections of 110th st & Little Rock Road, 123rd & Little Rock Rd., clearing south of Little Rock about 2 mi, etc. etc. Inquire locally.


Paddle Washington, LeRoux and Rudersdorf, Neah Bay Books, 1984

  • Duration: Day Trip
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking, Canoeing
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: River/Creek (Up to Class II)
  • Group Rates: No

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