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Klickitat    3 - Klickitat Springs to Fishing Access™ ©
Class II-III

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Zip Code : 98628 General Area
Put In Longitude : -121.11489 Putin
Put In Latitude : 45.8223
Take Out Longitude : -121.22740 Take Out
Take Out Latitude : 45.7402992
County : Klickitat Shuttle
   Gauge Information (Professor Paddle updated levels from KLICKITAT RIVER NEAR PITT, WA at 7/15/2020 3:18:43 PM)
Gauge Forecast Height Current Flow Authority Physical Update
KLICKITAT RIVER NEAR PITT, WA NWRFC | FC Page 4.16  831 cfs  USGS - NWIS 07-15-2020 12:15:00
Minimum Recomended Level:  1000 cfs     Maximum Recomended Level:  5000 cfs 


Roadside. Follow road to Klickitat Springs and put-in under bridge. Takeout at fishing access aprox 5 miles downstream. Park above or below Class III Ishy Pishy Rapids.

  Putin Details

Drive to the bridge crossing the Klickitat River at Klickitat Springs. Park at the access on the east side of the river (before you cross the bridge).

  Takeout Details

There are a few gravel pullouts. Make sure you donít accidentally run the Class V+ Lyle Gorge below the takeout.

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  Fun Facts

Great for beginning kayakers at lower flows (less than 1500). Lots of fun waves and surf ledges at higher flows (above 3000).

   Run Description [Season: year-round]

This run is a small taste of the Upper Klickitat that is tame enough for beginner and intermediate paddlers. The run starts with a few fun Class II rapids right from the start. At low flows the section is pool drop character, but when the flows are up it is fairly continuos with few eddies. The biggest rapids in the section are McDonalds (II+) and Ishy Pishy (III). McDonalds is visible from the road and the rapid comes down toward a right bend with a funky wave that flips a lot of beginning kayakers.

Ishy Pishy is right at the takeout and is hidden by trees. You can takeout above it or below it for a more exciting ride. The run is suitable for beginning kayakers, and has good scenery and wildlife. Easy hitching on the shuttle because it is next to the road. Paddle safe.



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