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2. Bremer to Ike Kinswa State Park (Lower)
Tilton
Class III-IV
0Miles
Play Rating (1-10): 0
County Lewis
Zip Code 0
Put In Longitude -122.4180908
Put In Latitude 46.5802155
Take Out Longitude -122.5363998
Take Out Latitude 46.5625114

   Gauge Information (Last updated with USGS at 4/28/2017 6:26:33 PM)
Gauge Forecast Height Current Flow Authority Physical Update
TILTON RIVER AB BEAR CANYON C n/a 5.01  1650 cfs  3rd Party Gauge 4/28/2017 5:45:00 PM
Minimum Recomended Level:  800 cfs     Maximum Recomended Level:  4000 cfs 

  Access

Big pull out at the bridge. Easy Put-in. Take out is at the park after a 2 mile paddle across the upstream end of the lake.


  Putin Details

Bridge.


  Takeout Details

Lake.


 River Alerts GMaps
Not used in Beta Mode Putin | Take Out | Shuttle | General Area

Features on this run

Feature Name Feature Class
Donkey Flip Hole III
Leap of Faith III+
Scary Gary Falls III+
The Boulder Garden IV
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  Fun Facts

This is a very fun and scenic class III run with quality rapids and a few class IV- drops. A favorite among many washington paddlers.


   Run Description [Season: ]

There's a lengthy paddle both into and out of this gem of a canyon, but it's well worth it. In the beginning you'll find swift class II for at least a mile or more . Soon enough however, you get into a remote feeling canyon with big fluffy class III drops. The rapids have a powerful feel to them at medium to medium high flows and above, with a few holes at flows of about 1400 cfs and above that should be avoided unless you're looking for action, but they are simple rapids in structure and generally flush you through to large pools below.

Shortly after the first rapid or two you'll come to what used to be a riverwide logjam (see photos). In April 2009 we were able to paddle around this, although it's still there. We encountered no portages throughout the rest of the run.

Elsewhere on the run you'll find a few rapids that have some fun lines. Towards the end of the second canyon there is a broken ledge that has sort of a "picket fence" configuration of boulders. The main route is down the right, but there's also a really nice boof to be found in a route second to the left where the water flows around a curve and over a large boulder.
Any paddler hungry for more verticle than they found upstream should hit this line!

It's a beautiful gem of a run, even though many complain about the flatwater paddle out. Absolutely beautiful scenery, and the class III rapids are great for those who are sharpening their skills in larger volume rapids.




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