JoesKayak's Submission - Entered on 8/3/2009 8:45:00 PM
Gauge Information (Last updated with USGS at 3/29/2017 5:58:32 AM)
GREEN RIVER AT PURIFICATION P
3rd Party Gauge
||3/29/2017 5:00:00 AM
Minimum Recomended Level: 1000 cfs Maximum Recomended Level: 3000 cfs
The Put in is located at the Paradise Parking Lot. Head back to HWY 169 and head north. Drive to Black Diamond and hang a right at the Gas Station. Just before the Mexican Food Place. Stay on this road until it you come to a one lane bridge. Just before the one lane bridge is the gravel parking lot, commonly known as the paradise parking lot. Park here and head down to the River.
Flaming Geyser Park. Once on HWY 169 just follow the signs to this park. Take out any where you like.
The annual Green River Cleanup takes place in spring every year and is coordinated by Washington Recreational River Runners and Friends of the Green River.
The lower gorge is easier than the upper, but is still a very fun run with some great scenery. After the first couple of rapids there is a warm spring on river left. Not the most lovely spring by any stretch of the imagination, but it can be a nice find on a cold day. Most of the good rapids are in the first half of the run and then it mellows to long stretches of flat water and a few class 2 rapids in the bottom half.