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Cispus - Grand Reopening - weekend -

Come paddle and join a weekend celebration of all the Cispus River has to offer!  After years of hard work by the Washington Kayak Club, American Whitewater, Washington Recreational River Runners, Paddle Trails Canoe Club and many individuals in whitewater community collaborating with Lewis County Public Utility District, the District has reopened the Copper Canyon Take-out with a spacious new picnic shelter, boat ramp, and gravel trail to the river and creek.


The WKC trip is meeting at 10:30 at the Copper Canyon take-out (take-out site) on the LCPUD map   Use a map as gps driving directions frequently lead paddlers astray.  We will be using the Twin Cedars put-in,


Not a WKC member?  It’s a great time to become one.  Or join your local club’s trip and come paddle the Lower Cispus with them.  If your club doesn’t have a trip scheduled, sign up to lead one!  Prizes include great scenery and wonderful surfing:-)


There will be a BBQ on Saturday afternoon in the new picnic shelter at the Copper Canyon Take-out. Please register so we can get a count. Hamburgers and hotdogs are on the menu along with vegan options. 



It is important to note there is no camping along the access road owned by Port Blakely.  Camping is available at Taidnapum Park downstream.  Informal camping on Forest Service land upstream of the Iron Creek bridge is available.  There are also private campgrounds in the area.


Options for Sunday include paddling the Lower Cispus again.  For those looking for harder adventures, the Upper Cispus, Superslide. McCoy Creek, and Yellowjacket Creek are all nearby.


It’s always sunny on the Cispus.

Michael Deckert



Saturday, May 13, 2023, 10:30 AM until 5:00 PM
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Michael Deckert
WW Trip
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
No Fee

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