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Cedar River Gates
Located where the Issaquah-Hobart Road crosses the Cedar River at Landsburg, Washington 40 minutes east of Seattle. Take I-90 to Front Street exit in Issaquah. Continue through the town of Issaquah. Street becomes the Issaquah-Hobart Road. Continue east of Highway 18.
Class II+ water. Can circulate gates easily on the bottom half of the course.
The course is open to all paddlers for practice. Always raise the poles before you leave as the Cedar rises and falls quickly and poles left low during high flows will destroy the course. The Cedar rises and falls quite quickly. Flows tend to match rainfall but are regulated somewhat by the City of Seattle (upstream is drinking water system). The lower course is good from 300 cfs-2,000 cfs. The upper is good from 500 cfs-2,000. For flow information, look for the Cedar River Below the Diversion at the NOAA website.
Lake Washington gates at the Arboretum, near the University of Washington.
Access from the lower parking lot of the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle's Montlake district (just under Hwy 520). About 25 flat water gates hang from the freeway bridge in an area of the lake closed to motorboats.
Davidson's Chateau of Whitewater Excellence
10 slalom gates on class II section of the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River near North Bend, WA.
Private property!! For access contact Matt Davidson.
this page updated on: Tuesday April 24, 2012 10:52 AM -0700