Clearwater River (BC) - Above the Kettle III

Short duration big water fun. All of the main features are scoutable from the road. Have a look then have fun.

River Alerts

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The symbols can be clicked on and provide some simple explanations of why they are there. You can also use the symbols to get directions from Google Maps to the put in/takeout. A handy thing!

I used the directions to plot this map…the put in and takeout could be off by a few hundred meters as I couldn't see the gravel pullouts on Google Earth.

Run Information


From Highway 5 near Clearwater turn NW onto the Old North Thompson Rd E (This is across the highway from the Wells Grey Inn). Follow for 1.2km to the West side of the bridge over the Clearwater river. Take your first right(North) onto Camp 2 road which runs along the right river bank. Follow for 700m to where the road branches and turns to gravel. Turn Right and follow the gravel road into Wells Grey Park for 8.5 Km, look for a short gravel road leading off to the right with a log raft ramp structure. Park on the main gravel road near here.

Put In

From the Take-out carry on up the gravel road for several more Kilometres to a very short gravel road on your right leading to the river. Park out of the way of the way near here and put on.


A short Grade III big water section with a few good rapids and surf spots.

Length & Time

Couple of Hours, Flexible length



Flow Information

When (which months), Why (rain, snow melt, glacial melt), What is highwater? low water? How to tell the flow if there is no gauge




Other Resources

Note: Interior Whitewater can be reached by phone at +1-250-674-372; don't use their 1-800 number when calling about river levels!

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