River System

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Tributaries of the Columbia:   (Add your local creek, river, or run.  Leave a response below!)

  • Pend Oreille Drainage
    • Pend Oreille River
      • Sullivan Creek
        • Mill Pond – NF Sullivan Creek “Upper”
        • NF Sullivan – Hwy 31 “The Gorge”
      • Clark Fork
        • Flathead River
        • Blackfoot River
        • Bitterroot River
      • Pack River
        • Upper “Grottos”
        • Upper “Slides”
        • Upper “Gorgette”
        • West Branch Pack River – Edna & Buck’s Tavern
        • Edna & Buck’s Tavern – Route 95

 

  • Eastern Washington
    • Sand Hollow Creek
      • Mile Post Two – Columbia River
    • Crab Creek
      • Bridge at Mile 5.7 – Columbia River
    • Big Sheep Creek
      • Mile Post 7.5 – Sheep Creek Campground
    • Kettle River
      • Orient – Barstow
    • Spokane River
      • Spokane River
        • Spokane Mainstem
          • Post Falls Dam – State Line
          • Harvard Park – Sullivan Park
          • Fort Wright Bridge – Plese Flat
        • Little Spokane
        • Coeur d’Alene
          • Coeur d’Alene
            • Bumblebee Bridge – Cataldo
          • Big NF Coeur d’Alene
            • Jordan Creek – Teepee Creek
          • Little NF Coeur d’Alene
            • Laverne Creek – Coeur d’Alene River
          • NF Coeur d’Alene
            • Babins Jct – Little NF
            • Teepee Creek – Prichard
          • SF Coeur d’Alene
            • Mullan – Wallace
          • St. Joe
            • St. Joe
              • Heller Creek – Spruce Tree Camp “Upper”
              • Spruce Tree Camp – Gold Creek
              • Conrad Crossing – Bluff Creek “Tumbledown”
              • Turner Creek – Packsaddle “Skookum Canyon”
            • Marble Creek
              • Camp 3 – St. Joe Confluence
            • NF St. Joe
              • Loop Creek – St. Joe Confluence
            • Slate Creek
              • Fritz Creek – St. Joe Confluence
            • St. Maries

      • Latah/Hangman Creek
        • Latah Hangman Creek
          • North Kentuck Trails Rd – Valley Chapel Rd “Upper”
          • Hatch Road – Spokane River “Lower
        • Rock Creek
          • Rockford – Latah/Hangman Creek

  • Middle Columbia
    • Methow River
      • Methow River
        • Carlton – McFarland Creek Access
        • McFarland Creek Access – Pateros “Black Canyon”
      • Lost River
        • Drake Creek – Methow River
      • Chewuch River
        • Andrews Creek – Camp Four “Upper”
        • Camp Four – Five Mile Bridge “Middle”
        • Five Mile Bridge – Winthorp “Lower”
      • Twisp River
        • Buttermilk Creek – Twisp
    • Stehekin River
      • Agnes Creek – Lake Chelan
    • Entiat River
        • Cottonwood Campground – FR 5605 “Cottonwood”
        • Lake Creek Campground – National Forest Boundary “Canyon” Section
        • Ardenvoir – Columbia “Lower”

  • Wenatchee River
    • Chiwawa River
      • Huckleberry Ford – Plain
      • Buck Creek
      • Phelps Creek
      • Willow Creek
      • Rock Creek
      • Chikamin Creek
      • Alder Creek
    • Little Wenatchee River
      • Fall Creek – Lake Creek Campground
    • Nason Creek
      • Berne – Merrit “Upper Nason Creek”
      • Below Merrit – Coles Corner “Lower Nason Creek”
    • Wenatchee Mainstem
      • Wenatchee Lake – Tumwater
      • Tumwater Campground – Leavenworth “Tumwater”
      • Leavenworth – Cashmere
      • Cashmere to Columbia “Lower Wenatchee”
    • Peshastin Creek
      • Ingles to Wenatchee
    • Icicle Creek
      • Rock Island – Ida Creek “Upper Icicle”
      • Ida Creek – Eight Mile Campground
      • Snow Creek – Hatchery “Lower Icicle”

  • Yakima River
    • Yakima River Mainstem
      • Teanaway River – Thorp
      • Thrall – Roza Recreation Site
    • Naches River
      • Naches Mainstem
        • Sawmill Flat – Tieton River “Upper”
        • Tieton Confluence – Below Town of Naches “Lower”
      • Tieton River
        • Tieton Mainstem
          • Rimrock – Windy Point Camground “Upper Tieton”
          • Windy Point Campground – Naches River Confluence “Lower Tieton”
        • SF Tieton River
          • Grey Creek Campground – Rimrock Lake
      • Little Naches River
        • Mathew Creek – Little Naches Campground
      • American River
        • Hell’s Crossing – American Forks
        • American Forks – Sawmill Flat
      • Bumping River
        • Bumping Lake – American Forks
      • Rattlesnake Creek
        • NF of Rattlesnake – Nile Road Bridge
    • Cle Elum River
      • Cle Elum River
        • Salmon Le Sac – Cle Elum Lake
        • Cle Elum Lake – Bullfrog Road
      • Cooper River
        • Waterfall – Cle Elum River
    • Teanaway River
      • Teanaway River
        • NF Teanaway – East Masterson Rd
      • NF Teanaway River
        • Johnson Creek – 29 Pines Campground

  • Snake River
    • Snake River Mainstem
      • American Falls Dam – Walcott Reservoir
      • Milner Dam – Milner Power Plant
      • Milner Power Plant – Starr Falls (Cauldron Linn)
      • Murtaugh Bridge – Twin Falls Reservoir
      • Crystal Springs – Upper Salmon Falls Reservoir
      • Lower Salmon Falls Dam – Bliss Reservoir
      • Hell’s Canyon Dam – Pittsburg Landing
      • Salmon River – Lewiston
    • SF Snake
      • SF Snake
        • Palisades Dam – Launch Site East of Poplar
      • Pine Creek
        • Headwaters – SF Snake Confluence
    • Palouse River
      • Hooper – Palouse Falls State Park
      • Palouse Falls State Park – Lyons Ferry State Park
    • Imnaha River
      • Imnaha – Snake River “Lower Imnaha River
    • Salmon River
      • Salmon Mainstem
        • Hellroaring Creek – Redfish Lake Creek
        • Stanley – Old Sunbeam Dam
        • Sunbeam Dam – Holman Creek
        • EF Salmon – Town of NF
        • NF – MF
        • Corn Creek – Vinegar Creek
        • Vinegar Creek – Riggins
        • Riggins – White Bird
        • White Bird – Snake River Confluence
      • Yankee Fork
        • Upper road end 15.6 miles – Salmon River
      • Panther Creek
        • Trapper Flat – Birch Creek
        • Clear Creek – Main Salmon Confluence
      • MF Salmon
        • MF Salmon
          • Marsh Creek –Boundary Creek
          • Boundary Creek – Cache Bar
        • Bear Valley Creek
          • Fir Creek CG – MF Salmon
        • Big Creek
          • Big Creek Airstrip – Cache Bar
        • Rapid River
          • Float Creek – MF Confluence
      • SF Salmon
        • SF Salmon
          • Goat Creek – footbridge at Poverty Flats CG
          • Poverty Flats CG – EF of SF
          • EF of SF – Salmon Confluence
        • EF SF Salmon
          • Vibika Creek – Johnson Creek
          • Flight Simulator – SF Salmon River
        • Secesh
          • Loon Creek – Lick Creek
      • Little Salmon River
      • EF Salmon
      • Pahsimeroi River
      • Lemhi River
      • NF Salmon
    • Joseph Creek
      • Joseph Creek – Chief Joseph Wildlife Area
    • Grande Ronde River
      • Grand Ronde Mainstem
        • Troy – Boggan’s Oasis
        • Boggan’s Oasis – Snake River
      • Wallowa River
        • Minam – Troy
    • Clearwater River
      • Clearwater Mainstem
      • Potlatch
        • Potlatch
          • Little Boulder Campground – Cedar Creek
          • Frog Pond – Kendrick
      • NF Clearwater
        • Little NF Clearwater
        • Weitas Creek
          • Upper Weitas Pack Bridge – NF Clearwater
        • Skull Creek
          • Bridge – NF Clearwater
      • MF Clearwater
        • Selway
          • Selway
            • Paradise Falls – Selway Falls
            • Selway Falls – Boyd Creek CGbru
        • Lochsa
          • Lochsa
            • Papoose Creek – Indian Grave Creek
            • Indian Grave Creek – Wilderness Gateway Bridge
            • Wilderness Gateway Bridge – Split Creek Pack Bridge
            • Split Creek Pack Bridge – Lowell
          • Crooked Fork
            • Hopeful Creek – Brushy Fork
          • White Sand Creek
            • Big Flat Creek – Colt Creek CG
            • Colt Creek CG – White Sand CG
      • SF Clearwater
    • Owyhee River
      • Owyhee Mainstem
        • Cruthcher’s Crossing – 3 Forks (Upper Owyhee)
      • Battle Creek
        • Headwaters – Owyhee River
    • Payette River
      • Payette Mainstem
        • Gutter Section
        • Banks – Beehive Bend “Upper Main”
        • Beehive Bend – Jet Boat Rap “Lower Main”
      • NF Payette
        • Upper Payette Lake – Big Payette Lake
        • Below McCall – Hartsell Bridge above Cascade Res.
        • The Cabarton Run
        • Smiths Ferry – Banks
      • SF Payette
        • Deadwood River
          • Deadwood Reservoir – End of the Road
          • End of the Road – SF Payette River
        • SF Payette
          • Grandjean – Lowman
          • Deadwood River – Danskin Station
          • The Staircase Run
          • Swirly Canyon
        • MF Payette
          • Hardscrabble CG – Lightning Creek Bridge
          • West Fork Bridge – Upstream of Trail Creek
    • Blackfoot River
      • Blackfoot Mainstem
        • Blackfoot Dam – Cutthroat Creek CG
        • Cutthroat Creek CG – Trail Creek Bridge
        • Trail Creek Bridge – Cedar Creek (Wolverine Canyon)
      • Slug Creek
      • Lanes Creek
    • Portneuf River
      • Portneuf Mainstem
        • Diversion – Marsh Creek
        • Johnny Creek – I-86
        • Lava Hot Springs to PVC diversion
    • Henrys Fork
      • Henrys Fork
        • Box Canyon – Last Chance
        • Hatchery Ford – Above Upper Mesa Falls
        • Lower Mesa Falls – Warm River
      • Warm River
        • Twisted Draw – Warm River CG
      • Teton River
        • Teton River
        • Badger Creek
        • Bitch Creek
          • Coyote Meadows – Hwy 32 Bridge
          • Hwy 32 Bridge – Teton River
        • Canyon Creek
        • NF Teton
        • SF Teton
    • Boise River
      • Boise
        • The Weir
        • Troutdale CG – Badger Creek CG
        • Troutdale – Willow Creek CG
      • NF Boise
        • Barber Flat – Confluence w/ Boise at Troutdale
      • SF Boise
        • Anderson Ranch Dam – Danskin Bridge
        • Danskin Bridge – Neal Bridge
    • Weiser River
    • Bruneau River
      • Sheep Creek
        • Mary’s Creek – Bruneau RiverC
    • Wildhorse River
      • Bear Creek – Snake River Confluence

  • North Central Oregon
    • 15 Mile Creek
      • Petersburg – Viewpoint Road
    • Deschutes River
      • Deschutes River
        • Wickiup Dam – Pringle Falls
        • Pringle Falls – Big River CG
        • Big River CG – Benham Falls
        • Benham Falls – Dillon Falls
        • Dillon Falls – Lava Island Falls
        • Lava Island Falls – Mount Bachelor Village (Bend)
        • Bend – Tumalo State Park
        • Tumalo State Park – Cline Falls State Park
        • Cline Falls State Park – Lower Bridge
        • Lower Bridge – Billy Chinook Reservoir
        • US 26 (Warm Springs) – Sherars Falls
        • Sherar’s Falls to Columbia “Lower Deschutes”
      • Crooked River
        • Crooked River
          • Lone Pine Bridge – Crooked River Ranch
          • Crooked River Ranch – Billy Chinook Reservoir
        • NF Crooked
        • SF Crooked
        • Beaver Creek
      • Metolius River
        • Riverside Forest Campground – Lake Billy Chinook
      • Shitike Creek
    • John Day River
      • Clarno – Cottonwood
    • Umatilla River
      • Fish Hatchery – Umatilla Park

  • Klickitat River
    • Klickitat Mainstem
      • Leidl Campground – Klickitat Springs
      • Klickitat Springs – Last Fishing Access
    • Little Klickitat River
      • Olson Road – Klickitat River

 

  • Hood River
    • Hood River Mainstem
      • Tucker Bridge – Hood River Marina “Main Hood”
    • West Fork Hood River
      • West Fork Hood River
        • Lake Branch – East Fork Hood River
      • Lake Branch Hood River
        • Mile 2 – West Fork Hood River
    • East Fork Hood River
      • East Fork Hood River
        • Below Sherwood CG – Hwy 35 Bridge “Upper EF”
        • Dee – Tucker Bridge
      • Middle Fork Hood River
        • Laurance Lake – Red Hill Road “Upper Middle Fork”
        • Red Hill Road – Dee “Lower Middle Fork”

 

 

  • Columbia River Gorge
    • Little White
      • Upper
      • Lower
    • White Salmon Mainstem
      • Mt Adams Section
      • Farmlands
      • Green Truss
      • BZ Section
      • Wind River
        • Wind Mainstem
          • Above Falls Creek – Mineral Springs Rd “Upper”
          • Mineral Springs – Stabler
          • Stabler to High Bridge
          • High Bridge to Columbia
        • Trout Creek
        • Panther Creek
        • Falls Creek
      • Rock Creek
      • Washougal River
        • Washougal Mainstem
          • Prospector’s Creek to Doc’s Drop “Upper Upper”
          • Doc’s to Dougan “Falls Section”
          • Dougan Falls to Salmon Falls “The Gorge”
          • Highway 140 – Washougal Fishing Access “Big Eddy”
        • Little Washougal
        • Stebbins Creek
        • NF Washougal

         

        • Sandy River
          • Sandy River Mainstem
            • McNeil Campground – Lolo Pass Road “McNeil” Section
            • Zigzag – Marmot Bridge
            • Marmot Bridge – Marmot Dam
            • Marmot Dam – Revenue Bridge “Sandy River Gorge”
            • Revenue Bridge – Dodge Park
            • Dodge Park – Oxbow Park “Dodge – Oxbow”
            • Zigzag River
            • Toll Gate – Sandy River
          • Bull Run River
            • Bull Run Road Bridge – Dodge Park

        • Willamette River
          • Molalla River
            • Molalla River
              • Table Rock Fork – Glen Avon Bridge
            • NF Molalla
              • Dead Horse Canyon Creek Bridge – Molalla River
            • SF Molalla
              • Cooper Creek – Molalla River
            • Table Rock Fork
          • McKenzie River
            • McKenzie River Mainstem
            • SF McKenzie River
          • Santiam River
            • Santiam Mainstem
            • NF Santiam
              • NF Santiam
                • Bruno Mt. Rd – Detroit Reservoir
                • Big Cliff Dam – Packsaddle Park
                • Packsaddle Park – Mill City
              • Little NF Santiam River
                • Battle Axe Creek – Gold Creek
                • Gold Creek – Three Pools
                • Three Pools – Salmon Falls
                • Salmon Falls – Elkhorn Park
                • Elkhorn Valley CG – NF Santiam
            • SF Santiam
              • SF Santiam
                • Mountain House – Foster Reservoir
                • Foster Dam – Waterloo
              • Crabtree Creek
                • Snow Peak Camp – Larwood Park
                • Roaring River – South Santiam River
          • Clackamas River
            • Clackamas River Mainstem
              • Collawash River – Sandstone Road “Killer Fang” Run
              • Three Lynx – Memaloose “Upper Clackamas”
              • McIver State Park – Barton County Park “McIver Run”
              • Barton County Park – Carver “Barton – Carver”
            • Collawash River
            • NF Clackamas
              • Forest Road 011 – NF Reservoir
            • SF Clackamas
            • Eagle Creek
              • Eagle Creek
                • Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness – Bridge above Hatchery
                • Fish Hatchery – Snuffin Road
                • Snuffin Road – Eagle Creek Road
              • NF Eagle Creek
                • Brian Ranch Road – Main Fork
            • Clear Creek
              • Hwy 211 – Redland Road

        • Lewis River
          • Copper Creek
          • EF Lewis
            • Green Fork – Sunset “Upper”
            • Sunset – Horseshoe “Falls Section”
            • Moulton Falls – Lewisville Park
          • Rock Creek
          • NF Lewis
            • NF Lewis
              • FR 88 – Quartz Creek “Upper”
              • Cussed Hollow to FR 9039 “Middle”
              • FR 9039 – Swift Reservior “Lower”
            • Muddy River
            • Siouxon Creek
            • Canyon Creek
              • Twin Bridges to Fly Creek
              • Above Fly Creek to Lake Merwin
            • Cedar Creek
        • Kalama River
          • Kalama Mainstem
            • Upper Kalama Falls – Gobar Creek
            • Gobar Creek – Fish Hatchery
            • Fish Hatery – Modrow Rd
        • Cowlitz River
          • Upper Cowlitz River
            • Upper Cowlitz
              • Upper Cowlitz
                • La Wis Wis Campground – Packwood
              • Clear Fork Cowlitz
                • Lava Creek – La Wis Wis Camground
              • Ohanepecosh River
                • Ohanepecosh Campground – La Wis Wis Campground
              • Skate Creek
                • Johnson Creek – Craig Road
              • Johnson Creek
                • Glacier Creek – Hwy 12
              • Silver Creek
                • Lynx Creek – Mark Kiona Park
            • Tilton River
              • Tilton River
                • Morton to Bremer “Upper”
                • Bremer to Ike Kinswa State Park “Lower”
              • NF Tilton
                • Above Tilton River Confluence
            • Cispus River
              • Cispus River
                • Adams Fork to FR 23 Bridge “Upper Upper”
                • FR 23 – FR 28 “Upper”
                • FR 28 – Lake Scanewa “Lower”
              • NF Cispus
                • FR 22 Bridge – NF Campground
              • Yellowjacket Creek
                • Yellowjacket Creek
                  • Veta Creek – Cispus River
                • McCoy Creek
                  • Milepost 8 into Yellowjacket Creek

         

          • Lower Cowlitz River
            • Lower Cowlitz River
              • Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery – Blue Creek “Lower”
            • Qlequa Creek
            • Toutle River
              • Toutle Mainstem
              • SF Toutle
              • NF Toutle
            • Coweeman River

        • Lower Columbia
          • Coal Creek
          • Germany Creek
          • Elochoman River
          • Grays River
          • NF Naselle

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Responses

  1. good stuff…thanks

  2. Along the Chiwawa River you left off Buck Creek, Phelps Creek, where I live and operate a hydro plant built in the 1920’s, Willow Creek, Rock Creek, Chikamin Creek, & Alder Creek just to name the larger full time creeks that feed the Chiwawa. Thanks

  3. […] planning on pumping all the water out of aquifer under Hanford (remember the site is bounded by the Columbia River) to remove the chemical and radioactive waste that’s been leaching from the site. How many […]


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