Staircase Rapids
Part of Olympic National Park



Fast-flowing section of a stream, often shallow and with exposed rock or boulders.
See also: Bends and Streams
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude, Longitude:
47.5187011°, -123.333776°
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794 ft. (242 m.)

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US Topo Map

The USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) publishes a set of the most commonly used topographic maps of the U.S. called US Topo that are separated into rectangular quadrants that are printed at 22.75"x29" or larger. Staircase Rapids is covered by the Mount Skokomish, WA US Topo Map quadrant

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Nearby Cities

Redwood Valley, CA 570 mi
Little River, CA 570 mi
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Calpella, CA 573 mi
Albion, CA 574 mi

Nearby Points of Interest

Staircase Man-made 0.2 mi
Slate Creek Water 0.2 mi
Staircase Ranger Station Man-made 0.3 mi
Elk Creek Water 0.3 mi
Staircase Campground Man-made 0.3 mi

Nearby Photos

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Historical Weather

Below are weather averages from 1971 to 2000 according to data gathered from the nearest official weather station. The nearest weather station for both precipitation and temperature measurements is CUSHMAN POWERHOUSE 2 which is approximately 13 miles away and has an elevation of 21 feet (773 feet lower than Staircase Rapids). Because the nearest station and this geographic feature may have differences in elevation and topography, the historic weather at the two separate locations may be different as well.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (in inches)

Month Precip AVG High Temp AVG Low Temp
January 13.69" 42.9° 32.7°
February 11.93" 46.8° 34.3°
March 9.59" 51.7° 36.2°
April 5.64" 57.3° 39.1°
May 3.28" 63.8° 44.2°
June 1.98" 69.0° 48.7°
July 1.16" 74.1° 51.9°
August 1.46" 75.1° 52.3°
September 3.03" 69.4° 48.5°
October 7.38" 58.5° 42.1°
November 15.16" 48.4° 37.2°
December 15.76" 43.0° 33.6°

Summer High Temps

This location's average summer high temps are lower than 95% of other locations on record.

Winter Low Temps

This location's average winter low temps are higher than 82% of other locations on record.

Precipitation Levels

This location's average precipitation levels are higher than 98% of other locations on record.