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Moclips River, Moclips

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The Moclips River is a river in the U.S. state of Washington. It is about 12mi long. Its main tributary, the North Fork Moclips River, is longer than the main stem. The length of the North Fork, along with the lower main stem below the North Fork's confluence, is 17mi. The drainage basin of the Moclips River is 22.4sqmi in area.CourseBoth the Moclips River and its main tributary, the North Fork Moclips River, originate on the slopes of Macafee Hill. Both flow generally west. The North Fork joins the main river about 2mi from the Pacific Ocean. The Moclips River empties into the Pacific near Moclips.HistoryAccording to Edmond S. Meany the word moclips comes from a Quinault word meaning a place where girls were sent as they were approaching puberty. However, according to William Bright, the name comes from the Quinault word meaning, simply, "large stream".
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  • My husband & I enjoyed the river walk looking for river rocks. The Hi Tide Condos has painting kits and outdoor gazebo with sink and table to paint the rocks. The Hi Tide features Rock Gardens. Enjoy.  more »
  • Love this area lots to be on an adventure to find rocks sea shell eagles seals people watching soul searching hot coffee in my back back pack.Cozy warm coat if the breeze whips up.Alway bring the fiel...  more »
  • It's a beautiful river. What I learned about and loved was the back sand on the shore of the river--very unique. From the beach at Mockups it is very near and easy to find. I enjoyed seeing bird life ...  more »