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Washington whitewater, Canyon Creek - North Fork Nooksack

Whatcom county, Canyon Creek Bridge to Glacier SpringSouth section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V+     4.5 miles
  The starting point is not too far from Mount Vernon-Anacortes, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This stretch of Canyon Creek - North Fork Nooksack in Whatcom County is 4.5 miles long and is a class IV-V+ section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The natural beauty of Washington and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Since you're on
    this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good places. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night,
but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so better not forget that the rivers in this state are less manageable. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, good for a one day paddling trip. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Canyon Creek Bridge to Glacier  
SpringSouth section is one of them. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature have a lot of people coming here. Whitewater paddling here in the Northern Cascade Range is a great experience. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
There are plenty of people from Deming here at Canyon Creek - North Fork Nooksack. All through the summertime at Canyon Creek - North Fork Nooksack temperatures are usually in the 70's. For the period of the dark hours of summer temperatures sink down into the 50's.

Canyon Creek - North Fork Nooksack, Canyon Creek Bridge to Glacier SpringSouth road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Canyon Creek - North Fork Nooksack.
 Whitewater Near Canyon Creek - North Fork Nooksack:
Canyon Creek - North Fork Nooksack, Whatcom County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 4.5 miles long (Canyon Creek Bridge to Glacier SpringSouth)
Nooksack River - North Fork, Whatcom County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 8 miles long (Douglas Fir Campground to Mt. Baker Highway milepost 27)
Glacier Creek, Whatcom County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.5 miles long (FR 39 Bridge to National Forest Nooksack)
Racehorse Creek, Whatcom County, 6 miles away
      Class V+ - 4.5 miles long (to National Forest Nooksack)
Nooksack River - North Fork, Whatcom County, 7 miles away
      Class IV+ - 4.9 miles long (Nooksack Falls to Douglas Fir Campground)
Clearwater River - Middle Fork Nooksack Tributary, Whatcom County, 7 miles away
      Class V - 1.9 miles long (to Middle Fork Nooksack tributary)
Nooksack River - Middle Fork, Whatcom County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 4.5 miles long (Clearwater Creek to Heisters Creek)
Nooksack River - South Fork, Whatcom/Skagit County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 12 miles long (River Mile 25 to Saxon Road)
Skookum Creek, Whatcom County, 15 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.25 miles long (Above lower gorge to South Fork of Nooksack)
Nooksack River - North Fork, Whatcom County, 16 miles away
      Class V - 4 miles long (Mt. Baker Wilderness to Nooksack Falls)
 Ski Areas Near Canyon Creek - North Fork Nooksack:
Mt.Baker, Washington , 22 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Mount Seymour, British Columbia , 70 miles away, 1083 foot drop, 5 lifts, 23 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 73 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Alpental, Washington , 77 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Grouse Mountain, British Columbia , 79 miles away, 1260 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 79 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia , 87 miles away, 5280 foot drop, 33 lifts, 200 runs
Cypress Mountain, British Columbia , 87 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 9 lifts, 52 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 97 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
 Hotels Near Canyon Creek - North Fork Nooksack:
Fairfield Inn & Suites Burlington, Burlington , 32 miles away
Candlewood Suites BURLINGTON, Burlington , 33 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Burlington, Burlington , 33 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites BURLINGTON, Burlington , 33 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Skagit Valley Inn And Convention Center, Mount Vernon , 33 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Canyon Creek - North Fork Nooksack:
Canyon Creek Campground, Whatcom County, 3 miles away
Glacier Creek Sno-Park, Deming, 4 miles away
Douglas Fir - Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forests, Mountlake Terrace, 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Canyon Creek - North Fork Nooksack:
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 23 miles away
North Cascades National Park, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 23 miles away
Rockport State Park, Washington , 32 miles away
Larrabee State Park, Washington , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Canyon Creek - North Fork Nooksack:
Baker's Edge Golf Course, Maple Falls , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Canyon Creek - North Fork Nooksack
Damfino Lakes, Whatcom , 12 miles away
Blue Lake, Whatcom , 18 miles away

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