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Washington whitewater, Clear Creek

Snohomish county, Eightmile Creek to Asbestos Creek Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV     2 miles
  The average Washington whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master than those in other states, so keep in mind that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. The scenic beauty of Snohomish County and the cool fresh water beats anything. The Northern Cascade Range scenery is wonderful. The Eightmile Creek to Asbestos Creek Falls section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. Great
    exercise and just hanging out with mother nature will have you coming back for more. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance
you're all set. This stretch is short so no need to bring snacks. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. This stretch of Clear Creek in Snohomish County is 2 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class IV section. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Mount Vernon-Anacortes, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page.  
There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp.

Briefly about the general area:
Asbestos Falls is a striking site to have a look at while you're at Clear Creek, and you'll meet a lot of people from Darrington here. This spot, the Northern Cascade Range, has so much outdoors cool things. Rockport State Park is worth a visit if you're at Clear Creek, and don't leave without stopping by Wallace Falls State Park. Lots of fun awaits you along this river. Throughout the warmest time of the year here at Clear Creek, high temperatures commonly get into the 70's, and all through the night it cools down to the 50's.

Clear Creek, Eightmile Creek to Asbestos Creek Falls 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 Clear Creek.
 Whitewater Near Clear Creek:
Clear Creek, Snohomish County, 1 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Eightmile Creek to Asbestos Creek Falls)
Sauk River, Snohomish County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Clear Creek to Darrington)
Squire Creek, Snohomish County, 4 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Squire Creek Road to dowstream)
Sauk River, Snohomish/Skagit County, 4 miles away
      Class II - 14.6 miles long (Darrington to Sauk River Park)
Stillaguamish River - South Fork, Snohomish County, 7 miles away
      Class II - 6.5 miles long (Deer Creek to Mallardy Creek)
Stillaguamish River - North Fork, Skagit/Snohomish County, 8 miles away
      Class V - 8 miles long (Confluence with South Branch to bridge below Moose Creek)
Sauk River, Snohomish County, 8 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 7 miles long (Whitechuck River to Clear Creek)
Stillaguamish River - North Fork, Snohomish County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 25.7 miles long (Moose Creek to Oso)
Stillaguamish River - South Fork, Snohomish County, 9 miles away
      Class III+ - 9 miles long (Mallardy Creek to Verlot)
Sultan River, Snohomish County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 11 miles long (Spada Reservoir to Powerhouse)
 Ski Areas Near Clear Creek:
Stevens Pass, Washington , 30 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Mt.Baker, Washington , 32 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Alpental, Washington , 35 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 37 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 58 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
White Pass, Washington , 72 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mission Ridge, Washington , 92 miles away, 2250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
 Hotels Near Clear Creek:
Monroe Motel, Monroe , 29 miles away
BEST WESTERN Sky Valley Inn, Monroe , 30 miles away
GuestHouse Inn & Suites Monroe, Monroe , 30 miles away
Evergreen Inn And Suites, Monroe , 31 miles away
Salish Lodge Spa, Snoqualmie , 34 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Clear Creek:
Clear Creek, Darrington, 2 miles away
Cascade Kamloops Trout Farm and RV Park, Darrington, 4 miles away
Esswine - Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forests, Mountlake Terrace, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Clear Creek:
Finney Peak Trail, Skagit , 15 miles away,  6.2 hiking miles, 2658 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Clear Creek:
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 44 miles away
North Cascades National Park, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 44 miles away
Rockport State Park, Washington , 15 miles away
Wallace Falls State Park, Washington , 15 miles away
Olallie State Park, Washington , 33 miles away
 Lakes Near Clear Creek
Caskey Lake, Skagit , 11 miles away
Hempel Lake, Snohomish , 12 miles away
Boulder Lake, Skagit , 20 miles away

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