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Whatcom county, to Middle Fork Nooksack tributary section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V     1.9 miles
  The to Middle Fork Nooksack tributary section of Clearwater River - Middle Fork Nooksack Tributary is 1.9 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class V section. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area
    has a large number of paddling rivers. The campgrounds here at Clearwater River - Middle Fork Nooksack Tributary are pretty good. If you're coming from Mount Vernon-Anacortes it's not a long drive at all to the starting
location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The beauty of the Northern Cascade Range is a great plus for this river. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. The nature scenery  
of Washington and the water flowing gracefully down Clearwater River - Middle Fork Nooksack Tributary are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. This is a short paddling stretch so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over.

Briefly about the general area:
A cool spot to pop by in the neighborhood of Clearwater River - Middle Fork Nooksack Tributary is Stewart Peak, and you're sure to stumble upon some friendly people from Deming here. If you want a splendid time in the great outdoors just come on up to the Northern Cascade Range.

Clearwater River - Middle Fork Nooksack Tributary, to Middle Fork Nooksack tributary 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 Clearwater River - Middle Fork Nooksack Tributary.
 Whitewater Near Clearwater River - Middle Fork Nooksack Tributary:
Nooksack River - Middle Fork, Whatcom County, 1 miles away
      Class V - 4.5 miles long (Clearwater Creek to Heisters Creek)
Clearwater River - Middle Fork Nooksack Tributary, Whatcom County, 1 miles away
      Class V - 1.9 miles long (to Middle Fork Nooksack tributary)
Racehorse Creek, Whatcom County, 4 miles away
      Class V+ - 4.5 miles long (to National Forest Nooksack)
Skookum Creek, Whatcom County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.25 miles long (Above lower gorge to South Fork of Nooksack)
Nooksack River - South Fork, Whatcom/Skagit County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 12 miles long (River Mile 25 to Saxon Road)
Canyon Creek - North Fork Nooksack, Whatcom County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 4.5 miles long (Canyon Creek Bridge to Glacier SpringSouth)
Glacier Creek, Whatcom County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.5 miles long (FR 39 Bridge to National Forest Nooksack)
Nooksack River - North Fork, Whatcom County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 8 miles long (Douglas Fir Campground to Mt. Baker Highway milepost 27)
Nooksack River - North Fork, Whatcom County, 12 miles away
      Class IV+ - 4.9 miles long (Nooksack Falls to Douglas Fir Campground)
Day Creek, Skagit County, 16 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 5 miles long (Blair Road to Skagit River)
 Ski Areas Near Clearwater River - Middle Fork Nooksack Tributary:
Mt.Baker, Washington , 26 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Mount Seymour, British Columbia , 69 miles away, 1083 foot drop, 5 lifts, 23 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 71 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Alpental, Washington , 74 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 76 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Grouse Mountain, British Columbia , 77 miles away, 1260 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Cypress Mountain, British Columbia , 85 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 9 lifts, 52 runs
Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia , 88 miles away, 5280 foot drop, 33 lifts, 200 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 93 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
 Hotels Near Clearwater River - Middle Fork Nooksack Tributary:
Fairfield Inn & Suites Burlington, Burlington , 24 miles away
Candlewood Suites BURLINGTON, Burlington , 26 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Burlington, Burlington , 26 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites BURLINGTON, Burlington , 26 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Skagit Valley Inn And Convention Center, Mount Vernon , 26 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Clearwater River - Middle Fork Nooksack Tributary:
Silver Lake Park - Family Camp Ground, Maple Falls, 9 miles away
Glacier Creek Sno-Park, Deming, 9 miles away
Silver Lake Park - Horse Camp, Maple Falls, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Clearwater River - Middle Fork Nooksack Tributary:
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 16 miles away
North Cascades National Park, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 16 miles away
Larrabee State Park, Washington , 31 miles away
Rockport State Park, Washington , 32 miles away
Bay View State Park, Washington , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Clearwater River - Middle Fork Nooksack Tributary:
Baker's Edge Golf Course, Maple Falls , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Clearwater River - Middle Fork Nooksack Tributary
Blue Lake, Whatcom , 18 miles away
Damfino Lakes, Whatcom , 18 miles away

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