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Washington whitewater, Day Creek

Skagit county, Blair Road to Skagit River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V(V+)     5 miles
  The put-in 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 section of Day Creek in Washington is 5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class IV-V(V+) section of whitewater. The wonderful Skagit County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water have people coming here. This is a pretty decent length section, it's perfect for a one
    day trip. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. Whitewater paddling here in the Northern Cascade Range is a great experience. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking
there are lots of good spots for that around here. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less manageable. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near. The nearby hotels are a bit away from  
the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about the general area:
You might want to pay a visit to Rocky Canyon while you're here at Day Creek. The Gee Point Trail offers hiking at its best, and Lake Chelan National Recreation Area is a very splendid location to go to. This river is so good. You're sure to encounter some good people from Mount Vernon-Anacortes here. For the period of the warm months highs here at Day Creek get into the 70's, and during the night it cools down to the 50's. For the duration of the winter highs are in the 40's while Day Creek night low temperatures through the winter are in the 30's.

Day Creek, Blair Road to Skagit River 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 Day Creek.
 Whitewater Near Day Creek:
Day Creek, Skagit County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 5 miles long (Blair Road to Skagit River)
Nooksack River - South Fork, Whatcom/Skagit County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 12 miles long (River Mile 25 to Saxon Road)
Pilchuck Creek, Snohomish County, 6 miles away
      Class IV - 4.4 miles long (Lake Cavanaugh Road to Pilchuck Creek Campsite)
Deer Creek, Snohomish/Skagit County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 11 miles long (Bridge at Rick Creek to mouth)
Pilchuck Creek, Snohomish County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 5.5 miles long (Pilchuck Creek Campsite to Highway 9 Bridge)
Skookum Creek, Whatcom County, 12 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.25 miles long (Above lower gorge to South Fork of Nooksack)
Jim Creek, Snohomish County, 12 miles away
      Class II - 7 miles long (Naval Station to South Fork Stillaguamish)
Pilchuck Creek, Snohomish County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.1 miles long (Highway 9 Bridge to I-5 Bridge)
Nooksack River - Middle Fork, Whatcom County, 14 miles away
      Class V - 4.5 miles long (Clearwater Creek to Heisters Creek)
Clearwater River - Middle Fork Nooksack Tributary, Whatcom County, 15 miles away
      Class V - 1.9 miles long (to Middle Fork Nooksack tributary)
 Ski Areas Near Day Creek:
Mt.Baker, Washington , 31 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 62 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Alpental, Washington , 63 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 65 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Mount Seymour, British Columbia , 76 miles away, 1083 foot drop, 5 lifts, 23 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 80 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Grouse Mountain, British Columbia , 83 miles away, 1260 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Cypress Mountain, British Columbia , 91 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 9 lifts, 52 runs
White Pass, Washington , 95 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia , 99 miles away, 5280 foot drop, 33 lifts, 200 runs
 Hotels Near Day Creek:
Angel Of The Winds Hotel And Casino, Arlington , 16 miles away
Quality Inn Near Seattle Premium Outlets, Arlington , 17 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Arlington/Marysville, Arlington , 18 miles away
Medallion Hotel, Arlington , 18 miles away
Candlewood Suites BURLINGTON, Burlington , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Day Creek:
Les Hilde Trailhead, Hamilton, 4 miles away
Rasar State Park, Hamilton, 9 miles away
Skagit River woods, Concrete, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Day Creek:
Gee Point Trail, Skagit , 14 miles away,  2.8 hiking miles, 1343 feet elevation difference
Finney Peak Trail, Skagit , 19 miles away,  6.2 hiking miles, 2658 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Day Creek:
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 11 miles away
North Cascades National Park, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 11 miles away
Wenberg State Park, Washington , 24 miles away
Rockport State Park, Washington , 29 miles away
Mukilteo State Park, Washington , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Day Creek:
Overlook Golf Course, Mount Vernon , 15 miles away
Gleneagle Golf Course, Arlington , 16 miles away
Eaglemont Golf Club, Mount Vernon , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Day Creek
Lake Cavanaugh, Skagit , 7 miles away
Lost Lake, Snohomish , 15 miles away
Blue Lake, Whatcom , 18 miles away

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