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Washington whitewater, Finney Creek

Skagit county, Finney Creek Road Bridge to bridge at mouth section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V     4 miles
 
Closer hotels are available at Concrete and Sedro Woolley. Gee Lake is also a cool lake to visit if you are up there. The south end of the road loop has great vistas, blue berries and black bears. Says Kim Ramsey

If you're coming from Mount Vernon-Anacortes it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. This section of Finney Creek in Skagit
    County is 4 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class V section of whitewater. 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. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are lots of good places for that around here. This is a pretty decent length section, it's good length for a morning trip. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so if you're not from around here don't forget that a large number  
of rivers in this state are not easy. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great attractions for lots of people. When you're paddling down a Northern Cascade Range river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. The campgrounds here at Finney Creek are pretty good. The nature scenery of Skagit County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water attract people from near and far. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too.

Briefly about the general area:
Near Finney Creek you locate the Gee Point Trail which is a glorious hiking trail; if you're visiting from Concrete, you won't be the only one.

Finney Creek, Finney Creek Road Bridge to bridge at mouth 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 Finney Creek.
 Whitewater Near Finney Creek:
Finney Creek, Skagit County, 2 miles away
      Class V - 4 miles long (Finney Creek Road Bridge to bridge at mouth)
Stillaguamish River - North Fork, Snohomish County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 25.7 miles long (Moose Creek to Oso)
Boulder River, Snohomish County, 9 miles away
      Class III - 5 miles long (Boulder Falls to mouth)
Stillaguamish River - North Fork, Skagit/Snohomish County, 10 miles away
      Class V - 8 miles long (Confluence with South Branch to bridge below Moose Creek)
Deer Creek, Snohomish/Skagit County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 11 miles long (Bridge at Rick Creek to mouth)
Jackman River, Skagit County, 13 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5 miles long (mile 6 to mile 1)
Squire Creek, Snohomish County, 14 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Squire Creek Road to dowstream)
Sauk River, Snohomish/Skagit County, 14 miles away
      Class II - 14.6 miles long (Darrington to Sauk River Park)
Stillaguamish River - South Fork, Snohomish County, 15 miles away
      Class V - 12.3 miles long (Verlot to Granite Falls)
Day Creek, Skagit County, 16 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 5 miles long (Blair Road to Skagit River)
 Ski Areas Near Finney Creek:
Mt.Baker, Washington , 21 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 47 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Alpental, Washington , 51 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 53 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 71 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
White Pass, Washington , 86 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mount Seymour, British Columbia , 92 miles away, 1083 foot drop, 5 lifts, 23 runs
 Hotels Near Finney Creek:
Monroe Motel, Monroe , 29 miles away
BEST WESTERN Sky Valley Inn, Monroe , 29 miles away
GuestHouse Inn & Suites Monroe, Monroe , 29 miles away
Quality Inn Near Seattle Premium Outlets, Arlington , 30 miles away
Evergreen Inn And Suites, Monroe , 30 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Finney Creek:
Little Gee Lake, Concrete, 3 miles away
Finney Creek Sno-Park, Concrete, 5 miles away
Creekside Camping, Concrete, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Finney Creek:
Finney Peak Trail, Skagit , 2 miles away,  6.2 hiking miles, 2658 feet elevation difference
Gee Point Trail, Skagit , 4 miles away,  2.8 hiking miles, 1343 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Finney Creek:
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 29 miles away
North Cascades National Park, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 29 miles away
Rockport State Park, Washington , 11 miles away
Wallace Falls State Park, Washington , 26 miles away
Wenberg State Park, Washington , 38 miles away
 Lakes Near Finney Creek
Vogler Lake, Skagit , 7 miles away
Lake Tyee, Skagit , 7 miles away
Blue Lake, Whatcom , 11 miles away

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