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Washington whitewater, Granite Creek

Skagit whatcom county, Highway 20 to Beebe Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V(V+)     4.6 miles
  The scenic beauty of Skagit/whatcom County and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. If you're coming from Wenatchee 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 won’t get lost. 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. This stretch is mid length, it's
    good length for a morning trip. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. The Highway 20 to Beebe Creek section of Granite Creek is 4.6 miles long and is
a class IV-V(V+) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. The beautiful Northern Cascade Range scenery is an added bonus. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master in this state than those in other  
states, so don't forget that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Highway 20 to Beebe Creek stretch is one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
Take a hike on the Mill Creek Trail, and you can have a tremendous hiking adventure along the Jack Mountain Trail. So much cool stuff to do here in the Northern Cascade Range, too tremendous to be true. The warmest time of the year at Granite Creek comes with high temperatures in the 70's. Through the moonlight hours it's frequently in the 50's. Through the wintertime the highs are regularly in the 30's, and during the dark hours in the winter at Granite Creek temperatures dip to the 20's.

Granite Creek, Highway 20 to Beebe Creek road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Granite Creek.
 Whitewater Near Granite Creek:
Granite Creek, Skagit/whatcom County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 4.6 miles long (Highway 20 to Beebe Creek)
Granite Creek, Whatcom County, 2 miles away
      Class IV - 5 miles long (Beebe Creek to Panther Creek)
Canyon Creek - Skagit Tributary, Whatcom County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6.7 miles long (Slate Creek to Granite Creek)
Stehekin River, Chelan County, 13 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 10 miles long (Agnes Creek to Lake Chelan)
Methow River, Okanogan County, 22 miles away
      Class II(III) - 54 miles long (River Bend Campground to Carlton)
Stetattle Creek, Whatcom County, 23 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 4 miles long (Jay Creek to Gorge Lake)
Cascade River, Skagit County, 28 miles away
      Class II - 6 miles long (Mineral Park to Marble Creek Campground)
Skagit River, Whatcom County, 28 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 8.9 miles long (Goodell Creek to Copper Creek)
Suiattle River, Snohomish/Skagit County, 29 miles away
      Class III+ - 16 miles long (Sulphur Creek to Rat Trap Bridge)
Cascade River, Skagit County, 29 miles away
      Class V - 8.1 miles long (Marble Creek Campground to Bridge Close to Skagit confluence)
 Ski Areas Near Granite Creek:
Stevens Pass, Washington , 53 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Mt.Baker, Washington , 56 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Echo Valley, Washington , 65 miles away, 900 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
Loup Loup Ski Bowl, Washington , 67 miles away, 1240 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
Alpental, Washington , 68 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 68 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Mission Ridge, Washington , 70 miles away, 2250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
Apex Mountain, British Columbia , 74 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 68 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 89 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
White Pass, Washington , 99 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
 Hotels Near Granite Creek:
Freestone Inn, Mazama , 30 miles away
Sun Mountain Lodge, Winthrop , 43 miles away
Mt Gardner Inn, Winthrop , 49 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Granite Creek:
Chancellor Campground, Whatcom County, 7 miles away
Pacific Crest Trail Trailcamp 2614.7 - Methow River, Stehekin, 8 miles away
Pacific Crest Trail Trailcamp 2620.2, Stehekin, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Granite Creek:
Mill Creek Trail, Whatcom , 3 miles away,  29.4 hiking miles, 5463 feet elevation difference
Jack Mountain Trail, Whatcom , 9 miles away,  9.4 hiking miles, 4860 feet elevation difference
Park Creek Trail, Chelan , 10 miles away,  13 hiking miles, 4110 feet elevation difference
East Bank Trail, Whatcom , 11 miles away,  30 hiking miles, 1028 feet elevation difference
Panther Creek Trail, Whatcom , 12 miles away, 8.7 hiking miles, 2363 feet elevation difference
Rainbow Lake Trail, Chelan , 15 miles away,  24.8 hiking miles, 6260 feet elevation difference
West Fork Methow Trail, Okanogan , 16 miles away,  14.4 hiking miles, 1890 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Granite Creek:
Okanogan National Forest, Washington , 33 miles away
Lake Wenatchee State Park, Washington , 39 miles away

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