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Washington whitewater, Granite Creek

Whatcom county, Beebe Creek to Panther Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV     5 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Wenatchee, as you can see on the road map further down. The nature scenery of Whatcom County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. This section of Granite
    Creek in Washington is 5 miles long and it is classified as a class IV section by American Whitewater. This is a pretty decent length section, you can easily run it on an afternoon. If you're a camper you can camp at one
of the great campgrounds nearby. The Beebe Creek to Panther Creek section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling rivers. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more. The wild scenery of the Northern Cascade Range is great. There arenít any  
hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.

Briefly about the general area:
While you're here at Granite Creek you can take a hike along the Jack Mountain Trail, and if the weather is splendid, you can go for a hike along the East Bank Trail. All year is a splendid time in the Northern Cascade Range if you love the outdoors. All the water falling down from the sky makes Granite Creek a wet spot. The month of November is the wettest with most of the rain; July is the month with the least moisture.

Granite Creek, Beebe Creek to Panther Creek 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 Granite Creek.
 Whitewater Near Granite Creek:
Granite Creek, Whatcom County, 3 miles away
      Class IV - 5 miles long (Beebe Creek to Panther Creek)
Granite Creek, Skagit/whatcom County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 4.6 miles long (Highway 20 to Beebe Creek)
Canyon Creek - Skagit Tributary, Whatcom County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6.7 miles long (Slate Creek to Granite Creek)
Stehekin River, Chelan County, 16 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 10 miles long (Agnes Creek to Lake Chelan)
Stetattle Creek, Whatcom County, 18 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 4 miles long (Jay Creek to Gorge Lake)
Skagit River, Whatcom County, 23 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 8.9 miles long (Goodell Creek to Copper Creek)
Cascade River, Skagit County, 24 miles away
      Class II - 6 miles long (Mineral Park to Marble Creek Campground)
Cascade River, Skagit County, 25 miles away
      Class V - 8.1 miles long (Marble Creek Campground to Bridge Close to Skagit confluence)
Methow River, Okanogan County, 26 miles away
      Class II(III) - 54 miles long (River Bend Campground to Carlton)
Suiattle River, Snohomish/Skagit County, 27 miles away
      Class III+ - 16 miles long (Sulphur Creek to Rat Trap Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Granite Creek:
Mt.Baker, Washington , 51 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 52 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Alpental, Washington , 67 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 68 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Echo Valley, Washington , 70 miles away, 900 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
Loup Loup Ski Bowl, Washington , 72 miles away, 1240 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
Mission Ridge, Washington , 74 miles away, 2250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
Apex Mountain, British Columbia , 78 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 , 34 miles away
Sun Mountain Lodge, Winthrop , 48 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Granite Creek:
Cougar Island Campground, Whatcom County, 7 miles away
Cougar Island, Marblemount, 7 miles away
Roland Point, Marblemount, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Granite Creek:
Jack Mountain Trail, Whatcom , 4 miles away,  9.4 hiking miles, 4860 feet elevation difference
East Bank Trail, Whatcom , 7 miles away,  30 hiking miles, 1028 feet elevation difference
Mill Creek Trail, Whatcom , 7 miles away,  29.4 hiking miles, 5463 feet elevation difference
Panther Creek Trail, Whatcom , 7 miles away, 8.7 hiking miles, 2363 feet elevation difference
Park Creek Trail, Chelan , 11 miles away,  13 hiking miles, 4110 feet elevation difference
Sourdough Lookout Trail, Whatcom , 11 miles away,  16.4 hiking miles, 5982 feet elevation difference
Pyramid Lake Trail, Whatcom , 14 miles away,  2.2 hiking miles, 1153 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Granite Creek:
Okanogan National Forest, Washington , 37 miles away
 Lakes Near Granite Creek
Bouck Lake, Whatcom , 17 miles away

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