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Washington whitewater, Illabot Creek

Skagit county, to Rockport-Cascade Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V     5 miles
  The wonderful Washington scenery and the cool fresh water make the trip here worthwhile. The to Rockport-Cascade Road stretch of Illabot Creek in Washington is 5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class V section of whitewater. This stretch is mid length, you can easily run it on an afternoon. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here. The river winds through the Northern Cascade
    Range and you get great scenery. The to Rockport-Cascade Road stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve
in advance because these hotels fill up quick. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Washington is often tougher than elsewhere, so if you're not from around here don't forget that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. The put-in is not too far from Mount Vernon-Anacortes, as you can see on the road map further down. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking  
there are lots of good spots for that around here.

Briefly about the general area:
Lots of folks from Marblemount come to Illabot Creek; a tour here wouldn’t be complete without a visit to close by Rockport State Park. That right there is a heap of entertaining stuff already but it goes on, the Northern Cascade Range has it all. Summertime highs at Illabot Creek commonly tend to be in the 70's with overnight lows in the 50's. During the winter the highs are typically in the 40's, and winter nights come with lows in the 30's to Illabot Creek. Lots of rainfall falls at Illabot Creek.

Illabot Creek, to Rockport-Cascade Road 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 Illabot Creek.
 Whitewater Near Illabot Creek:
Illabot Creek, Skagit County, 4 miles away
      Class V - 5 miles long (to Rockport-Cascade Road)
Skagit River, Skagit County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 16.4 miles long (Copper Creek to Rockport)
Bacon Creek, Whatcom/Skagit County, 9 miles away
      Class II+(IV) - 6 miles long (Falls Creek to Skagit River confluence)
Jackman River, Skagit County, 12 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5 miles long (mile 6 to mile 1)
Cascade River, Skagit County, 12 miles away
      Class V - 8.1 miles long (Marble Creek Campground to Bridge Close to Skagit confluence)
Sauk River, Snohomish County, 13 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 7 miles long (Whitechuck River to Clear Creek)
Sauk River, Snohomish/Skagit County, 13 miles away
      Class II - 14.6 miles long (Darrington to Sauk River Park)
Sauk River, Snohomish County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Clear Creek to Darrington)
Cascade River, Skagit County, 14 miles away
      Class II - 6 miles long (Mineral Park to Marble Creek Campground)
Whitechuck River, Snohomish County, 14 miles away
      Class IV - 6 miles long (Bridge above Crystal Creek to Sauk River confluence)
 Ski Areas Near Illabot Creek:
Mt.Baker, Washington , 24 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 36 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Alpental, Washington , 46 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 48 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 70 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
White Pass, Washington , 83 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mission Ridge, Washington , 90 miles away, 2250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
Echo Valley, Washington , 99 miles away, 900 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near Illabot Creek:
Monroe Motel, Monroe , 44 miles away
BEST WESTERN Sky Valley Inn, Monroe , 45 miles away
GuestHouse Inn & Suites Monroe, Monroe , 45 miles away
Evergreen Inn And Suites, Monroe , 46 miles away
Salish Lodge Spa, Snoqualmie , 50 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Illabot Creek:
Marten Creek - Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forests, Mountlake Terrace, 1 miles away
Clark's Skagit River Resort, Rockport, 3 miles away
Marblemount Ranger Station, Marblemount, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Illabot Creek:
Hidden Lake Trail, Skagit , 17 miles away,  5.8 hiking miles, 2693 feet elevation difference
Meadow Mountain Trail, Snohomish , 19 miles away, 13.4 hiking miles, 4096 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Illabot Creek:
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 50 miles away
North Cascades National Park, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 50 miles away
Rockport State Park, Washington , 11 miles away
Wallace Falls State Park, Washington , 30 miles away
 Lakes Near Illabot Creek
Caskey Lake, Skagit , 9 miles away
Boulder Lake, Skagit , 10 miles away

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