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Washington whitewater, Jackman River

Skagit county, mile 6 to mile 1 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     5 miles
  This stretch of Jackman River in Washington is 5 miles long and has been rated as a class IV-V section by American Whitewater. The beautiful scenery of Washington and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream attract people from near and far. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so don't forget that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. The
    starting location is a short drive from Mount Vernon-Anacortes, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. This is a pretty decent length section, suitable for an afternoon trip.
Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The Northern Cascade Range scenery is wonderful. 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. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers.

Briefly about the general area:
A nice place like Rockport State Park right next door to Jackman River is too great to leave out; if you like skiing, you're in luck; Mt.Baker is reasonably near. You'll in fact wish for more hours in a day to enjoy all the enjoyable stuff in the Northern Cascade Range. Going for a hike on the Gee Point Trail is always a good adventure, and Jackman River is not far at all from Concrete.

Jackman River, mile 6 to mile 1 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 Jackman River.
 Whitewater Near Jackman River:
Jackman River, Skagit County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5 miles long (mile 6 to mile 1)
Stillaguamish River - North Fork, Skagit/Snohomish County, 10 miles away
      Class V - 8 miles long (Confluence with South Branch to bridge below Moose Creek)
Finney Creek, Skagit County, 12 miles away
      Class V - 4 miles long (Finney Creek Road Bridge to bridge at mouth)
Baker River, Whatcom County, 12 miles away
      Class II - 2.7 miles long (North Cascades National Park to Baker Lake)
Stillaguamish River - North Fork, Snohomish County, 13 miles away
      Class II - 25.7 miles long (Moose Creek to Oso)
Sauk River, Snohomish/Skagit County, 14 miles away
      Class II - 14.6 miles long (Darrington to Sauk River Park)
Sauk River, Snohomish County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Clear Creek to Darrington)
Squire Creek, Snohomish County, 16 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Squire Creek Road to dowstream)
Bacon Creek, Whatcom/Skagit County, 16 miles away
      Class II+(IV) - 6 miles long (Falls Creek to Skagit River confluence)
Ruth Creek, Whatcom County, 17 miles away
      Class -blank- - 3.5 miles long (Mt. Baker Wilderness Area to confluence with Nooksack River)
 Ski Areas Near Jackman River:
Mt.Baker, Washington , 14 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 46 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Alpental, Washington , 53 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 55 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 75 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
White Pass, Washington , 89 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mount Seymour, British Columbia , 97 miles away, 1083 foot drop, 5 lifts, 23 runs
 Hotels Near Jackman River:
Monroe Motel, Monroe , 38 miles away
BEST WESTERN Sky Valley Inn, Monroe , 38 miles away
GuestHouse Inn & Suites Monroe, Monroe , 38 miles away
Evergreen Inn And Suites, Monroe , 39 miles away
Quality Inn Near Seattle Premium Outlets, Arlington , 39 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Jackman River:
Rockport State Park, Rockport, 4 miles away
Wilderness Village, Rockport, 4 miles away
Creekside Camping, Concrete, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Jackman River:
Finney Peak Trail, Skagit , 10 miles away,  6.2 hiking miles, 2658 feet elevation difference
Gee Point Trail, Skagit , 13 miles away,  2.8 hiking miles, 1343 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Jackman River:
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 37 miles away
North Cascades National Park, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 37 miles away
Rockport State Park, Washington , 4 miles away
Wallace Falls State Park, Washington , 31 miles away
 Lakes Near Jackman River
Lake Tyee, Skagit , 8 miles away
Caskey Lake, Skagit , 8 miles away
Vogler Lake, Skagit , 8 miles away

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