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Washington whitewater, Jim Creek

Snohomish county, Naval Station to South Fork Stillaguamish section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     7 miles
  If you're coming from Mount Vernon-Anacortes it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. This stretch of Jim Creek is 7 miles long and it is classified as a class II section by American Whitewater. The nature scenery of Washington and the water flowing gracefully down Jim Creek are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking,
    either way there are lots of good rivers for that around here. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. When you're paddling down a Northern Cascade Range river like this one you always get great scenery
along the way too. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Washington are often tougher than in other states, so better not forget that rivers here are less forgiving. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, it's perfect for a one day trip. A good workout and spending some quality  
time in nature will make you glad you came. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Naval Station to South Fork Stillaguamish stretch is one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
People from Arlington love to come to Jim Creek. Throughout the warm months here at Jim Creek, high temperatures regularly reach the 70's. Summer nighttime lows dip down to the 50's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 40's while Jim Creek night low temperatures through the wintertime are in the 30's. The high level of rain makes Jim Creek a reasonably wet site.

Jim Creek, Naval Station to South Fork Stillaguamish 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 Jim Creek.
 Whitewater Near Jim Creek:
Jim Creek, Snohomish County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 7 miles long (Naval Station to South Fork Stillaguamish)
Pilchuck Creek, Snohomish County, 7 miles away
      Class IV - 4.4 miles long (Lake Cavanaugh Road to Pilchuck Creek Campsite)
Canyon Creek South Fork Stillaguamish Tributary, Snohomish County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.3 miles long (Fishing Access site to South Fork Stillaguamish)
Stillaguamish River - South Fork, Snohomish County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 9.1 miles long (Granite Falls to Jordan)
Pilchuck Creek, Snohomish County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 5.5 miles long (Pilchuck Creek Campsite to Highway 9 Bridge)
Pilchuck Creek, Snohomish County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.1 miles long (Highway 9 Bridge to I-5 Bridge)
Day Creek, Skagit County, 12 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 5 miles long (Blair Road to Skagit River)
Deer Creek, Snohomish/Skagit County, 12 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 11 miles long (Bridge at Rick Creek to mouth)
Boulder River, Snohomish County, 15 miles away
      Class III - 5 miles long (Boulder Falls to mouth)
Pilchuck River, Snohomish County, 18 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 6 miles long (Road P-500 above Boulder Creek to Menzel Lake Road Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Jim Creek:
Mt.Baker, Washington , 40 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Alpental, Washington , 55 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 57 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 57 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 70 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Mount Seymour, British Columbia , 82 miles away, 1083 foot drop, 5 lifts, 23 runs
White Pass, Washington , 85 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Grouse Mountain, British Columbia , 89 miles away, 1260 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Cypress Mountain, British Columbia , 97 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 9 lifts, 52 runs
 Marinas Near Jim Creek:
Geddes Marina, Marysville , 12 miles away
Seacrest Marina, Everett , 12 miles away
Dagmars Marina, Everett , 13 miles away
Port of Everett, Everett , 15 miles away
Granite Creek Marina, Everett , 15 miles away
 Beaches Near Jim Creek:
Tulalip Shores, Snohomish , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Jim Creek:
Quality Inn Near Seattle Premium Outlets, Arlington , 8 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Arlington/Marysville, Arlington , 10 miles away
Angel Of The Winds Hotel And Casino, Arlington , 10 miles away
Medallion Hotel, Arlington , 10 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites MARYSVILLE, Marysville , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Jim Creek:
River Meadows CountyPark, Arlington, 3 miles away
Jim Creek Wilderness Recreation Area, Arlington, 7 miles away
Lake Connor Park, Lake Stevens, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Jim Creek:
Gee Point Trail, Skagit , 18 miles away,  2.8 hiking miles, 1343 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Jim Creek:
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 18 miles away
North Cascades National Park, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 18 miles away
Wenberg State Park, Washington , 17 miles away
Mukilteo State Park, Washington , 21 miles away
Saint Edwards State Park, Washington , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Jim Creek:
Gleneagle Golf Course, Arlington , 6 miles away
Cedarcrest Golf Course, Marysville , 9 miles away
Flowing Lake Golf Course, Snohomish , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Jim Creek
Lost Lake, Snohomish , 5 miles away
Lake Cavanaugh, Skagit , 6 miles away
Lake Stevens, Snohomish , 9 miles away

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