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Washington whitewater, Nooksack River - North Fork

Whatcom county, Mt. Baker Wilderness to Nooksack Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V     4 miles
  If you're coming from Mount Vernon-Anacortes it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The wonderful Whatcom County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water have people coming here. The Mt. Baker Wilderness to Nooksack Falls stretch of Nooksack River - North Fork is 4 miles long and it is classified as a class V section by American
    Whitewater. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature have a lot of people coming here. There's camping available near Nooksack River - North Fork. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking
you might find the rivers here more demanding, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, good for a one day paddling trip. Some people prefer whitewater rafting  
and some kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling spots. The Mt. Baker Wilderness to Nooksack Falls stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. The beautiful Northern Cascade Range scenery is an added bonus.

Briefly about the general area:
Mt.Baker has fine slopes and a friendly staff. A large amount of rainfall falls at Nooksack River - North Fork. Of all the months in a year November is the one with the most rain, and July is the month with the least moisture. Throughout the warm days of summer highs here at Nooksack River - North Fork reach the 70's, and during the night it cools down to the 50's.

Nooksack River - North Fork, Mt. Baker Wilderness to Nooksack Falls road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Nooksack River - North Fork.
 Whitewater Near Nooksack River - North Fork:
Nooksack River - North Fork, Whatcom County, 2 miles away
      Class V - 4 miles long (Mt. Baker Wilderness to Nooksack Falls)
Nooksack River - North Fork, Whatcom County, 7 miles away
      Class IV+ - 4.9 miles long (Nooksack Falls to Douglas Fir Campground)
Glacier Creek, Whatcom County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.5 miles long (FR 39 Bridge to National Forest Nooksack)
Nooksack River - North Fork, Whatcom County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 8 miles long (Douglas Fir Campground to Mt. Baker Highway milepost 27)
Ruth Creek, Whatcom County, 12 miles away
      Class -blank- - 3.5 miles long (Mt. Baker Wilderness Area to confluence with Nooksack River)
Canyon Creek - North Fork Nooksack, Whatcom County, 13 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 4.5 miles long (Canyon Creek Bridge to Glacier SpringSouth)
Baker River, Whatcom County, 17 miles away
      Class II - 2.7 miles long (North Cascades National Park to Baker Lake)
Clearwater River - Middle Fork Nooksack Tributary, Whatcom County, 18 miles away
      Class V - 1.9 miles long (to Middle Fork Nooksack tributary)
Jackman River, Skagit County, 19 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5 miles long (mile 6 to mile 1)
Racehorse Creek, Whatcom County, 19 miles away
      Class V+ - 4.5 miles long (to National Forest Nooksack)
 Ski Areas Near Nooksack River - North Fork:
Mt.Baker, Washington , 8 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 64 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Alpental, Washington , 70 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 72 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Mount Seymour, British Columbia , 84 miles away, 1083 foot drop, 5 lifts, 23 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 92 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Grouse Mountain, British Columbia , 93 miles away, 1260 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia , 98 miles away, 5280 foot drop, 33 lifts, 200 runs
 Hotels Near Nooksack River - North Fork:
Angel Of The Winds Hotel And Casino, Arlington , 43 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Burlington, Burlington , 43 miles away
Quality Inn Near Seattle Premium Outlets, Arlington , 44 miles away
Candlewood Suites BURLINGTON, Burlington , 44 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Burlington, Burlington , 44 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Nooksack River - North Fork:
Excelsior Group, Deming, 4 miles away
Silver Fir - Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forests, Mountlake Terrace, 5 miles away
White Salmon Sno-Park, Concrete, 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Nooksack River - North Fork:
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 33 miles away
North Cascades National Park, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 33 miles away
Rockport State Park, Washington , 22 miles away
 Lakes Near Nooksack River - North Fork
Damfino Lakes, Whatcom , 3 miles away
Blue Lake, Whatcom , 12 miles away
Lake Tyee, Skagit , 15 miles away

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