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Washington whitewater, Nooksack River - North Fork

Whatcom county, Douglas Fir Campground to Mt. Baker Highway milepost 27 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     8 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Whatcom County and the playfulness of the water make the trip here worthwhile. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Washington are often tougher than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers here are less forgiving. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Getting your paddling muscles
    activated and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. The wild
scenery of the Northern Cascade Range is great. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. This stretch is mid length, you can easily run it on an afternoon. This stretch of Nooksack River - North Fork is 8 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-III section of whitewater. This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the Douglas Fir Campground to Mt. Baker Highway milepost 27  
stretch is just one of them. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Mount Vernon-Anacortes, as you can see on the road map further down.

Briefly about the general area:
This is a popular spot for people from Deming. The high level of precipitation makes Nooksack River - North Fork a relatively wet place. For the duration of the month of November you get the most rain around here; the driest month of the year is July. For the period of the warm months, highs usually are in the 70's at Nooksack River - North Fork; during summer nights temperatures are in the 50's. High temperatures through the wintertime are normally in the 40's, and winter nights come with lows in the 30's to Nooksack River - North Fork.

Nooksack River - North Fork, Douglas Fir Campground to Mt. Baker Highway milepost 27 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 Nooksack River - North Fork.
 Whitewater Near Nooksack River - North Fork:
Canyon Creek - North Fork Nooksack, Whatcom County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 4.5 miles long (Canyon Creek Bridge to Glacier SpringSouth)
Racehorse Creek, Whatcom County, 5 miles away
      Class V+ - 4.5 miles long (to National Forest Nooksack)
Nooksack River - North Fork, Whatcom County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 8 miles long (Douglas Fir Campground to Mt. Baker Highway milepost 27)
Clearwater River - Middle Fork Nooksack Tributary, Whatcom County, 6 miles away
      Class V - 1.9 miles long (to Middle Fork Nooksack tributary)
Glacier Creek, Whatcom County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.5 miles long (FR 39 Bridge to National Forest Nooksack)
Nooksack River - Middle Fork, Whatcom County, 7 miles away
      Class V - 4.5 miles long (Clearwater Creek to Heisters Creek)
Nooksack River - North Fork, Whatcom County, 8 miles away
      Class IV+ - 4.9 miles long (Nooksack Falls to Douglas Fir Campground)
Skookum Creek, Whatcom County, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.25 miles long (Above lower gorge to South Fork of Nooksack)
Nooksack River - South Fork, Whatcom/Skagit County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 12 miles long (River Mile 25 to Saxon Road)
Nooksack River - North Fork, Whatcom County, 18 miles away
      Class V - 4 miles long (Mt. Baker Wilderness to Nooksack Falls)
 Ski Areas Near Nooksack River - North Fork:
Mt.Baker, Washington , 23 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Mount Seymour, British Columbia , 70 miles away, 1083 foot drop, 5 lifts, 23 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 73 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Alpental, Washington , 77 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Grouse Mountain, British Columbia , 78 miles away, 1260 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 79 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia , 86 miles away, 5280 foot drop, 33 lifts, 200 runs
Cypress Mountain, British Columbia , 86 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 9 lifts, 52 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 96 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
 Hotels Near Nooksack River - North Fork:
Fairfield Inn & Suites Burlington, Burlington , 30 miles away
Candlewood Suites BURLINGTON, Burlington , 32 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Burlington, Burlington , 32 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites BURLINGTON, Burlington , 32 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Skagit Valley Inn And Convention Center, Mount Vernon , 32 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Nooksack River - North Fork:
Canyon Creek Campground, Whatcom County, 4 miles away
Glacier Creek Sno-Park, Deming, 5 miles away
Douglas Fir - Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forests, Mountlake Terrace, 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Nooksack River - North Fork:
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 22 miles away
North Cascades National Park, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 22 miles away
Rockport State Park, Washington , 32 miles away
Larrabee State Park, Washington , 35 miles away
Bay View State Park, Washington , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Nooksack River - North Fork:
Baker's Edge Golf Course, Maple Falls , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Nooksack River - North Fork
Damfino Lakes, Whatcom , 14 miles away
Blue Lake, Whatcom , 18 miles away

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