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Washington whitewater, Sauk River

Snohomish county, Bedal Campground to Whitechuck River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     8.3 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Washington tend to be more challenging than the national average, so don't forget that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. The wonderful Snohomish County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. The Bedal Campground to Whitechuck River stretch of Sauk River is 8.3 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-III section of whitewater.
    There's camping available near Sauk River. If you're coming from Mount Vernon-Anacortes it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. This is a pretty decent length section,
suitable for an afternoon trip. There are so many stretches to paddle in this river system, the Bedal Campground to Whitechuck River stretch is just one of many. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. The wild scenery of the Northern Cascade Range is great. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. The nearby hotels are a bit away  
from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike on the Lost Creek Ridge Trail is always a perfect adventure. There are delightful locations to explore along the Meadow Mountain Trail. The warmest time of the year brings highs in the 70's to Sauk River. Through the moonlight hours it's regularly in the 50's. All through the winter highs are frequently in the 40's with winter lows in the 20's overnight here at Sauk River. Sauk River is a wet spot that gets a good deal of rain. November is the wettest month with most rain while July is the month with the least amount of precipitation.

Sauk River, Bedal Campground to Whitechuck River 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 Sauk River.
 Whitewater Near Sauk River:
Sauk River, Snohomish County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.3 miles long (Bedal Campground to Whitechuck River)
Sauk River, Snohomish County, 3 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 7 miles long (Whitechuck River to Clear Creek)
Whitechuck River, Snohomish County, 5 miles away
      Class IV - 6 miles long (Bridge above Crystal Creek to Sauk River confluence)
Sauk River - North Fork, Snohomish County, 7 miles away
      Class IV+ - 1.5 miles long (Above North Fork Falls)
Stillaguamish River - South Fork, Snohomish County, 7 miles away
      Class II - 6.5 miles long (Deer Creek to Mallardy Creek)
Silver Creek, Snohomish County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.5 miles long (Quartz Creek to North Fork Skykomish)
Sauk River, Snohomish County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Clear Creek to Darrington)
Sloan Creek, Snohomish County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1 miles long (to National Forest Sauk)
Skykomish River - North Fork, Snohomish County, 12 miles away
      Class IV - 12.5 miles long (Bear Creek to South Fork confluence)
Clear Creek, Snohomish County, 12 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Eightmile Creek to Asbestos Creek Falls)
 Ski Areas Near Sauk River:
Stevens Pass, Washington , 22 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Alpental, Washington , 32 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 34 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Mt.Baker, Washington , 37 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 55 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
White Pass, Washington , 69 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mission Ridge, Washington , 81 miles away, 2250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
Echo Valley, Washington , 96 miles away, 900 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near Sauk River:
Monroe Motel, Monroe , 38 miles away
Salish Lodge Spa, Snoqualmie , 39 miles away
BEST WESTERN Sky Valley Inn, Monroe , 40 miles away
GuestHouse Inn & Suites Monroe, Monroe , 40 miles away
Evergreen Inn And Suites, Monroe , 41 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sauk River:
White Chuck Campground, Snohomish County, 3 miles away
Bedal, -blank-, 4 miles away
Bedal Campground, Snohomish County, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Sauk River:
Lost Creek Ridge Trail, Snohomish , 12 miles away,  20.6 hiking miles, 4949 feet elevation difference
Meadow Mountain Trail, Snohomish , 12 miles away, 13.4 hiking miles, 4096 feet elevation difference
Camp Creek Ridge Trail, Snohomish , 13 miles away,  9 hiking miles, 4047 feet elevation difference
Fire Creek Way, Snohomish , 14 miles away,  9.2 hiking miles, 1437 feet elevation difference
Glacier Ridge Trail, Snohomish , 15 miles away,  14.2 hiking miles, 3891 feet elevation difference
Fire Creek Trail, Snohomish , 15 miles away,  23.2 hiking miles, 4244 feet elevation difference
Kennedy Ridge Trail, Snohomish , 15 miles away,  18.8 hiking miles, 3975 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Sauk River:
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 55 miles away
North Cascades National Park, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 55 miles away
Wallace Falls State Park, Washington , 20 miles away
Rockport State Park, Washington , 21 miles away
Olallie State Park, Washington , 35 miles away
 Lakes Near Sauk River
Boulder Lake, Skagit , 12 miles away
Boulder Lake, Snohomish , 15 miles away
Caskey Lake, Skagit , 16 miles away

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