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Washington whitewater, Sauk River

Snohomish county, Whitechuck River to Clear Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III+(IV)     7 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Mount Vernon-Anacortes, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The natural beauty of Snohomish County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, good for a one day paddling trip. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Washington are often tougher than
    in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. This stretch of Sauk River in Snohomish County is 7 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III+(IV) section.
The Whitechuck River to Clear Creek section is one of many paddling sections in this river system. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The  
river winds through the Northern Cascade Range and you get great scenery. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature will have you coming back for more.

Briefly about the general area:
You're sure to run into some friendly folks from Darrington here; Sauk River is in the neighborhood of Rockport State Park which is a scenic place. If you love the outdoors you'll love it here in the Northern Cascade Range. Sauk River regularly gets a great deal of precipitation. Most of the rain falls during November, and July on the other hand is the driest. For the duration of the days of summer highs here at Sauk River reach the 70's while overnight lows are mostly in the 50's.

Sauk River, Whitechuck River to Clear Creek 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 III+(IV) - 7 miles long (Whitechuck River to Clear Creek)
Sauk River, Snohomish County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Clear Creek to Darrington)
Clear Creek, Snohomish County, 6 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Eightmile Creek to Asbestos Creek Falls)
Sauk River, Snohomish/Skagit County, 6 miles away
      Class II - 14.6 miles long (Darrington to Sauk River Park)
Stillaguamish River - South Fork, Snohomish County, 6 miles away
      Class II - 6.5 miles long (Deer Creek to Mallardy Creek)
Squire Creek, Snohomish County, 8 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Squire Creek Road to dowstream)
Sauk River, Snohomish County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.3 miles long (Bedal Campground to Whitechuck River)
Stillaguamish River - North Fork, Skagit/Snohomish County, 10 miles away
      Class V - 8 miles long (Confluence with South Branch to bridge below Moose Creek)
Whitechuck River, Snohomish County, 11 miles away
      Class IV - 6 miles long (Bridge above Crystal Creek to Sauk River confluence)
Stillaguamish River - North Fork, Snohomish County, 13 miles away
      Class II - 25.7 miles long (Moose Creek to Oso)
 Ski Areas Near Sauk River:
Stevens Pass, Washington , 28 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Mt.Baker, Washington , 32 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Alpental, Washington , 35 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 37 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 58 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
White Pass, Washington , 72 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mission Ridge, Washington , 88 miles away, 2250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
 Hotels Near Sauk River:
Monroe Motel, Monroe , 34 miles away
BEST WESTERN Sky Valley Inn, Monroe , 35 miles away
GuestHouse Inn & Suites Monroe, Monroe , 35 miles away
Evergreen Inn And Suites, Monroe , 36 miles away
Salish Lodge Spa, Snoqualmie , 37 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sauk River:
Clear Creek, Darrington, 4 miles away
White Chuck Campground, Snohomish County, 4 miles away
Coal Creek Group, Darrington, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Sauk River:
Lost Creek Ridge Trail, Snohomish , 18 miles away,  20.6 hiking miles, 4949 feet elevation difference
Meadow Mountain Trail, Snohomish , 18 miles away, 13.4 hiking miles, 4096 feet elevation difference
Finney Peak Trail, Skagit , 19 miles away,  6.2 hiking miles, 2658 feet elevation difference
Camp Creek Ridge Trail, Snohomish , 19 miles away,  9 hiking miles, 4047 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Sauk River:
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 48 miles away
North Cascades National Park, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 48 miles away
Rockport State Park, Washington , 15 miles away
Wallace Falls State Park, Washington , 18 miles away
Olallie State Park, Washington , 35 miles away
 Lakes Near Sauk River
Caskey Lake, Skagit , 10 miles away
Boulder Lake, Skagit , 15 miles away
Hempel Lake, Snohomish , 17 miles away

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