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Washington whitewater, Stillaguamish River - North Fork

Skagit Snohomish county, Confluence with South Branch to bridge below Moose Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V     8 miles
  The starting location is a reasonable drive from Mount Vernon-Anacortes, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The scenic beauty of Skagit/Snohomish County and the playfulness of the water beats anything. When you're paddling down a Northern Cascade Range river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging
    than the national average, so you'd better keep in mind that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll
find lots of paddling rivers. The Confluence with South Branch to bridge below Moose Creek section of Stillaguamish River - North Fork is 8 miles long and it is classified as a class V section by American Whitewater. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. This stretch has has enough mileage, good for a one day paddling trip. There are plenty of other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. You might  
have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more.

Briefly about the general area:
While you're here at Stillaguamish River - North Fork you can take a hike along the Finney Peak Trail, and you're sure to stumble upon some cheerful folks from Darrington here. Just can't get enough of the Northern Cascade Range. If the weather is wonderful here at Stillaguamish River - North Fork, you can go for a hike along the Gee Point Trail.

Stillaguamish River - North Fork, Confluence with South Branch to bridge below Moose 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 Stillaguamish River - North Fork.
 Whitewater Near Stillaguamish River - North Fork:
Stillaguamish River - North Fork, Skagit/Snohomish County, 2 miles away
      Class V - 8 miles long (Confluence with South Branch to bridge below Moose Creek)
Stillaguamish River - North Fork, Snohomish County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 25.7 miles long (Moose Creek to Oso)
Squire Creek, Snohomish County, 6 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Squire Creek Road to dowstream)
Sauk River, Snohomish/Skagit County, 6 miles away
      Class II - 14.6 miles long (Darrington to Sauk River Park)
Sauk River, Snohomish County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Clear Creek to Darrington)
Clear Creek, Snohomish County, 8 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Eightmile Creek to Asbestos Creek Falls)
Finney Creek, Skagit County, 10 miles away
      Class V - 4 miles long (Finney Creek Road Bridge to bridge at mouth)
Stillaguamish River - South Fork, Snohomish County, 11 miles away
      Class III+ - 9 miles long (Mallardy Creek to Verlot)
Boulder River, Snohomish County, 11 miles away
      Class III - 5 miles long (Boulder Falls to mouth)
Stillaguamish River - South Fork, Snohomish County, 12 miles away
      Class V - 12.3 miles long (Verlot to Granite Falls)
 Ski Areas Near Stillaguamish River - North Fork:
Mt.Baker, Washington , 25 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 38 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Alpental, Washington , 43 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 45 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 64 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
White Pass, Washington , 79 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mission Ridge, Washington , 99 miles away, 2250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
 Hotels Near Stillaguamish River - North Fork:
Monroe Motel, Monroe , 28 miles away
BEST WESTERN Sky Valley Inn, Monroe , 29 miles away
GuestHouse Inn & Suites Monroe, Monroe , 29 miles away
Evergreen Inn And Suites, Monroe , 30 miles away
Inn At Snohomish, Snohomish , 34 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Stillaguamish River - North Fork:
Squire Creek County Park, Darrington, 2 miles away
Segelson Creek Sno-Park, Darrington, 2 miles away
Cascade Kamloops Trout Farm and RV Park, Darrington, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Stillaguamish River - North Fork:
Finney Peak Trail, Skagit , 7 miles away,  6.2 hiking miles, 2658 feet elevation difference
Gee Point Trail, Skagit , 12 miles away,  2.8 hiking miles, 1343 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Stillaguamish River - North Fork:
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 37 miles away
North Cascades National Park, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 37 miles away
Rockport State Park, Washington , 9 miles away
Wallace Falls State Park, Washington , 20 miles away
Olallie State Park, Washington , 39 miles away
 Lakes Near Stillaguamish River - North Fork
Caskey Lake, Skagit , 8 miles away
Hempel Lake, Snohomish , 13 miles away
Lake Tyee, Skagit , 14 miles away

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