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Washington whitewater, Stillaguamish River - South Fork

Snohomish county, Mallardy Creek to Verlot section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III+     9 miles
  This section of Stillaguamish River - South Fork is 9 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III+ section. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master in this state than those in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. The put-in location is a short drive from Mount Vernon-Anacortes, please print out a copy of
    the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Mallardy Creek to Verlot section is just one
of many. This is a pretty decent length section, you can easily run it on an afternoon. 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. The natural beauty of Washington and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The river winds through the Northern Cascade Range and you get  
great scenery. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of places for that. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature are great attractions for lots of people.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike on the Finney Peak Trail is always a tremendous adventure. Wallace Falls State Park is worth taking a look at if you're at Stillaguamish River - South Fork, and there are plenty of folks from Granite Falls here. This river is so perfect. Throughout the summer months at Stillaguamish River - South Fork temperatures are usually in the 70's, and throughout summer nights temperatures are in the 50's.

Stillaguamish River - South Fork, Mallardy Creek to Verlot 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 - South Fork.
 Whitewater Near Stillaguamish River - South Fork:
Stillaguamish River - South Fork, Snohomish County, 3 miles away
      Class III+ - 9 miles long (Mallardy Creek to Verlot)
Stillaguamish River - South Fork, Snohomish County, 3 miles away
      Class V - 12.3 miles long (Verlot to Granite Falls)
Sultan River, Snohomish County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 11 miles long (Spada Reservoir to Powerhouse)
Pilchuck River, Snohomish County, 6 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 6 miles long (Road P-500 above Boulder Creek to Menzel Lake Road Bridge)
Squire Creek, Snohomish County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Squire Creek Road to dowstream)
Sultan River, -blank- County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2 miles long (Powerhouse to Fishing Access)
Boulder River, Snohomish County, 9 miles away
      Class III - 5 miles long (Boulder Falls to mouth)
Stillaguamish River - North Fork, Snohomish County, 10 miles away
      Class II - 25.7 miles long (Moose Creek to Oso)
Clear Creek, Snohomish County, 11 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Eightmile Creek to Asbestos Creek Falls)
Wallace River, Snohomish County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 6 miles long (Bridge Close to Gold Bar to mouth)
 Ski Areas Near Stillaguamish River - South Fork:
Stevens Pass, Washington , 36 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Mt.Baker, Washington , 36 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Alpental, Washington , 37 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 39 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 56 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
White Pass, Washington , 71 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mission Ridge, Washington , 100 miles away, 2250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
 Hotels Near Stillaguamish River - South Fork:
Monroe Motel, Monroe , 18 miles away
BEST WESTERN Sky Valley Inn, Monroe , 19 miles away
GuestHouse Inn & Suites Monroe, Monroe , 19 miles away
Evergreen Inn And Suites, Monroe , 20 miles away
Inn At Snohomish, Snohomish , 25 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Stillaguamish River - South Fork:
Hemple Creek Campground, Snohomish County, 0 miles away
Gold Basin - Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forests, Mountlake Terrace, 1 miles away
Morning Star - Bear Lake, Granite Falls, 1 miles away
 Trails Near Stillaguamish River - South Fork:
Finney Peak Trail, Skagit , 15 miles away,  6.2 hiking miles, 2658 feet elevation difference
Gee Point Trail, Skagit , 17 miles away,  2.8 hiking miles, 1343 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Stillaguamish River - South Fork:
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 36 miles away
North Cascades National Park, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 36 miles away
Wallace Falls State Park, Washington , 11 miles away
Rockport State Park, Washington , 21 miles away
Olallie State Park, Washington , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Stillaguamish River - South Fork:
Blue Boy West Golf Course, Monroe , 12 miles away
Flowing Lake Golf Course, Snohomish , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Stillaguamish River - South Fork
Hempel Lake, Snohomish , 1 miles away
Lake Dorothy, Snohomish , 16 miles away
Lake Fontal, Snohomish , 16 miles away

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