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Washington whitewater, Stillaguamish River - South Fork

Snohomish county, Verlot to Granite Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V     12.3 miles
  The put-in 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 Verlot to Granite Falls stretch of Stillaguamish River - South Fork in Snohomish County is 12.3 miles long and is a class V section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The scenic beauty of Washington and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are in themselves
    reasons enough to come here to paddle. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. The campgrounds here at Stillaguamish River - South Fork are pretty good.
You can enjoy this section more if you take your time, so pack your camp stove. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. The Verlot to Granite Falls stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. If you've been whitewater rafting  
and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so don't forget that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. The Northern Cascade Range scenery is wonderful.

Briefly about the general area:
At Stillaguamish River - South Fork you always meet someone from Arlington. The high level of rainfall makes Stillaguamish River - South Fork a quite wet location. December is the wettest month with most rain, and the driest month is July. The warmest time of the year brings highs in the 70's to Stillaguamish River - South Fork. Summer nighttime lows descend down to the 50's.

Stillaguamish River - South Fork, Verlot to Granite Falls 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:
Pilchuck River, Snohomish County, 5 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 6 miles long (Road P-500 above Boulder Creek to Menzel Lake Road Bridge)
Stillaguamish River - South Fork, Snohomish County, 6 miles away
      Class V - 12.3 miles long (Verlot to Granite Falls)
Stillaguamish River - South Fork, Snohomish County, 6 miles away
      Class II - 9.1 miles long (Granite Falls to Jordan)
Canyon Creek South Fork Stillaguamish Tributary, Snohomish County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.3 miles long (Fishing Access site to South Fork Stillaguamish)
Boulder River, Snohomish County, 7 miles away
      Class III - 5 miles long (Boulder Falls to mouth)
Sultan River, -blank- County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2 miles long (Powerhouse to Fishing Access)
Stillaguamish River - South Fork, Snohomish County, 11 miles away
      Class III+ - 9 miles long (Mallardy Creek to Verlot)
Jim Creek, Snohomish County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 7 miles long (Naval Station to South Fork Stillaguamish)
Sultan River, Snohomish County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 11 miles long (Spada Reservoir to Powerhouse)
Deer Creek, Snohomish/Skagit County, 13 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 11 miles long (Bridge at Rick Creek to mouth)
 Ski Areas Near Stillaguamish River - South Fork:
Mt.Baker, Washington , 38 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Alpental, Washington , 43 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 44 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 45 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 60 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
White Pass, Washington , 75 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mount Seymour, British Columbia , 95 miles away, 1083 foot drop, 5 lifts, 23 runs
 Hotels Near Stillaguamish River - South Fork:
Monroe Motel, Monroe , 13 miles away
BEST WESTERN Sky Valley Inn, Monroe , 13 miles away
GuestHouse Inn & Suites Monroe, Monroe , 13 miles away
Evergreen Inn And Suites, Monroe , 14 miles away
Inn At Snohomish, Snohomish , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Stillaguamish River - South Fork:
Turlo - Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forests, Mountlake Terrace, 6 miles away
Turlo Campground, Snohomish County, 6 miles away
Verlot - Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forests, Mountlake Terrace, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Stillaguamish River - South Fork:
Gee Point Trail, Skagit , 15 miles away,  2.8 hiking miles, 1343 feet elevation difference
Finney Peak Trail, Skagit , 16 miles away,  6.2 hiking miles, 2658 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Stillaguamish River - South Fork:
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 29 miles away
North Cascades National Park, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 29 miles away
Wallace Falls State Park, Washington , 18 miles away
Rockport State Park, Washington , 25 miles away
Lake Sammamish State Park, Washington , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Stillaguamish River - South Fork:
Blue Boy West Golf Course, Monroe , 10 miles away
Flowing Lake Golf Course, Snohomish , 10 miles away
Snohomish Public Golf Club, Snohomish , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Stillaguamish River - South Fork
Lost Lake, Snohomish , 8 miles away
Hempel Lake, Snohomish , 8 miles away
Lake Fontal, Snohomish , 13 miles away

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