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Washington whitewater, Stillaguamish River - South Fork

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

 

CLASS II     9.1 miles
  The nature scenery of Washington and the playfulness of the water make the trip here worthwhile. The put-in is not too far from Mount Vernon-Anacortes, as you can see on the road map further down. The Granite Falls to Jordan stretch of Stillaguamish River - South Fork is 9.1 miles long and it is classified as a class II section by American Whitewater. Whitewater paddling here in the Northern Cascade Range is a great experience. You can pitch
    a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. There are plenty of other stretches in this river
system that can be paddled as well. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a large number of paddling places. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, suitable for an afternoon trip. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Washington are harder than the national norm, so you'd better  
keep in mind that lots of rivers here are not for beginners.

Briefly about the general area:
Stillaguamish River - South Fork is not far at all from Arlington. Summertime highs at Stillaguamish River - South Fork commonly tend to be in the 70's. When the night sets in temperatures sink down into the 50's. Through the winter highs are in the 40's with winter lows in the 30's overnight here at Stillaguamish River - South Fork. All the water falling down from the sky makes Stillaguamish River - South Fork a wet place. Of all the months in a year December is the one with the most rain, and July is when it's the driest.

Stillaguamish River - South Fork, Granite Falls to Jordan road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Stillaguamish River - South Fork.
 Whitewater Near Stillaguamish River - South Fork:
Canyon Creek South Fork Stillaguamish Tributary, Snohomish County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.3 miles long (Fishing Access site to South Fork Stillaguamish)
Stillaguamish River - South Fork, Snohomish County, 3 miles away
      Class II - 9.1 miles long (Granite Falls to Jordan)
Jim Creek, Snohomish County, 4 miles away
      Class II - 7 miles long (Naval Station to South Fork Stillaguamish)
Pilchuck Creek, Snohomish County, 11 miles away
      Class IV - 4.4 miles long (Lake Cavanaugh Road to Pilchuck Creek Campsite)
Deer Creek, Snohomish/Skagit County, 12 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 11 miles long (Bridge at Rick Creek to mouth)
Boulder River, Snohomish County, 13 miles away
      Class III - 5 miles long (Boulder Falls to mouth)
Pilchuck River, Snohomish County, 13 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 6 miles long (Road P-500 above Boulder Creek to Menzel Lake Road Bridge)
Pilchuck Creek, Snohomish County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.1 miles long (Highway 9 Bridge to I-5 Bridge)
Pilchuck Creek, Snohomish County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 5.5 miles long (Pilchuck Creek Campsite to Highway 9 Bridge)
Day Creek, Skagit County, 15 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 5 miles long (Blair Road to Skagit River)
 Ski Areas Near Stillaguamish River - South Fork:
Mt.Baker, Washington , 41 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Alpental, Washington , 50 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 52 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 52 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 66 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
White Pass, Washington , 80 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mount Seymour, British Columbia , 87 miles away, 1083 foot drop, 5 lifts, 23 runs
Grouse Mountain, British Columbia , 94 miles away, 1260 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
 Marinas Near Stillaguamish River - South Fork:
Geddes Marina, Marysville , 13 miles away
Seacrest Marina, Everett , 14 miles away
Dagmars Marina, Everett , 14 miles away
Granite Creek Marina, Everett , 16 miles away
Port of Everett, Everett , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Stillaguamish River - South Fork:
Quality Inn Near Seattle Premium Outlets, Arlington , 11 miles away
Inn At Snohomish, Snohomish , 12 miles away
Evergreen Inn And Suites, Monroe , 12 miles away
GuestHouse Inn & Suites Monroe, Monroe , 12 miles away
BEST WESTERN Sky Valley Inn, Monroe , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Stillaguamish River - South Fork:
Lake Connor Park, Lake Stevens, 5 miles away
Jim Creek Wilderness Recreation Area, Arlington, 6 miles away
River Meadows CountyPark, Arlington, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Stillaguamish River - South Fork:
Gee Point Trail, Skagit , 18 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 , 22 miles away
North Cascades National Park, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 22 miles away
Wenberg State Park, Washington , 20 miles away
Mukilteo State Park, Washington , 23 miles away
Bridle Trails State Park, Washington , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Stillaguamish River - South Fork:
Flowing Lake Golf Course, Snohomish , 8 miles away
Gleneagle Golf Course, Arlington , 9 miles away
Snohomish Public Golf Club, Snohomish , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Stillaguamish River - South Fork
Lost Lake, Snohomish , 2 miles away
Lake Stevens, Snohomish , 8 miles away
Lake Cavanaugh, Skagit , 9 miles away

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