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Washington whitewater, Wallace River

Snohomish county, Bridge Close to Gold Bar to mouth section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     6 miles
  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 a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. The starting point is not too far from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The beautiful scenery of Snohomish County and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons
    enough to come here to paddle. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. This stretch of Wallace River in Snohomish County is 6 miles long and is a class II section of whitewater
according to American Whitewater. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. The wild scenery of the Northern Cascade Range is great. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, there are  
lots of good places for that around here. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. This is a pretty decent length section, it's good length for a morning trip.

Briefly about the general area:
You're sure to stumble upon some nice folks from Sultan here. Places like Wallace Falls State Park are tremendous to pop by. Wallace River is a rather wet place mostly with a lot of precipitation. The month with most of the rain is December, and the driest month of the year is July. All through the warm months here at Wallace River, high temperatures frequently reach the 70's.

Wallace River, Bridge Close to Gold Bar to mouth 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 Wallace River.
 Whitewater Near Wallace River:
Wallace River, Snohomish County, 4 miles away
      Class II - 6 miles long (Bridge Close to Gold Bar to mouth)
Sultan River, -blank- County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2 miles long (Powerhouse to Fishing Access)
Sultan River, Snohomish County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 11 miles long (Spada Reservoir to Powerhouse)
Skykomish River, Snohomish County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 16.2 miles long (Big Eddy to Monroe)
Tolt River - North Fork, King County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 7 miles long (Yellow Creek to South Fork Tolt)
Tolt River - South Fork, King County, 8 miles away
      Class V - 5.9 miles long (Bridge to confluence with North Fork Tolt)
Pilchuck River, Snohomish County, 9 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 6 miles long (Road P-500 above Boulder Creek to Menzel Lake Road Bridge)
Skykomish River, Snohomish County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 2.5 miles long (Railroad Bridge to Big Eddy)
Tolt River, King County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 5.7 miles long (Tolt River Road close to Carnation to Snoqualmie River)
Stillaguamish River - South Fork, Snohomish County, 10 miles away
      Class III+ - 9 miles long (Mallardy Creek to Verlot)
 Ski Areas Near Wallace River:
Alpental, Washington , 29 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 31 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 32 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Mt.Baker, Washington , 47 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 47 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
White Pass, Washington , 62 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mission Ridge, Washington , 97 miles away, 2250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
 Hotels Near Wallace River:
Monroe Motel, Monroe , 15 miles away
BEST WESTERN Sky Valley Inn, Monroe , 16 miles away
GuestHouse Inn & Suites Monroe, Monroe , 16 miles away
Salish Lodge Spa, Snoqualmie , 16 miles away
Evergreen Inn And Suites, Monroe , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Wallace River:
Wallace Falls State Park, Gold Bar, 5 miles away
Gold Bar Nature Trails Sls Ofc, Gold Bar, 7 miles away
Morning Star - Lower Ashland Lake, Granite Falls, 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Wallace River:
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 43 miles away
North Cascades National Park, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 43 miles away
Wallace Falls State Park, Washington , 6 miles away
Olallie State Park, Washington , 20 miles away
Lake Sammamish State Park, Washington , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Wallace River:
Blue Boy West Golf Course, Monroe , 8 miles away
MT SI Golf Course & Driving Range, Snoqualmie , 17 miles away
Carnation Golf Course & Driving Range, Carnation , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Wallace River
Lake Dorothy, Snohomish , 8 miles away
South Fork Tolt Reservoir, King , 9 miles away
Hempel Lake, Snohomish , 9 miles away

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