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Washington whitewater, Bacon Creek

Whatcom Skagit county, Falls Creek to Skagit River confluence section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II+(IV)     6 miles
re: accomadations.
blueskyoutfitters.com welcomes paddlers to stay at their Skagit River property located just downstream from Bacon Creek on Diobsud Creek. Says Joe Hoffman

The starting point is not too far from Mount Vernon-Anacortes, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The Falls Creek to Skagit River confluence section of Bacon Creek in Whatcom/Skagit County is 6 miles long and it is
    classified as a class II+(IV) section by American Whitewater. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. The Northern Cascade Range scenery is wonderful. 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 rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. This stretch has has enough mileage, it's good length for a morning trip. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good rivers for that around here. The  
scenic beauty of Whatcom/Skagit County and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.

Briefly about the general area:
Bacon Creek is not far at all from Marblemount; hiking along the Hidden Lake Trail is pleasant fun. You just can't envision the amount of outdoors enjoyable stuff the Northern Cascade Range has to offer.

Bacon Creek, Falls Creek to Skagit River confluence road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Bacon Creek.
 Whitewater Near Bacon Creek:
Bacon Creek, Whatcom/Skagit County, 1 miles away
      Class II+(IV) - 6 miles long (Falls Creek to Skagit River confluence)
Skagit River, Skagit County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 16.4 miles long (Copper Creek to Rockport)
Illabot Creek, Skagit County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 5 miles long (to Rockport-Cascade Road)
Cascade River, Skagit County, 10 miles away
      Class V - 8.1 miles long (Marble Creek Campground to Bridge Close to Skagit confluence)
Skagit River, Whatcom County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 8.9 miles long (Goodell Creek to Copper Creek)
Baker River, Whatcom County, 12 miles away
      Class II - 2.7 miles long (North Cascades National Park to Baker Lake)
Cascade River, Skagit County, 12 miles away
      Class II - 6 miles long (Mineral Park to Marble Creek Campground)
Jackman River, Skagit County, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5 miles long (mile 6 to mile 1)
Stetattle Creek, Whatcom County, 16 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 4 miles long (Jay Creek to Gorge Lake)
Ruth Creek, Whatcom County, 18 miles away
      Class -blank- - 3.5 miles long (Mt. Baker Wilderness Area to confluence with Nooksack River)
 Ski Areas Near Bacon Creek:
Mt.Baker, Washington , 21 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 42 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Alpental, Washington , 53 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 55 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 77 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
White Pass, Washington , 90 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mission Ridge, Washington , 92 miles away, 2250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
Echo Valley, Washington , 98 miles away, 900 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
 Campgrounds Near Bacon Creek:
Bacon Creek Campground, Skagit County, 1 miles away
Alpine RV Park, Marblemount, 3 miles away
Cascade Island Campground I, Skagit County, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Bacon Creek:
Hidden Lake Trail, Skagit , 15 miles away,  5.8 hiking miles, 2693 feet elevation difference
Pyramid Lake Trail, Whatcom , 19 miles away,  2.2 hiking miles, 1153 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Bacon Creek:
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 53 miles away
North Cascades National Park, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 53 miles away
Rockport State Park, Washington , 15 miles away
Wallace Falls State Park, Washington , 38 miles away
 Lakes Near Bacon Creek
Boulder Lake, Skagit , 14 miles away
Caskey Lake, Skagit , 15 miles away
Bouck Lake, Whatcom , 16 miles away

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