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Washington whitewater, Boulder River

Snohomish county, Boulder Falls to mouth section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III     5 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Snohomish County and the playfulness of the water will make you feel great. The average Washington whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master than those in other states, so better not forget that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. This stretch of Boulder River is 5 miles long and has been rated as a class III section by American Whitewater. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or
    kayaking this area has a large number of paddling spots. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. This stretch has has enough mileage, good for a one day paddling trip. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some
time outdoors will make you glad you came. When you're paddling down a Northern Cascade Range river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Mount Vernon-Anacortes, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping  
in your car. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well.

Briefly about the general area:
Good hiking is available along the Finney Peak Trail It's always nice to check out Boulder Falls. Be careful coming to the Northern Cascade Range, you might not ever want to go back home again. There's magnificent hiking along the Gee Point Trail, and you are in the neighborhood of French Point since you're here. Lots of fun awaits you along this river. Boulder River sees pretty high levels of rainfall. During December this area sees the most rain, and July on the other hand is the driest.

Boulder River, Boulder Falls to mouth 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 Boulder River.
 Whitewater Near Boulder River:
Boulder River, Snohomish County, 2 miles away
      Class III - 5 miles long (Boulder Falls to mouth)
Finney Creek, Skagit County, 7 miles away
      Class V - 4 miles long (Finney Creek Road Bridge to bridge at mouth)
Stillaguamish River - North Fork, Snohomish County, 7 miles away
      Class II - 25.7 miles long (Moose Creek to Oso)
Stillaguamish River - South Fork, Snohomish County, 8 miles away
      Class V - 12.3 miles long (Verlot to Granite Falls)
Deer Creek, Snohomish/Skagit County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 11 miles long (Bridge at Rick Creek to mouth)
Stillaguamish River - South Fork, Snohomish County, 11 miles away
      Class III+ - 9 miles long (Mallardy Creek to Verlot)
Pilchuck River, Snohomish County, 11 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 6 miles long (Road P-500 above Boulder Creek to Menzel Lake Road Bridge)
Squire Creek, Snohomish County, 12 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Squire Creek Road to dowstream)
Stillaguamish River - North Fork, Skagit/Snohomish County, 12 miles away
      Class V - 8 miles long (Confluence with South Branch to bridge below Moose Creek)
Stillaguamish River - South Fork, Snohomish County, 13 miles away
      Class II - 9.1 miles long (Granite Falls to Jordan)
 Ski Areas Near Boulder River:
Mt.Baker, Washington , 29 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 44 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Alpental, Washington , 46 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 48 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 65 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 , 94 miles away, 1083 foot drop, 5 lifts, 23 runs
 Hotels Near Boulder River:
Monroe Motel, Monroe , 21 miles away
Best Western Sky Valley Inn, Monroe , 22 miles away
GuestHouse Inn & Suites Monroe, Monroe , 22 miles away
Evergreen Inn And Suites, Monroe , 22 miles away
Quality Inn Near Seattle Premium Outlets, Arlington , 25 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Boulder River:
Little Gee Lake, Concrete, 7 miles away
Turlo - Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forests, Mountlake Terrace, 8 miles away
Turlo Campground, Snohomish County, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Boulder River:
Finney Peak Trail, Skagit , 7 miles away,  6.2 hiking miles, 2658 feet elevation difference
Gee Point Trail, Skagit , 8 miles away,  2.8 hiking miles, 1343 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Boulder River:
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 28 miles away
North Cascades National Park, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 28 miles away
Rockport State Park, Washington , 17 miles away
Wallace Falls State Park, Washington , 21 miles away
Wenberg State Park, Washington , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Boulder River:
Blue Boy West Golf Course, Monroe , 18 miles away
Flowing Lake Golf Course, Snohomish , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Boulder River
Hempel Lake, Snohomish , 10 miles away
Lost Lake, Snohomish , 13 miles away
Vogler Lake, Skagit , 14 miles away

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