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Washington whitewater, Nooksack River - North Fork

Whatcom county, Nooksack Falls to Douglas Fir Campground section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV+     4.9 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Mount Vernon-Anacortes, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This stretch of Nooksack River - North Fork in Whatcom County is 4.9 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class IV+ section. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Washington tend to be more challenging than the national average, so better not forget that lots of
    rivers here are not for beginners. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good spots. The beauty of the Northern Cascade Range is a great plus for this river. There are campgrounds
quite near the river where you can camp. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The natural beauty of Whatcom County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others too. On this section you do get some distance, it's good  
length for a morning trip. Getting a good workout and just being out on the river for a while have people coming from far and near.

Briefly about the general area:
A fine forest in close proximity to Nooksack River - North Fork is Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest; what would a site like Nooksack River - North Fork be without out of the ordinary nearby traits like Horseshoe Bend. There's no way anyone can get bored here in the Northern Cascade Range. You'll meet a lot of folks from Deming here. At Nooksack River - North Fork during the summertime months highs are in the 70's, and the nighttime is somewhat colder of course, usually in the 50's.

Nooksack River - North Fork, Nooksack Falls to Douglas Fir Campground 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 Nooksack River - North Fork.
 Whitewater Near Nooksack River - North Fork:
Nooksack River - North Fork, Whatcom County, 1 miles away
      Class IV+ - 4.9 miles long (Nooksack Falls to Douglas Fir Campground)
Nooksack River - North Fork, Whatcom County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 8 miles long (Douglas Fir Campground to Mt. Baker Highway milepost 27)
Glacier Creek, Whatcom County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.5 miles long (FR 39 Bridge to National Forest Nooksack)
Canyon Creek - North Fork Nooksack, Whatcom County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 4.5 miles long (Canyon Creek Bridge to Glacier SpringSouth)
Clearwater River - Middle Fork Nooksack Tributary, Whatcom County, 10 miles away
      Class V - 1.9 miles long (to Middle Fork Nooksack tributary)
Racehorse Creek, Whatcom County, 11 miles away
      Class V+ - 4.5 miles long (to National Forest Nooksack)
Nooksack River - North Fork, Whatcom County, 11 miles away
      Class V - 4 miles long (Mt. Baker Wilderness to Nooksack Falls)
Nooksack River - Middle Fork, Whatcom County, 12 miles away
      Class V - 4.5 miles long (Clearwater Creek to Heisters Creek)
Nooksack River - South Fork, Whatcom/Skagit County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 12 miles long (River Mile 25 to Saxon Road)
Skookum Creek, Whatcom County, 19 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.25 miles long (Above lower gorge to South Fork of Nooksack)
 Ski Areas Near Nooksack River - North Fork:
Mt.Baker, Washington , 16 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 69 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Alpental, Washington , 74 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 76 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Mount Seymour, British Columbia , 76 miles away, 1083 foot drop, 5 lifts, 23 runs
Grouse Mountain, British Columbia , 84 miles away, 1260 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia , 91 miles away, 5280 foot drop, 33 lifts, 200 runs
Cypress Mountain, British Columbia , 93 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 9 lifts, 52 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 94 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
 Hotels Near Nooksack River - North Fork:
Fairfield Inn & Suites Burlington, Burlington , 36 miles away
Candlewood Suites BURLINGTON, Burlington , 37 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Burlington, Burlington , 37 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites BURLINGTON, Burlington , 37 miles away
Best Western Plus Skagit Valley Inn And Convention Center, Mount Vernon , 37 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Nooksack River - North Fork:
Douglas Fir - Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forests, Mountlake Terrace, 2 miles away
Glacier Creek Sno-Park, Deming, 2 miles away
Nooksack Campground, Whatcom County, 2 miles away
 Public Lands Near Nooksack River - North Fork:
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 26 miles away
North Cascades National Park, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 26 miles away
Rockport State Park, Washington , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Nooksack River - North Fork:
Baker's Edge Golf Course, Maple Falls , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Nooksack River - North Fork
Damfino Lakes, Whatcom , 7 miles away
Blue Lake, Whatcom , 14 miles away
Vogler Lake, Skagit , 17 miles away

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