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Washington whitewater, Sloan Creek

Snohomish county, to National Forest Sauk section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V     1 miles
  The to National Forest Sauk section of Sloan Creek is 1 miles long and has been rated as a class IV-V section by American Whitewater. The beautiful scenery of Washington and the water flowing gracefully down Sloan Creek will make you feel great. The beauty of the Northern Cascade Range is a great plus for this river. There's camping available near Sloan Creek. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons
    to come. This is an extremely short section so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. 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. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number  
of good spots. The starting location is a short drive from Mount Vernon-Anacortes, as you can see on the road map further down.

Briefly about the general area:
Take a hike on the Lost Creek Ridge Trail, and you can have a good hiking adventure along the Camp Creek Ridge Trail. Whohoo, so many entertaining things in one place! The Northern Cascade Range is excellent!. Much precipitation falls at Sloan Creek. The month with most of the rain is November while July is the month with the least amount of precipitation. Summertime highs at Sloan Creek regularly tend to be in the 70's.

Sloan Creek, to National Forest Sauk 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 Sloan Creek.
 Whitewater Near Sloan Creek:
Sloan Creek, Snohomish County, 0 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1 miles long (to National Forest Sauk)
Sauk River - North Fork, Snohomish County, 4 miles away
      Class IV+ - 1.5 miles long (Above North Fork Falls)
Skykomish River - North Fork, Snohomish County, 6 miles away
      Class II-V - 10 miles long (Jackson Wilderness to Bear Creek)
Sauk River, Snohomish County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.3 miles long (Bedal Campground to Whitechuck River)
Whitechuck River, Snohomish County, 7 miles away
      Class IV - 6 miles long (Bridge above Crystal Creek to Sauk River confluence)
Skykomish River - North Fork, Snohomish County, 10 miles away
      Class IV - 12.5 miles long (Bear Creek to South Fork confluence)
Downey Creek, Snohomish County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1 miles long (Downey Creek trail to Suiattle River)
Rapid River, Snohomish County, 11 miles away
      Class IV - 3.6 miles long (Road end to Beckler River)
Suiattle River, Snohomish/Skagit County, 11 miles away
      Class III+ - 16 miles long (Sulphur Creek to Rat Trap Bridge)
Beckler River, King/Snohomish County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.3 miles long (Rapid River to South Fork Skykomish)
 Ski Areas Near Sloan Creek:
Stevens Pass, Washington , 16 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Alpental, Washington , 30 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 31 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Mt.Baker, Washington , 45 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 53 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
White Pass, Washington , 66 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mission Ridge, Washington , 71 miles away, 2250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
Echo Valley, Washington , 86 miles away, 900 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
Loup Loup Ski Bowl, Washington , 97 miles away, 1240 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
 Hotels Near Sloan Creek:
Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum , 44 miles away
Salish Lodge Spa, Snoqualmie , 45 miles away
Best Western Snowcap Lodge, Cle Elum , 46 miles away
Timber Lodge Inn, Cle Elum , 47 miles away
Monroe Motel, Monroe , 47 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sloan Creek:
Sloan Creek Campground, Snohomish County, 0 miles away
Owl Creek Campground, Snohomish County, 5 miles away
Virgin Lake Camp Area, Skykomish, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Sloan Creek:
Lost Creek Ridge Trail, Snohomish , 3 miles away,  20.6 hiking miles, 4949 feet elevation difference
Camp Creek Ridge Trail, Snohomish , 5 miles away,  9 hiking miles, 4047 feet elevation difference
Meadow Mountain Trail, Snohomish , 6 miles away, 13.4 hiking miles, 4096 feet elevation difference
Fire Creek Way, Snohomish , 6 miles away,  9.2 hiking miles, 1437 feet elevation difference
Kennedy Ridge Trail, Snohomish , 7 miles away,  18.8 hiking miles, 3975 feet elevation difference
Glacier Ridge Trail, Snohomish , 7 miles away,  14.2 hiking miles, 3891 feet elevation difference
Fire Creek Trail, Snohomish , 7 miles away,  23.2 hiking miles, 4244 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Sloan Creek:
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 65 miles away
North Cascades National Park, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 65 miles away
Wenatchee National Forest, Washington , 25 miles away
Wallace Falls State Park, Washington , 27 miles away
Rockport State Park, Washington , 30 miles away
 Lakes Near Sloan Creek
Boulder Lake, Snohomish , 11 miles away
Boulder Lake, Skagit , 13 miles away

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