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Washington whitewater, Stetattle Creek

Whatcom county, Jay Creek to Gorge Lake section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV(V)     4 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Whatcom County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. The Jay Creek to Gorge Lake section of Stetattle Creek in Whatcom County is 4 miles long and is a class IV(V) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside
    Washington you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so don't forget that the rivers in this state are less manageable. 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. The starting location is a short drive from Mount Vernon-Anacortes, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. On this section you do get some distance, suitable for an afternoon trip. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. Whitewater paddling here in the Northern Cascade Range is a great experience.  
The campgrounds here at Stetattle Creek are pretty good. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that.

Briefly about the general area:
Have a perfect hiking adventure along the Sourdough Lookout Trail, and you could always discover Diablo Canyon. And that's not all there is to do here in the Northern Cascade Range. Hiking along the Pyramid Lake Trail is nice fun. Through the warmest time of the year, highs frequently are in the 70's at Stetattle Creek while nighttime lows are regularly in the 50's. High temperatures throughout the winter are normally in the 30's; winter nights come with lows in the 30's to Stetattle Creek.

Stetattle Creek, Jay Creek to Gorge Lake 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 Stetattle Creek.
 Whitewater Near Stetattle Creek:
Stetattle Creek, Whatcom County, 2 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 4 miles long (Jay Creek to Gorge Lake)
Skagit River, Whatcom County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 8.9 miles long (Goodell Creek to Copper Creek)
Cascade River, Skagit County, 12 miles away
      Class II - 6 miles long (Mineral Park to Marble Creek Campground)
Cascade River, Skagit County, 12 miles away
      Class V - 8.1 miles long (Marble Creek Campground to Bridge Close to Skagit confluence)
Skagit River, Skagit County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 16.4 miles long (Copper Creek to Rockport)
Bacon Creek, Whatcom/Skagit County, 18 miles away
      Class II+(IV) - 6 miles long (Falls Creek to Skagit River confluence)
Granite Creek, Whatcom County, 20 miles away
      Class IV - 5 miles long (Beebe Creek to Panther Creek)
Downey Creek, Snohomish County, 21 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1 miles long (Downey Creek trail to Suiattle River)
Illabot Creek, Skagit County, 21 miles away
      Class V - 5 miles long (to Rockport-Cascade Road)
Suiattle River, Snohomish/Skagit County, 23 miles away
      Class III+ - 16 miles long (Sulphur Creek to Rat Trap Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Stetattle Creek:
Mt.Baker, Washington , 34 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 48 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Alpental, Washington , 61 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 63 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 85 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
Mission Ridge, Washington , 85 miles away, 2250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
Echo Valley, Washington , 85 miles away, 900 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
Loup Loup Ski Bowl, Washington , 88 miles away, 1240 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
Apex Mountain, British Columbia , 93 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 68 runs
White Pass, Washington , 97 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
 Campgrounds Near Stetattle Creek:
North Cascades National Park - Gorge Lake Camp Ground, Marblemount, 1 miles away
Thunder Point, Marblemount, 5 miles away
Buster Brown, Marblemount, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Stetattle Creek:
Pyramid Lake Trail, Whatcom , 3 miles away,  2.2 hiking miles, 1153 feet elevation difference
Sourdough Lookout Trail, Whatcom , 6 miles away,  16.4 hiking miles, 5982 feet elevation difference
Panther Creek Trail, Whatcom , 10 miles away, 8.7 hiking miles, 2363 feet elevation difference
Hidden Lake Trail, Skagit , 11 miles away,  5.8 hiking miles, 2693 feet elevation difference
East Bank Trail, Whatcom , 12 miles away,  30 hiking miles, 1028 feet elevation difference
Jack Mountain Trail, Whatcom , 12 miles away,  9.4 hiking miles, 4860 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Stetattle Creek:
Rockport State Park, Washington , 33 miles away
 Lakes Near Stetattle Creek
Bouck Lake, Whatcom , 2 miles away

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