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Washington whitewater, Sullivan River

Pend Oreille county, North Fork Sullivan to Highway 31 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V     1.7 miles
  The average Washington whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than those in other states, so keep in mind that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. The beautiful scenery of Pend Oreille County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water attract people from near and far. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you won't find many other paddling spots. 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 starting point is not too far from Spokane, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further
down the page. This is a somewhat short section so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. The North Fork Sullivan to Highway 31 section of Sullivan River in Washington is 1.7 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class V section. The North Fork Sullivan to Highway 31 section is one of a few paddling sections in this river  
system. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature have a lot of people coming here.

Briefly about the general area:
Hiking is a popular thing to do around Sullivan River; Terry Trail is a splendid local trail. A visit to Deadmans Eddy in the vicinity of Sullivan River is always a splendid idea; while you're here you will meet lots of people from nearby Metaline Falls. This river is a great place to visit. Around Sullivan River you donít get a lot of precipitation. December is when you get the most snow here, and September is the month with the least moisture.

Sullivan River, North Fork Sullivan to Highway 31 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 Sullivan River.
 Whitewater Near Sullivan River:
Sullivan River, Pend Oreille County, 1 miles away
      Class V - 1.7 miles long (North Fork Sullivan to Highway 31)
Sullivan River, Pend Oreille County, 3 miles away
      Class II - 1.3 miles long (Mill Pond to North Fork Sullivan)
Priest River, Boundary / Bonner County, 29 miles away
      Class I-IV - 28.2 miles long (Headwaters to Priest Lake)
 Ski Areas Near Sullivan River:
49 Degrees North, Washington , 30 miles away, 1851 foot drop, 6 lifts, 68 runs
Whitewater, British Columbia , 30 miles away, 1300 foot drop, 3 lifts, 43 runs
Red Mountain, British Columbia , 35 miles away, 2919 foot drop, 6 lifts, 87 runs
Mt. Spokane, Washington , 46 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
Schweitzer, Idaho , 55 miles away, 2400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 59 runs
Kimberley, British Columbia , 100 miles away, 2465 foot drop, 5 lifts, 80 runs
 Hotels Near Sullivan River:
Comfort Inn Colville, Colville , 42 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sullivan River:
Mt. Linton RV and Trailer Park, Metaline, 3 miles away
Mill Pond Campground, Pend Oreille County, 4 miles away
Sullivan Lake Campground, Metaline Falls, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Sullivan River:
Terry Trail, Stevens , 13 miles away, 0.5 hiking miles, 168 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Sullivan River:
Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area, Coulee Dam - WA , 50 miles away
Kaniksu National Forest, Washington , 24 miles away
Crystal Falls State Park, Washington , 24 miles away
Priest Lake State Park, Idaho , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sullivan River:
Serendipity Golf Club, Ione , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Sullivan River
Wolf Lake, Pend Oreille , 2 miles away
Gillette Lake, Stevens , 18 miles away
Deep Lake, Stevens , 18 miles away

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