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Washington whitewater, Sultan River

Powerhouse to Fishing Access section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV+     2 miles
  This section of Sultan River in Washington is 2 miles long and is a class III-IV+ section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The nature scenery of -blank- County and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The put-in location is a short drive from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater
    rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of spots for that. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Powerhouse to Fishing Access section is one of them. This is a bit of a short stretch
so no need to bring snacks. The river winds through the Northern Cascade Range and you get great scenery. 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 campgrounds here at Sultan River are pretty good. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Washington are often tougher than in other states, so  
you'd better keep in mind that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature are great attractions for lots of people.

Briefly about the general area:
If you're visiting Sultan River from Sultan, you won't be the only one. A trip to Wallace Falls State Park when you're here at Sultan River is a good idea. Sultan River mostly gets a good deal of rain. December is the month that gets the most rain, and the driest month of the year is July. Throughout the warm months here at Sultan River, high temperatures regularly reach the 70's, and all through the night it cools down to the 50's.

Sultan River, Powerhouse to Fishing Access 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 Sultan River.
 Whitewater Near Sultan River:
Sultan River, -blank- County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2 miles long (Powerhouse to Fishing Access)
Pilchuck River, Snohomish County, 6 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 6 miles long (Road P-500 above Boulder Creek to Menzel Lake Road Bridge)
Sultan River, Snohomish County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 11 miles long (Spada Reservoir to Powerhouse)
Tolt River, King County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 5.7 miles long (Tolt River Road close to Carnation to Snoqualmie River)
Wallace River, Snohomish County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 6 miles long (Bridge Close to Gold Bar to mouth)
Tolt River - North Fork, King County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 7 miles long (Yellow Creek to South Fork Tolt)
Stillaguamish River - South Fork, Snohomish County, 10 miles away
      Class V - 12.3 miles long (Verlot to Granite Falls)
Skykomish River, Snohomish County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 16.2 miles long (Big Eddy to Monroe)
Stillaguamish River - South Fork, Snohomish County, 12 miles away
      Class III+ - 9 miles long (Mallardy Creek to Verlot)
Tolt River - South Fork, King County, 12 miles away
      Class V - 5.9 miles long (Bridge to confluence with North Fork Tolt)
 Ski Areas Near Sultan River:
Alpental, Washington , 34 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 36 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Stevens Pass, Washington , 37 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Mt.Baker, Washington , 46 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 50 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
White Pass, Washington , 65 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
 Hotels Near Sultan River:
Monroe Motel, Monroe , 10 miles away
Best Western Sky Valley Inn, Monroe , 11 miles away
GuestHouse Inn & Suites Monroe, Monroe , 11 miles away
Evergreen Inn And Suites, Monroe , 12 miles away
Salish Lodge Spa, Snoqualmie , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sultan River:
Morning Star - Twin Falls Lake, Granite Falls, 8 miles away
Morning Star - Lower Ashland Lake, Granite Falls, 9 miles away
Morning Star - Hempel Lake, Granite Falls, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Sultan River:
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 38 miles away
North Cascades National Park, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 38 miles away
Wallace Falls State Park, Washington , 11 miles away
Lake Sammamish State Park, Washington , 22 miles away
Olallie State Park, Washington , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sultan River:
Blue Boy West Golf Course, Monroe , 3 miles away
Flowing Lake Golf Course, Snohomish , 12 miles away
Carnation Golf Course & Driving Range, Carnation , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Sultan River
Lake Dorothy, Snohomish , 5 miles away
Lake Fontal, Snohomish , 6 miles away
Hempel Lake, Snohomish , 9 miles away

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