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Washington whitewater, Whitechuck River

Snohomish county, Bridge above Crystal Creek to Sauk River confluence section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV     6 miles
  The starting location is a reasonable drive from Mount Vernon-Anacortes, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master in this state than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive
    a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The natural beauty of Washington and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. This is one of a small
number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more. The Bridge above Crystal Creek to Sauk River confluence stretch of Whitechuck River is 6 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class IV section. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. The beautiful Northern Cascade Range scenery  
is an added bonus. This stretch has has enough mileage, suitable for an afternoon trip. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling rivers.

Briefly about the general area:
Hiking along the Meadow Mountain Trail is nice fun, and you can have a great hiking adventure along the Lost Creek Ridge Trail. Be careful coming to the Northern Cascade Range, you might not ever wanna return back home again. For the period of the summer months here at Whitechuck River, high temperatures mostly reach the 70's, and the night is a little chillier of course, frequently in the 50's.

Whitechuck River, Bridge above Crystal Creek to Sauk River confluence 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 Whitechuck River.
 Whitewater Near Whitechuck River:
Whitechuck River, Snohomish County, 4 miles away
      Class IV - 6 miles long (Bridge above Crystal Creek to Sauk River confluence)
Sauk River, Snohomish County, 4 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 7 miles long (Whitechuck River to Clear Creek)
Sauk River, Snohomish County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.3 miles long (Bedal Campground to Whitechuck River)
Sauk River - North Fork, Snohomish County, 7 miles away
      Class IV+ - 1.5 miles long (Above North Fork Falls)
Stillaguamish River - South Fork, Snohomish County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 6.5 miles long (Deer Creek to Mallardy Creek)
Sloan Creek, Snohomish County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1 miles long (to National Forest Sauk)
Sauk River, Snohomish County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Clear Creek to Darrington)
Illabot Creek, Skagit County, 11 miles away
      Class V - 5 miles long (to Rockport-Cascade Road)
Silver Creek, Snohomish County, 12 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.5 miles long (Quartz Creek to North Fork Skykomish)
Clear Creek, Snohomish County, 13 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Eightmile Creek to Asbestos Creek Falls)
 Ski Areas Near Whitechuck River:
Stevens Pass, Washington , 23 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 37 runs
Alpental, Washington , 34 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington , 35 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 26 lifts, 96 runs
Mt.Baker, Washington , 36 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Crystal Mountain, Washington , 57 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 11 lifts, 50 runs
White Pass, Washington , 71 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Mission Ridge, Washington , 81 miles away, 2250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
Echo Valley, Washington , 95 miles away, 900 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near Whitechuck River:
Monroe Motel, Monroe , 40 miles away
Best Western Sky Valley Inn, Monroe , 41 miles away
Salish Lodge Spa, Snoqualmie , 41 miles away
GuestHouse Inn & Suites Monroe, Monroe , 41 miles away
Evergreen Inn And Suites, Monroe , 43 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Whitechuck River:
Crystal Creek Campground, Snohomish County, 3 miles away
White Chuck Campground, Snohomish County, 4 miles away
Bedal, -blank-, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Whitechuck River:
Meadow Mountain Trail, Snohomish , 11 miles away, 13.4 hiking miles, 4096 feet elevation difference
Lost Creek Ridge Trail, Snohomish , 11 miles away,  20.6 hiking miles, 4949 feet elevation difference
Camp Creek Ridge Trail, Snohomish , 12 miles away,  9 hiking miles, 4047 feet elevation difference
Fire Creek Way, Snohomish , 13 miles away,  9.2 hiking miles, 1437 feet elevation difference
Glacier Ridge Trail, Snohomish , 14 miles away,  14.2 hiking miles, 3891 feet elevation difference
Fire Creek Trail, Snohomish , 14 miles away,  23.2 hiking miles, 4244 feet elevation difference
Kennedy Ridge Trail, Snohomish , 14 miles away,  18.8 hiking miles, 3975 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Whitechuck River:
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 55 miles away
North Cascades National Park, Sedro-Woolley - WA , 55 miles away
Rockport State Park, Washington , 20 miles away
Wallace Falls State Park, Washington , 22 miles away
Wenatchee National Forest, Washington , 35 miles away
 Lakes Near Whitechuck River
Boulder Lake, Skagit , 10 miles away
Caskey Lake, Skagit , 15 miles away
Boulder Lake, Snohomish , 16 miles away

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