Baker River - North Cascades National Park to Baker Lake

Baker River, Washington, US


North Cascades National Park to Baker Lake

Usual Difficulty II (for normal flows)
Length 2.7 Miles

Baker River

Baker River
Photo by Thomas O'Keefe В© taken 10/26/08

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-12190400 1200 - 5000 cfs II 01h02m 584 cfs (too low)

River Description

Opportunities for an adventure exploring the Baker River, but it requires navigating your way beyond the trail to make your way up the river. This is a potential packrafting adventure.

From Highway 20 mile 82.3 turn north on Baker Lake Road which follows the shoreline of the PSE reservoirs to the river upstream. The road ends where the river succumbs to the flatwater of the reservoirs at Baker Lake Trail No. 610 (Northwest Forest Pass required). From this point you can hike 2.7 miles upstream first through the National Forest and then into North Cascades National Park where the trail ends at Sulphide Creek. From this point on it is a backcountry adventure to continue up the Baker River.

Permit Information

Backcountry permit required for overnight adventures.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2015-08-05 20:56:13

Rapid Descriptions

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