A fun class III boulder garden rapid that is a long read and run.
Fall Creek Rapid is a class III- and shorter than the other two class III rapids on the run. The rapid bends around to the left as you pass the Fall Creek Campground.
The longest and most challening rapid on the run, Boulder Creek Rapid begins at a pair of old bridge abutments and continues for nearly a mile to the take-out. This section is really a set of several rapids stacked together.
Towards the end of Boulder Creek Rapid and just barely visible from the take-out bridge. Hit the fish passage channel on the right to avoid the dam which is easy to see as you approach it.
There is a full river log obstruction a couple miles down from the camp four campground put in. easily portaged on river left.
2 years ago
by Thomas O'Keefe
Note: The flow range for this run used to be listed as 800-1200, but several people have run it at 1800-2000 cfs and did not find it significantly harder than class III.The old range was based on the "20% of the Methow at Pateros" rather than the Chewuch gauge.
Permits are not required for this reach.
We have no additional detail on this route.
Use the map below to calculate how
to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.
Irrigation Dam, right side
Chewuch Diversion Dam
Boulder Creek Rapid
Old Bride Abutments
Riverwide Log Jam
Fall Creek Rapid
Twentymile Creek confluence
Twentymile Creek Rapid
Twentymile Creek Rapid
Chewuch River put-in
If someone gets hurt on a river, or you read about a whitewater-related injury, please report it to
American Whitewater. Don't worry about multiple submissions from other witnesses, as our safety
editors will turn multiple witness reports into a single unified accident report.
The Forest Service is developing a new Forest Plan for the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest and has released a Proposed Action. The Forest Service is accepting public comment on this plan that will guide management for the next decade or more.
American Whitewater is reaching out to our membership to encourage participation in a study of boating conditions and recreation safety conducted by consultants working with the Yakama Nation Fisheries program. The study reaches include Nason Creek, Twisp River, and Chewuch River. The overall purpose of the study is to identify known and anticipated river users and evaluate riverine hazards as habitat restoration projects are planned and implemented.
The Bureau of Land Management is currently accepting public comment on a proposal to protect the Methow Headwaters from an industrial-scale copper mine above the town of Mazama. The proposed mine would negatively impact the incredible opportunities for outdoor recreation in the Methow Valley. A strong show of public support will be required to secure protection for this river valley.
Log into the American Whitewater website and you can contribute to river descriptions,
flow and access tips, and maps associated with runs you've done. You can even add new
runs to the inventory!