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.
3 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.
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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
Chewuch River put-in
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