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Difficulty IV-V+
Length 11 Miles
Flow Range 217.25 - 220.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 17 minutes ago 214.37 [FT]
Reach Info Last Updated 03/02/2011 5:24 am

River Description

There are around ten standout drops, all in a continuous section of stacked rapids. Compared to nearby Robe Canyon, the in-between rapids are more complex and interesting. High water could be more consequential than high water Robe, because Deer Creek is overall more continuous. At medium flows the eddies are catchable and the big rapids can be scouted without undue difficulty. Access (which may be complicated in June 2011 by a locked gate 2.5 miles from putin) is good and the hike down to the river is short but steep. While I might judge Robe as higher quality not least because of it’s more frequent flows and closer proximity, Deer Creek is a run that should not be overlooked. When Robe Canyon is above 6.5, Deer Creek is likely to be in. It's a prime candidate when others local runs are too high.

Rapid Descriptions


Gage Descriptions

Look for flows of 700-900 cfs. Some prefer the higher flows of 1000-2000 cfs.  Approximately 1/3 the flow of the North Fork Stillaguamish. The Department of Ecology has also established a realtime gauge for this creek. Flow range based on Bennett

Directions Description

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