Sauk, Washington, US
|Usual Difficulty||II (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||13 fpm|
|Max Gradient||13 fpm|
|SAUK RIVER NEAR SAUK, WA|
|usgs-12189500||2000 - 5000 cfs||II||00h37m||2720 cfs (running)|
This is a great scenic trip and on a clear day you will be treated to great views of Whitehorse Mountain. Log jams can be a significant hazard for beginning boaters particularly in the first part of the run so approach with caution.
The run is generally class I and II through a braided channels with rapids that are formed by numerous gravel bars.
The full run is from Darrington down to Sauk River Park but a good intermediate access point is available at the Highway 530 bridge across the river. For a longer run, you can continue on down to the Skagit River.
|Mile||Rapid Name||Class||Features (Legend)|
|0.0||White Creek Water Access||N/A|
|0.0||Lower Sauk Boat Launch||N/A|
An alternate take-out access at the White Creek confluence at Highway 530 mile 60.7 just upstream of the Concrete-Sauk Valley Road Bridge.
An alternate access point downstream river left of the Highway 530 Bridge that has been developed as a formal Forest Service river access.
In 2018 we celebrate this Wild and Scenic River and work to protect more rivers as part of the 50th Anniversary celebration of Wild and Scenic Rivers. Learn More.
A review of strengths, weakeness, opportunities, and threats to enhancing river access.
Excerpts from the River Management Plan Covering Recreation
New Boater Access for the Sauk River (WA)
August 13, 2002