Sauk, Washington, US
|Usual Difficulty||II (varies with level)|
|Avg. Gradient||13 fpm|
|Max Gradient||13 fpm|
|SAUK RIVER NEAR SAUK, WA|
|usgs-12189500||4000 - 30000 cfs||II||01h12m||5010 cfs (running)|
|Too low for larger rafts, but ok for kayaks and small rafts that can maneuver through exposed rocks.|
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.