Difficulty IV
Length 6 Miles
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Reach Info Last Updated 01/07/2020 7:19 pm

River Description

This can be paddled as a run by itself, but more typically the last few hundred yards are paddled as an alternate put-in for the Sauk River run that starts at Whitechuck.

For the full run, the take-out is in Whitechuck Campground at the launch site for the Sauk. The put-in can be reached by taking FR 23 up along the river to a bridge which serves as a put-in. The first mile and the last couple hundred yards at the Sauk confluence are the most challenging although logs can form significant hazards anywhere along the run.

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Taylor Parsons
2 years ago

Ran this section in October 2017 after finding the access road to the North Fork Sauk closed. Great little section with no portages due to wood. A couple logs to duck or bump over and some possibility for wood, so it's good to stay alert.

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Shining a Spotlight on Darrington’s Iconic Recreation Destinations

Thomas O'Keefe

American Whitewater joins a coalition in unveiling a new "Destination Darrington" map as Highway 530 opens to all traffic this weekend restoring access to recreational opportunities along the Sauk and Suiattle Rivers.The colorful brochure map spotlights recreational opportunities around Darrington and local businesses.

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Blasting underway for new Whitechuck River Bridge

Thomas O'Keefe

Today through Sunday contractors will be on site to conduct blasting operations associated with the construction of a new bridge across the Whitechuck River. This bridge will replace the one washed out in the October 2003 floods and will provide access to the Whitechuck Launch on the Sauk Wild and Scenic River.


Matt Muir


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