Sullivan, Washington, US
|Usual Difficulty||V (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||194 fpm|
|virtual-72828||150 - 350 cfs||V||01h30m||~ 88.41 cfs (too low)|
Sullivan Creek is a Class V blue water stream flowing from the corner of WA, ID, and BC. Sullivan is shrouded in cedars and tucked in an imposing dark gorge, and the watershed supports rare animals like mountain caribou, grizzly bears, lynx, bull trout, mountain whitefish, and genetically pure redband trout. Think of it as a little piece of British Columbia dipping down into Eastern Washington.
Check out a video of a fall descent of the Sullivan Creek Gorge, with a bit of information on our work in the watershed.
Sullivan Lake is drawn down each fall resulting in ideal boating conditions starting sometime in early to mid September, continuing 24/7 through October, and often extending into November. American Whitewater negotiated enhancements to the historical drawdown releases including starting a month earlier, targeting 3 weekends for optimal boating flows, and the installation of new online stream gages.