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Difficulty V+
Length 4.5 Miles
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Reach Info Last Updated 10/08/2006 7:08 pm

River Description

In case you're wondering, sections of this creek have been run. Colby Mackley has even strided it. This is one of the steeper creeks in the region and strictly experts only territory. There are some big drops on this thing. Check out Waterfalls of the Pacific Northwest site for a picture of Racehorse Falls. You'll have to scout out your own access and pick out the sections you want to run if any (lat/long do not represent actual put-in and take-out).

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Planning Effort Underway for Nooksack River Watershed (WA)

Thomas O'Keefe

The Washington Department of Natural Resources is embarking on a new planning project that will guide recreation on DNR-managed lands in the Nooksack River and Whatcom Lake watersheds for the next 10-15 years. The effort will kick off with two public open houses that will be scheduled for January.

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Nooksack Recreation Plan Completed (WA)

Thomas O'Keefe

Following a two and a half year process, the  Upper Nooksack River Recreation Plan, has been finalized. This new, comprehensive plan will help guide the management of recreation and natural resources along the upper Nooksack River system in Washington state. The plan recognizes and supports the economic and health benefits of recreation, along with protection and restoration of the natural and cultural values of the upper river basin.

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Nooksack River Recreational Use Survey (WA)

Thomas O'Keefe

Do you enjoy boating on the Nooksack River? If you do, please tell us about your experience. American Whitewater is working with several partners through the National Park Service Rivers and Trails Conservation Assistance Program to develop an updated recreation plan for the upper Nooksack River basin. Your input will help us guide development of this plan.


Matt Muir


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