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
Complete Recreation Plan Document with Appendices.
Summary of Recreation Plan.
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American Whitewater. Don't worry about multiple submissions from other witnesses, as our safety
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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.
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.
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.
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