Douglas Fir Campground To Mt. Baker Highway


The first 3 to 4 miles of this run contain the best rapids.  After that the canyon opens up and the river widens and meanders down towards Maple Falls.  The river is very scenic here but the difficulty drops to class II which is good for beginning kayakers.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Nooksack River, North Fork are between a bare minimum of 650cfs and a high of 2,100cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 12205000, the Nf Nooksack River Bl Cascade Creek Nr Glacier Remember only watercraft are permitted at Douglas Fir Campground to Mt. Baker Highway.

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Whitewater Rapids

Obstacles on the river run
Snowater Rapid
Class III

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Brannian Creek At S Bay Dr Nr Wickersham
USGS 12201960
2 cfs 6.1 ft
Skagit River At Marblemount
USGS 12181000
17,700 cfs 7.0 ft
Racehorse Creek At North Fork Road Nr Kendall
USGS 12206900
23 cfs 8.4 ft
Skookum Creek Above Diversion Near Wickersham
USGS 12209490
95 cfs 1.6 ft
Fishtrap Creek At Front Street At Lynden
USGS 12212050
39 cfs 3.3 ft
Anderson Creek Near Bellingham
USGS 12201950
3 cfs 1.5 ft
Sauk River Ab Whitechuck River Near Darrington
USGS 12186000
2,630 cfs 4.8 ft
Nooksack River At Everson
USGS 12211200
3,980 cfs 74.9 ft
Bacon Creek Below Oakes Creek Near Marblemount
USGS 12179900
1,110 cfs 5.6 ft
Sf Nooksack River At Saxon Bridge
USGS 12210000
649 cfs 1.9 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

Outdoor Recreation

Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Mt. Baker Ski Area 126" 58° 0"
Hemlock Resort " ° "
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Douglas Fir Campground to Mt. Baker Highway 390.0cfs 9.0 Mi II+ to III