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Whitewater River Run

Washington Nooksack River, North Fork

Douglas Fir Campground To Mt. Baker Highway

Class II+ TO III


66°, Sunny

The Douglas Fir Campground to Mt. Baker Highway river run in Washington offers class II-III rapids and stunning scenic views. This section of the river has several obstacles to watch out for, including numerous log jams and boulder gardens that can make navigation tricky. The best time to float this section of water is in the spring when the snowmelt brings the CFS up to around 1000-2000. During the summer, the flow drops to around 500-1000 CFS, making the rapids less challenging. Experienced kayakers or rafters will find this section of the river exciting, while beginners should consider taking a guided tour.

Weather today, Sunny, with a high near 66. East wind 5 to 7 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

Status Runnable
Class Level II+ to III
Elevation 1,298 ft
Run Length 9.0 Mi
Gradient 50 FPM
Streamflow Discharge 904 cfs
Gauge Height 3.6 ft
Reporting Streamgage Nf Nooksack River Bl Cascade Creek Nr Glacier
USGS 12205000

Nearby Snowpack and Streamflow Levels

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Bacon Creek Below Oakes Creek Near Marblemount
USGS 12179900
470 cfs 5.0 ft
Newhalem Creek Near Newhalem
USGS 12178100
30 cfs 3.5 ft
Sf Nooksack River At Saxon Bridge
USGS 12210000
486 cfs 1.6 ft
Anderson Creek Near Bellingham
USGS 12201950
1 cfs 1.4 ft
Skookum Creek Above Diversion Near Wickersham
USGS 12209490
72 cfs 1.4 ft
Samish River Near Burlington
USGS 12201500
42 cfs 4.2 ft
Carpenter Creek At N Shore Drive Nr Bellingham
USGS 12202310
0 cfs 8.1 ft
Skagit River At Newhalem
USGS 12178000
3,010 cfs 83.3 ft
Olsen Creek Near Bellingham
USGS 12202300
1 cfs 4.9 ft
Brannian Creek At S Bay Dr Nr Wickersham
USGS 12201960
0 cfs 6.0 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Wells Creek
2" 0"
Easy Pass
28" -4"
Marten Ridge
21" -2"
Elbow Lake
1" 0"
Alpine Meadows
34" -3"

Popular Destinations

Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Mt. Baker Ski Area 21" 69° 0"
Hemlock Resort " ° "
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Douglas Fir Campground to Mt. Baker Highway 904.0cfs 9.0 Mi II+ to III

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