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Upper Skagit River

Enjoy terrific mountain scenery as you paddle the beautiful, clean, green water of the Skagit River. We journey eight miles encountering many small rapids along the way. After a hearty riverside lunch and riverside mocha bar, we encounter the famous Shovel Spur rapids, where the Skagit plunges through an S-turn with huge waves and holes. Bring the whole family to enjoy this special river adventure.

Meeting Place: We will meet at Goodell Creek Campground in Newhalem, Washington. Newhalem is 60 miles east of Burlington on Washington Highway 20 (the North Cascades Highway). From Seattle, take I-5 north 66 miles to exit 230, Wa 20 (Anacortes, Burlington). Head east, passing through Rockport and Marblemount. Look for the signs for Goodell Creek Campground 15 miles northeast of Marblemount. The drive from Seattle takes 3 hours.

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Meeting Time: We will meet at ________. Please be dressed and ready to go at this time.

Camping: Good camping is available at the meeting place, Goodell Creek Campground and at nearby Newhalem Creek Campground. In Rockport, Steelhead County Park and Rockport State Park offer camping and RV hookups.

Motels: In Marblemount: Clark's Skagit River Cabins, 360-873-2250
Buffalo Run Inn, 360-873-2103
Grace Haven, 360-873-4106
Upriver Lodging, 360-873-2461

Season and Water Source: Dam releases give us good flows on the Skagit all year. August is a great time to enjoy the Skagit.

Minimum Age of Participants: 6

"It was the perfect start for one of our greatest vacations ever. The river was great, the food scrumptious, the scenery spectacular, and the company wonderful." --David

"I was also very impressed, and always have been, with the safety factor which comes first with you and your guides. Your staff really knows the river and how to react to emergencies. Thank you for a tremendous experience and a wonderful way to spend a Saturday. --Cyndy

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North Cascades River Expeditions
PO Box 116
Arlington, Wa 98223
360-435-9548  fax 360-435-0796
Toll Free: 1-800-634-8433
email:
rafting@cftinet.com

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